They are the native “rat” species of Southern California. I put “rat” in quotes, because they are actually more closely related to Hamsters than “old world” rats, like Norway Rats and Roof Rats!
In fact, Chinchilla or Rabbit food is better for them than Rat food, and they also eat Hay, Grass, leaves and other forage. However, like rats, they will eat grains, seeds, nuts, berries and other fruits. Woody and Snoopy’s favorite treats are mealworms (which we hand feed them when it’s playtime!)
Here are some more videos of Woody and Snoopy playing and generally being cute!