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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 02:53 AM
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    10-22-2016, 05:19 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 07:16 AM
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    04-01-2016, 01:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to introduce a new rat to your group!


    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 12:07 AM
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  1. Rat's been separated... what next?

    OK, So I have four neutered male rats. Two are old boys and two are young newer boys. When we got the two new boys we had them separated for about a...

    Started by morsel‎, 03-07-2017 05:01 PM
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  2. Trust Training and Special Behavioral Needs

    One of my new girls is a teeny wee thing I named Amaretto. You can see her photo in my "Meet my Rat" post. She's a tiny mismarked hooded. She's so...

    Started by ILoveMyMonsters‎, 03-22-2017 11:33 AM
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    03-22-2017, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Litter Box Training?

    I have my 5 girls in a DCN and most the shelves have cloth covers. I have corner litter box on the far left corner on the first, second, and half...

    Started by ILoveMyMonsters‎, 03-22-2017 11:28 AM
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    03-22-2017, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  4. Rat Puts Food Into Litter Box, What Do You Do?

    Hi my rat Smijou puts food into her litterbox so does Nuttart but less often. Is there a way to train them not to put the food in there? I need help...

    Started by Danes'n'Rats‎, 03-16-2017 09:53 AM
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    03-22-2017, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy 6 weeks, rats still won't trust me

    Hi! I got my two rats Jupiter and Ophelia 6 weeks ago. They were already two months old, and had almost never been handled. I've been spending time...

    Started by Basil‎, 03-17-2017 12:53 AM
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    03-21-2017, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Male rat fluffing but not really aggressive.

    Mouse is around 21 weeks old and has started scenting/marking things as his own, it's literally all he does out of the cage or when ever I go up to...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 03-21-2017 02:15 PM
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    03-21-2017, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Introducing rats after sickness question

    Hey! So I have finally gotten a friend for my guy Bruce, his name is Louie! They're currently still separated from one another- Bruce started with...

    Started by RatNamedBruce‎, 03-17-2017 04:27 PM
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    03-21-2017, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  8. force grooming ???

    Hello all ! So i have two girls and they have been in the same cage living together for months. During the intro process there was a huge amount...

    Started by ashs‎, 03-16-2017 08:32 PM
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    03-21-2017, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  9. To wait or not to wait for ratties...

    Hi there, I have decided that I want to add two ratties into my life, but have a small issue I need your help/suggestions with. In May 2017,...

    Started by clurrburr‎, 03-20-2017 12:47 PM
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    03-20-2017, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Litter box blues

    I can't seem to get my 3 boys to use the litter box. I've put new poops in there. I've put 1 on each floor of their cage. Still nothing. They're 3...

    Started by SeinfeldMom‎, 03-19-2017 10:53 PM
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    03-19-2017, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  11. Introducing new baby to adult male

    Hello folks, I currently have a single male rat, Chu, who is about a year old. I just got a new baby boy so that he will not be condemned to a...

    Started by FlamingFox‎, 03-19-2017 12:33 AM
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    03-19-2017, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  12. Depressed rat?

    Hi everyone. I had a pair of two female rats. They were sisters. Unfortunately one passed away two days ago. I noticed an immediate change in my...

    Started by PhoenixV‎, 03-18-2017 07:21 PM
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    03-18-2017, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  13. bitey rat through the cage bars?

    I am currently with my third pair of male rats within the last... I dunno, five or six years? they were eight weeks when i got them, so they'd be...

    Started by Reitanna‎, 03-04-2017 04:29 PM
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    03-18-2017, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Smaller rat bullies larger rat? Debating separate cages

    I got Jean and Ororo from a pet store a little over half a year ago (I'm aware that adopting is better than buying, the circumstances were special)...

    Started by seeska‎, 03-16-2017 04:56 AM
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    03-18-2017, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  15. chasing eachother

    KC and TG are busy chasing each other around the cage. the have been grooming each mostly TG getting groomed first. are they establishing dominance?

    Started by Tim0310‎, 03-17-2017 04:45 PM
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    03-17-2017, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  16. too early?

    is it too early for a rat to show its personality? i only have had him maybe 6 hours but it seems KC likes to be babied. he was checked out by a vet...

    Started by Tim0310‎, 03-16-2017 08:00 PM
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    03-16-2017, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  17. Rat Anxiety?

    My little girl Sucre has been acting really strange lately. Almost every night after holding her body goes limp, she's unresponsive, and she starts...

    Started by PhoenixV‎, 03-15-2017 04:40 PM
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    03-16-2017, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 10:45 PM
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    03-16-2017, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  19. Can a rat be genuinely affectionate?

    I've only had experience with adopted rats. They cannot know true affection as a dog or cat might. You can train them, with lots of time and effort,...

    Started by Hal900x‎, 03-08-2017 04:59 AM
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    03-15-2017, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  20. Fighting over food?

    My boys seem very food-driven. I have two brothers (about 3-4 months old) who mostly get along fine. Today I had them out for free range, and Akela...

    Started by lemonpoppy‎, 03-13-2017 10:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-14-2017, 12:07 PM Go to last post

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