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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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    07-21-2014, 06:18 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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    06-20-2014, 11:24 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. Tame a petstore rat?

    I have a petstore rat which is a little scared of me, she runs away at some sudden movement and she actually escaped into my room, she squealed...

    Started by Fusion200‎, Yesterday 08:08 AM
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  2. New rat behaviour

    Hey guys, haven't been here in years since my girl (3 years old) had to be put down due to a massive tumor on her neck. Yesterday I got a new rat...

    Started by Lorenna‎, 07-20-2014 02:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
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  3. Super skitish

    We bought two "small" rats from PetCo about 3 weeks ago. As I mentioned in another thread one of them died unexpectedly after a week. :( The other...

    Started by Dan203‎, 07-22-2014 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Red face The Start of Something Wonderful...

    I have a story to share today. Be aware because this post may be fairly long - about my rats, my experience, what I've learned. I'm an avid writer...

    Started by juliemaye‎, Yesterday 02:50 PM
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  5. Seriously thinking of putting this rat to sleep. Aggression issue

    I've had Herman and his brother Eddie since they were born. They are polar opposites. Herman bites when he is out having free range time, Esp when...

    Started by cccgina1‎, 07-18-2014 02:07 AM
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  6. Pooping in hammock.. Argh I could scream!

    So I've just moved my new little babies khaleesi and boo into a new cage. They moved from a furet plus to a furet plus tower, so double the size!...

    Started by Bronte18‎, 07-21-2014 11:18 AM
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  7. Basil's playful bites - sometimes doesn't let go

    I know she doesn't mean any harm (or at least, I don't think she does), but sometimes Basil will nip or bite playfully and not let go. I personally...

    Started by ilovescience‎, 07-22-2014 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  8. The One That Got....Rejected?

    So, this weekend I introduced two young males from the same litter separate cages to my two resident males. My initial males were from petsmart and...

    Started by juliemaye‎, 07-21-2014 09:29 PM
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    07-22-2014, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  9. Rat bit me inthe eye

    The boys were having free range and Farley was standing on a chair next to me. I leaned in to him and closed my eyes and now my eyelid is bleeding....

    Started by CleverRat‎, 07-18-2014 05:11 PM
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    07-22-2014, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  10. I finally got them in the same cage!

    I've been trying to get Snorlax introduced to 2 younger rats for over a month now. We did repeated introductions, cages sat next to each other, etc....

    Started by Rob&Beth‎, 07-22-2014 02:13 AM
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    07-22-2014, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  11. Wink Climbing to top corner of the cage - and just hanging out?

    Tango has taken to climbing to the top most corner of her cage, and just hanging out there (holding onto the bars) for lengthy amounts of time. It...

    Started by MangoTango‎, 07-20-2014 08:40 PM
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    07-21-2014, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  12. Question Pooping EVERYWHERE!

    My too boys appear to love making a mess. They have a bowl of water (because they can't figure out the bottle...) and they poop in that on a regular...

    Started by Ratin‎, 07-21-2014 03:28 AM
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    07-21-2014, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  13. Please help me understand my rats!

    Okay everybody, I need some advice. I have two female rats, Snoopy and Zelda (I also posted about them in the "meet my rats" forum), and they...

    Started by Erik Ezrin‎, 07-19-2014 05:04 PM
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  14. My rats DONT chew!!

    I know its something to be excited about, but my rats don't chew any of their hammocks or their liners! This is the first time I have ever made them...

    Started by Charmify‎, 07-21-2014 12:04 PM
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    07-21-2014, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  15. Almost obsessive grooming...of ME!!!

    So, here is Roxy's new thing. She has always been the one to give lots of licks and kisses, but for the past couple weeks she has been almost...

    Started by Marie5656‎, 07-21-2014 10:43 AM
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    07-21-2014, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  16. Rat marking on me

    My 6 month old female rat has been peeing little drops on me. I had her in my bed with me while I was on my iPod and she marked my hand arm and even...

    Started by madihicks4‎, 07-20-2014 10:05 AM
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    07-21-2014, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  17. Food aggression?

    Hello all, After wanting rats for years, I finally got my two little boys about 5 months ago. There names are skunk (I call him skunkers and skunky...

    Started by rat_luver‎, 06-24-2014 06:52 PM
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    07-21-2014, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  18. Groom Party!

    I was just wondering, has anybody ever tried smearing pudding/applesauce/yogurt on their rats to help them bond by licking the noms off of each...

    Started by Mischief‎, 07-20-2014 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-20-2014, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  19. Help!

    Hi I've had my rats for a month and half, and they're doing very well :) But I've been having a problem while free ranging, I have a good portion of...

    Started by Nieve5552‎, 07-15-2014 05:54 AM
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    07-20-2014, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Is there such a thing as a bi-polar rat? o.O

    About 10 months ago I recieved two hairless rats in a cardboard cricket box while I was at work. These two are V and Evy. I am not too sure what...

    Started by Phantom‎, 07-15-2014 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-20-2014, 07:28 AM Go to last post

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