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  1. General Rat Topics
    so like i said in my last post im a new rat owner. from what ive heard my rat is just a baby. i didnt ask if he was a boy or a girl when i got him and now im not sure how to tell. obviously ive just been referring to him as "he/him". he makes it pretty difficult to look at his bottom so im not...
  2. General Rat Topics
    hello! i am a new rat owner as of a few days ago! i bought my rat, Templeton, from petsbarn. he was just described as "small rat" and i didnt really know much about rat breeds at the time. they said their large rats were out of stock so i got a small rat. hes about a little smaller than my hand...
  3. Meet My Rat
    Hi!!! I want everyone to meet my new ratties This is Pickles!! She’s still a little skittish and shy, but super hypo and lovessss shredding paper and taking it to the nest And this is pepper!! As you can see, she’s an absolute baby and such a sweetheart. She’s super mellow!!
  4. Rat Health
    Hi everyone! I’m a new rat mum, and i recently got 2 babies, pickles and pepper. Pickles is around 8-9 weeks i think, and pepper younger as she’s a bit smaller I’ve only had them for 5-6 days, so i expect them to be sneezy as they adjust, but they’ve been super sneezy recently and pepper has...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hello Rat People! My S/O and I are having some interesting behavioral issues with a couple of new (young) additions to our rolling group of boys. We received these boys, Bruno and Elwood, from a local breeder who had a fairly good reputation. We made them wait out a two week quarantine at...
  6. Rat Health
    Hi all, so tomorrow im adopting two rats, they are 6 weeks old but one of them is the runt of the litter and is really quite small. Ive owned rats previously and have done alot of research on how to take extra care of him, but has anyone ever taken care of a runt and do you have any tips for me...
  7. Rat Health
    My father found an abandoned baby mouse and gave it to me to take care of, I’ve been keeping the baby warm and feeding it, but I’m pretty sure the baby is bloated. I’m not quite sure what to do as I’ve given the baby tummy rubs before and after feeding and recently have been giving it more...
  8. Caring for Accidental Litters
    Hello! My brother and I are raising an orphaned baby rat who has a broken leg (we are going to visit a vet but are trying to find one that is going to accept him.) We estimate he’s about 15 days old because he’s opened both of his eyes. Today we gave him some Gerber organic banana blend. We are...
  9. General Rat Topics
    Hi everyone! I'm a new member on this forum! I've two male rats, they're 2 months, they live with me from two weeks. I don't know why, but.. they're afraid of me! If I put my hands in the cage they rarely come up on the hand. If I try to get them, they run away.. Is it normal? How can i do? I...
  10. Classifieds
    Hi all, Due to a few issues with Pets at Home we have had four accidental litters. Therefore, I have a few rats that are available for rehoming. I have both boys and girls and they have an extremely good temperament due to their parents being amazing pets. If you are interested please drop me a...
  11. Rat Behavior
    I’m a first time rat owner, I got my boys last Friday. One of them is rather skittish but is improving by the day, the other is confident but pretty impossible. I did tonnes of research for 2 years into owning rats before I eventually got them but I’m not sure how to deal with this situation...
  12. Blog
    After only five minutes with my news ... Wow I'm sold .. FOR EVER !!!! The arrived maybe 20 minutes ago. After trying and mostly failing to get them out of a woven T because that's what they hid in when I had to go talk the breeder and sign the paper work ( BAD IDEA ) but they are out now and...
  13. Blog
    It seems I don't have any luck with rats, Just when I'm starting to think life has thrown me a bone after losing my girl Nova I find that my new rat is sick. Wheezing and making bad sounds. Her nose just started getting wet, and its really frustrating to see her this way and I know I can't do...
  14. Blog
    So the other day i brought home a baby to introduce to my two adults that i have had for a few months now. The first indroduction did go so well, they nibbled at her and she got a small bite so that ended the socialization for that day. Every day i've had them out all together and its getting...
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