Rats! And Cats!
October 17, 2005 11:56 AM Subscribe
I just picked up a pair of rats and have some general rat-based questions as well as rat&cat co-habitation questions.
posted by Imperfect to Pets & Animals (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My rats are both female (checked) and hand-raised from birth, so are not afraid of anything -- not me or my cat. I evacuate the cat from the room while the rats are out and plan on continuing to do so, but I'm wondering if my cat will ever grow tired of the shelf with the squeaking cage and just shut up about it.
Also, my rats are around 9 weeks old and still tiny, so I worry about losing them when they're out -- getting into spots they're not supposed to/hiding under areas I can't get them out of. Boomer (of Boomer & Starbuck) already jumped from my hand once and snuck underneath my bookshelf until we scared her out and shooed her back into the cage. Should I go ahead and rat-proof my room or will they get more reliable and less likely to "hide" from me over time? If I am to rat-proof the room, what materials should I use to choke up the small little spots they could scoot under?