Do you go outside with your rats?

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Do you go outside with your rats?

  • No, they are indoor ratties!

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  • Yes, but only around the house/yard.

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  • Yes, I take them everywhere!

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orangeK

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In the past when I was little and my family had rats, we would take them outside on our shoulders walking around the neighborhood. I would really like to be able to go places with my current rats on my shoulder eventually, like on farther walks to the park, and be able to sit down with them there. Do rats even enjoy this? Is this a thing that rat parents do?
 

CrazyRatBarbie

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I think it depends on the rat. I take one of mine all types of places...pet stores, walmart, car rides....I love going through a drive thru and seeing the people working’s reactions! She doesn’t try to wander or get too crazy so....‍♀
I don’t even put a harness on her...
 

Skar

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Yup. Rats are social and most (personality varies) enjoy going out.
Enjoy
 

SQ

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Rats are prey animals so going places is not fun for them and is actually stressful.
There are several air-born diseases that rats can catch.
There is absolutely no reason to risk their lives by taking them outside or with you to places
Get a dog, they not prey animals and will enjoy going places with you

Please see: https://www.ratshackforum.com/threads/taking-rats-outdoors-or-with-you-to-places.34675/
and https://www.joinrats.com/Enrichment/Outdoors/

For good reliable information on many topics please see our reference thread https://www.ratshackforum.com/threads/reference-thread-read-only.35894/
 

Skar

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Just wanted to add I didn't even think about harnessing a rat.
My rat just shoulder rides everywhere with me.
 

sconeswatch

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I guess it okay. It's safe to take them outside, but you'd have to make sure that they can't wriggle out of the harnesses.
 

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