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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!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. Question Aggressive rat (would it be worth neutering??) problem

    Hello! I have a new rat that ive added the family. He is a 1 year old male, dumbo and hes also pretty aggressive..towards other rats and towards...

    Started by MrsTefee‎, 10-05-2014 07:20 PM
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  2. Question What are some lessons you've learned over the years?

    Hola, New owner here. Just wondering if there are any lessons you may have learned the hard way? Or anything you wish people had told you before...

    Started by mikasaur‎, 10-29-2014 01:13 PM
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  3. resident rat,,,,aggresive with new rat

    Resident rat(10 month male) is very aggresive towards new male rat(about 6 months old)new rat half the size, resident huffs,,puffs lunges at new rat,...

    Started by MousE190‎, 10-28-2014 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  4. Question Rat seen doing a weird swaying motion?

    Hey guys! Every so often we notice our little Lulu will stop, stand very still, lift one front paw and start swaying slightly back and forth. She...

    Started by NaughtyZoot‎, 10-26-2014 02:47 AM
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    10-29-2014, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  5. Input on building a colony for "rat-aggressive" rat?

    Hi!! At some point in the next few weeks I am hoping to see about finding a companion for my intact male 7 month old rat. He came to me because he...

    Started by Voidrae‎, 10-29-2014 09:45 AM
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    10-29-2014, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Will my new rat find the stored food?

    Here's a question which may or may not be silly: I have a new rat (Opal) who just began living with cagemates for the first time. They're getting...

    Started by Minky‎, 10-29-2014 11:01 AM
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    10-29-2014, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  7. Dash my piano buddy.

    So I was practicing piano, something Dash sometimes keep me company for. I took a break and walked past the girl's cage. Dash was hanging on the...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 10-28-2014 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-28-2014, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Does being in heat increase dominance behaviors?

    Oh understanders of rat behavior, I have yet another question! My girls have lived together for two and a half months now. They seem to get...

    Started by Marz42‎, 10-27-2014 04:30 PM
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  9. Firm bites: harmless or something to be addressed?

    Long time, no post. I recently got 2 males that I want to introduce to each other. Gus is fine. He loves people, loves to play and is a little scared...

    Started by trematode‎, 10-23-2014 12:18 PM
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    10-28-2014, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  10. 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, 10-22-2014 06:53 PM
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    10-28-2014, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Special needs rats?

    So, myself and my partner were talking about our agouti Iggy (or mr boggly eyes) and were watching him during free range. He's totally well in...

    Started by dokkajane‎, 10-26-2014 09:14 AM
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    10-28-2014, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  12. Rat eating bizarre things?..

    So my rat is about 2... And I let him roam around my apartment and I've noticed some weird things he has been eating... Some leaves had come into...

    Started by Indywroe‎, 10-26-2014 10:20 PM
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    10-28-2014, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  13. How to help a sad rat?

    Haven't been on here in a while. I lost Mocha this week to what was diagnosed as a pituitary tumor. The vet thought it was kindest to put her to...

    Started by Willieboo‎, 10-26-2014 01:38 AM
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  14. Exclamation Rat barbering her younger sister

    Hi all, I got my first rats last Monday. I've noticed that the larger rat (Billie) often chases her sister (Lola) around the cage, pins her down and...

    Started by blahbyduh‎, 10-06-2014 07:58 AM
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  15. Rats constantly sneezing, eyes bulge

    Hello. I have two sisters, Mochi and Boba. When I play with them, they will often start doing weird things such as having sneeze attacks, wheezing,...

    Started by redcoat‎, 10-26-2014 01:49 AM
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    10-28-2014, 12:43 AM Go to last post
  16. Exclamation advice please??

    ok so i rescued an orphan wildie, he was 1 week old when i got him, and he barely had any fur. now he's growing up (about a month old), and i'm...

    Started by ratatat2‎, 10-27-2014 02:53 PM
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    10-27-2014, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Advice on Intros

    So, I just picked up a sweet little boy from Petco (yes I know its risky but he has the most amazing personality I've ever seen). He's too small to...

    Started by anawelch‎, 10-25-2014 07:51 PM
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  18. Omega rat?

    So I'm beginning introductions tonight. I started with Jayne, easily the most submissive of the new bunch and introduced him to Simon, and River...

    Started by webspinnr‎, 10-26-2014 01:04 AM
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    10-27-2014, 08:46 AM Go to last post
  19. Sisterly Love & Empathy in Rats

    I've heard that rats are one of the few animals, besides humans, that can demonstrate empathy toward other rats. Today I got to witness it firsthand....

    Started by LittleBird‎, 10-27-2014 12:14 AM
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    10-27-2014, 07:39 AM Go to last post
  20. Please read!

    So my rat ash is starting to get into to the habit of drizzling or peeing a little on me or the couch and I don't want him to do it constantly...

    Started by bluenova_11‎, 10-26-2014 03:47 PM
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    10-27-2014, 12:52 AM Go to last post

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