Q. Wean I scratch the back of my rats she gows insean sqweaks loud and has her claws out and my ather rats wont leaf her aloon is this a bad thing?

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A. It is possible your rat either doesn't like, or likes very much the scratching and so is alerting her friends to it by making loud noises. If the other rats are attempting to harm her afterwards, then not performing the behavior to keep her safe may be best. If you are seeing any signs of illness in addition to the loud squeaking, then having a vet take a look may be helpful.

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