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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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    09-24-2014, 12:09 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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    09-20-2014, 04:20 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 02:53 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to introduce a new rat to your group!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. lots of Bites

    Hi everyone, I have had Shen my hooded albino dumbo, and Grey, my agouti hooded together since they were babies. Since then When has had ocasional...

    Started by Spiritpaw‎, Today 02:18 AM
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  2. Agressive rat

    Hi, Having recently lost the cagemate to my lovely boy, I was given two males, one a PEW (blind) and the other a hooded, and after their quarantine...

    Started by coops‎, Yesterday 04:49 PM
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  3. Incessantly squeaky rat-- should I be intervening?

    I've taken Grizz off of the benadryl the vet put her on, and she is doing MUCH better. While she wasn't feeling so hot her cagemate Lee took over as...

    Started by Marz42‎, Yesterday 01:49 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  4. My rats are constantly fighting?

    Hi! My rats fight like, 3 times a day. I'm not sure if they are fighting for dominance, or if they're just playing. Because they're females, they...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, Yesterday 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  5. Jumpy and lethargic

    For the last few days Buddy hasn't really been himself. He hasn't been doing much with his free range time, he'll usuall just come out and find his...

    Started by Dan203‎, Yesterday 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  6. Neutering

    My two male rats have recently started fighting.They were good friends before but as the little one gets older, he picks on the older one and the...

    Started by magic_carrot‎, 09-17-2014 11:47 AM
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  7. "Paternal" instincts in rats?

    So... this is kind of a weird topic, but interesting nonetheless. I've never heard of this, so I thought I would ask RF! My rat, Ouija, will...

    Started by Pandorascaisse‎, 09-27-2014 07:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  8. Hormonal or aggression?

    Hi guys. Im confused with April, my one female rat, shes 11 months. The cage next to theirs houses 2 older females, which she hates. Now everytime in...

    Started by Penelepe‎, 09-30-2014 06:27 AM
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  9. "Power grooming" your rat

    After watching yet another power-grooming war I decided to try my hand at it. I caught Jesse harassing Nibbles and tried emulating power-grooming...

    Started by Cyrix‎, Yesterday 04:24 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  10. How to fix a deaf rat's behavior?

    All of my rats know when stop means stop and have decent behavior. They would never bit anyone on purpose, but Lynn can get a little carried away a...

    Started by Phantom‎, 09-28-2014 11:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  11. Litter training

    Just a quick question about litter training. I am switching to fleece soon, so am planning to try and litter train my 3 boys, but I'm not very...

    Started by northmcqueen‎, 09-30-2014 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  12. Exclamation Neglected rats, please help

    My mum and I rescued two rats, I'm not aware of the breed but we have had them for 2 weeks now and they have had social attention from us but one of...

    Started by buffytheratkeeper‎, 09-30-2014 03:08 AM
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    09-30-2014, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  13. Rats stashing food

    Hello! I have two rat sisters, Mochi and Boba, who are both one year old this month. We have had them for nine months, and stashing food has never...

    Started by redcoat‎, 09-25-2014 01:12 AM
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    09-30-2014, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  14. My rats won't sleep in the ferret hammock I got them?

    I bought a ferret hammock and put it in their cage but they prefer to sleep in a hard plastic tube ?? They even chewed through one of the straps !

    Started by Nijidoragon‎, 09-30-2014 08:51 AM
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    09-30-2014, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  15. Introducing Dog to Rats

    Before reading: I know what I'm doing with my dog and my rats, and yes they play, but ONLY under direct supervision. So don't get mad at me or...

    Started by Aiko‎, 09-21-2014 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-29-2014, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  16. Aggressive male... time for a neuter?

    I have two males that have lived together their whole lives who are now around 10 months old (kels and boo), plus one neutered baby boy who is 2 1/2...

    Started by wakaflocka‎, 09-27-2014 02:10 PM
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    09-29-2014, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  17. Snatching food from each other?

    Anyone experience rats snatching food from each other? Like while one rat is eating, the other will come and just take it right out of their mouth...

    Started by AznDonutBoy‎, 09-26-2014 06:40 AM
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    09-29-2014, 01:32 AM Go to last post
  18. New rats biting and nipping?

    Hey guys!I got some 8-month old boys over the weekend from a shelter. First off let me say that they were neglected at their old home, and one of...

    Started by Madskull00‎, 09-24-2014 07:47 AM
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    09-28-2014, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  19. okay.. weird

    I have 2 males and they keep going for each others private parts and I have no idea why. anyone elses do this?

    Started by aimleigh‎, 09-28-2014 02:43 PM
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    09-28-2014, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  20. FORCING himself into my mouth/throat?

    A few minutes ago I had a rather intense standoff with Ezio (my difficult screamer). After all those scratches and struggles, I decided to take out...

    Started by Tesumph‎, 09-26-2014 12:53 AM
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    09-28-2014, 04:35 AM Go to last post

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