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Old 12-04-2017, 04:14 PM   #1
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I got four baby rats a few months ago, (1 female, 3 males) and it had been over 5 years since I last had a female rat. Anyway, virtually from the start of me getting her (The Duchess is her name), she started to do a certain behavior that some of my previous females had done also. This is chew on the soles of my feet. Now all this is cute and all when you have a hard callous on your feet, but over the last couple of months, she has chewed through the callous and is now hitting fresh skin/flesh (And a couple of weeks ago, one of my males watched her do it and now he wants to do it too).

How can I stop them? (squeaking only seems to work with the male, but Duchess totally ignores the squeaks). I am not even sure why it seems to be something females like to do.


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Oh dear, this is not limited to females I can attest to that. lol But it is a problem and almost impossible to deter. All I did with my nibblers and remove access to their preferred chewing spot. lol Keep your socks/slippers/shoes on.


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Oh dear, this is not limited to females I can attest to that. lol But it is a problem and almost impossible to deter. All I did with my nibblers and remove access to their preferred chewing spot. lol Keep your socks/slippers/shoes on.
I would suggest removing access to your feet or slippers and be extra careful where you step .... imo even the mildest rats will bite socks
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The trouble is, the main time she targets them is when i am lying in bed in the evening. And it is getting painful to walk.
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Lol socks never stayed on for me. Amy would always yank them right off. Kinda sucked during Winter. My feet were always freezing!!
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Maybe try putting some of that bitter apple spray on your heels?


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