I took my rats out and one of them climbs, it's so cute. Oreo climbs up the side of his cage. He goes up down and sideways climbing. Anyone else have Spider Rats? I'm thinking of making a big climbing course for him out of a mesh thingy.
spazz, cirrus & nimbus all climb around their cage, but spazz thinks she is a monkey!! she will swing across the bars on the top of the cage like a kid on monkey bars at school, in preference to running from side to side or up and down the cage.
tonight i caught ash hanging from the bars on the top of the big cage but then she dropped to the shelf. the big girls will climb the sides of the cage, but a couple of them (ginger & meggsy) are getting too "chunky" to do it very much.
We call it Garfielding. Just like those Garfield things that people stick to their windows in the car. One time my girl Arielle was hanging on the cage door and we opened it and she swung out on the door. It was hysterical. I think she liked it b/c the next day her sister Belle did it!
I always tell my two babies that they're Monkey-Rats. They practically knock each other down trying to climb the side of the cage I'm standing by. At least it lets me get to their fuzzy little bellies.