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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. 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 04:48 PM
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  2. 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 02:00 PM
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    02-14-2017, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 01:13 PM
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  4. 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 08:24 PM
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    02-13-2017, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 02:56 PM
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    02-13-2017, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 06:54 PM
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    02-13-2017, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  7. 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, 02-13-2017 12:14 AM
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  8. 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 10:19 PM
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  9. How long

    How long did you reasearch rats before getting them?

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 01-17-2017 11:45 AM
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  10. 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 05:21 PM
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  11. 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 04:25 AM
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    02-08-2017, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  12. Allergies

    I bet this has been asked countless times. So I'm sorry for asking again. My partner is allergic to the male rats we've recently aquired. We've...

    Started by cactuarjon‎, 02-06-2017 10:23 AM
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    02-08-2017, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Lonely baby rat

    I have this new rat (named Tickle) who I received through less than ideal circumstances. She is very little right now, maybe a couple days over 3...

    Started by Coffeebean‎, 02-03-2017 08:53 PM
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    02-07-2017, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Tree had a tumor and good experiences

    So it's been a crazy last 10 days. Not last Friday, but the one before we took my rat Tree to the vet. I noticed she had a tiny lump on her fat pad,...

    Started by Kelsbels‎, 02-06-2017 01:24 PM
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    02-07-2017, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Maintaining fleece?

    Any tips on maintaining fleece? I wash mine weekly in unscented detergent and vinegar. I also spot clean every morning and evening, but my boys...

    Started by Mama Rat‎, 02-03-2017 02:45 AM
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  16. Question Next step to befriending my rats? And behavior questions

    I have two cute rats raised in feeder bins who I brought home just a few days ago. It seems like they've hardly had human contact, but they're really...

    Started by Totodile‎, 02-01-2017 06:54 PM
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  17. Neutered males w/females?

    I currently have 3 females(two one year olds, and one two year old), all are very sweet! My fiance and I just recently got two males that are about 4...

    Started by mrowfs‎, 02-05-2017 07:22 PM
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    02-07-2017, 12:43 AM Go to last post
  18. Irresponsible Rat Breeder?

    There is a breeder near me that almost always has babies. As soon as the mother gives birth and the babies are of age, he has another pregnancy and...

    Started by 487137‎, 02-05-2017 11:54 AM
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  19. A play area for my rats.

    I haven't gotten rats yet, but I'm wondering if my closet would be a sufficient play area for them, and my rabbit. (at the same time is yet to be...

    Started by Takahashi1967‎, 02-06-2017 04:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-06-2017, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  20. "rats??!! Ewww!!!"

    I know we've all had to deal with that response from people when you share with them that you have pet rats. How annoying and frustrating is that...

    Started by TeddyRoo‎, 01-29-2017 11:48 PM
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