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  1. Immersion Training - The Guide

    Rat Behavior
    The Rat's Mind Set: I've only ever seen a single case of human - wild rat introductions, and it may not be typical, but I suppose I should start there... It was about 2 years ago and I brought my daughter to the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ. We called ahead and were asked not to bring...
  2. The Rat Forum's Beginner's Guide (Work in Progress)

    General Rat Topics
    Hey guys, so a couple of you may have seen in the Lounge that we're starting a Beginner's Guide to rat ownership, an FAQ, if you will, and we need you to help get this ball rolling. So, what can you do? Well... If you yourself are a beginner, give us your questions. Some of us have been doing...
  3. Cage Pic Thread (No chat)

    Rat Homes
    Hey everyone! A while back, our old cage thread was accidentally lost in the site transfer. So we're starting fresh here. Post any pictures and information you have of your rat cage setups here! Keep in mind this is a picture only thread, so please keep discussion off it. Any chat or...
  4. Can’t bond!!!

    Rat Behavior
    I have been trying all sorts of methods I’ve been suggested to do. I have encouraging with treats to do it on their time, I’ve tried getting them out to play in a play pen to bond that way, I’ve tried the hoodie method. Today one was so scared when I opened the cage she jumped out of the cage to...
  5. Domesticating wild rats caught at adulthood

    General Rat Topics
    I'm a rat owner...sort of. I caught an Eastern woodrat in (appropriately) my woodshop. Evidence of her residency became apparent before I even knew she was there. Cords and wires were severed, and almost every one of them looked like it was cut with a sharp blade, not chewed. A couple of the...
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