Why does my rat sleep so much?

it seems like all my rat does is sleep besides whether i get her out and let her run around the house.
Rats tend to rest a lot in the daytime and become more busy at night. When you let her out she suddenly has the house to explore and this provides something else more interesting than her coop to explore.
Hope this helps.

mice and rats sleep during the day so while you think its sleeping alot its probably up and running basically as much but your asleep. Otherwise reasons are:
Does she have a friend? Often times rats will become depressed or bored if they do not own a cagemate, and just as with humans, will spend more time sleeping.It used to be common to preserve only one rat as a pet, but this was before more information be known on exactly how social rats are. In this case, total most definitely has an effect on quality of rats, and it is fundamental that you have at least two rats. If she doesn't have a friend, I strongly propose getting her another female companion. Any rat owner or reputable breeder will tell you that you need at tiniest two or more (same gender) for them to be happy and healthy. If you're afraid that one wont be as friendly because he has a buddy, within is no need. They are social animals, and will only be more friendly with you whether they have a buddy. And really, one extra rat hardly make any difference as far as care is concerned.
Answers:    Rats are crepuscular, which means they are most involved at dusk and dawn. During the day and in the middle of the dark they prefer to be sleeping. Girl rats tend to be very lively and curious so of course she is going to run around the house when she's awake! But if you've bonded next to her at all you should notice that she comes back to you commonly to check on you. If you want her to hang out with you, you will have to bond beside her, entertain her and play with her. Rats love to play!
When she gets elder she'll slow down and you'll find she prefers chilling out with you over just going on for any thing else. Enjoy.



well my brother and i own 2 rats and we changed their diets because the one be active then stoped being busy so we change it to:
rabbit feed pellets from rural king
fresh pumpkin seed
and dry corn
mix it all together and feed your pets works for mice rats Guinea pigs bacicly all rodents
it is completely health and tey love it
rodents are like owls and are nocturnal and sleep during the day and play at darkness and she is exited wen she is out of her game because it is different then her cage
rats are actually nocturnal and most of their waking life span is spent during the night...probably when you are sleeping

but the little social dears are almost other obliging with play if you purloin them out of the cage :)
what else do you do wit it it might be board try spending more time wit it see if that helps
It probably basically sleeps in the morning and wakes up at night. My dwarf hamsters are similar to that.
maybe she's sleepy?
My rat sleeps alot too. I think that may a short time ago be part of their lifestyle. :)
Rats are generally more active at darkness than in the day, so this is part of it.

Does she hold a friend? Often times rats will become depressed or bored if they do not have a cagemate, and just as beside humans, will spend more time sleeping.It used to be common to keep only one rat as a pet, but this be before more information was known on precisely how social rats are. In this case, quantity most definitely have an effect on quality of rats, and it is essential that you have at tiniest two rats. If she doesn't have a friend, I strongly suggest getting her another female companion. Any rat owner or reputable breeder will recount you that you need at least two or more (same gender) for them to be happy and hygienic. If you're afraid that one wont be as friendly because he has a buddy, there is no need. They are social animals, and will solely be more friendly with you if they have a buddy. And really, one additional rat hardly makes any difference as far as care is concerned.

Here is information on proper quarantine and introduction procedures: http://www.bruxnboggle.com/forum/viewtop...

Other than a friend, it would also be willing to help to have new toys and things to play with contained by the cage. Changing these frequently will keep her interested. Check out this page, and scroll to the bottom title "Free Range": http://www.basicrat.com/habitat.html
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