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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. Shopping day. Hairless rats, wheels and misc.

    So today I went to a pet store for the 1st time in awhile. I have been trying not to but I was visiting my in laws and needed any excuse to leave....

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 02-18-2017 07:03 PM
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  2. Australian Lines vs American Lines

    This is a question to those who may have Australian imports as well as to our friends in Australia. I've noticed my Australian boy is slimmer and...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 02-16-2017 10:16 AM
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    02-18-2017, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Doing my research - multiple questions!

    Hey all, I'm hoping to add a pair (or trio) of rats to my household this spring, and I want to get myself prepared early. I figured I would just...

    Started by Mrr‎, 02-15-2017 04:56 PM
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    02-17-2017, 06:10 AM Go to last post
  4. New Baby girl

    Welcome Anastasia to the family! she's just so small and precious and I'm in love.;D I picked her up earlier this week but just haven't got around to...

    Started by anilec‎, 02-16-2017 03:20 PM
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  5. Markings?

    I'm curious as to what my rats markings are. I used to own reptiles and I could tell what they were from a mile away. But while at the vet someone...

    Started by Scorpiont23‎, 02-16-2017 12:33 AM
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  6. Auction item donations needed!

    The Travelin' Rat will be holding the 2017 World Rat Day Auction from March 31-April 9, 2017 on our FB page. Our first one last year was a HUGE...

    Started by ratluver372‎, 02-15-2017 06:41 PM
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  7. A haiku

    Here's a rat haiku I just thought of: ...

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 01-05-2017 07:52 PM
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    02-15-2017, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  8. Help me sex the newest addition to my mischief?

    Hi! I just picked up a hairless rat from a lady who had an accidental litter yesterday. I've fallen in love with this munchkin already. The lady was...

    Started by AutumnIsComing‎, 02-14-2017 05:20 PM
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  9. Scattere guards for the ferret nation?

    So, I want to get some for my cage. But the ones midwest makes are apparently horrible. I swear I've seen someone selling homemade ones somewhere but...

    Started by Jokerfest‎, 02-14-2017 09:01 PM
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  10. Rat getting fat

    Hey guys, I'm worried my 1 girl Sable is starting to get fatter and I'm trying to manage the treats and everything I give her but because right now...

    Started by rck93‎, 02-15-2017 08:39 AM
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  11. Lightbulb Is Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray safe for rats?

    I've used it before to stop cats from chewing on wires, and I'm hoping to use it in the area I free-range. Has anyone else used this to prevent rats...

    Started by Basil‎, 02-14-2017 03:48 PM
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    02-14-2017, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  12. Male or female can't decide!!!

    I can't for the life of me decide whether to get male or female pet rats! I've had both in the past but had the males a long time ago when I was...

    Started by ali_g123‎, 02-09-2017 01:00 PM
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    02-14-2017, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  13. Please change your designated charity! Help Rescues!

    Please change The Travelin' Rat as your designated charity for fundraisers including Amazon Smile, Amazon Associates, eBay, Goodshop,...

    Started by ratluver372‎, 02-14-2017 12:13 PM
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  14. Solo rat?

    My child has had rats for years now, two or three at a time. When the inevitable happened, we got a new rat or two to expand the pack. Now, the child...

    Started by TheCat‎, 01-23-2017 07:24 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-13-2017, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  15. Should I get a second rat?

    I got my first rat as a single adoption. Essentially, one of my friends asked, "Hey, I have this rat that needs a home, do you want it?" So, of...

    Started by FlamingFox‎, 02-12-2017 01:56 PM
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    02-13-2017, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  16. Baby to Adult Coat ?

    Hi can someone tell me how many weeks of age a baby rat begins to get its adult coat in aka moult? And would this age be the same age that a...

    Started by Coffeebean‎, 02-12-2017 05:54 PM
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    02-13-2017, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  17. Upper Respiratory Infection

    My rat, 3 months, is occasionally making strange breathing noises. They sound like this - https://youtu.be/21-pn5KRY-A (not my video). He only makes...

    Started by gentrydesenka‎, 02-12-2017 11:14 PM
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  18. We're frenemies when...

    We all love our mischief...but face it...you have a rat that likes to pick on you for fun or touch on your rat pet peeve. Tattle on your rat here! ...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 01-28-2017 09:19 PM
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  19. Foul smelling water bottle

    My rats water bottle smells absolutely HORRIBLE (I'm assuming from bacteria) and I was wondering if there was a safe way to clean it?? I'm tempted to...

    Started by Lucas‎, 02-10-2017 04:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-10-2017, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Unhappy Is it me or are rats prone to health issues.

    It seems like out of the 6 rats I have owned in my life time,2 have gotten tumors, 3 respiratory issues resulting in the death of one due to a...

    Started by BreBearz‎, 02-01-2017 03:25 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-08-2017, 08:53 AM Go to last post

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