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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. Letting them roam free ? + Going outside ?

    Hi! Many people told me that you can teach a rat his name, so you can let him roam free in your house and call him by his name when you want him...

    Started by Mr.Ratatouille‎, 12-31-2016 03:07 AM
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  2. Getting my rats into their playpen?

    Hey all, So I set up a playpen of sorts that goes around my rats' cage so I can just open the door and let them wander out. I'll sit in the playpen...

    Started by shimmyjames‎, 12-31-2016 03:27 PM
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  3. Paw Print Decal Idea?

    I've posted here to get a thumbs up or a thumbs down on if this idea is worth pursuing. Is there interest in something like this? I won't be able to...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 12-29-2016 09:52 PM
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  4. Licking

    Why does one of my rats lick me like crazy? She loves licking me on my face and hands when I pick her up, It's crazy! She's like a dog! lol just for...

    Started by LoveWithRats‎, 12-31-2016 12:49 AM
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  5. How To Get Rat Paw-Prints?

    Hello! I would like to get my rat's paw-prints on a piece of paper. Is this possible? Someday i want to get a tattoo bracelet of paw prints of...

    Started by Trio of Trouble‎, 12-26-2016 01:40 AM
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    12-30-2016, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  6. Hoarder Rats..?

    Do older rats rescued from a hoarding situation act different socially? Will it take longer for them to bond with me or my family because of...

    Started by NFCRattie‎, 12-15-2016 04:17 PM
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  7. Help with Inter-species caging

    Hi Guys, Firstly ill explain where im at; So i rescued 3 little R. Rattus from my excavator that missed them by cm's. My wife and her sister ended...

    Started by Vexant‎, 12-27-2016 07:35 PM
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  8. ...Is it normal?

    My two GIRLS were play fighting and all of a sudden the larger of the two started humping the other! They paused and then did it again! I promise...

    Started by LoveWithRats‎, 12-28-2016 03:04 AM
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  9. Moving rat cage around house?

    Hey, So my rat cage is in the main living area of my house, but I have to work in the next room over fairly often. I was thinking I could buy some...

    Started by shimmyjames‎, 12-27-2016 11:34 AM
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  10. Fine neutral territory, won't get along in cage.

    I've been having a heck of a time introing my new rats to my older rats. They get along just fine in the bathroom (neutral territory) but when I put...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 12-26-2016 06:25 PM
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  11. What is your rat cleaning routine like?

    Mine goes like this: Remove rats to small travel cage, usually I put the cage on the floor in another room and put a movie on for the girls on my...

    Started by LoveWithRats‎, 12-11-2016 05:59 PM
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  12. Best way to transfer baby rats to new cage

    Hi guys, Sorry to post again I'm just excited about my new pets :) I bought them a bigger, permanent cage for Christmas and have it set up except...

    Started by shimmyjames‎, 12-26-2016 10:13 AM
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  13. Baby sitter checklist

    My boyfriend and I will being going out of town in a couple of days for a week. We will be taking two of the rats because they're still babies and I...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 12-25-2016 01:38 AM
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  14. whats the cheapest good rat food?

    is there a dog food that's healthy for them. is mazuri good?i feed em oxbow now but it isn't cheap

    Started by ratman7777‎, 12-24-2016 07:55 PM
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  15. 2016 Rattie Giving Tree

    The Travelin' Rat's Rattie Giving Tree is now LIVE! Up to three trees are set up to help participating rescues that have registered with The...

    Started by ratluver372‎, 11-25-2016 09:15 PM
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  16. How Much This December?

    How Much Did You Spend On Your Rats This December? I figured this would be a good thread for new or potential rat owners to realize that just...

    Started by anilec‎, 12-21-2016 04:29 PM
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  17. Hero rats

    So,I've known about apopo's hero rats over in Africa for a while,but it just occurred to me that some of you might not have heard of them.Look them...

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 12-22-2016 11:50 PM
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    12-24-2016, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Thumbs up Atlantis Rattery rat breeder in Hamilton Ontario-- thoughts?

    Hey everyone! I'm very interested in hearing if you've had any experience with this breeder. From the looks of her website, I personally believe she...

    Started by Actress‎, 09-08-2013 08:15 PM
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  19. Anyone selling rats in Ontario?!!!

    Hi, I've been looking everywhere for a couple of young female rats but I can't find anyone that will get back to me? I've looked up ratteries and rat...

    Started by Weezy77‎, 02-16-2010 11:49 PM
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  20. Transporting a rat in freezing temperatures. Sort of urgent!

    I am picking up a rat today. She is actually a wonderful Christmas gift from my boyfriend. She is a baby hairless rat but the problem is there is no...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 12-19-2016 02:56 PM
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