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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 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. Anybody ever take a "rat nap?"

    I go downstairs to visit my neighbor every morning, and I like to lay down for a bit afterward. My little old man Ziggy clearly wanted attention...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 11-18-2014 07:42 PM
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  2. Alpha rat is smaller than Omega rat?

    I was just curious if anyone else has had this happen to them. I have two male rats Gibbs(the white and brown hooded rat) and Barbossa. Gibbs is...

    Started by Snowdazey14‎, 11-20-2014 04:55 PM
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    11-24-2014, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Feeling like a bad rat owner

    This morning, I was running late for work and I quickly gave all the rats their antibiotics... But I completely forgot to check their bowls for...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 11-24-2014 12:11 PM
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  4. Genetics question

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this but I'm just curious. I picked up two Siamese brothers and a hairless male last night. Sweet as can be. I...

    Started by december333‎, 11-24-2014 08:32 AM
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  5. Smile Can I burn candles in the same room as the ratties cage?

    Hi all! I have some lovely lilac scented candles that I haven't burned since I've had my ratties, because I'm not sure if the scent will bother them...

    Started by MangoTango‎, 11-23-2014 11:09 PM
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    11-24-2014, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  6. Getting another rat today :)

    Almost a month ago I got 2 baby rats from a pet store. Unfortunately one of them was really sick and didn't show symptoms until I actually had her...

    Started by Ruby_Beatrice‎, 11-24-2014 09:53 AM
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  7. Need help naming new boy!

    I got a new rat today, a dark grey 3-4 month old Berkshire Rex. He's super sweet and quirky, and I fell in love with him right when I saw him! I'm...

    Started by raving_ratties‎, 11-24-2014 12:11 AM
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  8. Mattress munchers

    I was on vacation in september and my husband stayed behind and took care of the girls. Now they all mind me but they know Ty is a major pushover and...

    Started by Hey-Fay‎, 11-23-2014 10:40 PM
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  9. A Little Rattus rattus!

    So I was contacted a few weeks ago by a woman that found some orphaned R. Rattus babies. She managed to nurse them from 2 weeks old all the way to 7...

    Started by Korra‎, 11-07-2014 09:19 PM
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  10. Question Help us name our rat!

    Hello everyone, We are reaching out to you in hopes of helping name our newest member of the family. She is 12 weeks old and already an awesome...

    Started by Sgreene9398‎, 11-22-2014 01:18 AM
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  11. When did your males calm down?

    And if I get my rats from a litter where the dad is calm and cuddly, should the male babies also take that route?

    Started by Fusion200‎, 11-22-2014 11:17 AM
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    11-23-2014, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Rat ages?

    How do you guys tell how old a rat is? What do you look at?

    Started by Cayley‎, 11-22-2014 06:52 PM
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    11-23-2014, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Old Rat Owner Mistreatment

    So how should I handle this problem?!!? I posted on craigslist saying I'd take in any rats that needed homes, which is fine. What WASN'T was when...

    Started by dumblydork90‎, 11-23-2014 03:05 AM
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  14. -sigh- escaped rat..

    Okay so one of my little girls escaped today. I can't tell you when, because i when I got home from school I went to their cage to say hi, and only...

    Started by beautifulbellablue‎, 11-22-2014 02:03 AM
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  15. So my Rat ended up under the house last night.

    I just have to share this story because I never thought the bond I had with my rats were quite this deep. I knew we had a bond but this was just...

    Started by BenLen‎, 11-18-2014 10:57 AM
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    11-23-2014, 06:02 AM Go to last post
  16. Advice please?

    Hi, My 2 year old Ray Marley is on antibiotics (baytril) to treat a possible resp infection. I got 2 new babies for him after Arnold his brother...

    Started by RattyTastic‎, 11-22-2014 12:54 PM
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    11-22-2014, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Two new additions to the "mischief" am I using that term correctly?

    Found a breeder that just weened a new litter away from their mother yesterday. Going to pick up a Patchwork and cream hooded female {or maybe two...

    Started by KloverBeans‎, 11-21-2014 10:38 AM
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  18. "Purple Rat"

    I have a PEW, and I've noticed that he appears to have a purple looking stripe down his back. I believe it's because his fur is thinner there?.....

    Started by Fraido‎, 11-21-2014 09:35 AM
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  19. Cage help needed

    A girl on face book need help finding a cheap temporary cage for her rat babes. Anyone know a places or people where she can get one?

    Started by Akita‎, 11-20-2014 06:06 PM
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  20. Russian vs. American Blues? Dark and Light Shades in both colors?

    My two newest babies are a pair of brothers from a Russian Blue litter. There was a really noticeable difference between some of the babies coat...

    Started by Czerwony‎, 11-19-2014 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-20-2014, 03:17 PM Go to last post

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