I've only been bitten by one of my rats once... i'm convinced that he thought my finger was a cheeto tho.... lol.. it didn't draw blood but when i started cussing and doing my ouch i'm in pain dance he scurried to the back of his cage like he was scared... i took him out and cuddle for a min to let him know it was ok... and explained to him that fingers are not chew toys... since i've had no biting...
i have talked with people on other forums who have accidentally squished their rat when sleeping with them. so it does happen. i guess it would depend on how light of a sleeper you are and how much you move around.
Im usually a pretty light sleeper, and it depends on the matress on how much I toss and turn in my sleep. Foam mattresses I hardly move at all on, while springing ones I toss some. The mattress at my mum's house (which is where my rats are) is springy so I probably shouldn't sleep with them on that! Once though one of my rats fell asleep in my coat and then I fell asleep and we had a nice two hour nap and there was no squishing lol.
OMG!!!! That is soooo cute that your rat sleeps with you!!!! How did you make him soo tamed. my mum always keeps telling me that a rat the same as a mouse would run away. I guess its the earlier you handle them, am I right?
My old rat Beavis would sometimes sleep in my bed, it was really up to him since he kinda took over my room LoL. But Yeah you prob just rolled over on the little guy and spooked him. I've never been bitten by my rats, I've felt teeth on me but they never bit down. I guess they know its momma
it depends greatly on the rat itself. i haven't slept through the night with any of my rats in bed with me but i have slept a few hours. some were still playing when i woke up around 4 in the morning once actually. but the ones that were still in the bed was the ones that tended to stay close to me anyway. they would go off and play but always check back every few mintues and never went far. kakushi, my shoulder rat was actually asleep on my head. i've fallen asleep other times too and found my rats had stayed in bed with me. they were unfortunately inside my favorite blanket comforter but they were there and asleep as well. you have to remember that pet rats want to be with you. so if you're sleeping on something soft and warm that's where they're likely to go for a nap as well. as for squishing them, yes that's a danger and why i don't routinly let them sleep all night with me. but i'm not too worried about napping with them there either as i'm a light sleeper anyway. as for females being less active during the night then males, not a chance. they're more active at all hours then their male counterparts as a general rule though i have met some girlie lap rats as well.
That has got to be the craziest thing I have ever heard of!!! 8O
I could not have my ratties in bed with me,....not only is there not enough room (between me and my OH we take up all the room!!) but I'd wake up to find our boys had chewed all our covers up :?
I've only been bitten by one of my boys (Tonks), but he'd just been fighting and probably thought I was Dante. He came gave me an I'm sorry sniff afterwards,....he's was just being grumpy and didn't look before nipping.
And toe biting, if that counts. I'm sure all my boys have a toe fettish,....either that or they just LOVE thier socks