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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. Newly rescued African Soft-furred ratties

    Rat Behavior
    Just about a week ago I rescued two female five week old African soft-furred babies from a man who breeds them for his pythons, a breed of rats I've never heard of. At first, one of the two was letting me hold her but since bringing them home, I've noticed she's gotten super unsocial/ scared...
  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. Free-ranging in bathroom while I'm away this weekend?

    General Rat Topics
    First time mom here, just had my mischievous monkeys a month so still learning. I'm going to be away for 2 nights and I was considering letting them free-range in the bathroom (doors shut obviously) so they can have plenty of fun. They've free-ranged there a few times and it's actually the only...
  5. Baby Rat Dominates my Mischief?

    Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have begun introductions with baby Akira (10 weeks old) to my established duo, Ren and Niko (6mo old). I began with a neutral territory meeting in the bathtub first, went well with calm grooming and sniffing. Comfortable with their initial reactions, I began the first step in the...
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