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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. Is my new rat pregnant?

    I've got a new female rat and I noticed within a week that her stomach has gotten bigger. I first noticed today when I got in from school I'm in 6th...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 05-04-2017 11:47 AM
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  2. Free Range - the cage is a danger climb.

    Hi all, During free range time, my rat-proof bedroom is filled with boxes. I keep their cage in my bedroom so that they can come in and out as...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 05-04-2017 11:43 AM
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  3. Is this safe for them to nibble on?

    I have been taking my rats outside more and more as the weather allows it. And Ratman seems to like this plant. Just wanted to make sure it was safe...

    Started by sammyterror‎, 05-01-2017 10:36 AM
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  4. I want another rat!

    So I've had my two rats for just over a week now and they are really coming out of their shelves and are full of mischief. I recently saw a gorgeous...

    Started by Samanamkmj‎, 05-03-2017 05:36 PM
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  5. Rat Mills

    Got permission to cross-post this from The Rat Shack from JoRats: I study Animal Sciences in the Netherlands and part of my extracurricular...

    Started by KayRatz‎, 07-03-2008 11:18 PM
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  6. Support

    Anybody ever had a rattie pass away when they were away? My boyfriend and I are living seperately for the first time in 2 years for work reasons and...

    Started by Sissylala‎, 05-02-2017 10:23 PM
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  7. Could my boys still use them?

    When I first got my girls I put some of the boys fleece liners in their cage as they didn't have any. The girls now have a new cage and their own...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 05-03-2017 03:50 AM
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    05-03-2017, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Boys or Girls????? Please help me decide!!!

    Ok, so I currently have four females. Two of which are a year old and two of them are 3 months old. I am getting two new babies in August/September...

    Started by RattyMomma1‎, 04-25-2017 03:51 PM
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  9. Getting baby rats soon; a couple questions before bringing them home.

    Hi everyone! I am a first time rat owner who is getting two male baby rats very soon. I am getting the rats from my cousin who adopted a...

    Started by JaggedStar‎, 04-27-2017 12:08 PM
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  10. double Rex questions

    Some of this is specific to MY double Rex, Eva, not strictly double Rex in general. (BG info- she is at least half blind, but we think closer to 75%...

    Started by teniosa‎, 05-01-2017 09:33 PM
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  11. My new girl rat is so timid!

    Help my new girl rat is so timid. I've had her for a long time but she still sqeeks coming out the cage and hates being handled what do I do?

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-30-2017 03:53 PM
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  12. Little Update

    Hello! So, i never found a breeder. I never got rats on the 13th, but i'm hoping to get some very soon. I am going to get from a petstore, but...

    Started by WillaRat‎, 04-29-2017 08:36 PM
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    05-01-2017, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  13. May 2017 Rescue of the Month!

    The Travelin' Rat's May 2017 Rescue of the month is: Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary from German Valley, IL!...

    Started by ratluver372‎, 04-30-2017 10:24 PM
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  14. Rat books

    Hi everybody! I am totally new to the forum and joined in order to research keeping rats as pets. Our neighbours recently got 2 rats and my...

    Started by Sumo‎, 04-26-2017 05:50 AM
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    04-30-2017, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  15. ID help!

    Here is one of my new boys, Edwin. I know he's blue coloured but I just can't tell what coat type he has?! At first I thought blazed but he looks...

    Started by Mollysaskia‎, 04-30-2017 11:53 AM
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  16. Talking I'm so proud of salt & pepper!

    I know this is an odd thing to post about but i have no one else who will truly share my excitement! I have just taught my first rats their very...

    Started by Salt & Pepper‎, 04-27-2017 10:28 PM
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    04-30-2017, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Help! How to entertain a solo rat?

    I've currently got just one adorable little floof named Mischief after her sister, Trouble, passed away a few days ago. I'm not looking to get...

    Started by Kenowhereman‎, 04-29-2017 11:04 PM
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    04-30-2017, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Can Rats Eat Lawn Clippings?

    My grandmother jokingly suggested that I feed my lawn clippings - manual mower and no pesticides - to my rats, as she used to pick grass to feed to...

    Started by honeyviper‎, 04-29-2017 12:35 AM
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  19. How long

    How long did you reasearch rats before getting them?

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 01-17-2017 10:45 AM
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  20. baby rats grow so fast?!

    on the 21st i brought home my two 5 week 1 day old boys, felix and dorian. now they are 5 weeks and 6 days old, and they have already grown SO MUCH...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 04-26-2017 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-26-2017, 04:43 PM Go to last post

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