My rat Ben bit me just now,
Which is not like him as in the many months I've had him he has never bit even though when I first got him he was very skittish (still is with
strangers) and i don't think this was a fear bite but can any one tell me what might be the reason?
I was sitting on my bed with laptop and playing with them like I always do Ben usually hides under my bed and climbs back up when he hears food or wants attention , so he came over to me and I gave him some strokes and scratches like always but then he tried to pin my hand (the scratches off his claws are actually worse than the bites) and bit my wrist but not a quick sharp bite it was a slow bite and several times , I did try squeaking to show my disapproval (I've heard this is what you should do to show a bite hurts) but he still did it again, i put him in his cage and only after that did i notice it start bleeding ,
I wonder did I upset him or was he just playing to roughly or was it a dominance thing? sometimes I've heard Loki give an awful squeak when they play fight but this has only happened twice and usually they are very mellow with each other
ben has pinned my arm before but then only licked it or nibbled it so i don't know why he was more aggressive this time.
I tried searching the web but couldn't find a similar enough story :c