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Rat pees and poops on owner.

Species: Other
Breed: rat
Age: 6-12 months
I have a baby rat that poops and pies on me when she gets out of the cage




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Hi and thanks for your question, although I am not quite sure what your question is.

It can be quite normal for a rat to pee or poop on you when you take them out of the cage. Sometimes this behavior will stop as the rat gets more used to you, but not always.

Dr. Marie.

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