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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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    06-07-2016, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  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. 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
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  2. 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
  3. 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
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    05-17-2017, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  4. Litter box training help!

    I added 2 new baby boys to my cage a month ago and although they seemed to have settled in nicely now they they just refuse to use the litter box. ...

    Started by WelshRat‎, 05-11-2017 04:52 AM
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    05-17-2017, 05:33 AM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy Mom Won't Give Rats a Chance!

    I've been trying to get my mom open to the idea of getting pet rats in the future, but she's basically told me it's a hopeless cause. She says...

    Started by amaicakes‎, 05-15-2017 09:08 AM
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    05-16-2017, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Has anyone tried odor care bites for rats?

    I picked up a bag of these yesterday but I've never heard of them before. 1 or 2 treats a day is supposed to reduce the smell of their waste, has...

    Started by WelshRat‎, 05-13-2017 04:44 AM
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    05-16-2017, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  7. Help with giving very stubborn rat medicine

    Hello again! One of my rats, Violet, has a URI and she started medicine two days ago. She HATES it and now won't take any type of food that has the...

    Started by allisonj30‎, 05-16-2017 12:54 PM
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    05-16-2017, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  8. rat food - insects?

    So one of my babies got into my dubia roaches today, I pulled a half eaten one out of her mouth and I think she ate another one. Can you feed them...

    Started by krissyleigh‎, 04-30-2017 10:24 PM
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  9. RIP Sigfried.. I hardly knew ye

    I found my precious little guy dead in his cage just a little while ago.. NO idea what happened. Triss seems fine, lively as ever, no breathing...

    Started by Lady Isolde‎, 05-13-2017 04:44 PM
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    05-14-2017, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  10. Smile Could my rats be brothers?

    Hello Folks! I rescued my two boys off craigslist about 4 months ago when they were 6 weeks old. Dexter is a Berkshire Dumbo Rex and Henry has a...

    Started by nicmazz‎, 05-13-2017 02:45 PM
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  11. Cat Grass??

    I was looking into planting cat grass for my rats for a digging box and can't find what soil to use. I was looking into Espoma Organic Potting Mix...

    Started by Gyejibai‎, 05-13-2017 01:39 PM
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  12. Light colored, soft patch on back

    My rat, Bubo, (4ish months I think) has had a number of color changes in the short time I've had him. When I first got him at around 1 month of age,...

    Started by SJean‎, 05-10-2017 11:54 PM
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    05-12-2017, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  13. What's wrong with my rat?

    Okay so I think it might be because she has just started to go into heat or just growing but could I have some opinions since this is my first time...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 05-11-2017 02:51 PM
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  14. Middle names

    Do any of your rats have middle names? Nothing more useful when they get themselves in trouble! My guys do not have middle names yet, but I have...

    Started by Lady Isolde‎, 05-08-2017 08:07 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-11-2017, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Is this safe for rats?

    Yesturday I brought a wooden see-saw for my female rats Hershey and Pepsi but I'm not sure about the type of wood used. Also it didn't say it was...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 05-08-2017 04:30 AM
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    05-11-2017, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  16. How old would you say my rats are

    Hi i bought my rats a couple of weeks ago and am hoping to get 2 more however I'm not 100% sure of their ages. I've attached a picture of each of...

    Started by Samanamkmj‎, 05-08-2017 07:33 PM
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    05-09-2017, 04:10 AM Go to last post
  17. 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, 04-28-2017 11:00 AM
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    05-08-2017, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Travelling with rats?

    I have to spend the next few weekends away, so I'm not quite sure what to do with my rats on those days. So, almost two weeks ago I got my first...

    Started by InsideSunrise‎, 05-07-2017 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-08-2017, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  19. Help! My rat doesn't like treats?!

    My female rat does like treats when we are cuddling and stuff but now I really wanna try and get her to do tricks but she's not fussed on any treats...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 05-06-2017 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-06-2017, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Ratling Update

    Hello! The ratlings are doing great. Today is the day i can start to handle them! I'm able to pet the doppleganger, not exactly able to pet Siamese....

    Started by WillaRat‎, 05-06-2017 08:39 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-06-2017, 03:47 PM Go to last post

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