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  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 01:54 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 12:09 PM
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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 10:03 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: RatForum Facebook Page - Due to Popular Demand

    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 06:02 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Want to help support RatForum? Link to us!

    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 06:50 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 01:33 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 12:44 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat Facts you may not know!

    Rat Facts! (taken from http://wererat.net/ratfacts.htm) Rats have poor vision. To compensate for this, a red or pink eyed rat will often weave...

    Started by Kiko‎, 01-14-2010 02:18 AM
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  1. Tell Me About Your Past Or Previous Dwarfs

    My rat passed away today. I have had rats all my life and love them dearly. I have owned rex, standard, and dumbo rats but never a dwarf. I was...

    Started by Domino‎, Today 01:08 AM
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  2. small male rat?

    hi everybody, i've got a question for all of you. i currently have four male rats that are *supposedly* all from the same litter. they're all about...

    Started by giraffevacuum‎, Yesterday 04:17 PM
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  3. Uh oh...Brought home LOTS of rats

    I stopped at my local pet shop for ferret food and looked at the feeder rats. I saw a stressed little momma rat in horrible conditions, with her...

    Started by B'sMom‎, Yesterday 07:59 PM
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  4. How long

    How long did you reasearch rats before getting them?

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 01-17-2017 11:45 AM
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  5. Bedding... again

    So my local store sells aspen shavings and aspen pellets. The pellets are a whole lot cheaper than the shavings so I was wondering if the pellets...

    Started by -moose‎, Yesterday 05:55 PM
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  6. Nail polish

    I was just wondering how nail polish is worn around rats.Is there a certain brand that needs to be used so that the scent isn't to strong or that...

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 01-18-2017 05:35 PM
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  7. New to Rats - Potential Odour Problems?

    Hi all! I had a fair few questions relating to rats that didn't seem to be immediately clear when reading through the archives etc, apologies if...

    Started by StinkyRatBoy‎, 01-18-2017 06:39 AM
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  8. NEEd help

    Helloo I'm just looking for a bit of advice, i had 2 Rats one of them had to get put down due to respiratory infection which came on rather...

    Started by MagicRat661‎, 01-18-2017 12:25 PM
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  9. CN 161 Question/Food Question

    The cage I plan on getting for my rats is a Critter Nation Single/161. Would 3 male rats fit in this sized cage (with the right accessories?) I'd...

    Started by PastelRat‎, 01-17-2017 09:15 PM
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  10. Finding and local breeder or rescue

    I just moved to Wyoming and I am looking into getting 2 more rats. Problem is I can't seems to find any breeders or residues in the state. Closest...

    Started by frodo&sam‎, 01-18-2017 07:32 PM
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  11. Please Help- Boy or Girl?

    I can't tell whether or not this rat is male or female and I don't want it in with the wrong group because I don't want a litter. Can anyone help to...

    Started by Domino‎, 01-18-2017 08:04 AM
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  12. double critter nation yet my 3 boy sleep in there space pod

    i have no idea how they all get in there

    Started by ratman7777‎, 01-14-2017 12:56 AM
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  13. Groups or pairs?

    Hey guys so I know rats are highly social animals and I currently have a pair of bucks that are 8 months but I've been reading a lot that most people...

    Started by Lexi_Bexi‎, 01-18-2017 11:40 AM
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  14. Is self-medicating rats common in the rat community?

    Hey all! Just a curiosity here, and I am in no way shaming anyone! I noticed in the rat community, not just on the forum, but around here locally...

    Started by LilysPets‎, 01-11-2017 08:09 PM
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  15. Excited for my new Criiter Nation. Questions

    Hello all,I just bought a single critter nation(new in the box) with stand on Craigslist for $70 and I only had a 10 minute drive to get it. Lol....

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 01-17-2017 01:46 AM
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  16. Rat bites

    I posted yesterday about me bleeding from my rat biting my lip. Kit and Tate have never bitten me....... until the last 2 days. Kit always kisses me,...

    Started by gentrydesenka‎, 01-17-2017 09:19 PM
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  17. Wink Getting a baby! (most likely)

    So as some of you may remember I've been looking for a girl rat and I found someone in the town over who is going to be having an accidental litter....

    Started by anilec‎, 01-17-2017 07:40 PM
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  18. Rat bites

    My rats were casually wrestling a little bit when I came home. Every time I'm gone for more than an hour or so they'll greet me at the bars (which...

    Started by gentrydesenka‎, 01-15-2017 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-16-2017, 03:36 AM Go to last post
  19. rats bites are sucky

    i had no idea something with sucha small mo/uth could cause so much pain one of mine got lose and when i caught him he bit me got blood all over the...

    Started by ratman7777‎, 01-10-2017 01:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-15-2017, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  20. Cheese

    What started the whole rats/mice like cheese, rabbits like carrots, etc.?

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 01-12-2017 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-15-2017, 12:31 AM Go to last post

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