Knowing little to nothing about rat biology I was curious as to whether or not rats spread their front paws out in much the same fashion as they do their rear paws. Its front paws seem clinched. Is that just the photoshop or is this a normal behavior?
I'm no expert on rats and I don't even own one as a companion animal, so please take everything I say with a grain of salt. I believe they splay the toes on both front and rear paws when they're standing on them. I didn't do anything to the toes; I don't have that much skill in Gimp.
Well, the toes are digging into the glove because (1) she's not accustomed to fake suede and (2) definitely the spreading of the toes and digging in with her claws helped her to keep balance and achieve such a perfect stand.