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Rat behavior issues and concerns such as aggression, rat body language, introductions, and trust training.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Immersion Training - The Guide

    The Rat's Mind Set: I've only ever seen a single case of human - wild rat introductions, and it may not be typical, but I suppose I should start...

    Started by Rat Daddy‎, 04-17-2013 01:52 PM
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    11-12-2014, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Introducing Rats using the Carrier Method

    I’ve been asked to put together a guide to the “Carrier” method of introductions. Before it start its worth saying that this isn’t the only method...

    Started by Isamurat‎, 06-17-2014 08:16 AM
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    11-09-2014, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Timid or Aggressive Rat? Trust Training

    Gaining the Trust of Your Rat Recently gotten a new rat, or own a rat who is scared or aggressive towards you? A lot of times this is caused by...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 02-11-2010 03:53 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to introduce a new rat to your group!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 01:07 AM
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  1. Finally discovered the culprit.

    So a few months back I had posted about Opie's injury (which was quite severe) and having to separate him from his brothers (Jax and Chibs) after a...

    Started by Jessiferatu‎, Today 03:49 PM
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  2. Firm bites: harmless or something to be addressed?

    Long time, no post. I recently got 2 males that I want to introduce to each other. Gus is fine. He loves people, loves to play and is a little scared...

    Started by trematode‎, 10-23-2014 01:18 PM
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  3. Marking- compliment?

    My female rats have just started marking my hands, is this their way of complimenting me? like I'm part of their pack?

    Started by ratbasket‎, Today 02:57 PM
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  4. Grinding Teeth - Stress or Happiness?

    How can you tell if a rat is grinding her teeth out of stress or happiness? When Mocha is out for playtime, she hops around (sort of like running...

    Started by Grotesque‎, Today 11:41 AM
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  5. Introducing Bucks To Babies + Introducing A Single Baby To Does

    I have four boys, two sets of brothers that I've been keeping separate. My older set is my standard coat top ear boys Orion (black berkshire w/...

    Started by Czerwony‎, Today 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Today, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  6. URGENT - Homocidal Rat

    Feeding time was a mere 40 minutes ago. I always feed my younger boy - Behr - first because he's a few days younger than his adoptive brothers. Well...

    Started by Roux‎, 11-18-2014 09:48 PM
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  7. Can an active baby turn into a lap rat?

    5 week old babies, the dad was really squishy and cuddly, would sit still in the lap no matter what, and the mom was pretty cuddly too, more active,...

    Started by Fusion200‎, Today 04:50 AM
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    Today, 05:12 AM Go to last post
  8. A positive neuter

    Well about a month and a half/ two months ago I posted about having Ty fixed. When I got my girls he just never adjusted to having them around,...

    Started by Maddie‎, Today 01:44 AM
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  9. Bitten deeply while playing

    So Charlie was on the bed with me and I was hand wrestling with him. He normally nips when I do this but is uncharacteristicly silent. He suddenly...

    Started by rudecrudetattooedfatgirl‎, Yesterday 10:19 PM
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  10. New to introductions and quarantines

    I am getting two girls tomorrow and am so excited! I'm not sure exactly how old they are, but I am going to guess around 6 months, maybe a bit...

    Started by Linden‎, 11-23-2014 10:05 PM
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  11. To neuter or not? Getting desperate.

    I posted this a few days ago but there were no replies and it's not getting any better! This evening Benny went to attack Smokey and luckily my hand...

    Started by Adeliek‎, 11-21-2014 05:09 PM
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  12. Smile Hoarding and Sorting

    I've had my two girls for about six months now, and only recently one of them has begun to not only hoarde her food and treats, but also SORT it....

    Started by MangoTango‎, 11-23-2014 11:16 PM
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  13. Introducing new 3rd rat to already-settled sister rats?

    I'm wondering if I were to bring home a 3rd rat to live with the two sisters I already have, would this cause problems? My girls are still young and...

    Started by katiesrats‎, 11-21-2014 04:43 PM
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    11-23-2014, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  14. 6 neutered boys and 2 girls?

    Does it work or will they fight on who gets the girls?

    Started by Fusion200‎, 11-22-2014 09:38 AM
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    11-23-2014, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  15. My rat "talks" constantly...??

    I have a rat, Milosh, who is almost 2 years old. For the past 6 months or so, he "talks" constantly. I took both of my rats (better safe than...

    Started by FiMarie‎, 11-23-2014 01:38 PM
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    11-23-2014, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  16. Delayed immersion OK so we can surprise our daughter??

    I've never owned rats before (though I have a lot of experience with other types of pets!), but if all goes according to plan, we will soon be adding...

    Started by Duramater‎, 11-19-2014 05:33 PM
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    11-23-2014, 03:45 PM Go to last post
  17. Will this turn into biting?

    My rats are still really new, they've been eating and exploring their cage and letting my pet them, but today I noticed something. One of my...

    Started by beautifulbellablue‎, 11-21-2014 12:00 AM
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    11-23-2014, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  18. New rats are both afraid of me yet search me for Cheerios.

    I got two new rats from Lita today, and they're absolutely darling. They're very skittish, though, but that's not unexpected. They were only messing...

    Started by Coconutlepers‎, 11-22-2014 12:01 AM
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    11-23-2014, 09:55 AM Go to last post
  19. Anyone else do this?

    Does anyone else cuddle their female/restless rats despite of them not really want to? Is there any time of the day where they actually want to...

    Started by Fusion200‎, 11-23-2014 02:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-23-2014, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  20. No! You will play with us now!

    So I was giving three of my girls some cuddle/play time. Their turn was up and I was going to hold two of their sisters. So here's me taking out...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 11-23-2014 02:49 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    11-23-2014, 02:49 AM Go to last post

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