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'I believe I can fllllllllllllllllly'

The very naughty Jasper and his little party trick. Horrible background to the photograph but this was the best I could do (I took what felt like a million pictures to get him doing this - most I captured just an empty space or him already on my shoulder!)

The reason he does this is because he and his brother are freeranged higher up from my older boys (who dislike him) He is always /desperate/ to see them and will go to any lengths to do so!

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Edit: As some people keep misreading my shortened description, here is the longer description:

Jasper lives with his brother Felix who he gets on with perfectly. I have another group of rats who are freeranged separately on the floor. Jasper and Felix are freeranged on a covered bed (or completely away from the other group). Jasper is by no means frightened of the other group, he always wants to go and see them, however they won't accept him as their group therefore I have to keep him away from them. However, that doesn't stop him wanting to see them which is why he jumps on me to get down to the floor. None of the rats are traumatised - the other group don't even get a chance to see him as I place him back on the bed every time he jumps. I know the other group wouldn't appreciate him from a failed introduction when he was younger that's why he doesn't get a chance to actually meet them.

I hope that clears everything up :) I have kept rats for about ten years and would never put any rat in a situation that would cause it stress. Jasper jumps because he knows there's somewhere else to explore down there and other rats. He is not scared nor wanting to do harm to them. The other group are simply old and not willing to accept anyone else into their group. I have had plenty of experience doing introductions and the one with Jasper and my existing boys simply didn't work out when he was young. Thus why he lives instead with his brother Felix in a separate cage, and is freeranged separately too.
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Krande Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Long explanation is long. Just admit it already, you left some Red Bull around and it gave him wings :) Pretty pretty rats you have. Nice angle for the photo, too :)
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol rats on red bull, now that would be crazy ;)
Thank you :)
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Bitch0nline Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
you need to stop letting that rat be scared like that!whats wrong with you? then you take a shot of it too...I don't think it's cute!
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you should read my description a little more clearly rather than jumping to all sorts of the wrong conclusions.

As I said, Jasper and his brother (who get on with each other) are freeranged higher up from the adults. He is NOT fleeing from another rat! In more detail:

Jasper lives with his brother Felix who he gets on with perfectly. I have another group of rats who are freeranged separately on the floor. Jasper and Felix are freeranged on a covered bed. Jasper is by no means frightened of the other group, he always wants to go and see them, however they won't accept him as their group therefore I have to keep him away from them. However, that doesn't stop him wanting to see them which is why he jumps on me to get down to the floor. None of the rats are traumatised - the other group don't even get a chance to see him as I place him back on the bed every time he jumps. I know the other group wouldn't appreciate him from a failed introduction when he was younger that's why he doesn't get a chance to actually meet them.
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Bitch0nline Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
okay I get it now :paranoid:
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
If he is this traumatized by them then you should really separate them.I don't think taking a photo of a rat that is frightened is a nice idea.I would never snap this kind of photo.
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think you've actually read my description properly. As I said, Jasper and his brother are freeranged higher up from the adults. In more detail:

Jasper lives with his brother Felix who he gets on with perfectly. I have another group of rats who are freeranged separately on the floor. Jasper and Felix are freeranged on a covered bed. Jasper is by no means frightened of the other group, he always wants to go and see them, however they won't accept him as their group therefore I have to keep him away from them. However, that doesn't stop him wanting to see them which is why he jumps on me to get down to the floor. None of the rats are traumatised - the other group don't even get a chance to see him as I place him back on the bed every time he jumps. I know the other group wouldn't appreciate him from a failed introduction when he was younger that's why he doesn't get a chance to actually meet them.
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I understand now....sometimes I can't comprehend what I read and since this is the Internet you can misinterpret things very easily.Thank you for taking out the time to explain this to me.
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Gatemage Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
wow. you are incredibly patient! the way that you kept taking pictures until you got this exact shot.
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Jasper was very willing to carry on jumping so it was okay!
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Gatemage Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
=P at least you have a cooperative and willing model there!
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LadyTara Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, it's so cool when they jump! I got a shot of my girl doing the same. [link] Tricky one to capture!
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is a very cool photo :D And yes - really difficult to capture xD!!
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LadyTara Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D My Persephone is a real mummy's girl and she jumps to get to my shoulder all the time, haha. Your rat is very handsome! :)
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Bewildermunster Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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HER13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect shot! i wish i could get neat photos of my rattuses doing stuff like that :P
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just take lots and lots and LOTS of photos XD (Honestly, most of mine are a space where the rat was a second earlier ;))
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Drakmanka Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a rat who would do this. I don't know why he did, but he LOVED jumping to my shoulder.
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww :) Jumping addicted rats XD
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Drakmanka Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that must be it :)
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CaoimheErca Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Adorable!!
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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littlezombiesol Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I don't think I have ever seen a rat in that type of pose before xD very awesome capture there xD
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks XD He loves to jump hah
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Slipping-Star Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's a bird
It's a plane
It's...
SUPER RAT!
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wolfysilver Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
XD Hah
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