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  1. General Rat Topics
    Any of you guys foster rats? What are your experiences? How long did you have them? Do you house them separately from your rats (if you have your own rats) and are they in a separate room too? I was thinking about fostering some rats from a local shelter but I don’t know much about it.
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    Hey guys my boyfriend had an interesting question that I'm not sure how to answer: If you were to breed a fancy rat and a dumbo rat, what would the babies look like? Would they're be a mix of fancy and dumbo babies or would they somehow merge to make a hybrid rat? And could fancy rats have a...
  4. it’s been about a month since my last post here about benjamin sneezing but after his full recovery from lice and uri, i finally got new baby rats yesterday evening! i’d like to know how long do i need to wait to let them settle in before i start the bonding process? with benjamin i started...
  5. We had 2 rats for the last 18 months but one passed away 2 days ago. I know rats shouldn't be alone but I do not want to get more. Should I keep my other rat alone or consider rehoming her.
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