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  1. Rat Behavior
    So my rats have this thing about finger nails, if they notice them they immediately start chewing on them, not just a little nip of curiosity but like they want to remove apiece for themselves. Which would be a big deal except I'm a nail biter which means my nails are often down to the bed...
  2. I've noticed this when I take my rats out for playtime. They'll be bouncing around, clearly happy and playful and then I'll scoop them up and they sort of flail or wiggle around in my hand. It's not like they are trying to get away from me or that they are uncomfortable. I've researched a bit...
  3. So I have two African soft haired rats (yes I'm aware that they aren't really rats) that I got from a pet store, that was selling them as food. I was prepared to be patient, as they had never been handle, I was ready for this. What I was not ready for was that everytime I pick them up( it's very...
  4. Meet Mercedes (Hooded), Nezuko (brown rex) and Celty (silvermane)! Nezuko and Celty are new :) while I've had Mercedes for about six months
  5. Rat Health
    Hi, I'm a first time rat owner. I got my babies last week, and everything has been going well until yesterday. My baby Rico was always quite but now he's too calm, almost lethargic. I havent seen him eat or drink today and he makes these soft chirping noises everytime I pick him up. He used to...
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