Tonight was Tux's first outing in his hamster ball. We think it was the first time he's ever seen a ball and he was very apprehensive of it. But with a little coaxing and a sunflower seed treat, he got in. He sat eating his treat for a few minutes, then sat some more, unsure of the contraption he found himself in. I rolled his ball very gently and slowly so he could learn how to move it. After a few minutes he was rolling around the house with a just bit of help steering. He's a fast learner and I don't think it will take him long to master the ball.
Althouth this was an accomplishment for Tux, Raven was offended by the entire spectacle. A rodent was wandering around her house, protected by a plastic ball, being encouraged and helped by mom. She even had to get out of his way when Tux bumped into her. The look of confusion and disdain on her face says it all. Maybe as Tux learns to master his ball, Raven will learn to be entertained by the little guy scurrying around the house.