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Getting angry now...

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So I had just written a post about giving up on ever getting my rat William to stop biting me, and was going into it refreshed and ready to work on him some more, but now I'm really freakin angry. He bit me three times today, and I didn't even attempt to hold him or pet him today. He bit me while I was playing with the other rats, putting food in the cage, and spot cleaning. God, I am just so sick of this. The last bite drew a bit of blood, and it took all my will power not to scream at him. He's just getting worse as time goes on, it's like he knows he can get away with being a bit freaking A-Hole, so he does whatever he wants to me. Seriously, I don't want to give him back to the rescue, but it's getting to the point where I can't even enjoy my other rats because he'll run up and bite me every time I touch one of his cagemates. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR :evil:
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Yeah, you're right, he's a fear biter that goes on pre-emptive strikes. I've calmed down quite a bit now, I was just at the end of my rope with him yesterday. To be honest, I do kind of want to give him back to the rescue because I'm sick of being bitten (both in and out of the cage, he does not discriminate), but I also feel really bad for him. I understand that the reason he's like this is because he had a rough life before going to the rescue, and I would have no problem letting him stay and giving him a good, comfortable life if he would stop attackin me every time he's around me. And other than strongly disliking me, he is very happy with his brother and his girlfriends. So, I guess I'll chew on it some more and figure out what I want to do within the next couple weeks.
You were so right about him being cage aggressive. I put a small stuffed animal in the cage to see what he would do, and he ran up to it and attacked it the same way he does to me. LOL
I can't give him back to the shelter, I just don't have the heart to take him away from yet another home. I think when I'm stressed out like the way I was yesterday, I will just avoid being near him so he doesn't tweak me out like he did yesterday.
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