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Fancy Rodents
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I know two people who keep fancy rodents. Apparently, rats and mice don't sweat, and can't pant like dogs can. Instead, they lie on their backs and wave their feet in the air in an attempt to radiate some of that excess heat away.

With summer coming on, a guide on how to keep one's fancy rodent cool and comfortable would be helpful... oh, look! Here's one now. has a bunch of interesting articles besides that one, too. Thanks to, ironically, m_cat for the link!

EDIT: Some of those articles mention "bruxing," so I went to look it up. Along with the answer to that I found some interesting stuff about rat body language that greenstorm might be interested in reading.


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