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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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    01-25-2015, 06:04 PM 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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    11-29-2014, 07:23 AM 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. handling females

    I've had my girls 2 days now and they are so scared they won't even let me pick them up. I put my hand in to stroke them when ever I go into the...

    Started by aimleigh‎, 01-23-2015 02:49 PM
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  2. Dominant male rat barbering care mate

    So my boy Gandhi is barbering his cage mate Picasso but when he barbers him some times he'll leave little bite marks or things like that. I've had...

    Started by lunasnowfall‎, 01-25-2015 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  3. Rat sleeping in corner of cage?

    One of my rats has been trying to sleep in the corner of her cage tonight. Usually she sleeps in her hammock or in the litter box so it's pretty...

    Started by Toxicat‎, Yesterday 05:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  4. Should I Get Him A Friend?

    I have 3 rats. Bear, Dobby, and Sen. Bear is 16 months old, Dobby is 15 months old, and Sen is 6 months old. I adopted Sen a month ago, and didn't...

    Started by KittyRat‎, 01-25-2015 05:20 AM
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    Yesterday, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Leaping lizards^H^H^H^H^H^H^H rats!

    I suspect there really isn't an answer for this, but I welcome dissention. Maybe I'm too pessimistic. My oldest (at 2+ months) is becoming quite...

    Started by Kuildeous‎, Yesterday 11:45 AM
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  6. My immersion with Alfie

    I brought Alfie home last night and had 1.5 hr immersion session with him. I left it where he was sitting on my lap and relaxed. Tonight I started...

    Started by Rhonwen‎, 01-19-2015 06:33 PM
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  7. New Male Trying Everything To Get To The Girls

    Hey guys, i have a new intact male living in the top half of a liberta explorer with a neutered male and elderly male. There is a corner cut out of...

    Started by Jess <3‎, 01-24-2015 12:41 AM
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  8. Chewing a hole in cage... Solutions?

    Hey all, I just got two new female rats to accompany my older lady rat who lost her friends. They are mostly nice and all get along but the new rats...

    Started by suttarsuttaR‎, 01-22-2015 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  9. Should I try getting these guys together?

    Well ok, everyone has for the most part seen my threads about Ty and Rikki and their constant battles. Rikki finally healed from his amputation...

    Started by Maddie‎, 01-24-2015 02:01 AM
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    01-25-2015, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  10. Trust Training A "Bitey" Male?

    A month ago I adopted a 5 month old rat from the humane society. He was adopted and then returned twice before. Only once has a bit, a volunteer who...

    Started by KittyRat‎, 01-25-2015 05:11 AM
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    01-25-2015, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Is It Safe To Use The Carrier Method With A Highly Aggressive Female?

    Introductions are going well with everyone but Mocha. She HATES the new girl (Gizzard). Mocha won't even sniff Gizzard... she just immediately goes...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 01-24-2015 08:05 PM
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    01-25-2015, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  12. Training Younger Rats on Biting

    Hi there - I'm new to the board, though not new to keeping rats. I typically have adopted older ones, but recently one out of a pair of girls I had...

    Started by Tao.and.Laughter‎, 01-24-2015 01:36 PM
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    01-24-2015, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  13. When can I introduce neutered boys to unspayed females?

    I got my two boys neutered on the 13th of January and was wondering when I can put them in the big cage with my unspayed girls? I read somewhere as a...

    Started by drfinkelstein&science‎, 01-23-2015 01:24 AM
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    01-23-2015, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  14. Baby rat with older rat?

    I have a female rat that is about 7 months old. I have been thinking about getting another one but younger. Anyone ever done that? How did it go?

    Started by Bruns72‎, 01-23-2015 12:26 PM
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    01-23-2015, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  15. My Rats Are Wrestling All The Time, Should I Separate Them?

    My two rats, Hamelin and Piper, are always wrestling with each other. If they aren't eating or sleeping, which they do fine together, they're...

    Started by Enoy‎, 01-22-2015 06:47 AM
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    01-23-2015, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  16. pulling fingers into cage? possibly aggressive?

    I'm trying to tame my rats and we're on day 4. So far, they'll sometimes come to the edge of the cage when I hold out my hand, after a few nibbles...

    Started by Toxicat‎, 01-20-2015 04:17 AM
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    01-22-2015, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Emo rat

    I have three rats. I started off with two who took to each other well. I got a third to add to the family. She's a few weeks younger than the other...

    Started by Kuildeous‎, 01-22-2015 10:30 AM
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    01-22-2015, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Introducing 5-6 month old rat to 7 week old babies

    Hi! I recently acquired two does who are now about 7 weeks and absolutely lovely. I had been dithering about whether 3 would be a better number than...

    Started by DarthTinsel‎, 01-22-2015 10:11 PM
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  19. Unhappy Introductions not going well... Need advice.

    So I've been on here asking various questions about my rats, I have my 'main boy' who is 7 months old and lost his cagemate 3 weeks ago, immediately...

    Started by Teapig‎, 01-22-2015 09:00 PM
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  20. Question Intro Went Extremely Well! However...

    Hey! I just introduced my new rat, Link, to my first rat, Remy. How I introduced them, I showed Link's cage to Remy, and Link came out looking really...

    Started by VeeVeeLa‎, 01-22-2015 08:28 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-22-2015, 08:50 PM Go to last post

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