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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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  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. New Rats Aren't Moving *scared new rat mom*

    So, I picked up two precious little ones yesterday named Armin and Levi. I had them home by 2pm, and they hid the moment they were in the cage which...

    Started by AmberlynKnight‎, Today 01:51 PM
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  2. Rat behavior: Aggression towards others, Hardwired or learned behavior?

    I have been looking at rats for adoption for quite sometime now. Doing my research on what they can eat, housing, and basic behavior. I even ask my...

    Started by NFCRattie‎, Yesterday 12:15 PM
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  3. Rat jumps from my hands whenever I get her out of the cage??

    So I've posted a lot with my rat Vex being aggressive. I'm trying to get her to trust me before I introduce her to another rat so she can show the...

    Started by ladymerilin‎, Today 10:29 AM
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  4. One of my rats died this morning, should I get another cagemate for my one who is now

    Alone? How important it is? I am pretty sick inside right now because my rat who died got sick out of nowhere and I didn't expect that or for her to...

    Started by Bowi‎, Today 10:01 AM
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  5. Sudden aggression towards cage mates?

    I have 2 older rats (about 18 months, Charlemagne and Winston) and 2 younger ones (about 7 months, Oliver and Sheldon) who have been caged together...

    Started by VAratmom‎, Yesterday 07:40 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  6. New rat bites

    I adopted my big boy Loki from a family that told me they couldn't handle him because he bites. He was in his cage always, never held by them and...

    Started by MandaFay93‎, 05-02-2016 05:01 PM
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  7. Rat very on edge

    Hi all I have had my female rats for 2 weeks, around 8 weeks old now. Both were making very good progress with me- is put my hand in the cage, on...

    Started by Cloyphish‎, Yesterday 04:59 PM
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  8. Don't feed rats through the cage bars---

    Something on this topic should be stickied up at the top. I already knew it from somewhere, don't remember where, so I was opening the cage to give...

    Started by Jenniferinfl‎, 04-23-2016 07:48 AM
    • Replies: 7
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  9. New rat won't stop obsessively grooming

    I have only had female rats, but today I adopted my first male! He's adorable, but he is obsessively grooming himself. It's to the point where he...

    Started by allisonj30‎, 05-01-2016 11:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  10. New rat tie help?

    Ok guys so I got a new rat yesterday who is so sweet and gets along great with my boys if you're curious look at my posts I have one that explains...

    Started by CourteesRatties‎, 04-23-2016 11:19 PM
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  11. Help fighting rats.

    I just got 2 new baby boys and they seem to fight. Is this play or more serious?

    Started by Edie16‎, 05-01-2016 10:25 PM
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    05-01-2016, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  12. Big Old Rat Scared of Baby

    Hi. So Matt has been alone for a long time, longer than I've had him. I was very happy to finally be able to get him a new little buddy and I'm on...

    Started by Ratticus Finch‎, 05-01-2016 06:45 PM
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  13. I have 2 starnge girls

    Breezy and Summer insist in putting their toys in their food bowl every day ,I move them out and within 5 minutes the same toys are back in the food...

    Started by Love My Rats‎, 04-29-2016 04:35 PM
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    04-30-2016, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Instigating?

    So I recently added two more girls to my mischief (which now totals 4). One of them is only 4 weeks old and seems to get picked on a lot by the...

    Started by mghemm437‎, 04-30-2016 10:09 AM
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    04-30-2016, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  15. Smile Sharing Training Tips and Stories!

    I thought that maybe we could have a thread where people could share the commands and tricks they've taught their rats so far! Alongside helpful...

    Started by Tabitha&Tobermori‎, 04-30-2016 07:27 PM
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  16. New aggressive rat behaviour toward humans

    I am fostering two male rats and I just have a question about one of themy having new aggressive behaviour towards humans. Both boys have been very...

    Started by little89‎, 04-26-2016 03:19 PM
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  17. They're chewing/destroying Help

    So my new girls have decided it would be nice to chew straps on my new hammock and chew open up a floor bed.... now the floor bed can still be used...

    Started by Kchilson02‎, 04-28-2016 11:33 AM
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    04-29-2016, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  18. How to stop rats from play-fighting with my hands?

    Hi, I have two unneutered male rats, and recently one of them has begun nipping me whenever I pick him up. He's definitely not biting out of fear,...

    Started by Zonalox‎, 04-25-2016 04:54 PM
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    04-29-2016, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Question He doesn't want to leave the cage?

    So my boy Memphis has to live on his own. He was purchased as a single rat as a very young, tiny baby by his former owners and after they got sick of...

    Started by Britastic Gremlin‎, 04-27-2016 07:18 PM
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    04-29-2016, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  20. Extreamly Timid Rescue boy

    I took in 4 rescue boys 10 days ago, roughly 3-4 months old. They are all very timid and weary of people but 3 out of 4 are doing ok, they are...

    Started by buzzwizz619‎, 04-27-2016 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-29-2016, 02:36 PM Go to last post

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