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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Rats dribbling pee when they walk.

So I have two 9 week old boys. I noticed tonight that one of them dribbles pee when he walks. I've heard this can be a male thing. Is that true or is it just a "rat thing"? Is this improved with neutering? Thanks.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:54 PM
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in my experience of having rats (and being male), it's a male thing. my rat sweetness pee's on EVERYTHING. i wouldn't worry too much about it. HOWEVER this is only an internet forum, so if you are worried take them to the vet. that way they can say for sure if there's something to be worried about or not.


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It is nothing to be worried about.
Male rats dribble when they walk,it is scent marking.My males do it and I even had a few females do it.

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my female does it once in a while, especially when she's exploring, and then passes over my arm or leg, then she likes to dribble pee on me, it's lovely haha
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my female does it once in a while, especially when she's exploring, and then passes over my arm or leg, then she likes to dribble pee on me, it's lovely haha
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 12:09 PM
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Yep, we always take it as a compliment when one of our boys dribbles a bit of pee on us. Making sure the world knows we are part of their pack, yay!

I noticed too that our boys do not dribble pee as much on us as when they were younger. Nothing to worry about though, to answer your question, and no need for a vet visit. It is natural and expected.
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My mouse Winston sprayed me the other day and it smelled foul! I think he was marking his turf-little tinker!

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yep its normal all my girls did it too

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It's nothing a bit of soap and water cannot solve.


I personally have no problem with them marking me,because I know I am theirs.

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Ha ha Vanilla! I could not have said it better myself!
When they pee on us, we know we are theirs. Too true. Love it.
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yeah i don't mind it either! I don't mind if she pees on my shirt... on my bed nothing. Nothing i can't easily clean.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2010, 04:59 AM
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All my male mice have a trail of pee occasionally when walking around, it doesn't bother me at all, some people do but they possibly do not have the attachment as many others do. I would say it is normal
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