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What funny/interesting/unusual/amazing quirks do your rats have?

For example, though both of my rats love peas, one of them--Pookie--will only eat the insides of them and leave the shells. The other one--Scrumph--eats the entire pea plus Pookie's eccentric leftovers.
 

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well......Turfle loves to ride on my head in the car as I am driving in my car. She is very stable.
Tucka loves to eat string cheese on the other end as you so you meet in the middle and kiss.
They both love to play monster under the sheets and scare the cats as well. :lol:
 

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i have two little brothers, ****** & specks, in a cage together. if you can only see their heads, they are identical. often, one will poke his head out from wherever they've decided to sleep, so i will say "where is your brother!" in the same tone as the dads on the jc penney sale ads... you know... "where is your mother"... and the voiceover man says "at the jc penney sale!" (assuming the ads from 2 years ago are still the same as now, lol). doesnt matter which brother i cant see, he will stick his head out. they wont do it for anyone else though, lol!
 

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Athena loves the springtime, where shoulder surfing on walks happen with at least 2 rats, every day, until it gets too cold again. All along the way, you can hear her teeth chitter away, from the moment you walk down the stairs and out the door, to your return home. She even starts to climb down, to tell you that she needs to go potty, and then, on occasion, she'll start climbing back up your leg to say she's done, leaving a big puddle behind!

Moo and Hinata like to "take naps" with me when I'm sick, or as of now, when I'm pregnant, and need one. Ensuring that they only nap when I'm home, so no one accidently sits on them, they sleep under my covers, either in my arms, curled up where my knees bend in, or right by my tummy!

Shadow has this thing that when someone touches him, he'll freeze comfortably on the spot until they finish petting him, and then he'll look up at the one who did it, as if to say, "thanks," and then goes off exploring again!

Runt absolutely refuses to eat outside her home, and simply considers her out time as a time to cuddle, not a time to munch on treats. No matter how much you convince her to eat a treat, she simply turns her head away each time you put it in front of her nose! Give her a treat when she's at home, however, and she'll take it like she's "starving!"

Sam and Frodo are nearly inseparable. Wherever one goes, you're sure to see the other follow! Try telling one or the other to wait their turn to clean your teeth, while the other impatiently tries to fit inside, too!

Rin likes to "pack away" her treats, resulting in food all over the couch or her home. If you try to clean it up while she's there, she'll immediately take it and store it where she had it again! What a pig! lol!
 

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I haven't had my girls for that long, but I found one thing quite strange/funny. My girl Jenny, whenever I take her out to play, she always nibbles on my toes........o_O I'll pull my feet in and cover them and then she jumps on my lap. Then when I lay flat again she'll run down my legs again and nibble my toes, SHEESH, eat ur own darn toes why dontcha ^______^ OH, and Kidah, she gives me lotsa kisses on the lips >.< Of course, she requires I give her something yummy afterwards.....


^Thats Jenny nibbling away on my toes o_O
 

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Jay and Sweetness always groom my mouth. Sweetness will also lick your hands and feet. And Sweetness will poop WHENEVER she's scared. It literally took her about two months to get comfortable with me. If you ever do anything with her that wasn't her idea, she poops. A lot.

Bob will jump... far. She's very intelligent, and she isn't afraid of a whole lot. She's also really social- if someone is standing, she'll climb up their body and end up sitting on their head. She also will follow me to my room from my living room... which means following me up the stairs and through the hallway- and I don't even have to slow down for her.

If Gwen's in a room that has a bed, she's almost always under it. It takes a while to get her to come out from under there. Honestly, she's the rat that I know the least- so I don't know all of her quirks just yet.
 

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madeittothemoon said:
Jay and Sweetness always groom my mouth. Sweetness will also lick your hands and feet. And Sweetness will poop WHENEVER she's scared. It literally took her about two months to get comfortable with me. If you ever do anything with her that wasn't her idea, she poops. A lot.

