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General topics about rats that do not fit in other sections, such as coloration questions and multiple questions in one thread. Any topics belonging in other sections will be moved.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Toys and Fun Ideas for Rats

    please only post if you have something to contribute, such as toy ideas, improvements on existing toys, photographs, etc. any chat will be deleted....

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:54 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Rat Forum's Beginner's Guide (Work in Progress)

    Hey guys, so a couple of you may have seen in the Lounge that we're starting a Beginner's Guide to rat ownership, an FAQ, if you will, and we need...

    Started by RatAtat2693‎, 04-14-2016 11:09 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat Vacation Guide

    As I'm about to leave on vacation myself, I thought I'd share my routine for leaving my rats behind. I see this topic often enough that I felt the...

    Started by cagedbirdsinging‎, 09-26-2014 09:03 AM
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    hey guys! due to popular demand i've started up an official fan page for ratforum on facebook! bear in mind the page is new, and so there is not much...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 04-06-2011 05:02 PM
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    hey guys, jaguar here with some banners and buttons you can add to alternate forum sites and other areas to help show your support of ratforum :D...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 04-07-2011 05:50 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat variations, markings, and colors

    Which Rat Is That? Markings: Self The coat is all the one colour, with no white markings on the belly, feet or tail. The belly may appear...

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:33 AM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat Merchandise

    Heres a list of websites that sell rat merchandise. If you have a site or know of a good one you want added PM an MOD. If you find out any of these...

    Started by AMJ087‎, 01-16-2010 11:44 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat Facts you may not know!

    Rat Facts! (taken from Rats have poor vision. To compensate for this, a red or pink eyed rat will often weave...

    Started by Kiko‎, 01-14-2010 01:18 AM
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  1. Rat breeders in Illinois and states near by

    I'm looking to get boys . I'm not sure what breeder to go to. But if anyone has suggestion it would be SO helpful !

    Started by Littlebear‎, Yesterday 08:22 PM
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  2. Who else can tell their rats apart by their squeaks?

    Each one of my rats has a unique, tone, pitch and length to their squeak. I'll be laying in bed at night and one of my rats will squeak and I'll...

    Started by Fu-Inle‎, Yesterday 07:41 AM
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  3. Getting my rats in Illinois

    I really really want to get pet rats in the next couple of months , i have done alot of research. And of course when I want to get them , there is...

    Started by Littlebear‎, Yesterday 01:51 PM
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  4. Lightbulb Good rat treat!

    I found a good rat treat from the pet store here a while ago! Its a dog treat, one of the cheapest ones and the first few on the ingredient list...

    Started by Nieve5552‎, 04-23-2017 04:15 AM
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  5. Rat names?

    Okay so I have two female rats but can't think of a name for my other one. I want something adorable and cute preferably to do with food like Oreo or...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-22-2017 08:11 AM
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    04-23-2017, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  6. Question A lot of questions

    So I am planning on getting some males this summer. I have some experience with rats in the past but I am now realizing that I never did enough...

    Started by Arrowroot‎, 04-19-2017 11:59 AM
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    04-22-2017, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Weird antennae?

    My girly has weird curly bug antennae growing on her forehead, lol... Anyone else have this phenomenon? They're firmly attached and growing like the...

    Started by Coffeebean‎, 04-21-2017 10:12 PM
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  8. For fun - How old are your rats and how much do they weigh?

    I'm interested in the ways that rats vary in size so much, and, so, just for fun, I thought we could post how old our rats are what they weigh. I'm...

    Started by Ratologist‎, 01-28-2017 09:04 AM
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  9. Anyone good at drawing???

    Hello! I have a whole arm I'm going to dedicate to my animals that have passed and I want my next tattoo to be of a rat holding a forget me not...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 04-13-2017 03:19 PM
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  10. Why is my rat not Intrested in treats?

    Why does my rat not like treats? I gave her cheese she didn't like it, I gave her carrot she didn't like it, I gave her cheerios she didn't like it,...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-19-2017 01:00 PM
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  11. omg they're crazy!

    My new girls are 8 and 10 weeks old now. They started in a (too small) baby cage while they q and grow out a bit. I have a playpen they get out in...

    Started by teniosa‎, 04-18-2017 10:46 PM
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    04-19-2017, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  12. Rat names??

    Okay so I adopted 2 male rats and one died so I adopted another male rat but she turned out to be a girl someone already wanted he male one so I gave...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-17-2017 05:51 PM
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    04-18-2017, 02:17 PM Go to last post
  13. I've fallen in love with my sisters rat!!!

    So I've been babysitting my sisters 2 rats while she's been on holiday and I have fallen in love with one of them!! I love the other one and I love...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 04-16-2017 12:38 PM
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  14. Question A few questions

    So, I have my 2 male husky rats for a month now , they're about 9-10 weeks old. I clean their cage mostly everyday, rarely every 2 days, but the...

    Started by RemboBoy‎, 04-15-2017 06:33 AM
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  15. Question Rats don't care about wheels

    So I've just bought a wheel for my male rats a few days ago (they're young, only ~6 weeks old now) and they don't seem to be interested in it at all....

    Started by RemboBoy‎, 03-10-2017 10:44 AM
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    04-16-2017, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  16. The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Day Auction coming up SOON!

    The Travelin' Rat's BIG spring fundraiser to help rescues that take in rats, the 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Day Auction, is coming up REALLY soon!...

    Started by ratluver372‎, 03-26-2017 05:38 PM
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    04-16-2017, 12:28 AM Go to last post
  17. Why does my rat lick me?

    Why does my rat lick me? She Always licks me when she is cuddled up with me or when I'm sitting on the sofa watching TV she will run around and then...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-14-2017 09:59 AM
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    04-15-2017, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Play pen questions

    We made a big poster board play pen for the ratties. I'd really love to be able to set it up on the living room, but we have a gorgeous thick area...

    Started by teniosa‎, 04-13-2017 08:35 PM
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    04-15-2017, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  19. Good breeders in MA area?

    Since I just moved to MA I want to get in contact with a good reputable breeder in the area. I don't know if I am getting breeder rats anytime soon...

    Started by Coffeebean‎, 04-09-2017 04:09 PM
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    04-15-2017, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  20. Are wood toys okay for rats?

    I have brought my rat a few goodies from the pet store but realised most of them were wooden is this okay for rats?

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-14-2017 06:53 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-14-2017, 09:53 PM Go to last post

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