Question about rat's lifestyle
I'm wondering, i do believe rats are nocturnal. But, what is your experience with their lifestyles? do they sleep all day. do they wake up for bits then sleep? nocturnal or diurnal isn't enough info for me. i'd like to know if they wake up, nap, adjust to your schedule, etc.
for example. degus are diurnal, but they nap during the day anyways. they are up at night for bits as well.
so i'm looking for a rats' average daily schedule in terms of rest. mookie being 9 weeks, i figure his sleeping all the time is due to his age. but i want to knwo all this info, in case he could be awake just lonely. i hate always feeling like im gong into his cage and wakin ghim up to take him out. i wait for him to be out and getting a drink. but still. my instinct tells me he's fine, however, he appears to be asleep right now (buried in his hammock). my concern is me thinking he's fine and asleep when he's not, and then not taking him out when i could have. so experienced rat people. do yours sleep all day, or take naps, anything like that.
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