Sudden aggression

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  1. Oct 17, 2019 #1

    rachael watson

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    I have female rats living together and they all get along, however recently I have noticed that one of them has sudden times of aggression. She will literally attack the others, she puffs herself up and just attacks them and they scream, and if I try to get her off them she will even bite me. I get her out of their cage and sit with her until she calms down and then she is fine again and will cuddle with them. She will be normal for days at a time and then every now and then attacks them, I'm worried that she will get like this during the night at which I will not be aware of and she might hurt them badly

    Does anyone have any advice I really need help

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  2. Oct 19, 2019 #2

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    How old is she? Some females become a bully when they go into heat which could be every 5 days or so.
     
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    She is a year old, yeah it is every few days that she gets like that, I'm just worried that she will seriously hurt one of them
     
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    If you notice any real aggression, slashes to abdomen, then I'd be very concerned. Also, if you see the other rats around her flee and hide in fear, go without eating, then it's time to do something.
     

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