Bob will jump... far. She's very intelligent, and she isn't afraid of a whole lot. She's also really social- if someone is standing, she'll climb up their body and end up sitting on their head. She also will follow me to my room from my living room... which means following me up the stairs and through the hallway- and I don't even have to slow down for her.

If Gwen's in a room that has a bed, she's almost always under it. It takes a while to get her to come out from under there. Honestly, she's the rat that I know the least- so I don't know all of her quirks just yet.
wow, it must've taken quite a while to teach Bob how to walk up those stairs! Ours tries to say, "hey, you're my owner, YOU carry me!" lol
 

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rach913 said:
madeittothemoon said:
Jay and Sweetness always groom my mouth. Sweetness will also lick your hands and feet. And Sweetness will poop WHENEVER she's scared. It literally took her about two months to get comfortable with me. If you ever do anything with her that wasn't her idea, she poops. A lot.

Bob will jump... far. She's very intelligent, and she isn't afraid of a whole lot. She's also really social- if someone is standing, she'll climb up their body and end up sitting on their head. She also will follow me to my room from my living room... which means following me up the stairs and through the hallway- and I don't even have to slow down for her.

If Gwen's in a room that has a bed, she's almost always under it. It takes a while to get her to come out from under there. Honestly, she's the rat that I know the least- so I don't know all of her quirks just yet.
wow, it must've taken quite a while to teach Bob how to walk up those stairs! Ours tries to say, "hey, you're my owner, YOU carry me!" lol
Haha, it honestly didn't take long at all... she learned how to go up and down stairs the first time she was ever around them. That's just how she is, though... she catches on quicker than any of the other girls!
 

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That's still pretty koo! :D
 

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Raz-ma-taz-->
Loves to wait for me to pull out a treat, grabs it, and then hops away to to add to his "secret" stash- most of the time he only nibbles on a treat for a second and then comes back and stares at me until he gets another one. He loves to be rubbed and shakes his tail back and forth when I scratch his neck and back. He Hates sharing :) and needs his space to eat anything. He loves going for a ride in the car and crawling on me. Most of the time he is a complete love bug.


Pipsqueak-->
Thinks he is by far the toughest rat ever and that when he wants to play, every other rat should want to to. He loves to wrestle with Raz and is a complete mama's boy. Her won't leave me for a second when they get to explore, and has to inspect me for cleanliness daily. He'll chase me around if I walk around the room. He also loves to hand wrestle with me. He's a playful boy.


Nani-->
After the death of her buddy and sister Winnie, she has bonded very closely with me and constantly wants to play with me. She loves to play tag with me and finds whatever way she can to keep up with me when I run or crawl from her. SHe also makes sure I'm clean all the time and would love to just hang out with me on my bed. She also loves to hand wrestle and chews on EVERYTHING! No exceptions!


Bug-->
She's still fairly young but is such lovey girl. She is the only one out of my rats that I've seen boggle and man does she boggle when you scratch the right spot! Her cheeks get to puffing and then her little eyes pop in and out a little :D She loves to play with Nani and immediately bonded with her. She loves soft cushy beds (unlike Nani) and chews on everything besides her bed. She's not really timid even though I got her at christmas.


They are all so sweet and cute and love attention, treats, and playtime! :D
 

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madeittothemoon said:
Bob will jump... far. She's very intelligent, and she isn't afraid of a whole lot. She's also really social- if someone is standing, she'll climb up their body and end up sitting on their head. She also will follow me to my room from my living room... which means following me up the stairs and through the hallway- and I don't even have to slow down for her.
I wish I had a place where I could let my girls roam that freely. Well, and my cat is a problem.

My one rat, Elsabeth, does this funny thing with her tail. She always has it curled around towards her back. It's never out straight or dragging, just that silly curl.
 

