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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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    08-23-2014, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  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!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. Rat noises?

    So I've heard of bruxing, squeaking, and screaming. What is bruxing? I can figure our the other two but what are the various noises called and what...

    Started by rudecrudetattooedfatgirl‎, Yesterday 10:17 PM
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  2. Red face Showing his dominance?

    Hiya :) Yesterday I did free roam in the smallest and safest place in the house, the porch which seemed to help a LOT. They ran around more, ran over...

    Started by CatsRatsVeggies‎, Today 04:45 AM
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  3. Hiding food

    Hi all! My rats (especially my older girls, Olive and Penelope) insist on hiding their food everytime I fill their bowl. The second I put it in they...

    Started by MimiSkye‎, 08-28-2014 11:24 AM
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  4. Moody rat?

    Hey everyone, I have three boy rats, who are about three and a half months old now. Meemer has always been the most confident and daring and...

    Started by Kitterpuss‎, 08-15-2014 05:00 AM
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  5. Bonding with the new girls. Not going well

    My two new girls, Nibbler and Stitch, seem to just view me as a jungle gym to climb all over. Nibbler especially loves to play "rocket rat" and...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 08-31-2014 03:18 AM
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    Today, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  6. Unsocial Rats - when does it become a hopeless case?

    Hello - I "rescued" 2 male rats off of Craigslist. They were said to be friendly etc but the guy who had them didn't have time for them. And his only...

    Started by cahtch_me‎, 08-26-2014 10:11 PM
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  7. Litter training

    My two boy rats have been with me for about 6 weeks or so. I have a plastic bottom cage so i use paper bedding and they have a preferred poop corner...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, 08-25-2014 10:00 PM
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  8. 'Homebody' Rats

    I'm now up to five rats. I still have Riley and my chocolate girls- Raven and Rosie, and now I have two fosters Shadow and Katie. They are all...

    Started by rileys-mom‎, Yesterday 08:46 PM
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  9. rat running underneath the other one?

    Daisy, my smaller rat of the two is always the one who starts it when him and my bigger rat, lily, are chasing each other and playing. I think since...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, Yesterday 05:15 PM
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  10. is this fighting, grooming, playing?

    Hello. My little rats seem to be good together it they are doing something and I am not sure what. I read another post that sound likes what they...

    Started by comealongpond‎, 08-25-2014 07:46 AM
    • Replies: 6
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  11. Am I doing something Wrong?

    I got my rats yesterday, they are 9 weeks old and their names are fuzz and hopper. Yesterday I let them settle in and for some reason hopper was...

    Started by ratty213‎, 08-28-2014 11:19 AM
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  12. Rat Psychology- Any Ideas?

    So back when I first got my girls, they were only 4 weeks old and really tiny. (4 dumbo girls) I made them their first hammock that weekend, it was a...

    Started by LittleBird‎, 08-30-2014 11:49 AM
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  13. Monkey noises?

    My little guy Aries makes monkey noises when he's excited or nervous.. When I googled it, it said this is from a URI... However he isn't sneezing at...

    Started by Tiffisme45‎, Yesterday 12:30 PM
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  14. New Rat Blues (Scared of other rats?) (also a teeny health concern)

    Okay, so, I got a new boy today. Introductions went great. No one fought, not even a single puffed hair. The original trio loves him! But... he...

    Started by Pandorascaisse‎, 08-31-2014 11:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  15. Nesting male???

    So Mort has been inside a balled up blanket for the past hour, he's nibbling and making holes (it's ok, it's his blanket now) he seems so happy! Is...

    Started by rudecrudetattooedfatgirl‎, 08-31-2014 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  16. New rat afraid of resident rats

    Hello everyone! So I recently got a new double rex (Ollie) from someone who could no longer take care of him, with no information other than "he is...

    Started by Noodle‎, 08-24-2014 08:46 PM
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  17. Exclamation Immersion day 1 - help needed!!

    So, it's 12:15pm now and I've been up since 6am. I decided as I'm out at 1pm (family meal - euk), I would get up super early to give me tons of time...

    Started by CatsRatsVeggies‎, 08-31-2014 07:28 AM
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  18. Moody rat

    I'm currently at my boyfriend's parents for the night and have brought my boys because I didn't want to leave them for over 24 hours alone. They...

    Started by lalalauren‎, 08-30-2014 07:40 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  19. Male Rats Biting One Another

    My boys have started biting one another during the night, Gadget (The dominant one) has bits under his chin, and Gizmo has bites on his back and...

    Started by Little Bit‎, 08-31-2014 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-31-2014, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  20. Rat Style Wushu

    So, this may be an odd thing, but I'm gonna go for it! I train wushu, which is a performances based Chinese martial art; ever see Jackie Chan or...

    Started by theAfanc‎, 08-30-2014 01:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-31-2014, 05:52 PM Go to last post

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