Lesson learned. My Dear Husband was cooking breakfast yesterday. He wanted jalapeño with his eggs. Grilled jalapeño sounded even better. Within 5 minutes I was coughing and had to leave the room. I did not recover for over 30 minutes. I didn't even think about what might be happening within our mischief.
Fast forward to last night. Sweet Apollo and Buddy Chandler sounded like they might be getting a URI ?!?! By bed time Apollo sounded like a raspy old man. I took him into the shower and steamed up the room hoping to give a bit of relief. While in there, I remembered about the jalapeños, as the mist in shower caused the spice smoke to drip into my eyes. 10 hours later it was still on my skin and irritating our sweet ratties. Capsaicin and rodents do not mix! No wonder pepper spray is so successful.
This morning EVERYONE is totally fine and my Dear Husband still gets his jalapeños, just not browned first lol
Our crazy rat adventure is small glimpse into our little menagerie. We never intended to, but we ended helping others fall in love with the little vermin.