Saturday, July 12, 2014

Weekly Rat Facts: Free Time

I bought a new toy for my rats to play with during their free time out of their cages. Flower just wanted to bite, tear it to shreds. 

Rats should have a minimum of 1 hour a day out of their cages to play and run around. I let mine run around on my bed, couch and chair. 

Scribbles just likes to sniff everything.

And find out why that bottom piece isn't attached and burrow underneath it.

Lucky laid in it, made himself comfy.

Gave me that look I know so well...

And then pushed the liner right out of the toy he was laying in. lol All the while giving me that..."What, I didn't do nothing." look.

Rats need human interaction in order to bond and form a close relationship with their humans. Taking them out for free time or play time each day will definitely help form that bond.


  1. How fun! How do you keep them from crawling into a corner or something? Seems like it would be easy to lose a rat in a house.

  2. looks like each enjoy it in their own way, and yep, all need time for play

  3. Stephanie- They are only allowed on the couch, the chair or my bed. I don't let them on the floor because I don't want them getting lost, stuck or chewing on wiring.

    Pat- Indeed they do.

  4. they look like they like it


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