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Alyssa's weird food fedish???

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So like I was preparing alyssas food today and while I was preparing it I figured id give her a peice to snack on till her food was ready ((she seemed restless about it)) so I gave it to her then I remembered a game I heard about that you could play with your rat... "Food Tug-of-War", I thought it'd be cool to se how she reacted to the game so I sort of tugged on her food then let go ((to let her win)) and she freaked!!!

I'd never seen her act the way she did before!! I was sorta worried.. like she ran around the cage with her food and wouldnt stop.. so I tried the tug-of-war thing again and she freaked even more!!!! so I tried to pick her up to try and calm her down but she started sqeeking or something... I was worried... so I gave her her daily meal and left her alone to eat.
Any ideas on her behavior???


She was acting pretty restless today also... like something was wrong or going to happen. She kept running around her cage, chewing on the bars, and hanging upside down in her cage!! I let her out for a while like I usually do and she was normal again but still once I put her back in the cage she was restless again, normal shes pretty quiet in her cage and calm... idk what to say, think or how to react to it.... any ideas???
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i was thinking of getting her a friend... i just dont know if i can right now... i want to so bad. but could that be it... i mean i give her so much out of the cage time that she doesnt need half of it, and now that its getting warmer outside im ganna start taking her places with me ((i cant wait for her to grow into her harness))... i need to start training her for traveling properly anyway..,. but maybe i will get her a friend.
Yea.. maybe.... umm well with the feeding between the bars thing.. i always do that, i know i shouldnt but i do. she knows not to bite me.. like i didnt teach her not to either... also the cat will tease her every now and then and she'll attack ((or try to)) them and then she wont attack me through the cage... she just knows not to.. idk.

And her cage is more than big enough... it can fit 3 rats in it... hmm...?
Well i dont usually do the food thing with the tug of war, i just wanted to experiment what she would do. I might consider buying her a friend.. it wont ruin our relationship will it?? my mom had her in her ball ((which she shouldnt have done without my permition)) for a lil bit earlier before i woke up and the moment i walked into the room she rolled right over to me :D .. i thought it was so adorable!!! of course i took her out of her ball and played with her for a bit and gave her a couple cheerios... i wouldnt want that to get ruined.. although i want her to be happy.
Ok.. good, its ganna take a couple days ((posibly 2 weeks)) before i can get Alyssa a friend, but i am ganna get her a friend. Thanx for helping guys.
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