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I have an adult male hooded rat and recently I've noticed he is squeaking loudly and acting hyper, I haven't noticed any difference in his diet and he is moving around fine.

He especially makes these noises when I'm in the same room as him (he wakes me up at night, grrr) and he usually persists until I take him out, after which he settles down.

I can only think of two reasons for this:
1, it's his mating season
2, he's doing it for attention.

I'd really like some advice on this (I know it's on the health section, but it is my rats health I'm worried about) because I'm worried he may have a respitory disease. On the other hand, I could be rewarding him for bad behaviour...

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im not sure if theres anyone here who could help you out but you could take your rat to the vet or look it up on some vet/animal sites (sorry i dont know any)

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah i think u shud take him 2 the vet just to check if everythng is ok.

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