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  1. Rat Health
    Hello My rat Hazel has a big bald patch on her face, with lots of little scabs which have a bit of blood in them. I have noticed a small bald patch and scab on my rat Willows face also. Me and my Dad think that it either fighting, barbering or both, as the alpha Clover is a bit fiesty and rough...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have a rat who is very bitey to the point of breaking skin and 'latching' on. She does not give it up even if you try to pull a way or make a noise. It doesn't have to do with catching her off guard as she'll check out my hand with her teeth (gently) and hands prior then bite down a...
  3. Rat Behavior
    The original post is lost in limbo, so here goes my second try to posting this. This is my first post on this forum. After reading many topics from other rat owners and watching a ton of videos about ratcare and behavior in pet rats we decided we wanted to adopt pet rats. My wife and I adopted...
  4. Rat Behavior
    I know this is a bit long but please please please read it, I'm really shaken up and shaking! So just a couple of minutes ago I was hanging out with the rats so that they were in the cage and I was just there and I was feeding them mushed banana from my hand.. and they loved it.. a lot.. too...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi! I have two lovely brothers, and I've had them for just over a month. They're from the same litter, and have always gotten on really well (sleeping snuggling, playing, spending lots of time together). Over the last few days they've starting fighting a lot, and I don't think it's just...
  6. 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...
  7. Rat Behavior
    Hello, I have two lovely boys who are 8 months old, Eli (who is more calm) and Milo (who is more curious and excitable). We have worked tiredlessly to handle them, bond with them and give them the life they really deserve. I noticed today while playing with both of them that one of my boys...
  8. Rat Behavior
    I have two female rats (Bean and Badger) that will both be 2 in November. They are sisters that are both spayed and have always been kept together and had no problems. Recently, Bean began obsessively chasing Badger and forcefully grooming her private parts. Badger squeaks while she does this...
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