I had a rat once that I named Kamikazi... I had three cats an two dogs at the time, and she was always escaping and going to sleep in the closet. She never tore anything up, she would just go sleep on top of the food bucket in the closet near their cage. In the morning it became habit to go to the closet first and collect her before feeding everyone. Lmao!!
My rats anti-escape - I put them on the ground, they decide they can't be bothered and amble back to their cage!
The younger 4 boys like to explore the kitchen, though. Once, unbeknownst to us, Darty had climbed in the dishwasher, and someone shut him in! I was frantically looking around the kitchen for about ten minutes when I opened it up, and there he was, with sauce on his bottom and a very sorry-for-himself look on his chubby little face.
Pretty much. When I have mine on the bed they jsut spend their time trying to climb back into the cage : P