My rats are sick of me! :(

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My rats are sick of me! :(

Post by Lorraine from Florid » Thu, 05 Feb 2004 23:02:36



I have 3 lovely girls who at first seemed to really love me.  When I
came into the room, they would clamor over each other to get to me.  I
would put my hand into the cage and they would fight over who got to
get to my shoulder first.

Now they clamor over to see me but they won't volunterily come out for
me.  Also, when they do come out, all they want to do is get into my
shirt.  Or run away from me.  It seems like they are sick of me!  They
used to sit in my hand and brux at me.  They used to groom me and do
rodenistry.  Not anymore!

What could it be???

 
 
 

My rats are sick of me! :(

Post by J&S Bouchar » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 00:14:44




Quote:
> I have 3 lovely girls who at first seemed to really love me.  When I
> came into the room, they would clamor over each other to get to me.  I
> would put my hand into the cage and they would fight over who got to
> get to my shoulder first.

> Now they clamor over to see me but they won't volunterily come out for
> me.  Also, when they do come out, all they want to do is get into my
> shirt.  Or run away from me.  It seems like they are sick of me!  They
> used to sit in my hand and brux at me.  They used to groom me and do
> rodenistry.  Not anymore!

> What could it be???

Your sweeties are probably needing more stimulation. Girls love to explore.
They are no familiar with you and they have an overwhelming need to broaden
their space. Play along with them... add games when they come to see you.
Hide a treat in your hair or under your shirt. Bring them to a new area and
have them explore while you sit near them, so they can use you as a safe
zone. Just have fun. Girls don't usually sit still and are always on the
go...
--
Joanne
Mom to 14 rats
http://community.webshots.com/user/joanneb70

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My rats are sick of me! :(

Post by Olli » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 06:35:11


LOL.... I have been complaining of that for ages and ages.... all my Boys
just "use" me....he he he.  I think they enjoy each others company so much
that they just don't really need their Human Slave except for the
necessities of life..:)..( well maybe there is one or two boys that are the
exception)....

Regards Kate

--
Today I may meet with injustice, ignorance, denial, all of which are due
entirely to the others lack of knowledge of good and evil and the difference
thereof.


Quote:
> I have 3 lovely girls who at first seemed to really love me.  When I
> came into the room, they would clamor over each other to get to me.  I
> would put my hand into the cage and they would fight over who got to
> get to my shoulder first.

> Now they clamor over to see me but they won't volunterily come out for
> me.  Also, when they do come out, all they want to do is get into my
> shirt.  Or run away from me.  It seems like they are sick of me!  They
> used to sit in my hand and brux at me.  They used to groom me and do
> rodenistry.  Not anymore!

> What could it be???

 
 
 

My rats are sick of me! :(

Post by Lorraine from Florid » Sat, 07 Feb 2004 04:44:52


Thanks Joanne.
Last night I moved the cage over by my daughter's bed and left the
cage open.  One by one they slowly came out and got to the bed.  After
they felt comfortable, I started chasing them with my hand and
wrestling with them.  Oh what fun we all had!  They are about 3 months
old now and they can run FAST!  They had a lot of fun when I got on my
hands and knees on the bed.  What fun they had running up and down my
arms and legs and wrestling with each other on my back.

After about 2 hours of this (yes!), they settled down a bit and
started grooming me and then one by one they went back to the cage.

It was great!  I guess I'm just going to have to keep changing it up
for them to stay interested!
Thanks for the advice.
Lorraine

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 10:14:44 -0500, "J&S Bouchard"

Quote:



>> I have 3 lovely girls who at first seemed to really love me.  When I
>> came into the room, they would clamor over each other to get to me.  I
>> would put my hand into the cage and they would fight over who got to
>> get to my shoulder first.

>> Now they clamor over to see me but they won't volunterily come out for
>> me.  Also, when they do come out, all they want to do is get into my
>> shirt.  Or run away from me.  It seems like they are sick of me!  They
>> used to sit in my hand and brux at me.  They used to groom me and do
>> rodenistry.  Not anymore!

>> What could it be???

>Your sweeties are probably needing more stimulation. Girls love to explore.
>They are no familiar with you and they have an overwhelming need to broaden
>their space. Play along with them... add games when they come to see you.
>Hide a treat in your hair or under your shirt. Bring them to a new area and
>have them explore while you sit near them, so they can use you as a safe
>zone. Just have fun. Girls don't usually sit still and are always on the
>go...