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  1. Rat Behavior
    tldr; we got some babies to introduce to our adult boys and introductions are not going well. Advice? We are afraid of the big boys hurting the babies. We have had our two boys for over a year and decided that we needed to get some friends for when one of our older boys inevitably passes away...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hi all! Sorry in advance for the long post, but I need some advice on what to do with my last remaining rat. He is turning 2 this week and has lived with his previous cagemate for the past year and a half. His cagemate passed a little over a month ago. They got along pretty well -- his...
  3. Adoption Center
    I have been spending the majority of my night looking for good breeders as I am trying to get 2 baby rats. I have seen alot of people saying that there are no good breeders in Canada at all! Has anybody had experience with a good Canadian breeder (preferably Ontario). I would hate to have to get...
  4. General Rat Topics
    I've had my two boys (Eddy and Antonio) for about a month now. A friend of mines got them from a PetSmart, but didn't realize the amount of care they needed (i.e. a large cage, multiple things to climb on, free roam time, etc), so gave them to me. I'm not sure they're exact age, but I think...
  5. General Rat Topics
    Hey so i have gotten my rats like about a few months ago. I have talked about it extensively on this forum so i won't bore you with the details. But my rats only get about 30 mins to an hour a day of outside playtime. When they are outside i only let them on me, the couch next to their cage and...
  6. Rat Health
    My girl Nana is limping right now. She's a little over a year old. She isn't using her back right foot, I noticed it yesterday evening, she was doing fine before It was a little swollen yesterday but when I looked at it today the swelling had gone down a lot I thought it might be a sprain and...
  7. Rat Health
    hey I'm new here, so I'm not really sure how this site works; I'm hoping someone can give me some insight. so I recently picked up 3 newly weaned female (feeder) dumbos from the only exotic pet shop near me, because I wanted them to come home to a better environment, plus no one around me had...
  8. Rat Health
    One of my rats, Edward, has a respiratory infection so he’s on antibiotics and he will not take them, I’ve tried every kind of food from solid to liquid and hes just not budging. I’ve tried banana pudding, toffee+strawberry syrups, veggie sticks, baby food, wrapped in ham with baby food etc, I...
  9. General Rat Topics
    Hi all! New rat owner here. My boyfriend and I got our three girls last Friday. They are about 12 weeks old and very sweet! two of them are a lot more interested in us than the third, but still won’t let us really pet them. They will sniff and climb on our hands, but that’s about it. I see a lot...
  10. Rat Health
    I went to the vet the other day because my rat pepsi stopped using her back leg.She had a steroid shot and is on two medications.She has started having issues with the other leg too,she sort of walks with both feet dragging instead of with the bottom of her foot on the ground.Has anyone had a...
  11. Rat Health
    So John, my oldest gal, has a lymphatic malformation (basically her lymph nodes firing off excessively, so it's a big pocket of fluid under her arm) and I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with this before and knows anything to help keep it down while we're waiting for the vet appointment on...
  12. Rat Health
    Hi all, Our rat Bipp has been struggling with a bone infection and septic arthritis, and so far the bare minimum for treatment has cost us upwards of $800. I just wanted to know, for all of you, how much is too much to spend on a rat medically ? He's so young, eating and drinking and pooping...
  13. Meet My Rat
    Hello! Last week I welcomed two little female rattles into my home! This is my first time ever owning rats, but I have owned many hamsters and a few mice. A coworker of mine was looking to rehome hers, and I said I would take them as she was going to return them to the pet store if I didn’t...
  14. General Rat Topics
    Hi all. Met this lovely gentleman in the kitchen today. Escorted him outside (and out from behind my fridge). Just wanted to make 100% sure this little friend is a wild rat as he seemed pretty chill with being held.
  15. Rat Health
    Hey guys, I liberated two male rats from Pets at home. A couple of days later, one seemed to have a respiratory infection, took him to the vets and popped on antibiotics for two weeks and all was well. A month later and the other one sounds a little raspy but only when eating . I have a...
  16. Rat Health
    im facing a difficult decision with my 3 year old rat. hes partially paralyzed with chronic pain and has been for a year now, and its clear the medicine is becoming less effective and the vet doesnt want to increase the dosage. hes VERY squinty or has his eyes closed, or is sleeping when hes not...
  17. Rat Health
    I broke down into tears today as I brought my third rat home. The pictures/description were so misleading. And I ended up buying a rat I didn't want. I drove 45 minutes and walked into this ladies house who kept baby ducks, a ferret, a number of reptiles and these huge birds. Place smelt awful...
  18. Rat Behavior
    Hey, I've been reading the various taming threads, but one thing I was curious about is if I have a very skittish rat, should I hold off on put him in a pen with me sitting inside it with him and letting him walk around in it? He won't let me touch him, but he will eat from my hands. I haven't...
  19. Rat Homes
    Hi! My boys are due a deep cage clean but are currently on antibiotics due to a bit of wheezing and weird breathing noises so i want to make sure not to use any products that could make it any worse for them. I was looking into scent free dish cleaner (Ecover zero washing up liquid to be exact)...
  20. Rat Behavior
    Hi! So I recently adopted 2 baby boy ratties from a rescue organization, they are about 5-6 weeks old, so pretty young! My question is if I should be picking them up as much as I can since they are so young, I want them to be used to being held and what not. I’ve only had them for 3 days now...
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