Wordless Wednesday: Amy’s big jump!

Rats are amazing creatures. They can jump great distances, both vertically and horizontally. I learned this early on when Georgie and Lucy were babies. I would put them in a huge bucket when I cleaned their cage, but they quickly learned how to jump out of it! Running around my floor was much more fun than staying in a boring bucket!

Here’s a short video of Amy showing off her awesome jumping skills. I love how she makes this leap of several feet look almost effortless! She is definitely the daredevil of my four rats. Wherever she is, she almost always wants to be somewhere else and she’ll jump, climb or burrow in order to get there! She is definitely 100% trouble, but she’s fun to have around. πŸ™‚

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Watch on YouTube: Amy the rat can jump far!

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  • Christie

    What a very neat blog! I learned something new about rats too.
    christie from lifewithbeagle.com

    • Thanks for stopping by, Christie! Glad you found the post interesting. πŸ™‚
      cheers,

      Mary

  • BJ Bangs

    Visiting from Wordless Wednesday. Cool post.

  • A Husky Life

    I used to have a rat when I was a teenager, love them! But I don’t think I would want to risk having one with two cats and a husky around….

  • Hello Georgie and Lucy, You look very cute and a lot of fun! Do you like dogs? My owner use to have a pet rat when she was a kid

    • The rats have met my parent’s dog, Ginger, but with very close supervision. They’ve seen each other / sniffed each other just a bit. That’s all we’ve done, as I don’t trust Ginger!!

      ~Mary

  • Frida

    Cool video! We have a youngster rat too that tends to find jumping around a lot more interesting than anything else. Preferably in any way that leads to the cage, and afterwards she runs off on the floor and sometimes is just absolutely impossible to find. Rascal! x)

  • Gwen Lindsey

    I love that rats just relentlessly like to explore. Of course, there is the ‘grass is always greener on the other side’ dynamic. Now that you’ve let Amy visit the floor, she’ll want her own bedroom… then kitchen… refrigerator… cook … butler…. Oh, wait, those might be you already. πŸ™‚

    • Loved your comment, Gwen. Yes, Amy definitely (always) has the attitude of “grass is greener on the other side.”

      She is currently training me to wait on her hand and foot. πŸ™‚

      cheers,

      Mary