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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: 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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  3. 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. how to break it up?

    I was really sick yesterday, and wasn't able to let my rats out and play with them. As a result, they were more active at night, play fighting...

    Started by Dkeno‎, Today 04:33 AM
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  2. Young Female Humping Male Rat

    Originally I had my two boys Ben & Jerry. I adopted them when they were 8 months and they were already neutered. Jerry passed away awhile ago and I...

    Started by Twizzler‎, Today 02:06 AM
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  3. Rat bite! Advice please.

    Our rat just drew blood from my 3 yo son! They are sweet as can be (the rats) (kids too, lol) so I don't know what happened. Maybe I'm just dumb. We...

    Started by Snake eye 3‎, 04-10-2014 11:39 AM
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  4. Extremely shy and inactive

    7 months ago I rescued 9 males who were destine to be snake food. 8 of them have since been re-homed and made amazing recoveries. But one boy on the...

    Started by shelld‎, Yesterday 11:39 PM
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  5. Wagging her tail?

    My new girl Ethel seems to wag her tail like a dog. She actually lifts it off the ground and wiggles the tip of the tail or the whole tail. I have...

    Started by pookycb‎, 04-14-2014 02:24 PM
    • Replies: 9
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  6. Hair obsession

    Okay so obsession is an overstatement but my rats enjoys coming up to me and since I have really long hair they just put their front paws on it and...

    Started by Demidumbo‎, 04-16-2014 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Advice if possible??

    Hi there.. So let me start by saying this Forum has helped me through alot with my new and very first rat.. I do have a few questions though... This...

    Started by Davina_Kurai‎, Yesterday 05:23 PM
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  8. Did I Do Something Wrong?

    My eight month old Socrates loves to play with me and crawl all over me but whenever I try to pick him up he tries his hardest to get away. Do some...

    Started by ScienceTheRat117‎, Yesterday 02:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  9. Evolution of Rat Behaviour

    Hiya guys :) I have another assignment and again, I am doing it on rats (I mean, why not?). I have to find out the history and evolution on rat...

    Started by hrl20100‎, Yesterday 05:19 AM
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  10. Question They prefer not to be playing with me?

    Hello. I have had my two 6 month old rats for 3 months now, they are great and they have free time every day for a few hours, but they just play with...

    Started by SneakyLord‎, 04-15-2014 08:10 PM
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  11. Afraid Of Being In Cage

    As far as I know my new rat, Zia, was been accepted into my mischief but she is still scared. She sits still and doesn't move at all when another...

    Started by CJMoore‎, 04-17-2014 10:22 AM
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  12. My new Rat naps on my lap.... is this normal?ch

    I have had rats for almost 20 years but this is the first time I have had males. When I put my new Himalayan boy on my lap he explores, bruxes,...

    Started by Mattsrats‎, 04-16-2014 01:18 AM
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  13. Gordon won't leave cage after injury

    I let him out for his first free range after I found him with the gash on his shoulder. I opened the cage doors, the other two went barreling out...

    Started by ahrat‎, 04-17-2014 12:46 PM
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  14. Unhappy Hand wrestling has gotten too rough - also chewing problem

    My approximately 5 month old female rat Anna has gotten much more rough with her hand wrestling lately. Before the last month, she would wrestle with...

    Started by Leraine‎, 04-16-2014 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-17-2014, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Possible damage from keeping little one alone for awhile?

    As I mentioned on a thread a couple days ago, I am fostering a local girl's hairless boy (one of them anyway) if and when she can find someone for...

    Started by Daniel‎, 04-17-2014 07:57 AM
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    04-17-2014, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  16. Excited or Side Effects?

    Okay so I started giving my rat bits of sliced carrots and he seems to love them. That's not the issue. My rat started going a little crazy when I...

    Started by NocturnalNerd‎, 04-03-2014 10:41 PM
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    04-16-2014, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  17. why why why?

    hmm.. recently my 2 male rats have been going for each others balls& I have no idea why? and when flash grooms jack he is okay but when we look at...

    Started by aimleigh‎, 04-15-2014 09:33 AM
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    04-16-2014, 04:07 PM Go to last post
  18. Am I doing it right so far?

    So, I have only been able to read a little bit about rat immersion training, but I think it might be going well. Yesterday, I placed both my rats on...

    Started by Dkeno‎, 04-14-2014 06:02 PM
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    04-16-2014, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  19. How intense should roughhousing be when playing with your rat?

    My younger rat Ester loves to play with my hand when I do finger-wrestling with her (using my index & middle finger as legs/arms). Sometimes our...

    Started by ohmychunty‎, 04-15-2014 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-16-2014, 02:27 AM Go to last post
  20. Marking Me or Peeing?

    I've heard back and forth about this. So my rat climbed on my thigh and promptly peed on me before running off. Like, a puddle. I obviously washed...

    Started by NocturnalNerd‎, 04-13-2014 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 92
    04-15-2014, 07:42 PM Go to last post

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