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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Well my boys are around 7 months now, they have always played rough and always had their little fall outs. But recently i have seen bite marks on one of the boys backs and some hair missing.. and on the other guy i have seen bite marks on his tail! I know it could be mites.. but these are the shape of teeth marks and hair missing on one of the other boys.
They seem to fight alot with ALOT of SQUEAKING! but these wounds are getting me a little worried.
Is there anything i should be worrying about?! should i seperate them?!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 03:27 PM
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Wow, I dont have rats but ive never heard of this before, im not sure if they ever fight without a trigger. I would separate them until you know whats causing it
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Do they sleep together? They will have arguments and maybe get rough sometimes. Wait and see if it keeps going on or if the injuries get more severe. A few scratches and some missing hair is nothing to worry about on the small scale, but beware if one of them is consistently getting bullied and beat up by the other then that's not good. I tend to think that if they still snuggle up and sleep together (doesn't have to be all the time) then they are generally happy living together. I don't think that you should separate them at this point. Keep watching them though! Good luck.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Mo, they sleep together all the time but now i have them in my room ( i thought this was a good idea to spend more time with them ) they are driving me crazy with the squeaking and chasing and pinning eachother down. Im just getting paranoid because of these squeaks, as soon as i hear them i run over to the cage to shout at them!

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I know what you mean, it scares me when I hear them fighting too. But when I check on them they are fine, so I let them do their own thing. Having them in your room is great, but make sure it's not disrupting your sleep or anything important. It sounds like they are just being naughty boys scaring you like that. Let them be and hopefully they will calm down because they are still young and boisterous. Move them back out of your room if they're bugging you too much.

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As far as where they sleep, are there multiple hideouts/hammocks or just one? Giving them extra space and more than one option as far as hang outs and sleeping go may cause the fighting to go down.
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