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  1. Rat Behavior
    I own two girls named pixel and brisket for about six months now and just this morning I woke up to hearing them both have a scuffle which I thought was their usual lil beef but this time brisket who’s the alpha drew blood on pixel’s ear which is shocking to me because they never had an argument...
  2. Rat Behavior
    I've had multiple female rats for 7+ years, and after the passing of my last girl, I decided it was time to try boys. Around 8 months ago, I adopted four male rats, all of whom are brothers and have been living together their whole lives. I recently went on a vacation to visit family for a...
  3. Rat Behavior
    I have 2 girl rats left one is getting pretty old so i got a 4-7 month old young shelter rat. She has history biting PEOPLE, HUMANS extensively Yestarday i let them meet through glass and it seemed to go well. And today i let them in to the free roam area soon after the new rat bit one of my...
  4. Rat Behavior
    Hello, I Picked up 3 new rats last week, I have grown up always having rats and tend to raise them from babies, the place I got these 3 from said they were all 2 months old, I am questioning that a bit as one is really tiny and the aggressive one is a lot bigger, if I was judging the age by...
  5. Rat Behavior
    So, I adopted my rat, Attila, from a lady on craigslist who was rehoming two of hers. I could see from the photos she posted of their setup that they weren't being taken of properly. Because of this I was expecting some skittishness and even mild aggression when first meeting them, but I was...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hi! I have a single 2 year old male rat whom I have had for about 1.5 years (his name is Cookie Dough), he is single because his brother passed away a few months ago and I have had some trouble socializing him sense then. He has always been aggressive to humans despite being fixed and will bite...
  7. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I was hoping you could help me with some problems I'm having introducing my two new rats to my older two. Here's the situation: I have had my two older rats (C and S, males) for a little over a year. They were from a pet store, probably an accidental litter from someone's home...
  8. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We have a male rat ~ 3months old, we let him out his cage regularly for a couple of hours daily and try to handle him in this time. In general he doesnt like being handled e.g. will get suspicious of strokes and generally wriggle backwards from hands but i think we're making small...
  9. Rat Behavior
    I recently adopted a young feeder rat only to find out she's pregnant, she gave birth yesterday and they were all eaten or still born. Today I went to go say hi to her and pet her and my 2 other girls as usual and she bit me multiple times, I'm not sure what's happening or what's wrong... what...
  10. Rat Behavior
    Ok so, a bit of back story: my oldest rat baba is a little over 2 and a half years old and I’ve had her since she was 3 months old.. I had gotten her with another rat who passed away about a year ago. When her sister passed I didn’t want her to become lonely and depressed so I got two new...
  11. Rat Behavior
    hi there. so, i have a cage of boys, but one of them wasn't getting along with the others, so i moved him and his buddy into their own cage. but, mr meany decided he didn't like his buddy anymore, and they keep fighting. i've tried all my other boys with him, but he just fights them. i know rats...
  12. Rat Behavior
    We have to rats, one around 6/7 months and one around 5/6 months. Both so sweet, very cuddly, just total love bugs. Until yesterday…yesterday, the older one bit me for the first time. We were playing and I was wrestling/tickling him with my hands, nothing out of the norm, but all of a sudden he...
  13. Rat Behavior
    Hi, first time rat owner with 2 males that i have had for 5 months now. The bigger male is a biter that has bit since the day i bought them (they were bought as babies from a pet shop). I noticed from the day i got him he has never been interested in human interaction compared to his cage mate...
  14. Rat Behavior
    I've had my rat Phineas for a year and a half now. He's always been VERY energetic and almost aggressive but has never bit or hurt anyone. Recently he has started opening his mouth and putting his teeth on me like he's going to bite, but he doesn't. I can't tell if he's telling me to move/stop...
  15. Rat Behavior
    I have two male rats about 7 months old they have Been together since they were baby’s and have never had problems together before but recently my more dominant rat has been nipping at his cage mates ears he has some small scabs on his ear but nothing major I have also noticed the more dominant...
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