Well.... ever since we got Husky from a tiny little baby he has not been quite the *tame-pet* rat; which is probably why he has had such a lack of mention from me in most of the threads and posts I've posted.
The thing was that when I got him, it was because of his beautiful colouring and Arthur came with him as a friend because I thought it would be a good idea. Well, I loved both of them, however, Arthur turned out the better rat. Not only could Husky not stop pooping, but he was nippy and cheeky and he really didn't like being handled. I decided to start handling him as much as I could and do loads of work with him while he was young so that he would be really tame when and as he gets older. My plan worked okay, but he was always the quiet one, shy and secretive in a way lol. It all kicked off when Husky began chewing everything. And since we started giving him more attention when he began chewing, he decided to begin starting more problems....
well, he still hasn't liked being handled and he hates being grabbed. When he is out in the room he runs off if I try to get him. So a little while ago now I realised that Husky was beating up on the others, I did split up big fights and stuff and I keep getting woken up by really loud squeaking in the middle of the night and I kept getting up to sort everything out, but nothings changed
I bathed the rats today because they were smelly and once their fur was wet their skin was more visible and I noticed bites on Arthur, he only had 3-4, maybe more, but they were big and nasty! Well, when I thought he was bad, I saw Rayray and he is literally covered in big bites, on his neck, bottom, back... everywhere! I already new Pepper was getting beaten up aswell because he is the smallest and Husky.... he is clear of everything, no bites or anything! It was obviously him doing the dirty work.
So because Arthur is better I put him back in with Pepper and Rayray, in which he made himself very happy at home again reunited with his buddies, than I cleaned out Arthurs spare cage and put Husky in there. You never geuss what...... and I'm TOTALLY confused, Husky started bruxing! I mean, I didn't expext him to be upset as such, but it's the fact he was actually bruxing thats got me in a pickle. I can't even let Husky out to play on the floor with the others because he will just chase them around the room all night trying to fight them! I wouldn't mind, but he doesn't even want MY attention and I don't know what to do
Not only am I worried about Pepper, Arthur and Rayray, but i am worried about Husky, I just don't know what to do with him.
Do I try to re-Introduce them? Will neureting *definatly* help? I need your advice, everythings going pear shaped at the moment and I feel like I'm getting stuck in a hole and digging myself deeper and deeper! Thank you for reading all this if you have, I am honestly trying my best, but things keep proping up which seem to be becoming harder to prop down again, thanks in advance xxxx