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

  1. 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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  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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  3. 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. Introducing two pairs of adult males

    Hi guys, Bit of history: We originally got 2 males. When one died after about 18 months, we got two babies to keep the lone rat company. The...

    Started by Pacmunchkin‎, Today 11:12 AM
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  2. Signs of rat depression?

    So today I had one of my rats pass, leaving his brother and cage mate all alone. I'm worried about Peter (the brother) becoming depressed because he...

    Started by Owlett‎, Today 12:39 AM
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  3. Unhappy Shy rat beating up his brother. Fighting for my attention?

    Caution: LONG STORY! My brother and I co-own a pair of rats. One of them, Jacob, is shy, skittish, and hyperactive. When we first got our rats (a...

    Started by Ginger3‎, 10-15-2016 07:22 PM
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  4. 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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  5. After introductions

    Hi all, I recently introduced a new rat to my 2. They all got on fine straight away and this carried on for just over 2 weeks with no dramas. For...

    Started by Susielou‎, 10-19-2016 05:00 PM
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    10-20-2016, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  6. Problem with Aspen bedding and stashed Oxbow pellets

    My rats love to hoard, no big deal. They have been doing it their whole lives and I don't wish to change it (nor do I think I could even if I wanted...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 10-19-2016 01:05 PM
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    10-19-2016, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  7. My rat has a lot of scabs.

    I had two male rats, but about two weeks ago one of them passed away. He was about 9 1/2 months old:cry:. His brother Clovis, who is still alive and...

    Started by Abbyuwh‎, 10-17-2016 06:54 PM
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    10-17-2016, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  8. Eating his poop! D:

    I just spotted one of my boys eating a VERY fresh poop in the cage. His brother is taking advantage of their free-roam time and is on my bed,...

    Started by Drakmanka‎, 09-30-2016 07:32 PM
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    10-17-2016, 12:39 AM Go to last post
  9. Territorial male rat, and can he ever have a friend?

    I have been hard at work doing trust training with my new rescue, Ransom. He is very friendly when in a new area or on my lap. He just ends up...

    Started by Bumble-Bee‎, 10-07-2016 12:01 AM
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    10-16-2016, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Female Rats Fighting?

    Hi there! I wanted to ask if this was normal. My two female rats get along pretty well for the most part They sleep together and they have been good...

    Started by Everfree‎, 10-15-2016 02:57 AM
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    10-16-2016, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  11. One of my rsts wont let the others groom her?

    Gany, my more reclusive and least social rat doesn't let her cage mates clean her, which to me is odd because Mama Tusk loves to groom us, her cage...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 10-13-2016 11:06 PM
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    10-16-2016, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Neutered Male Still Territorial

    A while back I had rescued Solomon to add to my mischief, and I was hoping that since he was a baby that Petri would accept him more readily than he...

    Started by MissSix‎, 10-13-2016 10:11 PM
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    10-15-2016, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  13. Question Destructive beyond belief.

    Now i have dealt with destructive rats before.But my new boy Galileo is on a entirely new level. He pulls up the fleece as soon as i clean the cage...

    Started by CourteesRatties‎, 10-07-2016 01:49 PM
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    10-13-2016, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  14. A good way to introduce two males?

    Hello! I'm fairly new to rats and I would like some advice on introducing two of my males. I would like to put them in the same cage, so I introduced...

    Started by alaeyna‎, 10-12-2016 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-12-2016, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  15. Sacred or territorial rat?

    Hi! I got new rats around two weeks ago and they seem to be doing great! One is a sweetheart and loves to explore, but one is a little timid towards...

    Started by Cradle‎, 10-12-2016 03:39 PM
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  16. Unhappy Help Me Win My Rats Over!

    It's only their second night with me. I adopted them - 2 boys (almost 8 months). They liked me well enough at the shelter, letting me pet them and...

    Started by TribalKillJoys‎, 10-11-2016 01:27 AM
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    10-11-2016, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Does my rat need a buddy?

    I have a fancy rat named Freddy, he is super friendly and calm. He has never bitten me or acted too strangely however I am not sure if I can/need to...

    Started by ceranoe‎, 10-09-2016 03:16 PM
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    10-10-2016, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  18. Question Rats yawning and stretching on me...why?

    Hi everyone, My rats like to see me and then yawn and stretch right in my face. sometimes when i'm lying down they will even come right up to my...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 09-29-2016 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-06-2016, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  19. My first rat bite

    So somehow I had made it through over a year of ratting without ever being bitten, but last night that all changed, haha. I just adopted a sweet new...

    Started by Veileddreamer‎, 08-01-2016 02:18 AM
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    10-05-2016, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  20. Young rat could be blind, started nipping fingers!

    I visited a local breeder/rescue center at the beginning of the year to find my other rat a cage mate after his brother sadly passed. I came home...

    Started by glh‎, 10-02-2016 04:20 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 123
    10-04-2016, 04:52 PM Go to last post

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