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Dealing with an Aggressive Female
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:14:14 AM »
My boyfriend and I got Amy last summer, and at first she was the sweetest rat. She annoyed the other rats a little bit by mounting them quite a bit at first, but things seemed to calm down after a week or so. Lately, we have heard squeaking at night, but the rats always hear me coming to check on them and stop what they are doing, so it's hard to find out what's going on. Two days ago, Amy started giving the other rats a very hard time in front of us and we separated her. This has put an end to the night squeaking, but she seems very sad about being in a cage all by herself.

I know neutering can help with feisty boys, but what about girls? Is there something I can do to help Amy learn to respect the other rats? I hate having her all alone. I feel bad for her, but I'm not willing to let her terrorize the others.