The incidence of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has been alarmingly high in the United States since the early 1980’s, without any significant medical advancements in treatment. With case fatality rates up to 50%, new treatment strategies are critically needed. The majority of ICH research has been conducted in young, healthy male mice, which do not mirror the human ICH population. We have developed a rat model of ICH with concomitant cardiometabolic comorbidities, which more closely align with the human ICH population in order to improve chances for successful identification of translational therapeutic targets, however, efficient neurobehavioral measurements have not been well-validated in rat models. In murine models, the Garcia score and Corner Turn tests are two measures of neurobehavioral change, however, there is significant variation in the amount of time and effort required to complete these two tests and the Garcia score measure has not been validated in rat models.