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Well, I never! I remember that someone posted a good while ago about their rat wagging their tail, but I can't find the post or remember what the story was.

Our eldest rat, who is 18 months old now, was enjoying a good back/neck/head rubbing when I noticed she was wagging her tail when I was rubbing the top of her head. She is in heat, but I've never noticed her do it before when she was in heat.

I think it might be something to do her starting to become a squishy. This makes me happy and sad at the same time. We're getting to see the best of our girl, but I realise that it is the beginning of the end.

Either way, the tail wagging was great! She looked like she was totally zoned out. In the meantime, our 8 month old went and fetched a paper towel and put it on her tail :lol:
 

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hhmmm The only time i've seen my boys wiggle their tail, they were telling a cage mate to back off :mad:. They only did it when they were in a bad mood lol. However doesn't sound like that with your girl. Maybe it was an "I like" kind of when dogs shake their legs? lol
 

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Tail "wagging" can have many reasons. The usual is when they are frightened or nervous. But there is also when they are happy while being stroked or loved. :) I had a very active independent girl who would charge under my arm, and totally freeze when I was stroking her, but that tail would be waggling away. I personally thought that she was just such an active girl that even when she was perfectly still some part of her had to be twitching. :roll: She was doing this at 8-9 months old (I adopted her at 6 months). I do not think its an old thing at all, Donna. :D
 

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That's good to hear... it was soooo cute! She looked like she was in heaven. :D

Maybe it's more to do with her growing closer to me lately. I've been working really hard with her, since she bit me that time and we went through a bitey phase. I've been so pleased with our progress.

I think she is slowing down a bit, too, but perhaps not as fast as I've been thinking. She's certainly lost a bit of weight this last month and she's more cuddly than she used to be. That just makes it easier to give her loves, though! :D
 

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My rat Raz closes his eyes when I start scratching him and his tail wiggles back and forth and he'll just sit completely content. :) No one on here (that I've seen have ever posted about this) I was wondering if it was normal but I think he's just happy. :D
 

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my rat Kai wags his tail, just the end bit = ] only done it a few times when being stroked, or running around on a hype.
 
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