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Offline Ratatouille99

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Question about 'fighting'
« on: February 13, 2008, 09:21:45 PM »
Hi Everyone
Im new to the boards, and new to the world of rats!
I recently rescued 2 albino Sprague-Dawley rats from a research center I work at. They are both around 6 months old and full of energy!  :hyper:

Anyway, my question is about 'fighting'. My guys seem to play fight (or real fight) a few times a day.. one will pin the other one down and start biting him, then they will chase each other around the cage, etc. I was just wondering if this is normal play fighting, or should I be concerned and separate them? They let quite a few sqeaks out of them when they are 'wrestling' and biting each other, and Im worried that one of them might get hurt.  Is this normal rat behaviour?
Any advice/ personal stories would be greatly appreciated!  ;)

Thanks,

Kelly

Offline JR1030

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Re: Question about 'fighting'
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 09:31:15 PM »
Welcome!  :wave2:  As long as one guy isn't cowering in a corner, and there's no bloodshed, then they're ok.  Just playing and determining dominance. :thumbsup2:
~Rebecca

Offline Fleur.Cirocco

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Re: Question about 'fighting'
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 07:35:08 AM »
I agree.
My boys do that all the time. As long as there's no injuries, then no need to worry.
Are they brothers?
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