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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 bit my face??

    I know he didn't mean to hurt me, as this bite wasn't any harder or with any more aggression or force than how he's playfully nipped and mouthed at...

    Started by Drakmanka‎, 03-28-2017 02:09 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  2. Young and older rats not always getting along.

    So my rats have lived together for about 3-4months. The older ones are almost a year and and a half now and the babies are about 6months. At first...

    Started by RattieLover1013‎, Yesterday 07:31 AM
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  3. Hairless rats and their furry cousins?

    Greetings! I seem to have fallen in love with hairless rats. They're just so cute and sweet looking, but in all honesty I don't know that much about...

    Started by AllThingsGeeky‎, 03-28-2017 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-28-2017, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  4. rats disinterested in wheel

    I have two females, both approaching their third birthday next month. A few months ago they stopped using their 12 inch wheel entirely so I took it...

    Started by rimjet‎, 03-27-2017 09:17 AM
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    03-27-2017, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Bath tub questions!

    I have two 5-6 week old males that I got exactly a week ago. They eat from my hand and lick yogurt from me but are absolutely terrified of being...

    Started by akbanks07‎, 03-27-2017 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-27-2017, 09:02 PM Go to last post
  6. Need help with introductions

    Hi I have a rat named Cledus he is a 7 month old Dumbo rat. At the time i got him i couldnt get another rat. But Cledus got neutered last week and i...

    Started by Rylee‎, 03-26-2017 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-26-2017, 08:35 PM Go to last post
  7. Is hormone aggression hereditary??

    WARNING! pictures attached are gross! I know hormone aggression gets worse but I didn't expect mouse to get so bad so drastically. He never...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 03-26-2017 05:09 PM
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    03-26-2017, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  8. Sleepy rat??

    I have two girls, one of which is always more hyperactive than the other however for some reason tonight we have her out and she's hiding in her...

    Started by Daisycakes‎, 03-25-2017 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-26-2017, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  9. Baby rat trying to be dominant to adults?

    We have a 2 year old man, Arthur, a 20 month, Charlie, and 1 year old Seamus in the group and today these boys met the new babies, Harry and Ron, who...

    Started by MelHunt182‎, 03-25-2017 05:03 PM
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    03-26-2017, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Escaping Rat (not from cage)

    I need some advice for my very active rattie. Tink is a sweet small 7 month old rat, but very VERY active. I call her my parkour rat because she...

    Started by writingonwalls‎, 03-25-2017 08:46 PM
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    03-25-2017, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Trust training works so well!!

    So I've been sticking with trust training for the last week and I felt like I was getting nowhere! My boys where just so timid around me. Yesterday I...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 03-25-2017 12:30 PM
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    03-25-2017, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    03-24-2017, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    03-22-2017, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    03-22-2017, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    03-21-2017, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    03-21-2017, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    03-21-2017, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    03-21-2017, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 146
    03-20-2017, 07:05 PM Go to last post

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