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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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    09-20-2014, 04:20 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 02:53 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to introduce a new rat to your group!

    PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE QUARANTINE INFO STICKY BEFORE YOU INTRODUCE A NEW RAT TO YOUR GROUP. Introduction Just got a new rat to add to your...

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. Aggressive behavior

    I know I posted a while back about one of my boys Ty showing some aggressive tendencies since I got the girls. I got some great suggestions and for a...

    Started by Maddie‎, 10-15-2014 09:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  2. Why Oh why is Herman humping my arm!?!

    If it's not one thing it's another with this rat. He's stopped chomping me, but he still gets puffy and hissy and threatens, sometimes putting his...

    Started by cccgina1‎, Yesterday 10:10 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  3. Question Aggressive rat drawing blood

    This morning my new rat (about 7 months old) bit my boyfriend's finger and drew blood. I think he is a bit stressed because of the new environment...

    Started by Taylor Peapot‎, 10-04-2014 06:42 PM
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  4. Exclamation Older rat bit me?

    I had 2 girls, Pretzel and Tavi, we recently put Tavi down (they are going on 3) pretzels been alone since Tavi passed Today i got out of the shower...

    Started by Shadowcat2002‎, Yesterday 06:53 PM
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  5. Update on Severe Hoarding Behavior

    So I posted last week about Buffy's severe hoarding behavior and got a lot of great advice. Below is the original thread- ...

    Started by LittleBird‎, 10-21-2014 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  6. They're still scared of me :(

    I've had my two boys for several weeks now, and it does get me down that they are still scared of me. When they're in their cage and as soon as I...

    Started by Coconut‎, 10-19-2014 03:38 PM
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  7. Male rats going tinkle EVERYWHERE!!

    is it "normal" for male rats to tinkle EVERYWHERE? I thought they had successfully learned to only go in their litter box but as of late they have...

    Started by Raticle_Rats‎, 10-20-2014 11:59 PM
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  8. How many of you have rats that must try to get under you every time you move?

    I don't recall this behavior with any of the males I've had and Goose is are more timid gal and definitely wouldn't do it. However Monkey and...

    Started by mimsy‎, Yesterday 01:19 PM
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  9. third wheel

    I need a bit of advice... I got a little tan boy back in May that I named Linny. Anyways, Linny has been a good little guy but was very difficult...

    Started by hybanana‎, 10-21-2014 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  10. Recent Odd Behavior

    Wafer has begun guarding the water bottle. She even sleeps next to it. When any other rat goes for a drink, she immediately starts grooming the...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 10-21-2014 04:16 AM
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  11. My sweet old boy Ziggy, growing closer as the end draws nearer.

    Ziggy is showing his age more than his sisters, and I know his time is short. every day i wonder if he'll still be alive when we get home from work....

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, Yesterday 12:52 AM
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  12. Becoming Alpha

    So I'm trying to introduce 2 new young males to my current mischief of 2 girls 2 boys. The girls and the less dominant boy took to the new kids...

    Started by ksaxton‎, 10-20-2014 08:09 PM
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  13. Neutering has done nothing? Should I bring in another rat?

    Working on the carrier method with my two boys, Sherlick and Ratson. It's not going horribly but it's not going great either. I got these two...

    Started by SevenEels‎, 10-18-2014 07:23 PM
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  14. Temper tantrums in rats. {excessive squeaks, struggling, avoids being handled}

    So I'm faced with a little bit of a issue in one of my girls {Celes}. When we acquired her, she loved being handled but over the months she literally...

    Started by KloverBeans‎, 10-18-2014 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-21-2014, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  15. How can I get my rats to use the litter pan more ?

    Right now its about 50-50 in the litter box and on the fleece on the bottom floor. They rarely pee or poop on the fleece on the second floor. It...

    Started by Nijidoragon‎, 10-19-2014 01:12 PM
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  16. Rattie manicure

    All of my rats groom me, but Isis likes to take it a step further. She will groom dead skin off of my calluses and will chew entire fingernails off...

    Started by kksrats‎, 10-20-2014 05:09 PM
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    10-20-2014, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Buffy B-Slapped Me!

    It seems like I'm always telling tales of Buffy's latest escapades and never talk about her three sisters. But she is such a character that she...

    Started by LittleBird‎, 10-20-2014 12:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-20-2014, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  18. Nesting

    Grizz has become obsessed in the last two days with stealing pieces of paper and building nests around my room. I've had to destroy some of them as...

    Started by Marz42‎, 10-20-2014 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-20-2014, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Is is normal for a rat to jump at a kissy noise?

    Despite of being tame? My PEW did this when she didn't see me. Some of them do it if I do it while holding them, but only sometimes. Not jump and fly...

    Started by Fusion200‎, 10-20-2014 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-20-2014, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  20. Foster boys

    I'm now fostering two males who are brothers, Mars and Tune. Mars is a big lazy boy, he is a wee bit bossy with his brother. Tune is very curious but...

    Started by MeinTora‎, 10-20-2014 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 39
    10-20-2014, 03:16 PM Go to last post

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