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Heya everyone, I've always heard that rats are generally supposed to love water play and swimming but I've had 5 rats over about 6 years and they've all absolutely hated having baths and won't even attempt to swim or enjoy water and I usually get covered in scratches. I put my current two ratties in a shallow bath last week and they just sat shivering on top of a plastic bowl I put in upside down as an island for them and wouldn't even be tempted in by treats. They just looked so miserable I eventually took pity and rescued them after I'd got them smelling a bit sweeter. But if I put a shallow tub of water in their cage and put some treats in it they will fish for them but they have to shake their paws and noses dry before they can eat the treats.... Anyway so yeah I was just wondering how other peoples ratties react to water.