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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hi So a few days ago I found what I think is a bite mark in my female rat Hazel’s face. It wasn’t that deep, but had some blood around the area. I checked her over and gave her lots of cuddles, but she seemed fine. My parents also checked her over( Hazel freaked out when daddy tried to hold her...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hello everyone, I'll try to make this as concise as possible. If you dont want to read all of this, the main questions I have are: how to treat a bite on your rats? (So far I dabbled some germaline on.) And I've neutered my rat but he's still aggressive to my other rats, what else can I do...
  3. Rat Behavior
    My rat Diego today bit me twice. The first time this morning was on my finger and I admit, part of it was definitely my fault since i woke him up with yogurt on my finger and half awake he probably just smelt food and his instincts kicked in but the second time I was kissing my lovely, super...
  4. 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...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi! I am pretty shaken up right now, so sorry if this isn’t the best. My rat (a single rat, we were hoping to pair him with another at some point but haven’t been able to yet) has some cage aggression issues. He also has issues with joint swelling that cause one of his legs to get very swollen...
  6. Rat Health
    We believe our rat has lyme disease, and just want to know: Has anyone else had this situation before?? Any tips, advice, etc.?? He is a domestic rat (a very sweet one, who we adore 🥰) but he was found as a stray, abandoned by the side of the road back at the end of June. When found, he had 5...
  7. Rat Health
    My littlest rat Elora, incited a fight with her big sister. And ended up getting a chunk of her ear bitten off. Unfortunately the vet cannot take her until next week. Any ideas on how to keep it from getting infected? What should I do? It has already clotted up, but her ear is really red. I will...
  8. Rat Behavior
    I've had several rats in my life with varied backgrounds, but I've never had a biter. I rescued 3 girls from a lady who had a few to many litter. She seems to be territorial over her cage and cage mates at times. For example I could be petting someone else and she'll come over to me and bite me...
  9. Rat Behavior
    Pet rat biting out of nowhere (please help, I dont know what to do) Hello! I bought my first pet rats (3 boys in total, aged between 6-8 weeks) last Saturday and brought them home. I left them alone over the night so that they could calm down. After that I slowly started to try and bond with...
  10. Blog
    I bought two dumbos who were going to be sold as feeders from a local pet store. They are "small" rats and I wish I could have bought younger but there are no rat breeders in this state. I am trying to start trust training after leaving them be in their cage. I took Lucy out and she seemed...
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