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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 01:52 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 08:16 AM
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    11-29-2014, 07:23 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 03:53 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to introduce a new rat to your group!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 01:07 AM
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  1. How do tell the difference btwn playing/fighting/power struggle

    So, I just got my two little boys yesterday. For a good amount of the day, they were tumbling around, taking turns pinning each other down. One of...

    Started by onisteverina‎, 12-20-2014 08:31 PM
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  2. Introducing new rats to old boys

    We're accepting the fact that Dumplekins and Pancakes likely won't be around much longer.. We want to get 2 new rats (preferably spayed females) to...

    Started by Finnebon‎, 12-19-2014 09:36 AM
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    Yesterday, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Free ranging?

    I see this term all the time. I know it's possible to rat-proof your home, but ddo you guys really just let the rats out to do their own thing, and...

    Started by erinsweeney‎, 12-20-2014 06:43 AM
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  4. Introductions

    So i have a 3-4 month old rat i have named Gus and recently bought 2 more babies from a breeder. They are 5 weeks old i think and tiny compared to...

    Started by Tarnoth‎, Yesterday 01:11 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  5. Opening window

    It is very much winter where I live but I would like to open the window in the rats room just to get them some fresh air. I've heard if they get a...

    Started by annie.32‎, 12-20-2014 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  6. Baby boy licking a lot

    Hey everyone, I've got a question for y'all. I've had my baby boy Albus for about three weeks now, and the vet recently told me that he's only about...

    Started by littlepagangirl‎, 12-15-2014 03:47 PM
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    12-20-2014, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Scared my ratty!

    i forgot to wash my hands after handling my python and before handling the rat... she smelled him and stayed hiding from me for awhile! i felt so...

    Started by erinsweeney‎, 12-20-2014 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-20-2014, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  8. Wrestling with a rat

    This might be a stupid newbie question but how do you wrestle with a rat?

    Started by annie.32‎, 12-19-2014 11:19 PM
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    12-20-2014, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  9. Smell

    So I've been battling my room smelling animal-y. It's a small room and I have four boys. I clean frequently and all that. But I have to say, the...

    Started by rudecrudetattooedfatgirl‎, 12-15-2014 11:50 AM
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    12-20-2014, 07:02 AM Go to last post
  10. Cats and rats?

    Hey everyone! So, I don't have any rats... but I have been really wanting to get a pair. The one thing holding me back is my cat. She is about 7...

    Started by onisteverina‎, 12-19-2014 04:07 PM
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    12-20-2014, 07:00 AM Go to last post
  11. Rat companion

    So I got two rats this time and they seriously want nothing to do with each other.. Like they don't lay together or clean each other or anything....

    Started by sarasmithhh‎, 12-13-2014 01:34 PM
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    12-20-2014, 03:58 AM Go to last post
  12. cage dominance with me

    Hi, recently introduced two rats to a lone rat. They are fine with each other and fine out of the cage. However, my new adoption rat Burty has turned...

    Started by ellismera‎, 12-14-2014 07:57 AM
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    12-19-2014, 11:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Need serious help

    I tried reintroducing two of my rats they were separated cause one was sick, well I tried to briefly put them together but one of them Abby became...

    Started by Mitsy‎, 12-18-2014 08:10 PM
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    12-19-2014, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  14. Introducing two females, both young but with age gap

    We started out with two rats, one just a few weeks younger; the younger died recently and we are looking for a cagemate for the original. The mom...

    Started by erinsweeney‎, 12-17-2014 01:29 AM
    • Replies: 6
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  15. Rat drew blood

    I had some nipping problems with my BEW Mola, but that ended about a week ago. She stopped nipping and I thought it was a breakthrough and it was...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 12-13-2014 04:08 PM
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  16. Baby Rat Injured During Introduction! Need Help With The Next Step!!!

    Did the quarantine... did the cages face to face, did the introduction in neutral territory... then did the bathtub thing. Put them in a fresh cage...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 12-17-2014 07:15 PM
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    12-18-2014, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  17. Newby... Please help me...

    So I got two rats in March both boys... A month later I found out one was a girl and the other was a hermaphorodite... Well in June my Hermy rat died...

    Started by Laney3535‎, 12-17-2014 02:30 AM
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    12-17-2014, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  18. Can rats get their feelings hurt if reprimanded?

    Yesterday when I got home from work, Daisy and Roxy were sitting at the door of their cage looking for attention. So I sat in the recliner by them...

    Started by Marie5656‎, 12-15-2014 12:30 PM
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    12-17-2014, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  19. Moody rat?

    Has anyone ever had a moody rat? Thelma likes people but could care less for their cuddles and attention. She likes to do her own thing and explore....

    Started by sarasmithhh‎, 12-16-2014 04:04 PM
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    12-17-2014, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Neutered rat loses personality?

    And gets lazy to the point he wont exercise? Is this common? It's what I've read happens to neutered boys, they get even more lazy and...

    Started by Fusion200‎, 12-14-2014 10:02 AM
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    12-16-2014, 10:15 PM Go to last post

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