Happy tummies, happy rats.

So this morning I gave Maxi and Ben their honey oats, as per usual.

After scoffing down their breakfast, they assumed the “mommy-give-us-scritches” position.

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Obviously I can’t resist showering my furchildren with affection and it wasn’t too long after that Maxi started bruxing and boggling.

Scritching – The collective term for petting, rubbing, massaging, scratching, kissing, cuddling, grooming, fondling, tickling and otherwise showing your rat just how much you love him/her.

Boggling – The rat’s eyes will bulge in and out in a fast motion.

Bruxing – A rat bruxes by grinding its teeth together. Can either sound like grinding or chattering teeth.

*Note: This is not a video of my rats.

Naturally the first time this happenend, I freaked the fuck out. I honestly thought they were having seizures and would soon pop out their eyes and die.

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However, after further investigation, it became evident that they do this when they are content.

Like how kittehs purr, this is how ratties show that they are happy.

Just a heart-melting moment I wanted to share with the rest of the world. :)

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