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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ok well ive had my babies a while now and ive never had rats before so im still adjusting to there little noises and things they do LOL !
i have a few questions for you experts !! and wondering if your's do the same !!

What does it mean when they like chatter their teeth together ?

And also when like i lift them up sometimes or stroke them they let out a little SQUEEK LOL what does this mean ?

And what are the noises they make when they are happy ?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 06:35 PM
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When they chatter their teeth it means that they are content or nervous,normally if you're holding them and their chattering it means they're happy.They usually squeak maybe cause they're surprised or you picked them up in a spot that hurt or felt funny.Hope this helps

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Chattering teeth is normally a good thing. Bruxing sounds like rocks being ground together, and it is a sign of contentment.

They might also make noise with their teeth when they are agitated, but that sounds more like "fftt, fftt, fftt". Haha, that's the best way I can describe it.

Generally any squeaks that humans can hear are sounds of displeasure or pain. If they do this when you pick them up, make sure you are always supporting them so it is not uncomfortable. Or they might just be saying "quit bugging me!" It will probably get better as they trust you more.

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yes, when they chatter their teeth, you should usually find it's when you are touching them and strocking them. It is called bruxing.. I describe it to people like its their wasy of purring like a cat, but actually bruxing and chattering their teeth together. Also when you go to pick them up, talk to them softly, that should help stop them squeeking lol!
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Thanks !!
they just go SQUEAAAAK
i make sure i speak to them i call them and then i lift them up
i think they are just drama QUEENS LOL

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Yes,bruxing is a good thing (usually).
It means the rat is content.




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lol ahhh the bruxing, isn't it lovely!! if they're squeaking then you pick them up, maybe try picking them up a different way? how are you doing it now? they may just not like being picked up a certain way

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Then again...some rats just don't like being picked up.You can work with her more,on taming and whatnot.




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ohh they love being picked up they run all over me and over my hands so i know they like to be picked up i scoop my hand around his tummy and lift with my hand under his bum lol

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