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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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  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!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. after almost a year rat still bites

    alright so i posted a thread on 11-10-2015 about a rat i had gotten from a rescue who would bite and run away and everything else. Well the problem...

    Started by keykaye‎, 08-22-2016 05:02 PM
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  2. Is this good?

    Hi, Well today we introduced Oreo, our 14 month old to 11 week old Ruby and Pepsi.Oreo's sister Alice passed away 3 weeks ago. It seemed to go...

    Started by RattyBurt‎, 08-21-2016 03:10 PM
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    08-22-2016, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Need a bit of help on dealing with a rat in mourning

    So first, I need to give a bit of a back story to the situation. I had 5 rats spread over three cages. Bud, and Hiney were from the same litter and...

    Started by moshpitgirl‎, 08-20-2016 05:36 PM
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    08-21-2016, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  4. Is this a happy rat noise?

    My rat constantly makes this noise after and before he goes to town licking my neck. Is this s good noise or should i be worried. ...

    Started by skeet‎, 08-20-2016 09:41 PM
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    08-21-2016, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Hour long ratty snuggles :)

    This I only the 2nd time this has happened since we got our girls and I'm surprised it has ever happened as they are usually go-go-go! I love it...

    Started by Lucozade126‎, 08-20-2016 03:48 PM
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    08-21-2016, 04:46 AM Go to last post
  6. Behavior after spaying

    I'm just curious what the norm is for rat behavior after spaying, mine got more relaxed and snugglier. Is it because her hormones are gone and she...

    Started by beas.rats‎, 08-19-2016 05:54 PM
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    08-19-2016, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Sudden personality change after vet?

    My rat had a RI so i took him to the petstore where they took him to a vet to get him treated since I bought him sick The week i had him home...

    Started by pup-prince‎, 08-17-2016 04:31 PM
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    08-19-2016, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  8. Can hand feeding treats cause bad habits?

    Hello everyone, This may be a really stupid question, but it's something I was curious about for a while. I've had my new rats for just under a...

    Started by Adri‎, 08-18-2016 06:33 PM
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    08-18-2016, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Pooping under the bed -_-

    Hello! I have 2 ratties who are around 4 months old. I thought =they were pretty litter trained (poop wise at least) until I found some poo under...

    Started by Estrid‎, 08-17-2016 04:26 PM
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    08-18-2016, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Exclamation Younger male with very nasty aggression

    Hey guys It's been a few weeks since I posted ill try and make it short just looking for some advice on how to help him. Boomer is young around 6...

    Started by Yashua‎, 08-18-2016 01:12 AM
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    08-18-2016, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Unhappy introduced baby rats to current older rats, babies are the aggressive defensive ones!

    Hi all,I originally had two 6 month old boys and recently got 2 more 2 month old boys. I went through the introduction process...when I put them...

    Started by ratsintophats‎, 08-16-2016 08:57 PM
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    08-18-2016, 07:50 AM Go to last post
  12. FINALLY litter trained!

    It's taken a few weeks since we got them to get them toilet trained. They seemed to backwards and forwards for a while but I've been really pleased...

    Started by Lucozade126‎, 08-18-2016 07:33 AM
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  13. Ayden's a Nut

    ...who won't stop humping me. Just me. Not any of the other 14 guys in his cage. Just me. And it's getting... weird. Any suggestions? Out of...

    Started by RatAtat2693‎, 08-18-2016 12:43 AM
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  14. At a loss

    I'm at a loss with what to do with our ratty. He is 2 at the end of this month. His sibling passed away a year ago, and he has been alone since. We...

    Started by Selz‎, 08-16-2016 12:01 PM
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    08-18-2016, 12:34 AM Go to last post
  15. Progress

    So I am going onto day 6 now with my 2 new girls. P.s I finally came up with names. I have a blue berkshire - Sable, and a Siamese Variegated - Kira....

    Started by rck93‎, 08-16-2016 11:43 AM
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  16. Unhappy Sudden Aggressive Rat

    Hi! Really hoping to find some help with my rats as I don't know what else to do! (Apologies if there's one similar and I've missed it) I have two...

    Started by RubyLou‎, 08-09-2016 02:10 PM
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  17. Taming progress?

    Recently Pan has been acting very timid and even aggressive at times. Whenever anyone goes near the cage at all she usually runs and hides and when...

    Started by AnyaAndLyra‎, 08-14-2016 01:59 PM
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    08-16-2016, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  18. The first time my rat and I have really connected :-)

    Skeeter really hasn't let me pet him much. Just a finger over him as he runs by. Skeeter tonight has been laying on my shoulder letting me full...

    Started by skeet‎, 08-15-2016 11:05 PM
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    08-16-2016, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  19. Letting my rats run around the house

    I'm really worried about letting my rats run around the house. Afraid I will lose them. Is this normal? It seems like they come back when I call for...

    Started by skeet‎, 08-15-2016 11:01 AM
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    08-15-2016, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Field mice attack my rats

    So I live in a trailer right next to a field. I have an issue with field mice that I've been working on controlling for a week or so now. Today I got...

    Started by skeet‎, 08-12-2016 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-13-2016, 07:49 PM Go to last post

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