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ozzy-
loves cleaning my mouth
will only eat the inside of peas
only sleeps in one of her hammocks
chews the death out of tube hammocks
doesn't like corks
stashes banana chips

penguin-
attacks band-aids
will sometimes eat entire peas
scent marks
has a rubber skull
loves her tube
never calms down
 

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Belgie is a total mamma's girl, and will practically fall off the bed when she sees me trying to get near me. Sometimes when I'm in the bathroom, I can see my bed, and I can see little Belgie just hanging out on the very edge of the bed, watching me. She loves getting air blown in her face. She refuses to accept HT blocks from me, she holds out for the good stuff (a handfull of Suebees mix, I still feed them exclusively by hand) She will climb up on my shoulder and loves going for rides around the apartment.

Sevilla LOVES getting pet. I scratch her, I rub her fur up and down, I rub her head, pull a little on her tail, give raspberries on her back; anything, she just eats it up. The other two girls won't stand still long enough for this kind of treatment, but Sevilla just adores it.

Lola I'm still figuring out. She seems shy still, and I haven't yet discovered all her "quirks."

All the girls seem to like putting their veggies into their litter pan (I tried explaining the word "unsanitary" to them, I guess it didn't stick), and and least one of the "old girls" I think deliberately doesn't use the litter pan some of the time, and Lola hasn't quite got the hang yet of pooping in one place.

But they all like me, and it's adorable to see them all rush up for some pets and kisses! (and food, if they're lucky)
 

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I just thought of something else. All three of the rats I've ever had ADORE(D) sleeping in their food dishes. The cage I have has two dishes that slide in, and only one ever has food in it (Suebee's and block, I give other food by hand). They don't sleep in the food dish that actually has food in it thankfully, but the two girls I have left will push each other out to sleep in the other dish, or they'll sleep on top of each other. They used to be able to sleep in it side by side when they were about 5 and six weeks old, but they're too big for that now. It is so silly.
 

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Haha, it's funny to see the places that they end up sleeping. My girls sleep in their hammocks, litter box, tunnels, and on their wheel. But never inside their igloo... that seems to just be reserved for hoarding food, haha.
 

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Both my girls will get really excited when I'm sitting next to their cage with both doors open, and they'll rush up and down the ladders from floor-to-floor at high speeds to celebrate. They don't do this when the bottom door is closed though.

Dust will eat entire peas, shell and all, and she'll even steal them from Gohma (who ate one once then decided she doesn't like peas) and complain when she has to give them back; but I found out peas make Dust sneeze like crazy (allergies...?) so she can't have them anymore. She'll steal poptarts too, but because of all the sugar she can't have any more of those either. ;)

Gohma was interested in grapes and peas the first day I had them, but now she just ignores everything other than her food. She LOVES Regal Rat, but can't have it as her main diet yet because she's younger than 4 months old, and the bag says it's only for adult rats.
 

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Moo Moo loves chocolate, but I try not to feed him more than a piece once a month, as chocolate needs to be eaten under strict supervision--a food that they could choke on... And the other day, he refused to go home while the others did as they were told--he wanted to cuddle and nap with mama! We took a three hour nap together, and it was almost as if he died! I poked him, gently grabbed his toes and pinched, but he wouldn't stir! Well, he's getting old, and he's been starting to breathe heavier than normal, and since he wanted to cuddle that bad, I picked him up (that awoke him!) and placed him on my lap as I shifted my weight, and he immediately fell asleep again! I don't know, but it seems that he's the happiest when I'm lying next to him...Rach
 

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well my girls like to bite on my nails when i stick my fingers in there cage. i guess that they are grooming them.

oreo likes to chase my daughters feet when she runs backwards. she hops and runs after her. she is so neat to watch. oreo also when given anything to eat runs from where ever you gave it to her back to her cage before she will even start to eat it.

babe on the other hand is my laid back baby. she just goes with the flow. unless i let her sit on my neck and she loves to spin her self in my hair. or if i am wearing a baseball cap she loves to climb up on the brim and just sit there and watches what is going on.


willow is funny you put you hand in his cage and he starts to play tag. you put your hand in and he attacks it and runs away or he will start to move all his toys while he is playing. he also like to sleep in his litter box IDK he is a bit strange but then again he is only 2 months old.
 

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Oreo looks ADORABLE! Reminds me of my Rin :D
 
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