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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Rat Behavior
    Hello all, I'm seeking some advice on how to proceed with a tricky introduction situation. I am a first time rat owner. My older male (Monterey Jack) is about 1 year and four months old. He seemed to be feeling down so we got him a male friend, Pepper Jack, who we believe is about four months...
  10. General Rat Topics
    So I’ve got two boys that are rescue and estimated to be around 2 years. Felix has always been boisterous and has show aggression in the past but last night he took it to a whole new level and cause Oscar 3 wounds, all healing fine and being kept clean he’s also having pain meds. But today I’ve...
  11. Rat Behavior
    Just created this account so sorry if I'm doing anything wrong. So, a few weeks ago, six to be precise, got my first ever pair of rats! But it hasn’t been all sunshine and lollipops. One of my rats Ra, a dwarf, has a temperament problem. At first it started with nipping my hand. It wasn’t...
  12. Rat Behavior
    So this will be a bit long. I currently have five rats. All of which are wild and female. My first and oldest rat Moishe is about to be 6 months. I work at a pet store and she was dropped off at a week old so I bottle fed her. She had severe malcolusion in her early months and had to have her...
  13. Rat Behavior
    one of our girls sooty passed yesterday morning, it was very sudden and she only showed signs of passing on her last day:( we have 5 girls left, 3 older and 2 slightly younger. since then 2 of our older girls have been attacking the other one. she has a mammory tumour and they all seemed to care...
  14. Rat Behavior
    Hi, so i got some new babies and they’re about 8 weeks old. I tried to introduce them to my older guys who are about 15 months old. everything was going well until one of my adult bit my baby.! he is bleeding but the injury is fine. i separated them for now but how do i introduce them properly...
  15. Rat Behavior
    We just recently got a new rat ( Ren ) and are trying the introduction process. We went through the proper steps ( neutral territory introduction, play area bonding, swapping cages, etc. ) and they were perfectly fine! Honestly, they really didn't pay attention to each other at all. So, after a...
  16. Rat Behavior
    Hi, I have three rats - Templeton, Toby and Todd. They are around 8 months old and came from the same litter from a breeder. Over the course of a few months, Templeton has been barbering Toby to the point where he has symmetrical bald spots on his shoulders and sometimes has small scabs from...
  17. Rat Behavior
    Hi, I’m a first time rat owner and have never had to do introductions before. I bought my first rat, Wilbur (approx 1 year old) from the petstore I work at. He was separated for a few weeks from his brother after they fought and he was left with a large nonhealing wound that resulted in him...
  18. Blog
    Byron has been introduced to Winston and Quincy. I haven't had issues with him and Winston, then again they don't really seem to acknowledge each other which needs to change. Quincy on the other hand is terrified, and Byron bit off a very small chunk of skin out of him. I hate seeing him so...
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