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  1. Rat Behavior
    whenever i try holding my rat usually he doesnt like to sit still unless hes snuggling and sleeping in my lap but when i do hold him he always crawls up my arms and crawls onto my shoulder/neck under my hair (i have about shoulder length hair) and he'll just sit there and chatter and grind his...
  2. Rat Behavior
    new to the forums, hello!! ive looked all over the internet but cant seem to find any cause for this, so i thought id post about it. i have three males (walnut, cashew, and lil mac) who have been together for quite some time. they have a large cage, plenty of room, and i let them out to run...
  3. Rat Behavior
    so, just a couple days ago I got two 8 month old male rats from someone who needed to rehome them due to an allergy. she said they’re brothers and that they’re super friendly and cuddly. however, they seem to be behaving in a way that none of my googling has put my mind at ease about, and i hope...
  4. Rat Behavior
    So since my last post, the rat that was skittish with me is doing great and has bonded with me pretty well! However, a new issue has come into place. One of my other rats has become aggressive. Towards me and the other two (I have three rats I got all at the same time, all the same age, all...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Within the past couple of weeks my rat Rodrick has been pooping almost immediately practically every single time I take him out of his cage for playtime, which is not very typical of him. He's always been a very good boy, but always a little strange. The only other time I encountered this...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Last spring I got 5 female rats who are all ~1 yr. old, housed in a Critter nation. old and I got them all as teenagers. I have one rat, Mittens, who has been acting very unusal the last couple days. On the top level of my cage Mittens has decided all the litter in the cage needs to be in the...
  7. Rat Behavior
    Hello all! New rat dad here! I have two girls (Brie and Camembert), sisters, about 8 months old. They don’t like to be handled that much, but we are getting some progress with nap time in a hoodie. They will come out of the cage for treats and tolerate some pets. But the real issue is that...
  8. Rat Behavior
    Edit: Some have suggested this could be mites and I think you're on to something. However I'm not sure how they'd get mites, as I use fleece and incontinence pads for bedding, no shavings or such, and I haven't introduced any new rats. Is there anything else mites could spawn from...
  9. Rat Behavior
    I have a sick rat who's been quarantined for the past few days. He has to eat pellets soaked in water. I've been taking him out everyday to hang out with me for a few hours so he doesn't feel too lonely. He locks EVERYTHING while out though. He licks me, my water bottle, my blankets, my drawing...
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