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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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they switched roles...?

When I first got my rats I found out quick that Sakura was the "domniant" rat, she was also pretty much the "leader" & Tenshi followed her around.Sakura also played the part of "protector" nipping my dog twice so he'd stop bothering them. (yes he had to be taught TWiCE). Thats changed now.Tenshi is now dominant & Sakura is acting like Tenshi did, why did they "switch" roles?Its like Sakura became Tenshi & Tenshi became Sakura! & All this week they been trying to show "domniance" to each other.Is this normal rat behavior? Should I be worried?
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naw..I wouldnt worry they always test each other's dominance....to see if the other could get the title..now Tenshi thinks she might have a stab at being leader so naturally she wants it.....who wouldnt want to be alpha female!


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Mine has started showing dominance after being eyes sight of 4 females. I think they will get over it soon, just going through hormones!! I had rats b4 these guys and they usually figure out no mating will happen!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you!! It eased my mind a lot.I was scared I was going to have my hands full with them
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No Melissa...you really do not have to worry.They will do that as mentioned to test dominance.Sakura is probably still dominant,but Tenshi see's a chance to try and become dominant.

I am always seeing the rats do this.Often the younger rats try and dominate the older rats,but it don't always work this way!





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LOL
Thanks! My ratties arent worrying me now!
They havent tested for dominance in awhile&
they are being good little devils
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