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Rat behavior issues and concerns such as aggression, rat body language, introductions, and trust training.

  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. Should I Let Him Live By Himself?

    Alright, so I have a 2 year old male rat, and six almost 3 month old male rats. I haven't had the young boys very long, so I haven't done very many...

    Started by 2ratshack‎, 06-28-2015 01:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  2. Albert Doesn't Trust Anymore?

    My boys got neutered about 2 months ago, no complications, and were given three days worth of pain killers, which they took with food. Albert,...

    Started by RosesAndRats‎, 07-04-2015 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  3. Unhappy Advice on introducing adult rats

    So, I think I need some suggestions/advice. We got a new rescue rattie (Cocoa) three weeks ago tomorrow. After two weeks separated, we began the...

    Started by CynDaVaz‎, 07-04-2015 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  4. Male Rat Troubles

    My lovely chubby hooded male, Shizuka, keeps pooping on me when he's held!This happens so frequently (along with urination that is much more than...

    Started by Aslyl‎, 06-23-2015 11:30 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-04-2015, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  5. Hairless Brothers Fighting

    Billy and Prismo went at it today - what I'm trying to figure out is, when furry rats go at it, is this what it would look like if there were no...

    Started by Tao.and.Laughter‎, 07-03-2015 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-03-2015, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  6. Still having a hard time with introductions

    Hey there. I asked for help a week or two ago about rat introductions but barely anyone answered and I still haven't found help. My rat autumn is...

    Started by Destiny‎, 07-03-2015 06:16 PM
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  7. Rat and Cat play--does this look ok?

    I watch them carefully but it looks harmless. Cat is declawed (NOT by me, so cruel), indoors only so has never killed a rodent or bird. hope...

    Started by erinsweeney‎, 06-30-2015 01:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-03-2015, 03:05 AM Go to last post
  8. Rat Behavior Near Death?

    Anyone have any experience with rat behaviors when they are pretty close to passing away? I have a current rat that is severely sick with...

    Started by AznDonutBoy‎, 05-25-2015 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-02-2015, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  9. Friends rats doing something I've NEVER seen before

    I've owned 5 rats, now just three and have never witnessed this behavior. My best friend is on vacation so I'm watching her two little girls. It...

    Started by MsKimberly‎, 06-22-2015 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-02-2015, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  10. Rat Fighting Rant

    Really I just need some love, support and to rant because none of my nonrat people understand. I am beyond frustrated. I had two boys- Remy &...

    Started by moonkissed‎, 07-01-2015 12:37 PM
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  11. New friends

    Today Sapphire made a new friend. Our dog named Noah. Has anyone else seen this? :)

    Started by JchaeB‎, 06-30-2015 03:53 PM
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    07-01-2015, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  12. Litter Box Training Tips?

    I have two female rats that are sort of box trained, i have a large cage so i have two boxes with one on each main level. The litter i use is about...

    Started by keykaye‎, 06-18-2015 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-30-2015, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Thumbs down Need help!!!!

    Hi guys, In short: I have two entire male rats, both unsocialised as young and unfriendly towards me, looking for ways to curb this. In long: I...

    Started by ratbug‎, 06-29-2015 06:20 AM
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    06-30-2015, 03:06 PM Go to last post
  14. Bonding tips?

    Okay, so I have two new rats. Both 8 months old. One male, one female. The male is pretty shy and won't let me even get near him. I offered him food...

    Started by JchaeB‎, 06-30-2015 02:04 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  15. Unhappy Rat doesnt like me anymore?

    Hello! Recently I ran into a problem with my boys. They all dominate each other back and forth and it caused a stalemate between all of them. I've...

    Started by JoshRmc1989‎, 06-29-2015 04:09 AM
    • Replies: 8
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  16. Missing their sister?

    So the other day Jett passed over the bridge. I let Blanche and Zelda see her after she had passed as some think that rats can understand what it...

    Started by DustyRat‎, 06-29-2015 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  17. Lazy female?

    I have 3 female rats ollie and raisin(sisters) who are about 4 mo. And squirrel who is about 3 mo. Raisin and ollie are out going and energetic....

    Started by Sndnsun808‎, 06-29-2015 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-29-2015, 09:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Someone please help me my baby is acting strange

    I am new to this site and don't know if I am posting this to the correct place but my rat baby Gandy (as in gandolf from the lord of the rings, sorry...

    Started by jaimiez‎, 06-29-2015 01:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  19. Selective Urine Marking?

    Mr. Chuckles, my main man, only really urine marks my girlfriend, while having only done it to me a handful of times. She handles Hansel, the...

    Started by elliotulysses‎, 06-29-2015 09:16 AM
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  20. Wagging tail?

    Our wee Thistle is a tail wagger! When getting her back scratched, going from nose to bum, her little tail whips about like she's stuck it in a...

    Started by RiddlesMum‎, 06-28-2015 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 54
    06-28-2015, 11:34 AM Go to last post

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