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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: 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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  3. 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. dominance

    how do you know that your ratties know your alpha? how do they act?

    Started by aimleigh‎, Today 06:15 AM
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  2. Scared of being picked up...?

    I just adopted a female rat named Oreo. He's about a year, maybe a year and a half old, and comes from a (human) family of mom and dad and four young...

    Started by xRemusx‎, Yesterday 10:05 AM
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  3. Poop

    My rats won't use the litter box at all, and whenever I take them out of their cage for play time they will poop on any surface I put them on EXCEPT...

    Started by ksaxton‎, Today 02:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  4. My new Rat naps on my lap.... is this normal?ch

    I have had rats for almost 20 years but this is the first time I have had males. When I put my new Himalayan boy on my lap he explores, bruxes,...

    Started by Mattsrats‎, 04-16-2014 01:18 AM
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  5. Peeing before chewing

    I have noticed that every time I give my rats some toilet roll holders or cardboard they seem to pee on it before chewing it! And then they only seem...

    Started by Loulou13‎, 04-20-2014 11:30 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  6. Rat keeps chewing through mattress..

    Hi, So my new girl, about two months old, loves to chew. Now, this would be fantastic if she chewed any of the various toys meant for chewing that...

    Started by rplatt‎, 04-21-2014 12:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  7. Had enough biting...

    Hi there- this is the third topic I've had to post about my 5 month old boy, Tesla. When I first got tesla he was such a sweet cuddly guy and always...

    Started by hybanana‎, Today 12:12 PM
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  8. When is the Fighting enough? Time for Neutering?

    Hey there! I have 4 intact males. The two older ones about 1yr old and the younger two 4 months old. One of the older ones (Remington) has always...

    Started by lindzmichelle‎, Yesterday 10:55 AM
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  9. Sleeve pulling and head jumping troubles

    So, when I set my girl Sophie on my shoulder, she now pulls my sleeve when she wants down. I can live with that, she never chews. I would like for...

    Started by rainbowrats‎, 04-20-2014 10:52 AM
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  10. Question Very confused on their behavior...

    So I've had my little girls for close to a month and a half now, I take them out for an hour a day just about every day(some days I just can't.)...

    Started by Zepp94‎, 04-21-2014 08:29 PM
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  11. Happy or stressed?

    How can you tell the difference between happy bruxing and boggling and the stressed kind? Sent from Petguide.com Free App

    Started by morgang23‎, 04-21-2014 06:56 PM
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  12. How intense should roughhousing be when playing with your rat?

    My younger rat Ester loves to play with my hand when I do finger-wrestling with her (using my index & middle finger as legs/arms). Sometimes our...

    Started by ohmychunty‎, 04-15-2014 07:52 PM
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  13. Question OARBs (Overly Attached Rat Buddies)

    Evening, everyone :) This isn't a worry post, thankfully, but I would like to discuss one of the behaviours exhibited by my rat buddies. I have...

    Started by heartemis‎, Today 04:32 AM
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  14. Older rat acting very strange...

    Both of my two males Kurt and Eddie will be two years old soon.... These past 2 weeks Kurt has been acting very very strange. Instead of slowing down...

    Started by BlackBirdSeesYou‎, 04-21-2014 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  15. There first introdutions

    On sunday my three week quarantine for my baby rat finally ended and I put his cage next to my two adult. I also showed my two adults to him threw...

    Started by thenightgoddess‎, Yesterday 08:22 PM
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  16. Shy Rat?

    Hey guys, I recently bought two two month old male fancy rats, I've had them about two weeks. My rat Pierre is black hooded, and always is willing...

    Started by ARatofNoImportance‎, Yesterday 08:19 PM
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  17. Does My Rat Like Me?

    So I have two girls, one came from a breeder and one from an inexperienced rat owner who got her from a pet store. At first, the pet store one...

    Started by ksaxton‎, 04-21-2014 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  18. Rat aggressive towards cat?

    I know, backwards. Anyway, when I first got the rats they were only four weeks and I was afraid of the curious cat causing them harm, so I utilized...

    Started by StormAndWinter‎, Yesterday 09:01 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  19. Questions regarding the petting of male rats?

    My new Dumbo Himalayan Dozer is an amazing and well socialized boy. He loves to have his cheeks and face scratched as well as his ears. The place I...

    Started by Mattsrats‎, Yesterday 05:03 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  20. Exclamation Sudden violent fight?

    I posted a little while back about my two male rats that had gotten along fine before were having dominancy issues and was informed that my six month...

    Started by SevenEels‎, Yesterday 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 03:51 AM Go to last post

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