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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. New rat - new to rats!

    I brought home my new girl, Syliva, Friday. I work FT but I have her out when I'm home. I'm not sure she really likes me. She's nice and all but...

    Started by schnebbles‎, Yesterday 01:06 PM
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  2. Fat Rat Screaming When Food Bowl Is Removed!!!

    Willow, the resident fat rat has started screaming - literally screaming - when the food bowl is removed from the cage to be cleaned and refilled. ...

    Started by Grotesque‎, Yesterday 08:34 PM
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  3. baby rat trying to be alpha??

    About a month ago we got little Jinx. She's still so little and cute, and has sooo much energy. Every since we brought her home, though, she's been...

    Started by mrowfs‎, Today 05:23 PM
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  4. Quarantine

    Hello! Is it essential to quarantine rats before introducing them to your colony? The Rat Care Guide says to do this for 2-3 weeks minimum, which...

    Started by MeepMoop‎, Yesterday 03:56 PM
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  5. Advice or Tips on Litter Box Training

    I have had the litter boxes in the cage for 5 days and they barely use it if at all. I move their droppings into the litter boxes in morning and when...

    Started by Kchilson02‎, Today 01:46 AM
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  6. Biters

    Almost a month ago I rescued two Himalayan rats. They were used as breeders before. They have been separated, but the female was pregnant when I got...

    Started by Kokorobosoi‎, 02-06-2016 03:10 PM
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  7. Exclamation Adult rat softly biting baby?

    My 5 month old female rat is biting my new 10 week old baby rat. Its soft, not enough to make her be vocal or draw any blood, but if the baby starts...

    Started by Olivia.Pikka‎, Yesterday 05:58 PM
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  8. When Do Rats Chill?

    A quick questions for the rat veterans. My wife and I are the relatively new roomates to a pair of girl rattos, Mel and Sid. We originally got them...

    Started by ElectricPaladin‎, Yesterday 02:50 PM
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  9. Sudden Confidence

    I haven't had my two girls long, around eleven days. Mulan is very confident and happily hops across to me continuously during free roam, to receive...

    Started by Chelema‎, 02-09-2016 07:42 PM
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  10. De-Rattified Zones: How do I keep rats off the table?

    Hello. I got my first rat not too long ago, and because he is alone, I try to let him roam around as much as possible for stimulation and social...

    Started by Ratticus Finch‎, 02-07-2016 12:04 AM
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  11. New rats chirp like birds occasionally

    So I've had my new ratties for just over a week, they are both boys and are 8 weeks old, occasionally they will chirp like birds, I have informed the...

    Started by Nina‎, 02-01-2016 08:18 PM
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  12. Exclamation What should I do about two of my three males being aggressive?

    OK let me try to put all the info in here first. Three males. All rescues. I know exactly the conditions they were living in. Male 1 Godfrey -...

    Started by ratticusfinch‎, 02-09-2016 05:08 PM
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  13. Exclamation Baby Rat and Adult Rat behavior problem

    So, I just got a 10 week old baby rat. Cute, yes. But my concern is i have a 3 month and a 5 month. My 5 month, will kinda bite the baby? Its weird,...

    Started by Olivia.Pikka‎, 02-09-2016 04:34 PM
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  14. Exclamation Really small baby rat! Help?I

    Tonight i just bought a new rattie girl, stardust, and shes small. about.. 6 weeks? I am worried my other rats will hurt her. I did intros, went...

    Started by Olivia.Pikka‎, 02-09-2016 01:03 AM
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  15. Baby Rat and Adult Female Introduction + Odd Behaviour

    Hello guys! I will sum up briefly my rat's story: I got my first two rats about three months ago, and I was told by the breeder that they were two...

    Started by Leila‎, 02-09-2016 02:54 PM
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  16. Food Hider - Too Extreme?

    My wife and I just moved our two girls, Melly and Sid, to a brand new "Merry Mansion." At the same time, we switched them over to better food pellets...

    Started by ElectricPaladin‎, 02-08-2016 10:02 AM
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  17. Her Cage Mate, Oreo, Died What Do I Do For Little Grey?

    Just yesterday Oreo died and Little Grey is left by herself in the cage. I brought Oreo's body back home with me to be buried in the forest because I...

    Started by meldiggity‎, 02-03-2016 02:05 PM
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  18. Rat Kisses

    this isn't an issue or anything, but I'm curious to hear how many of you have affectionate rats. my last two rats, as well as my two current rats...

    Started by Reitanna‎, 02-07-2016 05:29 PM
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  19. Question To neuter or not to neuter?

    We have two little boys (about ten weeks now) and one of them is a widdler - scenting and dribbling all the time. He is very confident now and loves...

    Started by Pebble‎, 02-07-2016 07:56 PM
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  20. does one of my rats need special attention?

    I have two rats, Sammy and Tommy. I had a pair before them, so I've experienced a wide rage of personality from all four. I've had this pair for a...

    Started by Reitanna‎, 01-12-2016 06:47 PM
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