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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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  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 05:02 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 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 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 01:18 AM
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  1. Rat Alternatives

    So my husband is absolutely in love with our pet rats. So much so that when he gets home, he'll scoop up our oldest girl for kisses and cuddles...

    Started by Prince‎, 06-21-2017 11:15 PM
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  2. Help me estimate the age of my new baby rats

    Hey guys, I recently adopted these two little girls from a...less than trustworthy source. I'm not sure how old they are, as all my previous girls...

    Started by Shadow <3‎, Yesterday 06:24 AM
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  3. Please tell me all i need to know about having a rat for a pet

    If anyone could lay it out for me I would be appreciative, any info will be VERY HELPFUL from what I feed it to cleaning and litter and etc etcI am...

    Started by Unscarredbyfaith‎, 06-22-2017 08:00 PM
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  4. Harley enjoying the garden

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 06-20-2017 01:06 PM
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  5. Litter training and smell! Please help! Exhausted!

    As much as I love my boys, they stink!! I got them 2 weeks ago and they refuse to poop/pee anywhere BUT their litter box and their favourite place to...

    Started by resmaeil‎, 06-22-2017 04:45 PM
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  6. Vacation Cage

    How large of a cage is appropriate for a 2-3 day trip with a single rat? I have a cage that I could comfortably carry but doesn't have more than one...

    Started by Kenowhereman‎, 06-22-2017 04:32 PM
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  7. Are Grreat Choice dyed wood blocks safe?

    Hi everyone, just what the title says. I imagine they probably are, but I wanted to double-check to make sure the dye or wood isn't toxic for rats or...

    Started by CosmicKat62‎, 06-21-2017 09:35 PM
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  8. Single rat, trying to get another one, anything I should know?

    Hey! I currently have one rat named Gomez, after Gomez Adams. I am looking at getting another either creme colored rat or albino. I'm probably going...

    Started by Ratatouille11‎, 06-19-2017 11:33 PM
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  9. Treats for Training

    Hello, What are you guys using to help train your rats? What I mean is, what small treat to you give them the instant they take the action you...

    Started by Adam‎, 06-02-2017 11:30 AM
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    06-20-2017, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  10. Pet store rats?

    So after doing extensive research, I've pretty much come to the conclusion that there are no reputable rat breeders near me (new york city). The...

    Started by wtfelvemage‎, 06-07-2017 11:27 PM
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  11. How do you keep your rat cool in the summer and know when they're to hot?

    Hello! So I live in the UK and we don't normally get hot weather but at the moment it's 25-30c and majority of the time it doesn't come with a...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 06-18-2017 06:32 PM
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  12. Frightened rat

    So I got 3 feeder rats about a week ago, 1 older one, and 2 young ones. I've been slowly trust training them with treats. I give them cheerios and...

    Started by wtfelvemage‎, 06-19-2017 01:09 AM
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  13. Can rats be left a weekend?

    I was wondering if my rats would be okay over the weekend if I went away? I've had them for about 3 months so have settled in, and I have 3 bottles...

    Started by Ratman87‎, 06-16-2017 04:25 AM
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  14. Are baby rats more hyper?

    So I recently adopted boys and they're just 5 weeks now. I wanted boys because I heard they are more cuddly but my boys seem like they never want to...

    Started by resmaeil‎, 06-18-2017 10:05 AM
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  15. 3 types of rat bite

    I have only experienced bite type 1. Whoops I thought you were food lol This is a good bit of info I accidently ran across. Take a look see: ...

    Started by AceYourFace‎, 02-02-2008 09:35 AM
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  16. Have you ever caught a wild rat and kept it as a pet?

    I wonder if anyone ever did this. Did the rat eventually become friendly like a domesticated rat?

    Started by jerme‎, 08-22-2012 09:35 PM
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  17. Feeder rats advice

    Hey guys! me again. So I just rescued 3 feeder rats today. A little bit of backstory: The only rat breeder near me has a 3 month wait list. I'm...

    Started by wtfelvemage‎, 06-13-2017 09:09 PM
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  18. Rat outfit

    Does anyone know where I can buy rat outfits? I would specifically like game of throne rat outfits. Thanks you

    Started by Ratman87‎, 06-13-2017 05:48 AM
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  19. Have some items you want to sell? AND help a rescue to boot?

    You know what they say: "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Well, now that treasure can also help a rescue or two! Throughout...

    Started by ratluver372‎, 06-08-2017 08:51 PM
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  20. Petting, holding and napping -- realistic expectations please

    Hi. So, things are going good with the three boys. I have them pretty comfortable climbing all over me and they are getting better about being...

    Started by Adam‎, 06-05-2017 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-05-2017, 01:59 PM Go to last post

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