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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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    11-12-2014, 11:26 AM 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 08:16 AM
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    11-09-2014, 04:37 PM 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. No! You will play with us now!

    So I was giving three of my girls some cuddle/play time. Their turn was up and I was going to hold two of their sisters. So here's me taking out...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, Today 02:49 AM
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  2. Anyone else do this?

    Does anyone else cuddle their female/restless rats despite of them not really want to? Is there any time of the day where they actually want to...

    Started by Fusion200‎, Today 02:34 AM
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  3. Introducing baby rat to bonded group of baby rats

    I got my little Karma when her eyes were still partially closed and I bottle fed her. She was away from litter mates for about 2 weeks, until I...

    Started by Smarion0006‎, 11-21-2014 12:05 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  4. 6 neutered boys and 2 girls?

    Does it work or will they fight on who gets the girls?

    Started by Fusion200‎, Yesterday 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  5. To neuter or not? Getting desperate.

    I posted this a few days ago but there were no replies and it's not getting any better! This evening Benny went to attack Smokey and luckily my hand...

    Started by Adeliek‎, 11-21-2014 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  6. New rats are both afraid of me yet search me for Cheerios.

    I got two new rats from Lita today, and they're absolutely darling. They're very skittish, though, but that's not unexpected. They were only messing...

    Started by Coconutlepers‎, Yesterday 12:01 AM
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  7. Angry Don't know what to do about behavior! Help!

    I am sorry this is going to be a long post but I want to describe her behaviors so you know what is going on cuz I am at my wits end! ???So Rose is 3...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, 11-19-2014 06:14 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  8. Will this turn into biting?

    My rats are still really new, they've been eating and exploring their cage and letting my pet them, but today I noticed something. One of my...

    Started by beautifulbellablue‎, 11-21-2014 12:00 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  9. Delayed immersion OK so we can surprise our daughter??

    I've never owned rats before (though I have a lot of experience with other types of pets!), but if all goes according to plan, we will soon be adding...

    Started by Duramater‎, 11-19-2014 05:33 PM
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  10. Introducing new 3rd rat to already-settled sister rats?

    I'm wondering if I were to bring home a 3rd rat to live with the two sisters I already have, would this cause problems? My girls are still young and...

    Started by katiesrats‎, 11-21-2014 04:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  11. In desperate need of opinions/advice for my Lily!

    Sorry to post a health question in the behavior section but last time I posted in the health section I got absolutely no replies on my post...and I...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, 11-06-2014 06:01 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-21-2014, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  12. Scabby rat (& plays rough)

    So I recently (almost a month ago) moved my boys into the cage with my girls. Intros were fine until inside the cage, where it was tense for a while...

    Started by spysquid‎, 11-21-2014 04:17 AM
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    11-21-2014, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  13. Fear of the hand

    My two female rats will willingly crawl all over me but they are terrified of being touched. I think it is because they were handled badly at the pet...

    Started by Lauramay‎, 11-18-2014 03:46 PM
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    11-20-2014, 02:55 AM Go to last post
  14. URGENT - Homocidal Rat

    Feeding time was a mere 40 minutes ago. I always feed my younger boy - Behr - first because he's a few days younger than his adoptive brothers. Well...

    Started by Roux‎, 11-18-2014 09:48 PM
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    11-20-2014, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  15. Exclamation I've had baby girl with 2 boys since she was 5 weeks. Now they are bullying her. why?

    When I put my new girl Rose in with my 2 resident boys she was 5 weeks old. I put her in with them so young because I had no possible way to do...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, 11-14-2014 02:52 AM
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    11-20-2014, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  16. Afraid of the Wheel?

    I thought most rodent type creatures just naturally liked wheels so I was extremely excited when I found a large-ish cage on craigslist for a decent...

    Started by jlhummel‎, 11-19-2014 11:27 PM
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    11-20-2014, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  17. To keep as four smaller mischiefs or two large ones?

    Hi guys. I currently have 3m / 3f rats housed in separate cages. I am getting a DCN (hopefully this week) and was planning on splitting the cage...

    Started by artgecko‎, 11-18-2014 06:04 PM
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    11-19-2014, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  18. Aggressive rat - don't know what to do!

    I haven't really been keeping rats for very long, so although I know lots about them from doing research...it's very different when you experience...

    Started by Adeliek‎, 11-18-2014 10:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-19-2014, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  19. Nimbus had a stroke (Possibly) Loki needs companionship?

    About a month ago, Nimbus has some sort of episode 2 weeks after his bit with pneumonia. Vet says maybe stroke, maybe PT. X-rays show nothing. He has...

    Started by Mball77‎, 11-17-2014 09:12 PM
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    11-18-2014, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  20. behavior correlated with eyesight?

    One of my young rats is much more docile and calm, and much more willing to take long naps in my sleeve, than my other rats. She has ruby eyes, and...

    Started by Phile‎, 11-18-2014 02:29 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 94
    11-18-2014, 02:57 PM Go to last post

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