Tonight i had the rats out. Since I had things to do on the computer i threw
down a blanket that I had made (knitted) that I needed to wash anyways and
sat on half the couch and let them play on the other half. When I went to
put them back in their cage i noticed that they peed all over the blanket,
like to the point where I didnt realize they had so much in them. I didnt
really mind, because I had to wash it anyways, but it just suprised me.
Usually I put a big sheet down on my bed and put their cage on the bed so
they can go in and out, but the cage doesnt fit on the couch with me and them.
On the bed they usually dont pee all over the place. Also, when they play on
the bed they usually dont care about me at all, but play what seems to me
like tag on getting back to the cage, but this time they just wanted to sit
on my chest (they kept coming back to me). I dont mind any of this (it makes
me feel pretty special), but I wondered if you guys ever had something like
this happen. They had never been on this blanket, so i am guessing that they
were marking it, which explains the excessive peeing. And one other question,
do your rats ever make a sound like they are chewing when they arent
(specifically when they are out). At the vet Scoot once did it and she said
it meant he was stressed, but he does it all the time, and I know he cant be
stressed (he is usually just sniffing around or being cuddled and doesnt act
stressed at all). I know she is a vet, but we are all different, and each
rat is different (like Scoot does it all the time, but Scat never does it).
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