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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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    11-29-2014, 06:23 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. First (and second!) Rat Bite! -Cage Aggression??

    A coworker's friend found an albino rat yesterday. It wandered up to him while he was on his porch. She suggested he give it to me. So I took the...

    Started by FiMarie‎, Yesterday 07:18 PM
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  2. Wiggly Escape Artists

    Hello All, New rats is meaning very new behaviour for me and though I am reading as much as I can, I can't seem to find what I need. :confused:...

    Started by plutoniuml‎, Today 01:07 PM
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  3. Chittering?

    I was trying to get Sabrina to take a treat from my hand outside the cage today, and she was having none of it. She sniffed my face for a while and...

    Started by splinter90‎, Yesterday 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  4. Universal command or individual?

    I bought a clicker with the intention of training the rats to come to me. They usually do when they're in their cage, but when they are in the mood...

    Started by Kuildeous‎, 04-21-2015 10:57 AM
    • Replies: 9
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  5. Even the good eye is bad

    Sorry for the confusing title. The little one eyed guy that I picked up yesterday is already showing signs of bad vision in his remaining eye. I have...

    Started by kksrats‎, Yesterday 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    Today, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  6. NEW BABY TODAY!! Will our older girl (The Lovely Riddles), be ok?

    Today, we finally got our new baby, a beautiful little dumbo baby, who we've named Thistle! (As our daughter was busy humming Flower of Scotland...

    Started by RiddlesMum‎, 04-24-2015 09:45 PM
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  7. Is it natural for them to poop everywhere?

    I just read a bit of info that said that rats, due to their clean behavior, tend to use only one spot of their cage as their bathroom. My rats on...

    Started by Dkeno‎, Yesterday 08:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM Go to last post
  8. Boys are Roughhousing!

    I've had my new boys for 2-3ish weeks now I think? They are young, but I have no idea of their exact age. I can tell you they've really grown a lot...

    Started by xStatic‎, Yesterday 04:08 AM
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  9. Exclamation Please help, my poor baby is really distressed!

    Sophie is my young female rat I have had her for a few months, she is generally a scared rat she is just timid but over the past 2 months we have...

    Started by courtney+ella‎, 04-20-2015 09:38 AM
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    04-24-2015, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  10. DCN climbing = falling

    Well we all absolutely love our new DCN The rattles super love climbing to the top during free range but they can't get down. Once he fell, he was...

    Started by MomwithRoandSp‎, 04-23-2015 05:21 PM
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    04-23-2015, 05:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Socializing???

    So Sabrina is pretty much terrified to come out of her bend-a-hide whenever I'm in the room, and neither of the rats like being picked up by me. But...

    Started by splinter90‎, 04-23-2015 09:14 AM
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    04-23-2015, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  12. Intro Old Rat to Young Rats

    I just got a 2 year old female rat and I've been in the process of introducing her to my 3 female rats. I have read the introduction guide and have...

    Started by aelestis‎, 04-22-2015 11:34 PM
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  13. New rat doing weird things with his mouth

    It constantly looks like he is chewing even when he has nothing in his mouth - and he seems to lick his lips and possibly the inside of his mouth...

    Started by TanyaB‎, 04-21-2015 02:45 PM
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    04-21-2015, 11:28 PM Go to last post
  14. Eating paper - dangerous?

    Hello all, Because my boys love to chew things, I put in one of those very stiff cardboard rolls (from a Saran Wrap) in their cage. They did...

    Started by Tedology‎, 04-21-2015 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-21-2015, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Introducing Two Babies to a Older Boy Who just Lost His Brother

    My boy Ronnie recently lost his brother Phantom. So a few days ago I went out and got two prepubescent little babies. Both are so sweet and gentle....

    Started by BethC‎, 04-18-2015 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-21-2015, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  16. come when called

    So i have been teaching my rats to come when called and they are catching on really fast. but when i call them they start cleaning their selves or...

    Started by JAnimal‎, 04-18-2015 09:56 AM
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    04-20-2015, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Possible Bullying - Solutions?

    Hey guys, I'm back after my long hiatus! Short version: Based on sounds/scabs, etc. that I've been hearing/seeing, I think 1 or 2 of my 4 rats...

    Started by Roxy the Rat‎, 04-20-2015 12:11 AM
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    04-20-2015, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  18. Few questions

    I have 4 boys who refuse to be litter boxed trained. I've tried everything that I've googled, does any one have advice ? I have to clean the cage...

    Started by heymoon‎, 04-20-2015 02:09 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-20-2015, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  19. Why would a cagemate ignore her dying sister?

    My 18 month old double rex dumbo doe is on my lap slipping away from what I suspect is a pituitary tumor. Her sister is inside my top and not...

    Started by luvmy4rats‎, 04-18-2015 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-20-2015, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  20. Rat puberty.

    Hi there, Please bare in mind, nothing has happened yet. I have 6 rats in total. 4of the 6, I'm going to say are around 3-4 months old. ...

    Started by AdequateRat‎, 04-16-2015 04:55 PM
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    04-20-2015, 03:15 AM Go to last post

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