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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. My 3 boys

    Here are my 3 boys, Yogi (black hooded) is a year old as is Booboo (capped) and Urchin (black Berkshire) is almost 4 months

    Started by LuckyG‎, 03-19-2017 10:09 AM
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  2. Rescue or Rattery?

    Hi I already have rats but they are from a breeder. I found a rescue shelter for rats and was wondering if I should get my next children from a...

    Started by Danes'n'Rats‎, Yesterday 09:51 PM
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  3. Rat squirms out of hands

    I have a dumbo fancy rat named Duchess who constantly tries to get out of my hands when I pick her up. I've tried to teach her what her boundaries...

    Started by PhoenixV‎, 03-19-2017 05:03 PM
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  4. " I like your bag"

    So yesterday I was using my rat bag (it's a bag with a big "I" and a heart with a cute rat partially curled up inside of it). At one point I was...

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 03-19-2017 06:03 PM
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  5. Question Should I get 1 or 2 new rats to befriend my old one?

    One of my rats just died last night. I am worried about her sister who is now all alone. They were both ~8 months old. How long should I wait to...

    Started by Shisket‎, 03-20-2017 03:34 PM
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  6. Fighting over food..

    So I have 5 boys in a double critter nation. I have it set up nice with enough hiding places or whatever. They get along great but when I feed them...

    Started by Sblass‎, 03-21-2017 03:17 PM
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    03-21-2017, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  7. Giant Rats!

    This is a question that I've been wondering for a long time now. Has anyone here ever thought about trying to own an African Giant Rat? Form the...

    Started by Eightbitengine‎, 03-20-2017 01:57 AM
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  8. To Adopt, or Not to Adopt

    Okay guys, I'm stuck, and I tend to be very impulsive in these situations. I have four rats right now, all spayed and neutered. The dynamic has...

    Started by mis.kay‎, 03-15-2017 12:11 PM
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  9. Quick question on playtime

    I got my 2 boys a few days ago and they're such cuties! I'm working on trust training at the moment with them and so far so good. When they're in the...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 03-19-2017 02:25 PM
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  10. Introducing a 15 week old to a pair older boys

    Yesterday I rescued a young male rat (15 weeks old) who was living in a tiny stinky cage with his sister. I've got a pair of one year old boys and I...

    Started by LuckyG‎, 03-12-2017 12:11 PM
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  11. Misty Blue Rattery

    http://mistyblue.weebly.com/ Anyone familiar with this breeder? It's in a private home and you are not allowed to view the facility. That makes me...

    Started by Hal900x‎, 03-09-2017 11:48 PM
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  12. Identification tattoos?

    I thought I would take a poll to see people's honest thoughts on this. Hoping the topic can be kept sane and not heated lol Everyone is entitled to...

    Started by moonkissed‎, 03-16-2017 11:40 PM
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    03-17-2017, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  13. 3 Questions

    Hey, I have seen people use this plastic interlocking tile or blocks as a rat hide. Looks like a kids toy building thingy. They have different...

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 03-14-2017 01:07 PM
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  14. Thumbs up Happy St. Patrick's Day!! March Photo Theme!

    Show off your little leprechauns here! Take a photo of them with St. Paddy inspiration! (or just photoshop it in if that's easier/safer) Here's...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 03-08-2017 05:08 PM
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  15. My rats are so scared I can varely even get them out the cage! :( Help!

    So i just got my 2 adorable little boy rats, they have white fur and red eyes and have a little light brown almost white patch on each of their...

    Started by Foxyky‎, 03-13-2017 07:51 AM
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  16. New rat mom- Trust bond question

    Hello Everyone, I just got my first 2 rats this past sunday (4 days ago); they are 2 females that were regularly handled at the SPCA from which I...

    Started by zcacid‎, 03-17-2017 01:41 AM
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  17. whats a normal vet visit like?

    i took TG, KC, my crested gecko and a guinea pig to the vet. luckily i was able to get them all in. the vet checked each of them paying special...

    Started by Tim0310‎, 03-16-2017 06:40 PM
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    03-17-2017, 12:34 AM Go to last post
  18. Rat toots?

    Okay, so, I know rats can fart, but my first two girls would only toot occassionally...my third girl that I recently got is constantly tooting. It...

    Started by MimiSkye‎, 04-02-2014 08:47 AM
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  19. Question Digital Camera Rat Photography - Help!

    So, in an attempt to take good pictures of my rats, I searched good ol' Google for some help. Most results said to up the shutter speed, which I've...

    Started by CatsPlayPoker‎, 03-15-2017 01:20 AM
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  20. Is my rat sick?

    My baby boy, Tate, only about 4 months old, has been kinda sniffly lately. He sneezes about 2-3 times a day and doesn't show other signs of a...

    Started by gentrydesenka‎, 03-13-2017 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-15-2017, 12:01 AM Go to last post

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