rats usually bite because they either come from a bad breeder or an inbred litter. ive got two rats myself and it took a while for them to get used to me. it sounds as if you haven't even got to know your rat, you have to build up a bond with your rat, so that they trust you, otherwise whenever you go to handle your rat she will bite and try and protect herself. firstly build up that trust, its so important and secondly, don't ever let your roommate near your rat again! you don't throw a rat, how dumb is she, if i was you id throw her, see how she likes it and she shouldn't be flicking rats either, in-fact, if that's how she treats hers then she shouldn't even have them. if someone ever did that to my 2 rats id go mad at em, its just plain cruel.
rats are very clever, and will learn to trust you if you treat them well. using treats is a good way to start. mine love oranges and grapes! rats are greedy little buggers so befriending them with food will set you in the right direction!
and if your gonna write in your question that your roommate threw your rat then people are going to comment, you dont need to wait for someone to mention it then say your gonna deal with it, just dont write it in the first place. like i said, the only way for you to get your rat to stop biting is to get her to trust you, shes biting out of fear.!!
owner of 2 rats
· 1 decade ago