I said OUTSIDE water dish!
They have duplicates of everything, the rats. Inside and outside food dishes, water dishes, bedding, toys..ugh.
Mom was a good Mom. I broke the rule and let them IN the bed. I don't run the heater at nite at those elevations (7200) due to my bad breathing nite and the lower natural oxygen
levels, aggrevated by a cat heater and two snoring dogs. It was windy, and my usual habit of having the window over my head open with heater on wasn't cutting it. The chill just whipped into the trailer. It was actually warmer to leave the heater off and the window closed.
The thermometer over my bed said 37. Obviously, outside it was below freezing.
My bedding is almost too warm, heater or no, and they were shivering. It took a bit for them to figure out it was OK, I actually had to coax them. The bedding was going in the wash today anyway. They were shivering so bad, how could I NOT let them in?
Let's hope they don't get used to it.
None of us woke up dead tho.