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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. Harley or Rex?

    I just got these two males who are supposed to be Harley but they just look Rex to me so I thought I'd get some second opinions

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 02-28-2017 02:36 PM
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  2. Question Safe Woods for Rats?

    Since I know it's Pine that causes issues, over the years I've slowly lumped all types of wood, except apple and willow, together as being bad. I...

    Started by SoaringRat‎, 02-14-2017 10:29 AM
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    02-27-2017, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Should I be treating her?

    Hey guys! So I have 2 female litter mates and about 2 months ago my 1 girl developed a URI and I have been treating her with Doxy and Baytril for 3...

    Started by rck93‎, 02-26-2017 05:42 PM
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  4. Recovery

    As some of you may know my rat Flash had surgery yesterday to remove a mammary tumor. Lucky for us we got it pretty early, the incision is not very...

    Started by peace‎, 02-24-2017 02:14 PM
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    02-24-2017, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Cage for vacations.

    I want to go on vacation and I need to leave my two girls with a friend as they won't be able to go to the hotel with me. Can anyone recommend a...

    Started by Kenowhereman‎, 02-23-2017 03:32 AM
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    02-24-2017, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  6. Dumbo BEW's ❤️

    Hey all. Anyone else obsessed with Dumbo black eyed white rats? I think they are the cutest things. I'm think ruby and pink eyes are nice but...

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 02-16-2017 10:52 PM
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  7. Tumor Removal- Good luck Flash

    So a few days ago my almost 2 years old female rats Flash showed signs of a mammary tumor. Long story short she's going for surgery today. I'm...

    Started by peace‎, 02-23-2017 09:35 AM
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    02-23-2017, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Ginger Love <3

    Do you own a ginger rat? Fawn/topaz, silver fawn, amber? Is your black self rusted and you're proud? Show off your gingers here! This is my fawn...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 02-21-2017 09:56 AM
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  9. Will moving their cage everyday stress them?

    Hey guys! I am very saddened because if this will stress them I'm afraid I can't get rats. And I've grown so attached to the idea of having a pair of...

    Started by Alliet7151‎, 01-29-2017 01:07 AM
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  10. The dreadful moment when your rat becomes sick on the weekend.

    I don't know about anyone else but my worst fear is my rats become sick on the weekend. It happened in December to my poor little wilson. I was...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 02-19-2017 09:20 PM
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    02-20-2017, 07:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Do rats really enjoy human contact?

    I just can hardly believe a rat or any other small animal enjoys human interaction. Maybe tolerates a 5-6ft monster, but I know I wouldn't...

    Started by Alliet7151‎, 02-10-2017 09:49 PM
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  12. What are my rats colors/types called?

    Can anyone help me out with what type/colors my ratties are? Would this one be considered hairless even though he has some fuzz? Wondering if...

    Started by Sowa‎, 02-18-2017 10:06 PM
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    02-19-2017, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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    02-16-2017, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    02-16-2017, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    02-15-2017, 12:22 PM Go to last post

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