Well, I suppose I can't call them new anymore, but those of you following my updates know I was struggling to bond with Nibbler and Stitch, especially Nibbler. Stitch has become calmer and now loves snuggles in my shirt, but my insane rocket rat Nibbler wouldn't act like I even existed. I've asked for advice, and it seems to be working. For the first time ever, I felt like Nibbler was playing with me instead of on me. She sat eating treats on my lap after playing, and even gave me a bit of rodentistry. For the first time, I felt like I really love her the same as I love my other rats. Instead of just writing her off as the psycho rat, I looked at her and saw my beautiful, clever girl. I think we've finally reached the start of a beautiful friendship.