I have two rats: one younger but adult neutered male and an old female who is 2+ years old. I have separated them because the male played way too hard "with" her and she wasn't able to escape his antics. So they live in two cages next to each other; he is in the Rat Manor and she is in a smaller one-level cage. I think she enjoys her privacy, sleeps a lot and doesn't make an attempt to make contact with him. He seems lonely and sleeps as close to her cage as he can .
I was thinking of getting two female babies, have them separate from him for a while until they are stronger before introducing them to him.
Although they wouldn't live in the old gal's cage, will this disrupt her quiet life (they will live in the same room) and how about my rowdy guy and two young females. Would that work?
I woud love some advice on this dilemma, especially for the lonely rowdy guy. Thanks!
Get him some playmates, then try all four together? He may leave her alone then.
Never considered this. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Pixxie