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  1. Caring for Accidental Litters
    Hello I rescued two female feeders approximately 2 weeks ago. Yesterday Loretta, one of the girls, gave birth. There was 15 including one that passed. I removed them from the large cage and left the other female . I have a 40 gallon tote with air holes, so they can stay warm. I have added two...
  2. Adoption Center
    I found a listing online and adopted a pair of female rats 2 months ago. Due to their supposed age (~year, although one seems older), I am looking for another companion/s. Full disclosure: I am 17 and a first-time owner but am willing to provide full detail on current rat's care- pictures, proof...
  3. General Rat Topics
    Hi I am looking for Fancy Rat breeders in northern New Jersey. Would anyone have any recommendations for a good rattery in my area? Thanks
  4. New Member Introductions
    I became the mother of 4 roof rat babies on Monday. They’re eyes are starting to open, so I understand they’re about two weeks old. A wildlife expert friend of mine said I could raise them till they’re about 6 weeks and release them somewhere with a water source, or I could keep them as pets. I...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi there! I will be getting 2 7-week old female babies on December 10th. I have 2 adult females that are about 1 year old. Through research and past experience, I feel prepared for the introduction on paper. The issue is that my current adult girls are very territorial. They are always sweet to...
  6. Meet My Rat
    These are my new boys. They're brother rats. I have gotten them about 2 weeks ago. It was quite the story of how i got them too. I was going to rehome rats since it is probably best then going to a breeder, only breeder i found was asking for too much. So i found someone on kijiji giving away...
  7. Adoption Center
    New litter ready to go in 4 weeks. Hooded marten, two solid marten, two hooded black, one agouti. Standard and dumbo ears. Dad is a dwarf carrier. Text 734-778-7682 ask for Kate south eastern Michigan
  8. Caring for Accidental Litters
    my hairless girl just gave birth to her first (accidental) litter about four hours ago. directly after giving birth she left the nest and slept a lot. i figured it was normal and left her alone to recover and come to her senses to nurse her babies. but at the three hour mark i started to get...
  9. Meet My Rat
    Hello everyone, here I'm just telling about the story of my rats (and how I came to the idea of having them) Not sure if this is the place to post this, but if not here, where? WARNING: Long post ahead. So, it all started with my parents bringing a pigeon they found home. The pigeon had a very...
  10. Caring for Accidental Litters
    my baby pixie gave birth yesterday to 7(?) babies! the way this has been so unexpected makes me feel like im doing a bad job of making sure everythings going smoothly :( she made her nest on the second level of the cage but i put mesh wire around the sides of the cage and attached cloth to the...
  11. Adoption Center
    I had an accidental litter(a female I was given was pregnant) right now the babies are 3.3 weeks old but soon will be needing forever homes :) I’m located in WV
  12. General Rat Topics
    Hello everyone! I have some great news, we picked up our three baby girl rats yesterday evening from the breeder! They are seven weeks old today and I couldn't be more excited to have them! 🧡 So obviously they are very nervous and shy in their new home for now, one of them is more brave, one of...
  13. General Rat Topics
    Hello! I just adopted two 2 month old rats yesterday. I've heard that rats do better in groups than they do in pairs so my plan was to get the two boys settled in and then start looking around for more roommates for them. I'm not quite sure what the timeline should be like to get the...
  14. Rat Behavior
    Hi :) I recently got my first rats - 4 females that are about 8 weeks old. One of the babies is smaller and more timid than the others. I've been following all the trust training advice, using treats, familiarisation etc but it seems as though I make progress with her and then the next day it...
  15. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have four female rats who are about 13-14 weeks old. They have been together since birth and have always been happy as a group. A couple of nights ago I noticed that one of the girls is spending all of her time downstairs in the cage, and when she tries to go into the upstairs bed she...
  16. General Rat Topics
    Hii!! So my rat has just had 3 pups. Doesn’t seem to be pushing anymore so seems like a small littler. She also isn’t nursing, I’m worried about the babies does this usually take a while? Also am I able to move mama and babies isn’t a different cage that’s safer for the pups or better off to...
  17. 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...
  18. Rat Behavior
    I've had rats all my life, but recently took a break from them when I had a child. My rats have always been sweet, friendly, energetic, adventuresome, curious, super smart, playful, entertaining, calm and just generally great pets. Well, my son is 6 now, and since he did so well with our...
  19. Rat Behavior
    I recently adopted two little girls— Sniffer and Stevie from a breeder. When I brought them home, I played with them while my partner set up their cage (took a while— had to put construction fabric over it since the wire spacing was too large). Everything seemed really good— I’ve had four rats...
  20. Rat Health
    Hey there. I'm new to this site and to being a rat owner. For over a year I do my research on rats now before I finally got some, but something unexpected happened. On June 7th I picked up three boys from a questionable seller. I barely interacted with her for three minutes before I had the...
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