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Our blue, named Will, just does not like a bath. He jumped from the sink to my wife's chest, about 20". He is not normally a jumper, but very cautious in that regard. So what do you guys see?

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Nyah, my black-eyed hooded female, can jump up and climb over my 20 inch Grrrreat Wall playpen. She seems to choose to jump up just enough to get her front hands on the edge, because she can jump a lot higher than that.

The most impressive thing i've ever witnessed from her was when she jumped onto the side of my thigh from the ground (I was standing upright,) and then vaulted up and over the playpen onto my bed.

Makes me wonder how closely rats and squirrels are related (i keep telling people that squirrels are just rats with fuzzy tails.)
 

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2.5-3 feet is what I've seen.
 

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Oh. I've seen that pic before lilspaz... you gotta share the animated clip you created... that cracked me up

I don't have long jumpers per se but I do have a hairless female, Fluffy, that will jump straight up & out of a 36" high glass aquarium that I had used for a temporary holding area while cleaning cages. Obviously we don't use this anymore.

She would jump straight up & go over the top edge hurdle style & never touch the side of the tank.

I figure she has a vertical lift of at least 40 inches

(sorry, no photos)
 

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lilspaz, i love that pic! i would have got one of ozzy soaking wet if it hadnt scared the *raisins as a rat would say* out of me, and she looked and sounded just like my frog when she did it to....
 

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We have one rat that jumps all the time... she can get anywhere either by jumping or climbing. She knows the floor and so immediately jumps off the couch, will scale your legs, scales the curtains, but, used to jump from furniture item to furniture item before she discovered the floor. I would say she could do 3-4 feet. I have a lot of expensive things that she has either tried, or really really wants to try destroying. At least on the floor she can't get to my desk, but she has tried to scale my wires to get there. That rat is nearly unstoppable.
 

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yashu said:
We have one rat that jumps all the time... she can get anywhere either by jumping or climbing. She knows the floor and so immediately jumps off the couch, will scale your legs, scales the curtains, but, used to jump from furniture item to furniture item before she discovered the floor. I would say she could do 3-4 feet. I have a lot of expensive things that she has either tried, or really really wants to try destroying. At least on the floor she can't get to my desk, but she has tried to scale my wires to get there. That rat is nearly unstoppable.
Now that is your typical Girl :)
 

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i read that rats have about a 3' vertical and a 4' horizontal.
amazing little critters :D
 

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yup. Fluffy clear 36-40 inches easily


My other girl is an acrobat & she uses us in her stunts show as a launch point.


If I walk into the room while they are out playing she will dart across the floor, run up my pants leg & either jump off my shoulder or from the top of my head over to the top bunk-bed. The first time she did it I freaked because she did it so fast, I didn't know what the heck was happening.
 

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I have had Fiona jump out of a deep bucket i was keeping her in while i cleaned the cage. and i mean DEEP. then i've had her jump out of the bath tub.
 

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Mine has jumped at least a metre straight up , from my floor to the top of the radiator to get to the window ledge , i was puzzled how she got there until i saw her do it one night.I was absolutely amazed !
 

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Max will jump at least 3 feet, and she's still a baby lol. She's my wildun though, so she's a far better jumper than any of my other rats. They're all too lazy to jump o_O
 
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