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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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    06-20-2014, 11:24 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!

    PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE QUARANTINE INFO STICKY BEFORE YOU INTRODUCE A NEW RAT TO YOUR GROUP. Introduction Just got a new rat to add to your...

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. Question Wierd obbsession?

    Okay So my rat nightmare has a thing for my 4 mice. He sists at there cage alot and feeds them yoggies threw the bars. well one night I had to go...

    Started by Akita‎, 09-15-2014 02:23 PM
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  2. Timid baby Dumbo rat

    I've had Katsa for a whole week now, she came to us incredibly ill but since she got on the antibiotics she is getting better everyday. But on top...

    Started by BonkersPo‎, Yesterday 11:43 PM
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  3. Simon hit puberty... Does the marking get better?

    So Simon hit puberty a few days ago, and I'm starting to get very frustrated. He won't leave River alone, pinning her, peeing on her, etc. I'm hoping...

    Started by webspinnr‎, 09-17-2014 01:00 AM
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  4. How much immersion is too much?

    So my girlfriend and I are first-time rat owners and have had our boys Nibbles and Jesse for about... six months? Wow. Anyway, For the first few...

    Started by Cyrix‎, Today 02:17 AM
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  5. New Rat Being Bullied BAD! Bloodshed!

    I did the crate intro method with my 2 previous girls and my 2 new girls. My previous girls are Chai and Mocha. The new ones are Oreo and Wafer. The...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 09-18-2014 01:00 PM
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  6. Rat sisters aggressive with each other

    One of my rats, Boba, recently got surgery and was forced to live separately from her sister, Mochi. They haven't been able to play together very...

    Started by redcoat‎, 09-18-2014 12:11 AM
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  7. Neutering

    My two male rats have recently started fighting.They were good friends before but as the little one gets older, he picks on the older one and the...

    Started by magic_carrot‎, 09-17-2014 11:47 AM
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  8. Litter trained but still pooping when out of cage!

    My new baby Max has done WONDERFUL! at litter training. Since the very first night in the cage with the other girls, she has been just going in the...

    Started by Kelseyrawr‎, 09-16-2014 09:11 PM
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  9. Litter training - a success!

    We tried to litter train our rats in vain. We picked up every piece of poop and put it in the litter box. We watched them carefully so that we might...

    Started by Cyrix‎, 09-18-2014 04:20 AM
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  10. Almost litter trained after only a week! yay! had to post!

    I'm so excited about this I just had to let everyone know. I have been wanting to litter train them for a couple months but my first cage was too...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, 09-16-2014 07:17 PM
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  11. Question 3 brothers

    My 3 boys are all brothers from a previous rescue litter.. Lately I have been noticing that nearly every morning I go in to the rat room to feed and...

    Started by LittleSparrow‎, Yesterday 11:46 AM
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  12. Animal Communication Experience with 2 Ex Lab rats

    Yesterday I adopted two ex research rats. The last few months i have been practicing animal communication, its really simple. Just listen to the...

    Started by dakotah999‎, 09-13-2014 07:52 PM
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  13. Would it be a bad idea to reintroduce?

    Lightning became severely agressive toward his cagemates I had to separate him. Should I try the long process of reintroducing him? He has become...

    Started by Voltage‎, Yesterday 12:48 AM
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  14. Peeing from atop

    Hello RatForum and sorry for a few days' absence!:) My rats live in a multi-level wire cage (Petco rat mano). Is it normal routine that they pee...

    Started by Malarz‎, 09-15-2014 08:57 PM
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  15. Question about getting more rats

    I have three unspayed female rats right now who all get along splendidly. I am considering adopting a spayed and neutered female/male from a local...

    Started by drfinkelstein&science‎, 09-18-2014 02:01 AM
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  16. Bonding right away or wait?

    Should I give my new rat a few days/a week to adjust to her new home or right away begin taking her out and trying to bond with her? It has to be...

    Started by moonkissed‎, 09-11-2014 09:12 AM
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  17. Rats arguing. Dominance switch?

    Hi Ive had my 2 girlies for over a year now. I've always felt Blossom (black and white hooded) was the dominant one. Recently there seems to have...

    Started by Geckogirl_88‎, 09-15-2014 05:26 AM
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    09-17-2014, 07:29 AM Go to last post
  18. Question Do male rat have hormone fluctuations/cycles?

    Hey all, Just curious about an aspect of rat behaviour. Looking to understand my boys moods. I'm basically wondering if un-neutered male rats go...

    Started by Kitterpuss‎, 09-17-2014 05:53 AM
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  19. Hiding away for no apparent reason

    My rat hid in a sofa, and she will not come out. So I was cleaning the cage today, and let the rats free range as usual (only a little longer than...

    Started by Malarz‎, 09-16-2014 09:03 PM
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  20. Foster boy is curious but I cannot pick him up

    Hello, I decided to foster an adult neutered male rat named Carl that was brought in as a stray to my local animal shelter where I work/volunteer....

    Started by watry‎, 09-16-2014 07:02 PM
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