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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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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