'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.