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 Hyper Rat!

I have a 3 year old female rat, and the only thing to show she is aging is she sleeps more when I’m not there. But when I do get her out to play, she is so hyper I can’t hold on to her for more than 10 seconds. She docent act scared, just ready to go and explore. I’ve read about tickling rats and "scritching" them, but I just can’t get her to hold still. Some background information: her sister died of a tumor 2-3 months ago, she lives in a cage about 2 1/2-3 foot tall, with a hammock and water bottle and as much rat food as she can eat. I really want to get her to sleep or cuddle with me, but so far it’s NOT HAPPENING.



04/17/11  08:14pm

 #2214930


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  Message To: PhantomWings   In reference to Message Id: 2214881


 Hyper Rat!

Bump



04/18/11  08:13am

 #2215594


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  Message To: PhantomWings   In reference to Message Id: 2214930


 Hyper Rat!

You could maybe try taking her out more often and getting her used to being handled. Maybe you can get her a friend if she misses her, maybe she will play more and use up most of her energy. I don’t have rats but I do have ferrets, and when I need to handle them they are really hyper so I let them run around for a while until they tire out. :)



04/22/11  11:28pm

 #2215626


PhantomWings
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  Message To: Chelsp94   In reference to Message Id: 2215594


 Hyper Rat!

Thanks, but she is used to being handled, I take her out at least once a day



04/23/11  07:50am

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  Message To: PhantomWings   In reference to Message Id: 2215626


 Hyper Rat!

Unfortunately females are usually very hyper so you probably won’t calm her down. The males are the more laid back ones, though, there are exceptions to that. I have some boys that seem like they’ve eaten pixie stix while I have a few girls that just want to sit on my shoulder and play in my hair. You could try holding her more often though, it might help. I hold my rats as often as I can. I’ve had adults out all day before and we just hung out watching movies or they sat on my shoulder while I did chores :)



04/26/11  07:34am


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