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    Adoption Center
    Hello, I've posted my story a bit around but I'll just post it again here. I got two rats from a Craigslist "breeder"; they've ended up being a male and a female. By the time I realized it wasn't just dominance-humping, but full on baby-making, it was too late. Now, on Monday, my female had her...
  2. 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...
  3. New Pet Rats! Please help!

    Rat Health
    I just bought two pet rats today from a pet store. I noticed one of them was breathing a little quickly while he was sleeping and also coughed a little. I immediately called the vet and scheduled an appointment for both my new babies. The soonest they can get them in is on the 4th. I'm wondering...
  4. Pet Rat virus just discovered in Illinois and Wisconsin

    Rat Health
    (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that pet rats are the source of an outbreak of Seoul virus infections in Illinois and Wisconsin. The virus has been confirmed in eight patients in an ongoing investigation. The recent cases are "the first human...
  5. How many animals do you have?

    Other Animal Mischief
    Hello! I was wondering all of the animals and their name everyone has! For example: I have 4 rats, Zade, Ava, Mia, and Von. I also have a male hybrid Russian dwarf hamster named Ama I have a pygmy goat named Striper I have a pig named Petunia What about you?
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