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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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  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. Do rats get hiccups?

    Sometimes my rat will jerk repeatedly and make a kind of squeeky noise. Is he hiccuping or sick? I've listened to his breathing and don't hear any...

    Started by xxzz6760‎, 05-03-2009 12:39 PM
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  2. Question Poopies all over the place

    My boys, Beauregard and Marcellus, used to poop only on the bottom floor of the cage--mostly in their poopie box, but outside the box in the bedding,...

    Started by raqathta‎, 07-23-2016 12:47 PM
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  3. Territorial

    Luther (my youngest) has warmed up to me more, he allows to be held as long as he's on my shoulders and allowed to climb around.. The thing is he...

    Started by SimonAndLuther‎, Yesterday 03:30 AM
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  4. Just when I thought I've seen it all....

    So tonight I notice Bunny standing upright on the faucet handle pointing her nose at the tap... Then looking over at me for assistance them back at...

    Started by Rat Daddy‎, 07-23-2016 12:33 AM
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  5. Don't think my boys want to free range.

    So I work 12 hour shifts sometimes (don't worry, my ratties are showered with attention when I'm home) and both boys trust me enough to come out of...

    Started by Heyyouguys‎, 07-23-2016 08:51 AM
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    07-24-2016, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  6. Immersion Diary: Quinn & Stella

    Tuesday I picked up two new babies at PetSmart. I haven't gotten pet store rats in years and I was nervous about how they would be. Quinn was...

    Started by ratsaremylife‎, 07-14-2016 11:53 AM
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    07-24-2016, 02:47 AM Go to last post
  7. Question Timid Rat.

    I have a timid rat who hates to be taken out of the cage. I have been extremely careful to not upset her, have done trust training and am very gentle...

    Started by ChipperJo‎, 07-22-2016 09:13 PM
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    07-23-2016, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  8. Rattie Introduction Went Great, happier ratties

    I'll start by saying I'm sure I broke the "rules", but it worked for me. I wouldn't try this with adult, or male rats. This isn't a question, but I'm...

    Started by Karms‎, 07-22-2016 10:46 PM
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    07-23-2016, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  9. Odd Behavior?

    I got my 2 boys about 2 weeks ago, I got them from a guy who's had experience but only had them for 3 weeks due to his kid being scared of them and...

    Started by SimonAndLuther‎, 07-22-2016 04:16 AM
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    07-22-2016, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Rat intro-good or bad?

    It has been about a month since I got Nahla, my new baby rat, and she has had no sign of sickness, she hasn't even sneezed. She completely trusts me,...

    Started by MelanieRose‎, 07-22-2016 04:57 PM
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    07-22-2016, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  11. What in the world is this?

    I was cleaning up my boys cage (litter training, going terrible btw) when I notice my girl was literally dragging her cagebuddy. I was so mad, why...

    Started by Ratlettes‎, 07-20-2016 08:00 AM
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    07-21-2016, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  12. Are my rats sleeping to avoid me?

    I swear my boys are sleeping into the late evening to avoid having me talk to/ feed them treats and hold them. They are fairly new to the house, I...

    Started by Harvey&Calvin‎, 07-20-2016 09:59 PM
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    07-20-2016, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Why my rats won't mate? Please help!

    Greetings! This is quite a big problem. I have two rats, both in the right age to reproduce, which I keep together ever since the male was small...

    Started by Herr Aftherion‎, 07-19-2016 12:28 PM
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  14. Who to bond with who

    I have my main mischeif of 10 boys (from about 4/5 months - 18 months, 1 of which is neutered) I have my 2 older boys who are 18 months (i only had...

    Started by buzzwizz619‎, 07-20-2016 09:38 AM
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  15. One of my rats pulls the others tail?

    One of my rats, Rattles, will sometimes pull Minnie by her tail. For example, last night Minnie was on the second level of their cage and her tail...

    Started by bclaytonsc‎, 07-19-2016 11:25 AM
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    07-19-2016, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Rat suddenly started biting

    Hi, this is a bit of a long story, but I want to try and give all the details. My 14yo autistic daughter (K) decided that she wanted a pet rat. I...

    Started by Ceirdwyn‎, 07-18-2016 12:15 PM
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  17. Nibbling at strangers fingers

    How do I stop my rats from nibbling at strangers? Especially when the strangers smell of food. It's not really a bite it's more like a nibble/start...

    Started by experimentallain‎, 07-15-2016 07:11 AM
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    07-17-2016, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Giving rats free roam of house?

    I always hear about people letting their rats run around their house. How do you get them to come back to you and not hide or try to escape? My...

    Started by Shawna‎, 12-04-2007 01:15 AM
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    07-17-2016, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  19. Power Grooming

    Hello! My two girls seem to get along fine but Ziva will power groom Lilo quite a bit. I wonder if Ziva is in heat because she has been extremely...

    Started by Bumble-Bee‎, 07-15-2016 09:31 PM
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  20. Introduction help

    A few months ago I got a new boy and intros went horrible, my new boy who is a hairless got a few N

    Started by Fayrie‎, 07-15-2016 12:50 AM
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    07-15-2016, 07:19 AM Go to last post

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