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  1. Meet My Rat
    Hi everybody! I got my very first rat about two months ago. Unfortunately at the time the pet store only had one available but it was either adopt her or they used her to feed the snakes and she was so **** cute I could not let it happen. Fortunately for me though I live with 4 of my best...
  2. Rat Health
    Hello friends, I need advice/help. Five days ago, on Sunday, my dad found an abandoned rat's nest in his yard. All the babies had died but one, so he called me. I have hand-raised baby feeder rats before so I knew how to take care of him. I wasn't expecting him to make it but here we are! He is...
  3. Rat Behavior
    So I just got a new baby yesterday. He's a standard rat, 1 month old. I've had rats before but this just makes my heart swell and I'm pretty in love with this behavior if it's normal lol. So Echo is ALWAYS kissing. Like kicking my hands cheeks fingers. Not only me but my fiance and anyone else...
  4. Rat Behavior
    Hi this is my first time ever posting. But I have 3 rats, 2 one year olds and a 2 year old (all female) I recently got a new baby rat and tried introducing her with the other 3. The 2 year old (Katie) and one of the 1 year olds (Cookie) got along just fine(though im still a bit worried they...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Ive written a few times about my new rats and their introduction, and ive taken advice and put the babies cage on top of my older boys cage so rhat they can smell each other, and ive been introducing them in neutral territory, however its come to my attention that my youngest boy, jack, is...
  6. General Rat Topics
    Please don’t judge. Two weeks ago I adopted two female rats that are 8 weeks old. I had done a lot of research prior to this about how social and cuddly and playful theyre supposed to be, they’re diet, likes and dislikes… When I got my two babies I was really excited and completely fell in love...
  7. Rat Health
    I got a new baby rat about 10 hours ago and she hasn't eaten nor drank since then im almost sure. Shes also very skinny to the point where i can feel the bones on her tail (ive had a skinny rat before and i couldnt feel the bones of her tails). Ive tried giving her yogurt and other kinds of food...
  8. Meet My Rat
    Can anyone tell me how old she looks? her name is Nibbles . I got her as a feeder rat and long story short I kept her and she is now my child, her name is Nibbles. She was very small when I got her.
  9. Rat Health
    So I have a 7-9 week old female rat who accidentally got in with my males. This has happened a couple times. Knowing that I have been watching her for a bit and it seems like her belly is getting bigger but it’s so hard to tell for sure because I know that they gain a lot of weight pretty fast...
  10. Caring for Accidental Litters
    Sorry for such bad quality. I’m assuming the top one is a boy and the bottom is a girl, I just have no experience and would like a second opinion!
  11. Rat Behavior
    I have 2 female rats Kyubey and Madoka, Kyubey is albino and I got both of them on thursday, I heard that I should wait 2 days before taking them out of the cage, they are very active and love playing. They nibble and lick my hands and climb sometimes but never far enough that they are outside...
  12. Rat Health
    Hello I rescued some little baby ratties recently, picked them up from an off situation, feeder rescue essentially, I’ve done it before with my last two boys. But I ended up with girls this time! Smell is a lot better with ladies I’ll be honest, and I just miss having girls. Well, I was pretty...
  13. Rat Homes
    Hi everyone! I haven't previously owned rats, but I have a deposit on three boys from a breeder that I'm bringing home on the 27th, and have a small question. I have a double critter nation for them, and I want to have a fairly active layout so I would prefer to have the center of the cage...
  14. General Rat Topics
    I will soon be getting my first 2 baby rats in a month, and I want to double check that I have everything they need. I have: Yesterday's news unscented litter 2 corner litter trays A food and water bowl 2 16 oz water bottles (i also have a smaller one since they are only 6 weeks) mazuri rat and...
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