My neutered boy Pooka jumps at the cage door when I walk into the room and I'm teaching him tricks. He's very food motivated, which not all males are. It completely depends on the male because I've had lazy bum males and now Pooka who is just as hyper as a female (even before he was neutered).
My non-nuetered boy is always excited to see me and my other (also non nuetered) greets me at the cage but he isn't as excited about it. I haven't tried to teach them tricks just yet since neither are food motivated and don't eat outside of the cage unless it's something they're not suppose to eat.
All 5 of my boys come up to the door. 3 of them know tricks. Elijah is my most intelligent boy. He can pancake, spin, jump into my hand etc on command. Every rat has a unique personality and being food motivated helps. Elijah in particular, it is almost like I can see his brain working.
My boys will come to the door to greet me most days, unless they are sleeping, in which case they lie there expecting scratches and love. All three get very hyper during free range and like me to chase them with my hand. They are all name trained and can all perform tricks too. So far I've taught spin, walk, roll over and wait.
My boys come to the front of the cage to say hello and they are really shy aswell. They have a good nose and sniff and look around. Not sure about tricks as they are terrified of the world at the moment and think everything going to kill them. They only just 10 weeks old though
I am greeted by all 8 boys when I go near their cage. I would say I'm more likely to have everyone at the door of my boys cage than my girls. The girls cage I usually get maybe half the group at any given time. If I open the door of the boys cage I'm also more likely to have everyone jump out to my shoulders as well. I'm too lazy to train them to do tricks however. But previous boys I've had we taught tricks to.
Our boys are more likely to jump or climb up on me when the door is open. The girls just try to escape usually, the boys seem more people focused then most of our girls. They are more skiddish around loud noises then their sisters but it never deters them for long. And boy are they food motivated.
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