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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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    07-05-2015, 01:08 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. Rats just wanna sleep all day, is it just old age?

    So I have two female rats that are almost a year and a half old. They used to be more active, they would exitedly climb over the bars in the morning...

    Started by Fu-Inle‎, Today 04:20 AM
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  2. Nibbling/Biting Rat

    Hey All! I have two girls, ones about 9 mo and the other around 6 mo. The baby rattie plays, licks and hangs around me when I take them out but...

    Started by amandanicollee‎, 10-07-2015 12:21 PM
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  3. Wiggly Tail!

    So, I took this video last night of my Remy and...it's quite interesting. I've had this boy for nearly a year and I've never seen this before. ...

    Started by VeeVeeLa‎, 09-30-2015 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Exclamation Need Advice!

    Hi all, So Recently one of my rats sadly passed away due to a stroke, and now my other rat Pipkin is all alone and I hate it, I feel so bad that...

    Started by Loopy_rats‎, 10-07-2015 06:01 PM
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  5. Re- introducing rats?

    I got two young female rats almost a month ago. One of them came down with a pretty serious lower respiratory infection, and I was advised by the...

    Started by Aqua‎, Yesterday 10:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  6. Rats suddenly not getting along? Biting and pulling on the skin of the other rat

    This started about a few days to a week ago. I have two female rats, Pepper and Alice who I thought were introduced successfully. But suddenly they...

    Started by reikobuns‎, 10-07-2015 09:05 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  7. My rat takes food from my other rat

    I have two young female rats (they came form the same place) and I've noticed one seems to be very dominant. At first I was okay, thats natural but...

    Started by kali mabel‎, 10-06-2015 06:41 PM
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    10-07-2015, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Introducing female rats, for future reference.

    Hello everyone! I adopted two ratties from PetSmart (I didn't know this at the time but they were sold to me sick), my poor Lily died but her...

    Started by KennaBoo‎, 10-06-2015 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-07-2015, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  9. Female Rat Aggression?

    Hey ya'll! I am just wondering if female rats go through "ratuberty" or in other words , agression around 1 year of age. My male rats are separated...

    Started by RattieJournal‎, 10-06-2015 04:26 PM
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  10. what do i do now?

    Lasagna- He was 3 weeks old when i adopted him (I didn't find this out until 2 days ago) I could only get him because he was the last one of his...

    Started by Suspicious_Toast‎, 10-05-2015 04:33 AM
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    10-06-2015, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  11. Aggressive rat biting

    One of my rats has become more and more aggressive over the month or so that I've had him. He's started biting everything. He'll come flying at my...

    Started by ratorical‎, 10-05-2015 05:06 PM
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    10-06-2015, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  12. Bonding with a rat?

    now my rats do trust me, they have to live separately because I've tried every trick in the book and they've almost killed each other before, but i'm...

    Started by Suspicious_Toast‎, 10-05-2015 04:31 AM
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    10-06-2015, 07:59 AM Go to last post
  13. My mellow girl is now aggressive

    I have had my one rat Pearl for about all but a year and a half, I'm not sure how old she actually is since she was a Petco rat, but from the...

    Started by dguizzy‎, 10-05-2015 10:05 PM
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    10-06-2015, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  14. Question Male rat introduction help?

    Awhile ago I got a very young male feeder rat who was also very small and had been weaned too early. He was also pretty sick with a URI. He's...

    Started by Ephemere‎, 10-03-2015 11:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-05-2015, 05:56 PM Go to last post
  15. Potty training success!

    After YEARS of trying almost EVERYTHING to potty train my girls, it was so ridiculously easy that I just feel stupid now! After reading the thread...

    Started by Lightswitch Man‎, 09-29-2015 11:31 PM
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    10-05-2015, 02:40 AM Go to last post
  16. NEW MOM barracading her babies into "Hut"? Normal? Seems agitated

    I recently posted about our adopted rat having a surprise litter today (see "Caring for unexpected...") but forgot to ask if barricading her litter...

    Started by wug‎, 10-03-2015 01:53 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-04-2015, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Asking this for a friend

    Hi all. A friend is considering getting a rat for her kids. A shelter near here has several, one they suggest would probably need to be caged...

    Started by Marie5656‎, 10-01-2015 11:03 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-02-2015, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  18. How Do You Get Them Out Of The Cage?

    Because my first rat, Nico, would come out by climbing on my shoulders, and then I would take him down the ground, but Remy doesn't do that... In...

    Started by CosmicKat62‎, 10-01-2015 07:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-01-2015, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Just time?

    Please note that these are all my first rats and intros so advice is SUPER appreciated. I currently have six rats. Three I got in August that were...

    Started by MellowMarsie‎, 10-01-2015 06:57 AM
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  20. Food possessive aggression or something more?

    Hi everyone, My rats, Tofu and Boba, are just a few months old. In fact, we only got them about two months ago. They have always been really...

    Started by Polkadots‎, 10-01-2015 02:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 55
    10-01-2015, 02:36 AM Go to last post

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