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Forum: General Rat Topics

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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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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    03-15-2017, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
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    03-15-2017, 12:01 AM Go to last post
  6. I made a gif XD

    Was taking a video of my ratties over the weekend and Soot did the most amusing pounce I just had to make a gif ;D He pounces with such...

    Started by cactuarjon‎, 03-13-2017 12:45 PM
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    03-13-2017, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Rat Representation on TV

    I have a question for anyone who might see this, but does anyone else get happy when they see rats on TV that aren't treated like vermin (not ...

    Started by LJ Green‎, 03-11-2017 12:34 PM
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    03-12-2017, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Rat Realities- Pros and Cons

    There's no good Pro/Con thread on ratforum that I've found...until now...help me out with it! So I thought this might be a good thread for people...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 03-10-2017 06:27 PM
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    03-12-2017, 03:48 AM Go to last post
  9. Are these foods safe to eat?

    I finally got the Hamster food - I only ordered it as it is what my current rat owner has been feeding the rats and as a back up until I got...

    Started by Foxyky‎, 03-10-2017 01:38 AM
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  10. Going Himalayan?

    What do you think? Tickle going himalayan? Hmmmm... Pic of her mom/dad:

    Started by Coffeebean‎, 03-04-2017 09:07 PM
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    03-09-2017, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  11. March 2017 Rescue of the Month!

    **Sorry for the holdup- I was hoping to have the Tee info but we're having some issues. Hoping that mugs and totes may be available, too! (The logo...

    Started by ratluver372‎, 03-07-2017 08:06 PM
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  12. Red face My new rats

    Hello, this is going to be a pretty long one. I've just got 2 rats about a week ago :) They're my first ones, so I'm having some tiny (?) issues...

    Started by RemboBoy‎, 03-02-2017 12:10 PM
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  13. Should I be picking up my rats yet?

    I'm a complete rat newbie here. I've been trying to learn everything I can on bonding with my rats and helping them learn to trust me but one thing...

    Started by AllieOops‎, 03-07-2017 12:11 AM
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  14. Treats

    What treats do your rats love and just go crazy for? My 4 girls seem to like everything a little bit but don't seem to have any favorites at the...

    Started by Scorpiont23‎, 02-18-2017 06:38 PM
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    03-07-2017, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  15. Question Average rat lifespan?

    Hello! A while ago I asked my sister to look up on her phone what the average lifespan of a rat was, and she said 15-18 years... I was very...

    Started by Maple~‎, 02-28-2017 07:29 PM
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    03-06-2017, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  16. Long Distance Rat travel carriers

    I'm moving soon and will need to take my rats with me, a distance of roughly 140 miles and 3-4 hour train/car journey. Any idea what the best...

    Started by Nomstuff‎, 03-05-2017 06:12 PM
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    03-06-2017, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Unhappy Stressing about introduction

    Hi... I'm gonna start by warning you that I'm writing this post while being super tired and mad, so I may say things I don't really mean... My rat...

    Started by Mr.Ratatouille‎, 03-04-2017 11:07 PM
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  18. Does Lavender and Camomile have a calming effect on rats?

    So, I use a diluted pillow mist spray that's a mix of lavender and Camomile but I was curious if this would have any effect on my ratties? I've done...

    Started by Lexi_Bexi‎, 03-05-2017 01:22 AM
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  19. Please Give Me Advice

    my boys are very social with everyone and were from the beginning. they're about 3 months old now. ive developed such a bond with them. however,...

    Started by gentrydesenka‎, 03-04-2017 09:05 PM
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    03-05-2017, 12:28 AM Go to last post
  20. Cool Should I get a third rat?

    I've had my two girls for almost a month, and I'm thinking about getting a third! I love the idea of a big happy rat family, and I'd like to get a...

    Started by Basil‎, 03-01-2017 12:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-04-2017, 09:38 PM Go to last post

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