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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 01:52 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 08:16 AM
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    07-05-2015, 02:08 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 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. Mycoplasma like noises?

    I've had Cooper (my 9 week old) for about a week now, and I've noticed something odd. She'll make noises that sound like a wheezing-type sneeze...

    Started by cirice‎, Yesterday 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  2. Not using the entire cage?

    I have a double critter nation and I just got two 8 week old boys. One (Atticus) is slowly starting to go to the bottom but as soon as he see's...

    Started by mnyablonski‎, Yesterday 01:16 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  3. Sneezy girls

    All 5 of my girls have been some what sneezy their whole lives, (two of them are about 1.5, the other three are probably 7 months). They're on fleece...

    Started by lovethoseratties‎, Yesterday 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  4. Merged my boys today

    So I merged my four older boys with my two young ones today and everything went well. I did the whole process slowly. We did a 2 week quarantine...

    Started by Dan203‎, 11-28-2015 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Agressive female?

    I have 3 rats, all females. I just got my most recent rat about a month ago, and one of my girls just will not take to her. She'll bite to draw...

    Started by LogiLovesRats‎, Yesterday 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Lonely rat or Not properly socializing?

    Lonely rat or Not properly socializing? I just got my first little furball on Monday and already he has come a long way. He loves to be pet, will...

    Started by dionkasper‎, Yesterday 03:34 AM
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  7. Question New rat, old rat started eating a lot suddenly

    I finally found a second female rat I could adopt and introduced them yesterday. They were okay on neutral ground, but if the new rat tried to go...

    Started by antsyCynoid‎, Yesterday 12:04 PM
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  8. My rat girls are afraid of new things in cage ???

    My too young girls Lily & Daisy are afraid to go to the bottom of their cage. Yesterday I added a green tunnel to the floor of the cage. I noticed...

    Started by Tam‎, Yesterday 11:25 AM
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  9. Old rat dealing with new ones?

    So a week ago, I got a new pair of females. I have one older rat who recently lost her sister so I decided a new pair was the best way to go. They...

    Started by kelshire‎, Yesterday 03:42 AM
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  10. Question Litter training

    How do you go about litter training your rats? We have one of the corner litter pan thingys and my girls will be 6 weeks old on Sunday... right...

    Started by RattyTriplet‎, 11-06-2015 03:44 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  11. Why do only some rats squeak?

    I've always wondered this, why do only some rats squeak? Of my three, Ilsa and Rauha seldom make a noise unless they are getting their arses kicked...

    Started by Clockwork Ghost‎, 11-26-2015 06:17 AM
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    11-28-2015, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Any help or advice appreciated!

    Hello! We recently acquired a single female who had been separated from her sister after the man who bought her said he didn't want 2 rats and...

    Started by fistfulofrats‎, 11-24-2015 04:56 PM
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    11-28-2015, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  13. Black Eyed Rat Sways?

    I read that black eyed rats have no reason to sway so I just thought that it was weird to see my girl, Katarina, (who I believe is black eyed)...

    Started by Chaolithe‎, 11-26-2015 10:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-28-2015, 01:17 AM Go to last post
  14. Do rats dream?

    I was watching my rats sleep and noticed that one of them was kicking her feet a little, like dogs do when theyre dreaming, so I got to wondering if...

    Started by Clockwork Ghost‎, 11-27-2015 03:33 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-27-2015, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  15. Scared and stressed babies

    So here's the situation: 3 resident adults + 2 youngsters (3 mo) They lived in separate cages next to each other for a few nights, were introduced...

    Started by Malarz‎, 11-26-2015 07:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-27-2015, 06:25 AM Go to last post
  16. apperantly biju is a biter....

    so since she lastnight biju has bitten me and drawn blood 3 times this JUST started and she doesn't do it when im holding her just when she is in the...

    Started by nataliea‎, 11-21-2015 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-27-2015, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  17. Are they ready??

    I have two 8 week old rats right now that i brought home yesterday but I have a huge double critter nation and was wanting to get two more...

    Started by mnyablonski‎, 11-25-2015 06:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-25-2015, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  18. Biting and drawing blood

    My Daisy is almost a year old. She's very sweet and social but I also assume she's blind. She has the ruby eyes and sways a lot to see what is...

    Started by DaisyNDahlia‎, 11-25-2015 11:46 AM
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  19. Exclamation Adopted Male Being Aggressive

    A few weeks ago I adopted Petri from a shelter. He was understandably agitated in his new home, all the new smells and such. When he first...

    Started by MissSix‎, 11-24-2015 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-25-2015, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  20. Scared new baby, Help!!

    This is my second run at raising rats. I have had a really sweet, energetic girl for the past two months. I opted to get her a friend, for my...

    Started by Eharrison‎, 11-24-2015 05:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 144
    11-25-2015, 09:10 AM Go to last post

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