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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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    06-19-2017, 06:23 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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    04-26-2017, 04:41 PM 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. Introductions while socializing

    Sooooo... my 2 white feeder rats passed away this morning after getting them a week or so ago. It's a disappointing experience but at the same time...

    Started by wtfelvemage‎, 06-22-2017 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  2. Don't Like Being Handled...

    About two months ago, I picked up two 6 week old babies (that was my estimate of their age, based on charts online and stuff) from a Craigslist ad...

    Started by CosmicKat62‎, 06-19-2017 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-23-2017, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  3. Loose rat. Long story.

    Hi everyone. I'm Mary. New here. So I've had two juvenile female rats for about two weeks now. The one is a bit bigger and fairly timid. The...

    Started by Meh‎, 06-19-2017 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-19-2017, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Adopting some female ratties

    So I currently have 4 males which took me ages to introduce (because of me not them :) and eventually I would love to get some female rats as well. ...

    Started by Samanamkmj‎, 06-18-2017 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 58
    06-19-2017, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Harlan Teklad Global Rat Food 2014?? What Happened to it??

    Hi all, anyone have a source around to buy the Harlan Teklad Global Rat Food 2014? It seems to have disappeared. I have been feeding this to my rats...

    Started by morsel‎, 06-17-2017 01:36 PM
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    06-19-2017, 01:15 AM Go to last post
  6. My baby rats full-on pee on me/my bed!

    My rats are just over a month old now, and one of them in particular leaves puddles of pee on me/my bed when I take him out. I really doubt he's...

    Started by resmaeil‎, 06-16-2017 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-16-2017, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  7. 3 New ratties

    I'm sure some of you are probably gonna think I'm being an overly concerned new rat parent: which you might be right :P I got 3 new lady rats a...

    Started by wtfelvemage‎, 06-15-2017 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-16-2017, 03:49 AM Go to last post
  8. At my wits end with introductions. Help!

    Hi everyone. I'm on the verge of rehoming the new rat I got because I cannot get her and my existing rat to get along. Heres the story: Violet is my...

    Started by allisonj30‎, 06-15-2017 07:21 PM
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    06-16-2017, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  9. Two New Ratties (Need Advice on Taming!)

    I got two new little ratties from a not-so-reputable breeder who breeds some for snake food and others for "companionship" three days ago. They're...

    Started by yara!!!‎, 06-13-2017 07:35 PM
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    06-15-2017, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  10. what should i do?

    okay so i got my babies a week ago now, and have been handling them every day since they got home. from the start franklin was confident, and the...

    Started by twindads‎, 06-14-2017 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-15-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  11. Adopting a Rat with Some "Baggage"

    I stumbled across a post the other day about some baby rats. Unfortunately, they were all female. Then, the seller (who seems really nice) offered me...

    Started by Pixxiies‎, 06-14-2017 12:42 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-14-2017, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  12. Rats that seem to have two personalities

    I got two new rats called patty and selma a few months ago. I managed to get them to the point of being tame and extremely confident, I even taught...

    Started by ratticus333‎, 06-10-2017 07:35 PM
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    06-13-2017, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Post Rat not going into heat

    So I have had my two ratties for about a month now and every Tuesday or Wednesday she goes into heat. However this last week she has not gone into...

    Started by expedition rattie‎, 06-11-2017 11:03 PM
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    06-13-2017, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  14. Not sure what else to do.

    So I've had these boys for almost 2 months now. Rescues, who we get at 5 months of age. A week after they hit 6 months, aggression began and one rat...

    Started by NewRattieMum‎, 06-12-2017 10:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-13-2017, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  15. New kitten in the house!

    Hi! We have just brought a new kitten home and would be grateful for any advice on how to make our two rats more comfortable when she's around. If...

    Started by RattyBurt‎, 06-13-2017 04:15 AM
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    06-13-2017, 04:15 AM Go to last post
  16. Rats don't "brux" out of happiness

    I'm sick of people telling others that bruxing is a sign of happiness. Sure, and a baby cries because it's having a grand old time. Rats chatter and...

    Started by Cyrix‎, 11-04-2015 02:27 AM
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    06-10-2017, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Neutered Boy Mounting?

    Last week I purchased 2 rats from a local breeder. There were several tanks full of rats some babies and some newborns. I bought an injured female...

    Started by expedition rattie‎, 06-09-2017 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-09-2017, 11:54 PM Go to last post
  18. Maternal aggression & male need a friend

    I'm new to rats so I'm learning. I've had a harder time than if I'd just bought babies because of the mum having maternal aggression and hope that...

    Started by whiteratty‎, 06-09-2017 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-09-2017, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Rats fighting over food

    I have a boy and girl rat that love corn, spinach, arugula, and all other foods. I give them mini corn on the cobs one each of course but the boy...

    Started by expedition rattie‎, 06-09-2017 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-09-2017, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Introducing rats

    So I have 4 rats two are about 18 weeks and my other two are hairless 12 week olds. There cages are next to each other and neither group seem...

    Started by Samanamkmj‎, 06-03-2017 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 124
    06-04-2017, 05:39 PM Go to last post

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