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Females "Mounting" ???

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Hi everyone! I had a strange thing happen with my little rat girls tonight and I'm hoping someone knows what the heck they were up to.

I have two female sisters, about 4 months old. I often take them out to play and let them run loose in one of my rooms where it's "ratproofed"

Anyway, to the point - tonight when they were out playing and running around I noticed something very strange on 5 seperate occasions during the half hour play time.

One of the girls kept jumping on the other girl and the one being "mounted" raised her behind way up and it seemed that she made a rather suggestive sexual signal, while the other girl on top responded with what looked like "humping" (and I apologize for the graphicness) :?

They have never done anything like this before and being that they are both female and sisters, I found it very strange.

Someone please reply and let me know if you have ever seen this or know what the heck they were doing?!?! It concerned me quite a bit.

Thank you in advance!! :)
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First of all, this has been rather entertaining to read.

Secondly, given the current discussion you might find this interesting.

Some species of Whiptail Lizards are made up entirely of females, and they reproduce by parthenogenesis. Parthenogenesis is the development of an embryo without fertilization from a male. Even though they can reproduce without males the females will mount others females and act out mating. This stimulates the female and increases her chances of reproducing.

So I dunno, as odd as it sounds, perhaps the reason girl ratties will mount eachother is similar to why Whiptail Lizards mount eachother.
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