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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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    06-20-2014, 11:24 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!

    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. Ratties aren't bad... But don't seem to be too fond

    So I've had my ratties for a week now. I've been doing immersion with them for a few days. Hearing about all the behavior issues, things WOULD seem...

    Started by webspinnr‎, Today 12:07 AM
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  2. How do i encourage my rat to be active?

    Hi all, I have had Diesel for 3 weeks now and he is finally starting to trust me, he is around 2 years old and sort of neglected for a few months,...

    Started by Friendlyfi‎, 07-16-2014 11:39 AM
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  3. Litter Box Issues

    The boys just don't get it.....I have two litter boxes in my cage, one on each of the large levels, and I'm considering a second for the bottom...

    Started by Little Bit‎, Yesterday 11:38 AM
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  4. Rats that licks your tongue and goes into your mouth?

    I saw it oin a video, the rat was a dentist XD Is it safe for the rat? (humans have bacteria in mouth) Anyone that does this? I had a rat lick my...

    Started by Fusion200‎, 07-16-2014 06:11 PM
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  5. Incredibly Timid Rattie

    I got a new rat about five days ago, and I'm trying to gain her trust, but the progress seems incredibly slow. The farthest we've gotten is if I...

    Started by RadiantRatties‎, Yesterday 10:31 PM
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  6. Ratty rough play seems to be getting rougher

    So I have two rats, Merry (the dominant) and Pippin (the submissive). I know part of ratty society is the hierarchy and power grooming is part of...

    Started by scizzorz‎, Yesterday 03:06 AM
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  7. Odd behavior today

    Today during playtime in the bathroom, I started to notice that Isis (my usually more dominant female) and Freyja (just a ball of energy that doesn't...

    Started by kksrats‎, Yesterday 10:03 PM
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  8. Introducing new rat

    I have two young male rats, I'd say roughly 3-4months old. Recently I was given another male rat who is roughly 1 1/2-2 years old. I've been going...

    Started by ScarBanditBernard‎, Yesterday 04:54 PM
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  9. Question Bedding and Food Bowl Troubles, Help?

    My girl Sophie keeps stuffing her bedding from her digging box (shredded fabric) into her food bowl! I know they can easily reach the food and it...

    Started by rainbowrats‎, Yesterday 12:06 AM
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  10. Super skitish

    We bought two "small" rats from PetCo about 3 weeks ago. As I mentioned in another thread one of them died unexpectedly after a week. :( The other...

    Started by Dan203‎, 07-22-2014 05:53 PM
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  11. Humping femakes?

    The two sisters chased eachother and finished with a hump, what does thi mean? They are 4-5 months

    Started by Fusion200‎, 07-26-2014 03:04 PM
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  12. Cookie the nail clippers

    Cookie's gotten in the habbit lately of chewing my nails. She's always very genle, bever chewing anywhere close to the skin. She's so determined...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, Yesterday 01:41 AM
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  13. How to know if introduction was successful?

    So we've had Tempy, a small male, for a few weeks. His original cage mate, which we got from the same bin, died unexpectedly after about a week. We...

    Started by Dan203‎, 07-27-2014 05:25 PM
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  14. Do rats experience jealousy/loss?

    I know it's kind of a silly question... but do rats experience jealousy? Ever since I brought home the new baby, Tarot has just been relentless....

    Started by Pandorascaisse‎, 07-28-2014 06:34 PM
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  15. Trouble with cuddles

    So cuddles my little intersex rat was getting humped silly off of my 5 boys a few months ago, so I've now gotten some girls for cuds so "it's" not...

    Started by Bronte18‎, 07-28-2014 06:30 PM
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  16. Name training?

    I'm getting a little worried. I get the sense that a lot of people's rats pick up their names and coming when called rather quickly like in a day or...

    Started by webspinnr‎, 07-28-2014 03:04 PM
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    07-28-2014, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Help litter training new rat.

    Hi Guys, My first two boys practically came litter trained. I was so happy! Unfortunately, my new baby, poops without limit and throws the whole...

    Started by Kevin<3Mai‎, 07-28-2014 03:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-28-2014, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  18. Taming My Aggressive Rat

    My girl Nibbler got her name because when my boyfriend approached her for the first time she bit him, drawing blood. Nibby hates being touch, she...

    Started by Emilie‎, 07-27-2014 03:21 AM
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    07-28-2014, 05:11 AM Go to last post
  19. What are my rats doing to their food?

    I hope this is the right section to post this in! I have noticed when given lab blocks, my rats seem to eat them, but I can come back and see this...

    Started by ariadne‎, 07-27-2014 01:13 PM
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  20. High Stress Rat

    I've come to notice that my rat, Gustav, is very high stress. He's not shy, and very open to exploring, but when I started moving my clothes out of...

    Started by MissSix‎, 07-27-2014 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 0
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