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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. My rat just drew blood

    I have 2 aggresive male rats they usually love me but today i tried to reintroduce them it went bad i split a fight up and got bitten a little bit...

    Started by Sammylouu‎, 01-16-2017 12:31 PM
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  2. Traumatized Rat or Unique Personality?

    So, one of my rats, Edwin. He's got an interesting character. He's a lot slower than the other rats. I'd say he seems really shy and nervous. When...

    Started by Graceful_Lily‎, 01-15-2017 02:47 AM
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  3. rodentistry? And other ratty behaviours?

    So recently my little 8 month buck Ant has started insisting on cleaning my teeth. I know this sounds weird but I don't mind overly much I was just...

    Started by Lexi_Bexi‎, 01-17-2017 09:47 PM
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  4. My rat won't leave me in play

    I got my first girls about two months ago, one of them is really adventurous and loves exploring and climbing over me and the play area, however,...

    Started by Zabwai‎, 01-17-2017 05:59 PM
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  5. Dominance?

    Annoyingly every other morning around 6am, I wake up to bloody murder screaming rats. As most of you know, it's a horrible horrible sound. These...

    Started by kelshire‎, 01-17-2017 10:13 AM
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    01-17-2017, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  6. Girls get poofy in heat?

    So I've owned boys almost exclusively over the past few years, so this might be a dumb question. I have two girls and a boy as of now (neutered of...

    Started by Prince‎, 01-11-2017 02:57 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-17-2017, 12:34 AM Go to last post
  7. Rat Introduction Questions

    I lost Little Spot last night :( Now I'm working on trying to make Big Spot as comfortable as possible. We're going to the vet to get a small lump on...

    Started by kelskels73‎, 01-15-2017 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-16-2017, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  8. Rat biting new cage mate

    Hi, I recently got a new rat aged around 3 months (Feivel) to join my almost two year old rat (Monty) after his cage mate passed away. I followed...

    Started by atengiz‎, 01-16-2017 07:42 PM
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  9. Unhappy Doesn't like to be picked up?

    Hey guys! So I've had my girls for about a week now and I'm worried I'm doing something wrong. Nimh has no problem crawling into my hand to be picked...

    Started by siharashu‎, 01-12-2017 03:01 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-13-2017, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  10. New rat owner. Question.

    So I have seen and heard that rats love to play and explore in boxes,blankets, hanging toys etc. I just got a baby rat(he was saved from being snake...

    Started by Supergirl_s‎, 01-07-2017 11:02 PM
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    01-13-2017, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  11. Rat Is Becoming More Aggressive To New Rat

    I have three rats at the moment. Luna and Matilda are nearly a year old and live together, and Rosie is a new addition (I adopted her, she was alone...

    Started by crazyratlady97‎, 01-13-2017 02:52 PM
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  12. Exclamation Misbehaving under the bed.

    Hi everyone! I have four male rats who've been settling in for about two months now. They are becoming socialised (although it is coming along slowly...

    Started by Rosiem2102‎, 01-06-2017 04:05 PM
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    01-13-2017, 05:41 AM Go to last post
  13. Rats don't know how to use their toys ?

    Hi! I bought my two male rats yesterday. I own a Zeno 2 cage, and it contains a shelf with a plastic ramp. My rats get that there is a shelf......

    Started by Mr.Ratatouille‎, 01-04-2017 12:13 PM
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    01-12-2017, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  14. Strange biting of my rats cage and help introducing a new friend?

    For some reason in the middle of the night I would be woken up by a metal snapping sound coming from my rats cage, for a long time I could not figure...

    Started by ceranoe‎, 01-12-2017 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-12-2017, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  15. cage sharing problems emergency

    Hi all need so serious help, I have three male rats two young boys 14 weeks and one older male 1 yr 6 months. Once I finished quarantine I...

    Started by RDaisyM‎, 01-10-2017 07:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-11-2017, 02:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Got bit for the first time today

    Okay so I got bitten for the first time today :(:confused: Long story short I was given a rat (Rosa) last yr for xmas and he lived alone in the...

    Started by Charlee.Rosa‎, 01-10-2017 12:07 AM
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  17. Rats Fighting for No Reason?

    My sister and I have 2 female rats. I will call them rats 1 and 2. We bought them together. Rat 1 is usually very peaceful. She gets along with...

    Started by Lexi26‎, 01-09-2017 08:32 PM
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    01-09-2017, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  18. Regression, why are they going backwards?

    My boys are becoming less friendly when they're out on free range... my skittish boy actually squeaked when I picked him up earlier :( they aren't...

    Started by Heyyouguys‎, 01-08-2017 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-09-2017, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Bullying?

    As some of you may know, last week I became the new owner of three female rats. I got all three at the same time from the same place, and they've...

    Started by calcifer‎, 01-08-2017 08:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-09-2017, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  20. New rat a bit more timid than the others?

    I picked up three new babies on December 21st - Harley, Zelda, and Sheik. So far things have been going well. The introductions with my other two...

    Started by Drej‎, 01-08-2017 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-08-2017, 06:07 PM Go to last post

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