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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. Introduction didn't quite go as planned.... >:(

    Oooookey dokey. So I’m looking for a way to correct a case of epic stupidity. Here’s what happened. I wanted to get a couple of companions for my...

    Started by LadyRatty‎, 08-22-2015 06:40 PM
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  2. Introduction trouble, help and advice needed desperately.

    I have two rats that I'm trying to introduce. So far, the past two days have been troublesome. Alice was the first rat that I had for about three...

    Started by reikobuns‎, Yesterday 11:48 PM
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  3. New-ish to owning rats

    We bought my daughter (6 years old) 2 female rats for her birthday because she loves animals and we thought a pet would be a good idea. My husband...

    Started by B2N2‎, 08-28-2015 11:50 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  4. Nervous, scared rats?

    I've had my rats for almost a week now. I was really excited to get them and I'm still so happy to have them, but there seems to be very little...

    Started by KaylaMarie‎, 08-24-2015 05:01 PM
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  5. Food Stealing & Aggression

    I know food aggression can be common in dogs, and other animals, but what about rats? Currently, my rat's are always trying to steal food from each...

    Started by KaylaMarie‎, Yesterday 06:20 PM
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  6. Rat grooming me too aggressively

    Hi :) I have two female rats, Pocket and Belle. Belle has always been much more affectionate than Pocket- Pocket likes to sit on my shoulder and will...

    Started by DarthTinsel‎, Yesterday 01:44 PM
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  7. Lonely Rat- What Should I Do?

    A bit of background info...I have (or rather, had) two rescue rats named Whisky and Brandy, sisters approximately 2 years old. Whisky sadly died last...

    Started by Raya‎, 08-24-2015 02:10 PM
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  8. Litter training trouble - should I just keep trying?

    Hi, I've had my girls for nearly a month now and I quickly began to try to litter train them after reading about it online. I have tried to move...

    Started by demiiguise‎, 08-27-2015 04:29 AM
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  9. How do I interact with my rescue rat who just had an accidental litter

    On the 14th I adopted Ruth under the assumption she was a normal pet store rat.. You know normal trauma.. Come to find at 3:30 this morning she was...

    Started by Fireflies‎, 08-30-2015 07:55 PM
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  10. Year Long Cage Mates Drawing Blood :(

    I have two ladies, Gidget and Daphne, that live with each other and have since about late September 2014. Both were young when introduced and have...

    Started by Cj001‎, 08-30-2015 09:17 AM
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  11. Unhappy Separating babies from mom - advice needed on the adjustment period

    I've been fostering a mother rat and her babies for the last several weeks, and this past Thursday I had to separate out the boys. They'll be 5 weeks...

    Started by Emma13‎, 08-30-2015 09:30 PM
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  12. I need some advice for my rats

    I have 2 rats Lasagna (9 months) and Tazo (6 months) Lasagna- He was 3 weeks old when i adopted him (I didn't find this out until 2 days ago) I...

    Started by Suspicious_Toast‎, 08-30-2015 08:39 PM
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  13. Another Accident

    So today I brought my more skittish rat Toby downstairs and was holding him. Then my sister screamed and he jumped out of my hands and hid behind the...

    Started by iloveme88999‎, 08-30-2015 07:20 PM
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  14. Rat acting strange

    I am asking this for a friend who asked for advice. So her rat who is usually skittish is acting weird because she is having these periods where she...

    Started by saratherussiandog‎, 08-30-2015 07:30 PM
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  15. First introduction test - did it pass?

    Hey so I have Toby who is nearly full grown but still young. He has been here now for 2 weeks in his huge cage so I got him a buddy (Ramy) on...

    Started by spikeithard‎, 08-29-2015 03:12 PM
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  16. Will my rat stop being afraid?

    So a few nights ago, my rat bit my collarbone area, and obviously I reacted poorly and got mad and screamed instead of squealed, and I went to pick...

    Started by VeronicaJ3‎, 08-30-2015 11:42 AM
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  17. Pee Fight??

    So I'm watching my sister's 2 rats and when she came to drop them off I had my boy Otis out and decided to let the 3 of them romp around the couch...

    Started by Cj001‎, 07-16-2015 03:19 PM
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    08-30-2015, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  18. Rats sulky after having guests round - does anybody elses rats do this?

    Last night was the second time I'd noticed this certain behaviour from my rats - they seem to sulk after having strange people in the house! When I...

    Started by demiiguise‎, 08-28-2015 04:21 PM
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  19. My boys are getting rowdy. Time for a bigger cage?

    I have two male rats; Nemo is about 5 months old, the other, Fidget is 8. We got Nemo because Fidget's buddy died and he became very sad and lonely....

    Started by Fledermaus‎, 08-21-2015 04:04 AM
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    08-30-2015, 12:00 AM Go to last post
  20. Intro Woes (Advice appreciated!)

    So I'll try to make this as short as I can! I've spent the last week slowly doing intro sessions with with my 3 neutered males and my intact...

    Started by Pi-rat‎, 08-29-2015 11:49 AM
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