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So I've had my rats for a little over a week. Just curious how much itching is normal for a rat.. if at all?

Also, thought to just mention that I'm excited about the progress that we have made.. I can open the top door of the cage and one of them will come great me (when he is feeling spunky) and come sit on my shoulder.. hopping back and forth between the cage and my shoulder. . So cute 😊
 

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Um wow that's hard to say haha. Itching is sometimes grooming, do they lick their nails after itching? That's usually a type of grooming.
I'd say mine itch themselves... a few times every hour? When they are awake and active. If they are asleep and keep waking up strictly to itch themselves that isn't normal.
I take it you are worried about bugs? You can see lice if you look vveeerrrrryyyyy closely, and mites will leave behind scabs.

That's wonderful that you are bonding with them! c:
 
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