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Post by DJF on Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:00 am

Will the girls ever slow down?

All my house plants are now half uprooted, wobbly and in need of their own room! I am not complaining, I great kicks out of their antics.

In your experiences of keeping rats, what are the stages girls and boys go through? I hear that bucks get lazy. Do does ever do the same?

On a funny note, I was on a Sopranos marathon over the weekend, had the rats out, up to no good. I conked on the sofa and awoke at 5 or so with the Sopranos still running and two girls asleep beside me on the sofa. The rest went back to the cage. It was a once off moment - girls, asleep, when out! I will turn them into occasional lap rats yet!

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Post by Zoundz on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:07 am

Hehe! Smile

Well, I think it depends on lines, and also on who they live with - some rats, with other slower rats in the cage, become slower, and a rat with faster more hyper rats in the cage is more likely to head that way too. My own girls tend to be quite soppy and laid back! Smile

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Post by Videli on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:46 pm

Rosalina and Speedy are 31months now and they are kind of "slow".
They don't climb on free range any more. They only stay on lower areas. They still enjoy their food exercise toys and pea-fishing and stuff^^
They don't have problems to get on the upper areas of the cage using the ramps fortuantly Smile Also they are very acitve then I cleaned out their cange and they need to rebuild their nests.
While Vroni and Harriet dont like to be cuddled because they rather want to run and explore, the old ones enjoy it a lot just sitting on my legs and being stroked Smile
So from my experience old ladys do slow down, but as they are my first rats it might just be them of course^^
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Post by GillianK on Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:39 am

My girls are 27 months now and are beginning to slow down. They still love their free range, but they sleep more than they used to. Smile Enjoy their antics!
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