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My new rat is much younger than my female, and she keeps trying to get under my female. Why?
 

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Its a submission behavior - younger rats or just particularly submissive adults don't want to be seen as a threat, so they go under the other rats to get marked more and essentially dominated. I had one older girl who was just super submissive and would even do this to tiny 6 week old babies lol - it was pretty funny, she ust wanted everyone to get along and I have to say she was great to introduce to any rat because she always accepted them pronto!
 
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