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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 12:52 PM
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    09-24-2016, 05:55 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 07:16 AM
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    04-01-2016, 01:04 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 02:53 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to introduce a new rat to your group!

    PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE QUARANTINE INFO STICKY BEFORE YOU INTRODUCE A NEW RAT TO YOUR GROUP. Introduction Just got a new rat to add to your...

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. Question Rats yawning and stretching on me...why?

    Hi everyone, My rats like to see me and then yawn and stretch right in my face. sometimes when i'm lying down they will even come right up to my...

    Started by rottengirl‎, Today 10:46 AM
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  2. Free Roaming Issues?

    I've been trying to let my rats our for free roaming time, but the problem is they're just too scared to come out of the cage. I've tried bringing...

    Started by AmbientWanderer‎, Today 07:05 AM
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  3. are my rats getting old?

    well, I know the general answer, and that is yes, but how can I tell if my rats are coming close to the end of their lives? I got them both on...

    Started by Reitanna‎, Today 12:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Today, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  4. Too Assertive?

    I know there is a similar thread about bonding with timid rats out right now so I won't get into that. I do have a concern with how I am doing the...

    Started by mis.kay‎, 09-26-2016 11:46 PM
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  5. Reintroducing Neutored Boy

    My boy Axel was separated and Neutored due to aggression towards his brothers. He's still healing right now but I hope to reintroduce him soon. He...

    Started by Fayrie‎, 09-27-2016 03:50 PM
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    09-27-2016, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  6. Advice for intros!

    Hello! I'm introducing a new, unsocialized rat to a socialized one and am looking for advice. I posted about this in the welcome part of the forum...

    Started by Littlemissbigcity‎, 09-27-2016 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-27-2016, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  7. The March of Progress! Uhh, help?? 09/23

    This is gonna be a long post, but I want to provide you all with as clear of a picture as I can possibly give. Thanks in advance! Hey all! I've...

    Started by Coconana‎, 09-23-2016 10:26 PM
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    09-25-2016, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Olive has become obsessed with me and my boyfriend.

    This is weighing on my mind. Olive has been through a lot medically over the last few months. Most recently, she suffered a ruptured eye so she lost...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 09-25-2016 04:36 AM
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    09-25-2016, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Ear biting?

    My friendly rat Mowgli climbed up on my shoulder today and sat there for a minute or two before taking a chomp in my ear.. he did that last week too...

    Started by keeta0‎, 09-23-2016 10:07 PM
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    09-24-2016, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Male rat biting and dragging another male, need advice!!

    Hi So I have two boy rats, around 6 weeks old: Charlie and Valko. I just dealt with Valko's biting problem through forced socialization (not any...

    Started by Balkanrat‎, 09-23-2016 12:12 PM
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    09-24-2016, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Smile Adding an addition?

    Hello All, I have two rats, Harvey and Calvin. Both are males that are NOT neutered. They have been upgraded to a rat mansion.. .(aka the Midwest...

    Started by Harvey&Calvin‎, 09-23-2016 02:50 PM
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    09-23-2016, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  12. Still Mourning?

    I lost my oldest rat a month ago. He left two companions behind. Boo is just a naturally skittish female, but ever since Duke passed she has shut...

    Started by mis.kay‎, 09-20-2016 12:23 PM
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    09-23-2016, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  13. Is it normal for a young rat to squeak when you pick them up?

    Boop was born August 2nd and she is growing up fast. She has recently discovered how to climb and she is VERY good at it. If you walk past her, she...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 09-20-2016 10:08 AM
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    09-22-2016, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  14. My girl stopped playing

    She is only about 9 weeks old. Her sister is super playful and loving but she is now a hammock recluse. She used to be curious and playful too but...

    Started by DenaMay‎, 09-19-2016 09:49 PM
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    09-21-2016, 07:00 AM Go to last post
  15. New Rat Momma, and Kind of concerned

    I got my babies yesterday and I had not intended to get them so soon... or from petsmart(I actually had a breeder I had planned on getting them from)...

    Started by Moximoon‎, 09-17-2016 11:49 AM
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    09-20-2016, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Mischief of three baby boys - question about dynamics

    Hi - just picked up the boys from the breeder this week - two brothers are about 6 weeks old and the third unrelated is about 2 weeks or so older. ...

    Started by CraniumRex‎, 09-17-2016 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-18-2016, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Terrified rat with facial bite wound - question re: introducing him to new friends

    Hi everyone, So… I've decided to foster a new little guy who's about 1 year old. He has a large bite wound to his face that is still healing from...

    Started by Emma13‎, 09-17-2016 12:08 AM
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    09-18-2016, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  18. Conflicting message to new rat owners...

    To start, I don't have any rats yet. I have to get permission from the landlord's first (crossing fingers) and still getting a plan ready to do this...

    Started by Muttsy‎, 09-14-2016 10:51 PM
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    09-17-2016, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  19. Question Squabbling ratties

    Does anyone else's (girls in particular) ratties squabble for 3-4 days at a time? I keep hearing a LOT of squeaking and seeing some (I'm hoping)...

    Started by Lucozade126‎, 09-02-2016 04:51 PM
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    09-14-2016, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Unhappy My rat hates his cage mates, what can I do?

    I originally had 3 male rats in my ferret nation cage (a dad and his 2 sons) I decided to add 1 more to the group because he desperately needed a...

    Started by Stephanielfuller@live.ca‎, 09-14-2016 10:06 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-14-2016, 11:51 AM Go to last post

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