The rat that I have though did something that really confused me. I always pay attention to her, though I dont' pick her up. She doesn't like that. I'm working my way up towards her letting me. I got up to get ready for work and I went over to say hi and she bite me. Enough to bleed.
I have no idea why she would just suddenly bite me like that. I didn't startle her, I was talking to her and she was looking at me before I reached over to touch her.
Just wanted to get some input. That certainly isn't fun to be bitten and I don't want her to be unhappy either. I always hear how rarely rats bite so I'm just worried!