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Forum: Rat Behavior

Rat behavior issues and concerns such as aggression, rat body language, introductions, and trust training.

  1. 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 03:53 AM
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    10-22-2016, 06:19 AM 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 08:16 AM
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    04-01-2016, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to introduce a new rat to your group!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 01:07 AM
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  1. Scritches and pets?

    My girls have gotten used to me enough that they will groom my hands and play with me a bit (bouncing around and jumping on my hands) but how do I...

    Started by Payan‎, Today 01:14 PM
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    Today, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Sisters Fighting

    Hey, guys! I know this is a common theme and I have read some of the other threads here, but I wanted to get your opinions, all the same. My...

    Started by JackBinimbul‎, Today 01:36 AM
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    Today, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  3. To neuter or not to neuter?! -agressive rat

    I have 3 boys aged 6 months; smudge, buttons and socks. Smudge is the alfa, followed by buttons, then socks. The last few weeks buttons has been...

    Started by laurak105‎, Yesterday 07:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Today, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  4. Introductions still possible after serious injury?

    Hi guys, I'm hoping to solicit some advice on whether my rat intros will ever be possible, and where to proceed from the stalemate we're at. I've...

    Started by grim_fandango‎, Today 01:37 AM
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    Today, 01:37 AM Go to last post
  5. Emergency: Loose rat?

    I was doing some spot cleaning in the cage when Jupiter jumped down to the floor - she doesnt fully trust me yet so catching her isnt going great....

    Started by Basil‎, Yesterday 01:32 PM
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  6. constant poop cleaning :(

    Hi I have a mama rat (not sure how old she is) and 3 babies that are 7 1/2 weeks. I have a litter area set up that I've been transferring poop in...

    Started by Newmom19‎, 02-21-2017 11:20 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  7. Rat teeth chatter

    My girls have always been ones to chatter there teeth often duren free roam. I was just wondering if this was normal? Do they chatter to show...

    Started by RattieLover1013‎, 02-21-2017 12:46 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 93
    Yesterday, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  8. Feed Types

    My two girls are very picky eaters. The feed I buy has an assortment of goodies including the pellets. They eat up all the tasty stuff, but will not...

    Started by Joshua Vrabel‎, 02-20-2017 05:10 PM
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    02-20-2017, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Anti chew spray?

    Hello, Two of my young girls are becoming incessant chewers. They have food in their cage but during free roam they are going after the wood panel...

    Started by BlueDumbo‎, 02-20-2017 03:06 AM
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    02-20-2017, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Brothers are fighting

    Hi, I seem to be having the same problem as a few members who have posted about fighting and aggression, the only difference being these are 2...

    Started by Jordibird‎, 02-18-2017 05:28 AM
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    02-19-2017, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Trust training?

    I've had my two girls for a week and a half, and Jupiter is confident enough to walk on me when I take her out, and is making daily progress. Her...

    Started by Basil‎, 02-18-2017 10:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-18-2017, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  12. Is separating them the best thing to do?

    So I've posted before about my younger male rat scaring my older male rat because he's very boisterous and has been ripping the fur out of my older...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 02-16-2017 07:09 PM
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    02-18-2017, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  13. squeaking, panicking rat

    So this is totally new. I've had my girls for a year now and beyond the initial introduction stage they've been happy and affectionate. Now the more...

    Started by katansi‎, 02-15-2017 02:54 AM
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    02-15-2017, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Introducing babies

    I don't have any ratties yet, but I plan on getting some quite soon :) I'm aiming for an all-female mischief, between 3-6 girlies. I've found a...

    Started by burrowbeans‎, 02-14-2017 07:54 PM
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    02-15-2017, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Daughter attacked by pet rat; Need some feedback here

    Below are the facts as best as I can convey them. I'm sure there's a lot that doesn't matter, but I'm including them all. - two male rats, both...

    Started by ratowner502‎, 01-24-2017 11:45 PM
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    02-13-2017, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Introduction Failure?

    About a month ago I got 2 new baby rats and about a week ago I introduced them to my two 6 month olds in the bathtub. Everything was good, a few...

    Started by -moose‎, 02-12-2017 11:11 PM
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    02-13-2017, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Young rat being dominant to older rats

    So i recently adopted 2 babies. I did the quarantine. Then left there cages near eachother for a week and a half switching hammocks and toys and...

    Started by RattieLover1013‎, 02-07-2017 11:12 PM
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    02-13-2017, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  18. Anti social rat

    My boy, mew, has been in a cage with my two girls, tumbles and dot, for the past 3 days. He is neutered and introductions seemed to go well using the...

    Started by Basiltheplant‎, 02-11-2017 06:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-12-2017, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  19. Rat behavior questions...

    Hey, first time rat owner here with some behavior questions - I will preface by saying she is the only rat for now but I am actively seeking her a...

    Started by krissyleigh‎, 02-11-2017 01:48 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    02-12-2017, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  20. HELP! Newish rat RIPPING out fur of my oldest rat!

    I really need help with this one. My rat Shadow has been ripping out fur of my oldest rat Buddy, he's been doing it since i moved them in together...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 02-10-2017 06:40 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    02-12-2017, 05:17 PM Go to last post

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