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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. 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, Yesterday 05:28 AM
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    Today, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  2. 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, Yesterday 10:49 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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    Yesterday, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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    02-12-2017, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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    02-12-2017, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  12. Looking for advice on what to do...

    I'm new to the forum and posted the following in the "Hello" section because I could post here yet ;) Looking for some advice, here's my story. We...

    Started by morsel‎, 02-10-2017 08:26 PM
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    02-12-2017, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  13. Unhappy lone male rat

    Hi all, Some advise would be welcome I have a lone male rat (Ponyo) that I have tried to introduce too babies but it did not go well and have now...

    Started by RDaisyM‎, 02-02-2017 09:08 AM
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    02-12-2017, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  14. Dovah bit me

    Ive had my 2 rats a week now and ive been feeding them treats, and Alduins quite nervous still yet Dovah been the one to always come and take the...

    Started by Kay/Crazy‎, 02-11-2017 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-11-2017, 08:25 PM Go to last post
  15. Antisocial/Moody Rat ?

    Hello all. So I took Star to the vet today as she seems to be worse than yesterday. The hypothetical "seizures" have seemed to stop but my...

    Started by ashs‎, 02-07-2017 10:21 PM
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    02-11-2017, 06:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Nero stealing food from Aurelius.

    Hey guys, So recently when it comes to feeding my rats, Nero has this thing where despite the fact I give them more than enough to share, he will...

    Started by Aerry‎, 02-10-2017 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-11-2017, 12:23 AM Go to last post
  17. Rat introduction

    I had my boy neutered 3 weeks ago and he was introduced to my girls today. When I introduced them via the carrier method, absolutely no aggression...

    Started by Basiltheplant‎, 02-09-2017 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-09-2017, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Introducing a 4th rat to my trio?

    Recently, a male rat I've seen up for sale about a month ago is still up for sale. He's all by himself and in terrible condition. I offered to take...

    Started by 487137‎, 02-05-2017 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-08-2017, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Is My Male Aggressive?

    How do I tell if a male rat is aggressive? I've always had only females up until a few days ago. My fiancé and I brought home two adorable boys,...

    Started by mrowfs‎, 02-05-2017 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-05-2017, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  20. Rats won't climb

    Okay guys, I've had my rats for a couple of months and I've noticed they won't climb around. I have one rat that runs up and down the ramps like...

    Started by Alli97‎, 01-20-2017 03:03 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-02-2017, 11:06 AM Go to last post

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