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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. What's the oldest rat you've owned?

    Im fairly new to owning rats and haven't experienced loosing one yet. I was just wondering what everyone's experience was with loosing rats to old...

    Started by WelshRat‎, 05-21-2017 05:25 AM
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  2. New Model of Stealth Wheel

    Hi, I don't know if everyone knows this, but the makers of the Stealth Wheel (AtticWorx) just came out with a new wheel. They are calling it the ...

    Started by susb8383‎, Yesterday 07:56 PM
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  3. Name ideas and hair question

    I have 2 sweet little girls that I refer to as my spider monkeys, but they still need names. I am terrible at coming up with names so I'm looking for...

    Started by leti2pets‎, 05-25-2017 12:16 AM
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  4. When to start training?

    My sons rats are both about 4 months old. They are hopefully learning how to use their litter box. But as for task training or trick training are...

    Started by Adam‎, Yesterday 11:10 AM
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  5. Litter-training...please help?

    I have gotten to the point where I let my rats out all day. But i want them to be litter trained so they don't stink up my whole room!! Any tips?...

    Started by abratforarat‎, 05-25-2017 01:07 PM
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    05-25-2017, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  6. what color is she?

    I've been told shes an agouti but there always seems to be a debate as to her markings. What do you think she is? Also feel free to share your...

    Started by TalaChester‎, 05-10-2017 11:46 AM
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    05-24-2017, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  7. Is Wade husky??

    I have no idea when it comes to rat colouration and I always thought my boy Wade was just blazed but as he's gotten older he has white hairs coming...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 05-20-2017 11:51 AM
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    05-23-2017, 08:19 PM Go to last post
  8. Would you eat at the "Rat Cafe"?!

    Saw this article and had mixed feelings about it...mostly negative...perhaps because I was following the Seoul Virus fiasco. How would they...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 05-19-2017 01:42 PM
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    05-23-2017, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  9. General introduction with a few specific questions

    Hello all, I have a few specific questions, but I first want to give you some background for prospective. Less than a week ago, my 16 year old...

    Started by Adam‎, 05-16-2017 06:27 AM
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    05-23-2017, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  10. Question Rat leash

    it's very hot outside so I want to let my rats out (They're about ~4 months old), but without a leash they are sure going to run away, so I've tried...

    Started by RemboBoy‎, 05-19-2017 10:24 AM
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    05-21-2017, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  11. Question about bedding

    Okay, so I had been using Sophresh bedding for my 2 boys previously. However after the second time I got it I noticed that it said it had baking soda...

    Started by Chitterchatter‎, 05-20-2017 08:51 PM
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    05-21-2017, 01:53 AM Go to last post
  12. Question Help Identify Kaso the Rat ... or Mouse!

    It's a long story but this cutie was found crawling along the hot asphalt of a road. I can't tell if he is a very young rat or a mouse. He is very...

    Started by Spacey‎, 05-20-2017 07:16 AM
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    05-20-2017, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  13. Rat color genetics

    Do you have recommendations for websites that explain rat color genetics? I'm familiar with the basic idea of genetics, just looking for...

    Started by yorna‎, 05-20-2017 10:57 AM
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  14. Rat just fell off dining room table

    Tom my hyperactive little rattie just fell off the dining room table, luckily he didn't seem to hurt himself or anything but seemed rather excited by...

    Started by Samanamkmj‎, 05-18-2017 04:55 PM
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    05-19-2017, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  15. Finally made the introduction

    Our new cage came in tonight and I was right, it was like Christmas getting it in. The only thing I'm not sure I like, and it didn't even occur to me...

    Started by ARatNamedCleo‎, 05-18-2017 11:33 PM
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    05-19-2017, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  16. He's all in!!

    Hello again, Well my son is all in!! I had him read many articles on the web and sat with him through several YouTube videos about the Pros...

    Started by Adam‎, 05-18-2017 12:32 PM
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    05-18-2017, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  17. Wink These guys are actually super cute!!

    Im sure most of you already know about the Gambian/African pouched rats, and that they help out people by sniffing out landmines. I just saw a...

    Started by Nieve5552‎, 05-18-2017 05:56 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-18-2017, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Frizzing fur?

    I've noticed my rat Nyx has suddenly got her fur all puffed up. It was silky yesterday, but today it's sticking up all over the place. Not in a...

    Started by InsideSunrise‎, 05-15-2017 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-17-2017, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  19. Is my rat pregnant?

    I posted a couple days ago about what's wrong with her and I was only thinking it was part of growing up but I noticed about 2 days ago that her...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 05-14-2017 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-17-2017, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Talking Rat Soccer!

    After training my rats Latte and Blackberry to play 1 on 1 basketball, I decided to try and train them to play 1 on 1 soccer. They transferred their...

    Started by Shadow <3‎, 05-16-2017 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 74
    05-17-2017, 05:37 AM Go to last post

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