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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hi everyone. I'm just looking for some advice here on my previously neglected rats. Context; I recently rescued a few young males and they're extremely timid and one is even a bit aggressive. I'm trying to gradually trust train them by giving them treats from my hands and giving them liquid...
  2. Rat Behavior
    My boy Ratsputin is normally very sweet though very energetic. I've only had him about 3 weeks but he's had no issues taking things from my hands, letting me pick him up, etc. Earlier today we were working on him being okay with being handled on his back and "come" with no issues. This evening...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Let’s start off at the beginning, I took three male rats (Sebastian, Julian and Caesar) from a friend who could no longer look after them and only a couple months after having them, Caesar had to be put down due to neurological problems which was extremely heartbreaking. After that incident...
  4. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I adopted two 6-month-old sisters from a lady needing to rehome (time constraints). They came from a group with 3 other older females and was told they are the result of a friends oops litter. A day or two after I got them back, they both bit me fairly badly while I was tidying up the...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have an aggression issue with two female rats! I adopted these two 6-month-old sisters from a local lady needing to rehome (time constraints mostly). They came from a group with 3 other older females and was told they are the result of a friends oops litter (the lady seemed legit). A...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hello everyone, I'll try to make this as concise as possible. If you dont want to read all of this, the main questions I have are: how to treat a bite on your rats? (So far I dabbled some germaline on.) And I've neutered my rat but he's still aggressive to my other rats, what else can I do...
  7. Rat Behavior
    So, about a week ago i got two new rats (Jack and Vincent), and besides them both being very underweight, Vincent is very hostile and he stands with his ears back in a corner every time i try to interact with him, hes also bitten me quite hard a few times. Of course ive been feeding them plenty...
  8. Rat Behavior
    My rat Diego today bit me twice. The first time this morning was on my finger and I admit, part of it was definitely my fault since i woke him up with yogurt on my finger and half awake he probably just smelt food and his instincts kicked in but the second time I was kissing my lovely, super...
  9. Rat Behavior
    I just got 3 female rats from a breeder, they're just over 7 weeks old. I got rats because Google kept saying they were friendly/clever/curious/the perfect pets, but: One of them bites me. The breeder handled them every day, and they've been treated well, and I was told none of them ever bit...
  10. Rat Behavior
    My rats have been fighting quite a bit lately, and while a lot of it seems like playfighting it’s gotten a lot more aggressive in the last couple of days. While I don’t think they’ve really injured each other yet, it’s obvious that most of their fighting isn’t harmless. I had to break up a...
  11. Rat Behavior
    My older rat is all of a sudden being extra mean to his younger brother who is only two weeks younger then him! Can anyone tell me why?? PS they are only about 3 months old
  12. Rat Behavior
    Hi everyone. I am in the process of doing my first intros. I have 4 boys, 2 around 19 weeks and 2 around 9 weeks. I started intros on Wednesday, they spent a morning in the carrier, about 36 hours in the hamster cage and then I moved them into the main cage, sectioned off. They all got on so...
  13. Rat Behavior
    I have 3 girls. Halley and Rosemary are about ten months old and Cam is about a year. None of them are related, all adopted from rescues; Halley I've had the longest, and I adopted Rosemary and Cam in December 2020 after Halley's sister didn't wake up from a spay. Cam is a chunky rat and weighs...
  14. Rat Behavior
    I have 3 rats. Two are adult siblings (neutered male and female), and one senior female. My senior, Socks, has never been aggressive and neither have the other two. Socks has bitten me twice and tried biting me through the cage recently. Sometimes when offering a treat, she would miss and latch...
  15. Rat Behavior
    Hey everyone! A few weeks ago I adopted two 12 week old baby boys to introduce to my pair of 9 month old boys. After quarantining the babies I introduced them using the carrier method over the space of a week, which went very smoothly with no major disputes. They are all together in the main...
  16. Rat Behavior
    Hi everyone, brand new rat owner here. I recently adopted two male rats, brothers about 6mo old, from a foster on the other side of the province. It took about 2 months to go through with the adoption and transport process, but finally I had my boys shipped across the province and had them in...
  17. Rat Health
    so for the life of me I cant figure out we’re these scabs are coming from? Basically there on my boys monel shoulders neck and face. I don’t think their mite bites as only on one of my boys has it and could be fighting but I have never seen them fight aggressively So have come to the conclusion...
  18. Rat Behavior
    Hi there, my name is Emma and I’m a new rat owner. I know this may be a faux pas, but at this moment in time I only own one rat. He’s a young male named Vronsky. I got him in early November and until recently he’s been an amazing pet. After getting over his new environment, Vronsky has always...
  19. Rat Behavior
    I just got 2 male rats and they’ve been doing fine their still pretty small right now and I’m not sure of their exact age but they were coddled up fine for the past days and now they’re suddenly fighting and my rat Jericho made Prince bleed but not too terribly thank god. I took the one being...
  20. Rat Behavior
    Hello! This is my first post, and it's quite a broad topic. I'm not a first-time rat owner, and I'm experienced with skittish and occasionally nippy rescues for that matter, But I feel like I've found myself in a relatively odd position with my new pair. Recently I took home a pair of PEW...
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