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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

    Iíve been asked to put together a guide to the ďCarrierĒ method of introductions. Before it start its worth saying that this isnít 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!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. Any way to stop them eating in litter box? (& other litter training q's)

    I heard somewhere if they eat in the litter box, they won't use it. I wouldn't necessarily say they aren't using the litter box, but i dont know how...

    Started by jeriibearii‎, Yesterday 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  2. Aggression or just boys being boys?

    I've had my two rescue boys for under a week, they were in the same cage at the rescue so I put them in the same cage at home, they had a fight and I...

    Started by Tiny Pets‎, 08-20-2014 06:36 PM
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  3. Moody rat?

    Hey everyone, I have three boy rats, who are about three and a half months old now. Meemer has always been the most confident and daring and...

    Started by Kitterpuss‎, 08-15-2014 05:00 AM
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  4. Olaf's training continues.

    I think my one eyed mouse and I had a bit of a break through the day before yesterday. He seemed fine with climbing all over me, not afraid like he...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, Yesterday 10:34 AM
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  5. I may not be taming them right?

    Hello! I've had my little ratties for a month now (got them when they were about 6 weeks old from an unprofessional breeder, pretty sure they were...

    Started by MarieLoew‎, 08-20-2014 05:55 PM
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  6. Little Girl found under a deck, Nervous of handling?

    So this pretty little lady was found living under someone's deck. She's about 2-3 months old, and super cute. She is a little bit nervous, but seems...

    Started by kayepaye‎, 08-12-2014 11:30 AM
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  7. Introducing 2 adult males? Help!

    So I have 2 adult males, one is about a year old, the other is maybe 7 months or so. The older one has lived with other rats before, but they beat...

    Started by kayepaye‎, Yesterday 09:45 AM
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  8. Emma holds Jora's tail?

    She recently has been holding Jora's tail in her mouth and just following her around with her tail in her mouth. There is some slight scraping but...

    Started by LadyRat‎, 08-21-2014 09:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  9. Tail wagging?

    Hi there! :) Recently, when I was carrying one of my boys around, his tail wagged. I don't quite know what it means - and no two sources seem to...

    Started by Pandorascaisse‎, 08-20-2014 09:57 PM
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    08-21-2014, 06:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Immersion Questions

    I am wanting to start immersion training with my rats soon, but I have a few questions.First do I have the right idea? Basically go in a safe space...

    Started by anniedog‎, 08-21-2014 01:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-21-2014, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Adopted rats

    I've had my two boys for a little over a year now. About two weeks ago, I adopted two male rats around the same age. The four of them are not getting...

    Started by chlobbit‎, 08-21-2014 12:02 AM
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  12. rat introduction

    Recently I got a second rat to be companions with my first one (Blaze) I've had him for 2 days and today I just moved their cages next to each other....

    Started by Hedgian‎, 08-20-2014 01:01 AM
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    08-21-2014, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  13. Female Social Behavior

    I have had male rats for the past 15 years. Prior to that I did have five females, but itís been a long time. Iíd like to learn more about females...

    Started by About Pet Rats‎, 08-20-2014 05:35 PM
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    08-21-2014, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  14. sudden aggression?

    i've had all my rats for well over a year. today i was cleaning there cage as normal and when i went to put there water bowl back, one of my rats...

    Started by annoellyn‎, 08-19-2014 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-21-2014, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  15. Litter training, what else can I do?

    OK I've been trying to litter train my little guys but they are just not getting it. Twice a day I dawn a pair of plastic gloves and go around and...

    Started by Dan203‎, 08-19-2014 06:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  16. Girls fighting a lot, temperament changes

    My rats have been behaving strangely lately. The younger rat, Heide, has been slightly less skittish and more adventurous. She came out of her cage...

    Started by kissuryuu‎, 08-20-2014 07:21 PM
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  17. Rat bites when picked up

    I've posted about Orbit's biting issues before, but now her behavior is more consistent than before. She absolutely hates when I pick her up and will...

    Started by zieo92‎, 08-20-2014 07:48 PM
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    08-21-2014, 05:12 AM Go to last post
  18. First Rats; First Immersion

    Well, the rats are home and were put in the cage for about 2 hours while I got dinner. Immersion has begun and so far, only Denna has really...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 08-16-2014 10:21 PM
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  19. Shy rat

    I got a dumbo rat the other day (Jojo) and right now he is very shy and tends to run away when I try to pet him. I don't expect him to suddenly just...

    Started by Hedgian‎, 08-18-2014 04:18 PM
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  20. Rats Fighting

    I've had 2 male rats for about a month and a half now. They were in the same cage together at the pet store so they already knew each other and it...

    Started by Gussy‎, 08-18-2014 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-20-2014, 04:04 PM Go to last post

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