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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
rodentopia
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dominance issues?

as you guys may know, i recently acquired three beatiful baby rats. having never kept rats from babies before, i was wondering how long they might take to sort out who's in charge. i've had them a week and the dominance thing only seems to be getting more of a struggle. at first they'd just sniff and pin, but now it's turning into scuffles.
they don't sleep together anymore, they all have their own little sleeping places. is this normal?
it all seems to be coming from one rat. could this be that she's not particularly a "rat rat"? or does sorting out dominance just take longer than i expected? no blood's been drwn that i know of, but you don't really want it to happen to begin with, do you.

as i'm typing this, i can hear one of them squeeking like they do when one of them pins the other down.


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Babies:
rats: girls:belle, beauty and sweetness Boys: ronnie and oscar
Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
quails
chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

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