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I'm just wondering what some people's experiences are with walking rats on leashes. Do you? Is it recommended or a no-no? If you do walk your rat(s) on a leash, is it store bought or home-made?

I've tried walking a rat on a store bought leash, but it was too big. A homemade one did prove to work, but I found my standing around a lot while the rat acted cautious about his surroundings. I like the idea of being able to have a rat on a leash and bring him around the house, but free-roam seems better and more... productive? :p
 

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Ya..leashes are good when you want to take them outside on the grass or just sit on the porch or something....Its actually not good to walk a rat on the pavement or any hard terrain.Its better to take them outside when its cloudy or when the sun isnt to bright or hot because it could kill your little rat...especially albinos and there eyes.
 

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I'd be afraid to take my rats outdoors on a leash, in case of escape. I sometimes bring them out onto the deck and provide buckets of dirt and grass and such but the outdoors seems to spook them more than they enjoy it.
 

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One of my friends got me a little Super Pet harness and leash. He thought it would be funny if I took my rat for a walk ^^; I did try a bit to get Rokk used to the harness, but he wasn't having it. Although it would be nice for when we go out places, to friends' houses and such. Maybe I'll give it another shot :)
 

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the super pet harnesses are too big for my girls. mozart may not be done growing up picasso is like 7 months old and can still ball up in my hand. she's so ridiculously tiny.

i'd love to walk them though, LOL. :D
 

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I got a "hamster's" leash and harness and I put it on Una my shy/jumpy girl and she didn't even notice it!! :eek: I've tried putting it on my other babys in the past and they wouldn't have it... So I was REALLY happy to see she doesn't mind it so I can take her places and not worry about something scaring her and having her run away! :D

Oh and don't worry the harness is big enough for an adult ratsy. (I don't know why it was being sold as a hamster leash...a hamster would never fit in it.) *Shakes head in wonder*

I'll post a pic when I can. :wink:
 
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