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  1. Rat Health
    Forgive me for my urgency but it's not unusual for me to jump the gun with my anxiety. As I went to put my rats into their cage for bed, I realized Smidge was acting slightly lethargic. I didn't question it at first as he had just woken up from a nap, but when I came to give them their...
  2. Rat Health
    Advice needed please As some of you might have read in my previous posts 😅 one of my little girls has several tumours. They're getting bigger, she can still move about happily, she runs and climbs and jumps. The skin isn't bleeding or anything, but it is quite thin now. I just wondered when...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hello all, I’ve got two 8-9 month old fancy rats, Remi Wolf, and Rizzo. Remi always marked constantly, had a lot of buck grease, and would sometimes get a little too rough with Rizzo. I decided to get them neutered since Rizzo also had a decent amount of buck grease and they both had that musky...
  4. Rat Health
    me and my mom both take care of our rats, and we down to one last one, (were planning on taking a break from rodents, but she has our constant attention). she’s a 3 year old berkshire brown and her name is Nutmeg, not the healthiest. she always been quite wheezy so we put her on a medication...
  5. Rat Behavior
    I brought home a rat after my living rat’s brother passed away, and there were times when they would get along, but they would mostly squabble, and ended up hurting each other a few times. We introduced him slowly and put him in the cage after they were getting along, and it seemed okay for the...
  6. Rat Health
    I have a pet rat named Petri. He is about 2-3 months old and he is very wobbly. He was fine when he was younger except for a slight, slow head wobble which, after some research we thought was him navigating his way around. Recently we’ve noticed his slow head wobble turn into an extreme full...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
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