Rat hates water

Discuss rat companionship, introductions and behavioural problems such as biting or shyness or tell us about your rat's unusual habits.
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cookiemistress
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Rat hates water

Post by cookiemistress » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:54 pm

Does anyone's rats hate the water?
Ive had to bath mine a few times and he's squeaked and scratched my arms raw, the only time he ever goes near water is to drink it, if i put him in the bath, even if it's only got 1mm in, he jumps out. :o wierd boy :lol:

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Re: Rat hates water

Post by Rach210 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:23 pm

I once had a rat claw his way up my bare arm, dive down my cleavage and refuse to come out for 1/2 an hour after I had to bath him. Wet rat down the top is not comfortable!
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Re: Rat hates water

Post by BearHugger » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:33 pm

My 2 hate it too. Anyone would think i was murdering them the amount they squeel! :lol:
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Re: Rat hates water

Post by Mamahase » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:37 am

Lily managed to dump a bowl full of baby food on top of herself and she hated water. So I ended up having to sit in the bathtub and wash her. It was the only way that didn't involve my arms being scratched up. It was worth the wet jeans full of rat hair!

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Re: Rat hates water

Post by herro » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:23 am

In my experience, a rat hating water is completely normal. Mine will tolerate it, but that's it.

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Re: Rat hates water

Post by cookiemistress » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:25 pm

Haha glad my boy is not the only one :lol:
He's given up hiding inside my tops now he just shoves his face into my armpit and goes to sleep. :-?

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