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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. Some people think Rats are addicted to drinking human blood

    Gosh, why didn't anyone tell me that when I decided to adopt my vampire babies? I guess I've got 5 little Audrey II's running around! AGH! ...

    Started by rottengirl‎, Yesterday 11:00 AM
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  2. Can Rats Eat Lawn Clippings?

    My grandmother jokingly suggested that I feed my lawn clippings - manual mower and no pesticides - to my rats, as she used to pick grass to feed to...

    Started by honeyviper‎, Today 12:35 AM
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  3. Talking I'm so proud of salt & pepper!

    I know this is an odd thing to post about but i have no one else who will truly share my excitement! I have just taught my first rats their very...

    Started by Salt & Pepper‎, 04-27-2017 10:28 PM
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  4. Rat books

    Hi everybody! I am totally new to the forum and joined in order to research keeping rats as pets. Our neighbours recently got 2 rats and my...

    Started by Sumo‎, 04-26-2017 05:50 AM
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  5. Getting baby rats soon; a couple questions before bringing them home.

    Hi everyone! I am a first time rat owner who is getting two male baby rats very soon. I am getting the rats from my cousin who adopted a...

    Started by JaggedStar‎, 04-27-2017 12:08 PM
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  6. How long

    How long did you reasearch rats before getting them?

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 01-17-2017 10:45 AM
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  7. Boys or Girls????? Please help me decide!!!

    Ok, so I currently have four females. Two of which are a year old and two of them are 3 months old. I am getting two new babies in August/September...

    Started by RattyMomma1‎, 04-25-2017 03:51 PM
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    04-27-2017, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  8. baby rats grow so fast?!

    on the 21st i brought home my two 5 week 1 day old boys, felix and dorian. now they are 5 weeks and 6 days old, and they have already grown SO MUCH...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 04-26-2017 01:12 PM
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  9. Well that didn't work

    So today someone who knows I like rats tried to insult me...and it was awesome!He made a fool of himself!He was walking with a friend(who I don't...

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 11-10-2016 03:08 PM
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  10. 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, 04-24-2017 08:22 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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    04-25-2017, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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, 04-24-2017 07:41 AM
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  14. 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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  15. 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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    04-25-2017, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  16. 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, 04-24-2017 01:51 PM
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  17. 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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    04-24-2017, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. 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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    04-21-2017, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    04-20-2017, 04:42 PM Go to last post

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