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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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rat making teeth grindy noises?

when mookie's on my shoulder and crawling around under my sweater, sometimes i hear him making sniffy teeth grindy noises. is he unimpressed? anyone know what it means?



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He's bruxing. It can either mean that he's nervous or that he's really happy. Also, sometimes when they brux while they're really happy they'll wiggle their eyes in and out really fast. None of mine have ever done that, but I saw a video of it once and it looks really freaky.



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ahhh ok, well i'm sure it means he's happy becasue he also jumps around when i open his cage and wake him up. he gets so excited, i think he licks me too. thanks so much!

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mine do that, make kind of a clicky noise when they are really happy and want to be around me, i think of it as a cats purr



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Yup most times if they seem content they are making happy noises!! My boys make that noise everytime I enter the room...very cute!!



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Buxing is awesome, better then cat purrs anytime. (at least in my opinion) Eye boggling is so cute too! (once my rat boggled so much I thought her little eyes were going to pop out of her head, lol) I've tried to catch it on film, but it apparently freaks them out (and they abruptly stop) I thought about hiding a camera and trying to film it that way. Any ideas??



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