Quick question for fellow rat parents? To refresh your memory, I have two baby rat boys, Klausse and Wolfgang that just turned 8 weeks old. First off, they have bonded to my husband and I big time, and they LOVE coming out to snuggle, get pets and do all the kissy bruxy love stuff every day with us. They crave attention and we give them tons, every day.
So far so good, but my question is, they often do a LOT of pooping while they are out and although we don't mind and we have Kleenex nearby for that, is it normal for them to be pooping a lot when they are outside their cage?
The reason I ask is only because my rat books all say that although rats often urine mark when outside their house, they rarely poop, except for if they are afraid or nervous. I can't believe that it would be nerves or fear that is causing this, as they seem so happy and cuddly with us when we have them out so I am hoping it is just something that baby rats do, and then I won't worry about it. Any thoughts on this? I just want to make sure this is a baby thing that will improve a bit with time and that they are not nervous.
Thanks for any opinions or advice on this!