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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!

    PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE QUARANTINE INFO STICKY BEFORE YOU INTRODUCE A NEW RAT TO YOUR GROUP. Introduction Just got a new rat to add to your...

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 01:07 AM
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  1. Going Deaf?

    Hello, During floor-time today, I noticed that my 2 year old rat, Rosie, doesn't acknowledge any noise. She used to respond to her name, but not...

    Started by Trio of Trouble‎, Yesterday 04:06 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Making a nest

    Hi, I got my two boys Saturday, they are 12weeks old and we gave them some bedding material tonight and it was like all **** broke loose. They...

    Started by Lalalelo94‎, Yesterday 06:38 PM
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  3. Rat Biting

    So I have four rats and the youngest has bitten myself and my girlfriend to the point of drawing blood once each. The circumstances of my bite were...

    Started by ray‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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  4. Odd Noises?

    Hey! I'm new to rats, and I have 2 little babies... One of them makes this odd clicking noise and shakes often... I've had them for a week, so it may...

    Started by Jadeness88‎, 01-19-2017 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. Introducing Older Male Rats

    So I have two rats. One I have had since he was a baby, and he has lived with other rats most of his life until his cage mate passed away. It must...

    Started by Anoua‎, 01-20-2017 03:51 PM
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    01-22-2017, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
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    01-21-2017, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Scratches on face?

    So far one of my two male rats has recieved three open wounds on his face where it looks like the fur was torn off. This is my dominant, adventurous...

    Started by Kelseymh‎, 01-20-2017 08:41 PM
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    01-20-2017, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    01-18-2017, 01:30 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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    01-18-2017, 01:17 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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
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    01-17-2017, 12:34 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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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    01-13-2017, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    01-13-2017, 05:41 AM Go to last post
  20. 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

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