Quantcast

Are my rats playing or fighting?

Help Support Rat Shack Forum:

Joined
May 16, 2020
Messages
8
Location
Coxsackie, NY
My boys appear to be roughhousing as they normally do, but one of them is squeaking a lot more and a lot liuder than normal. Now the one who was pinned is laying on his back and hasn't moved in about a minute. Should I be concerned??

Update: he seems to have recovered but seriously wtf he was like that for ten minutes
 

Attachments

Last edited:

Dena

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2018
Messages
185
Location
Texas
How old are they? Has blood been drawn? The aggressor may need a neuter depending on his age.
 
Joined
May 16, 2020
Messages
8
Location
Coxsackie, NY
They're about a year old. No blood was drawn, but the loud squeaking alarmed me a bit. Things seem to have calmed down, but I was definitely caught off guard.
 

lilspaz68

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
23,580
Location
Toronto, Canada, Earth
The pinned rat was worried to move before being "allowed" by the pinner, obviously there is a dominance issue here, but pinning only isn't bad. Sometimes if a pinned rat moves too soon the pinner will come back and put them down..making sure they know their place in the ranking.
 

Latest posts

Top