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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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I have some younger rats in with my older rats now these are all females. One of my older rats Delylah is constantly dragging the littler ones to other side of the cage when anyone is near the cage. She also grabs the ones that are trying to jump out of the cage as well. Is this normal? I find it very amusing but also confusing.

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Yea she's probably just playing alpha.

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sound slike she's being a mommy adn telling her kids where to go?

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Is this something I should be worried about?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 02:52 PM
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It doesn't sound like you should worry. Are any of the other rats screaming and fearful? Not complaining, there's a big difference to the tone.

Occasionally a female gets in this mood where she drags her cagemates around by ears, fur, whatever is handy...you will hear squeaks, but they are complaining. I think its hormonal since its just like ratmom's do with their babies. It usually passes in a few days.

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It don't sound like something to be worried over...sounds cute to me


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 03:18 PM
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It sounds like she is being the mother rat and trying to take care of the younger ones. She is being protective. Just make sure she doesn't hurt them. Sometimes accidents happen. I'm sure that when the younger ones get older she will stop.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 03:23 PM
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Very normal. Don't be worried. She's just lookin' out for her "dawgs."
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 12:38 AM
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Very normal. Don't be worried. She's just lookin' out for her "dawgs."
LOL! I agree tho.It is normal rat behaviour.




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