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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hello, I have had my wonderful Tillie for almost two years now. She has always been the sweetest girl, never bit, always tolerated being picked up fine although she is skittish and will run away often. Maybe two weeks ago, I was tickling her like normal, but she bit me-- hard. It drew blood, but...
  2. Rat Behavior
    My rat Harry has been biting the crap outta me. The last month i have been taking him out he has bitten me atleast once. I was just making sushi dinner and my hands reeked of salmon and he bit me so badly i was bleeding everywhere. I had to get it bandaged. Then even after my hand was clean he...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hi Guys, check out this concerning video of my rat. YouTube Video of Bart Desperate to know if anyone has seen or experienced this before. He's been doing this for a awhile lately and has started nipping (to the point of blood) the ears of his cage mates. He does this a few times a week. First...
  4. Rat Behavior
    Hi! Backstory: So I've always known my rat Spleens as a sweet and energetic girl, but I knew she needed a friend so I got her one. I accidentally got a male as I was so excited to get another rat I didn't check properly. Long story short, he's been neutered so I'm not worried about mating. My...
  5. Rat Health
    Hi everyone, I'm hoping for some advice regarding neutering. I have two male rats, one about 6 months (pig), one about 5 months (sweetie). They have been together as happy cage mates for about 4 months, and had no aggression issues once they figured out who was boss (though there was never much...
  6. Rat Behavior
    How can i train Harry to stop biting me? He has been biting me every time i try to give him love. He comes up to me like he wants kisses like his brother. His brother Pilgore is very nice and doesn't bite or nip at all. But Harry keeps nipping at my lips and now he is biting my face every time i...
  7. Rat Behavior
    Update: I acquired a new nice pup recently, and this time I brought my alpha & Oreo ( the rat who got angry and bit previous new pups ) along in the carrier. It made a massive difference. As Oreo was in close quarters with the new pup, and they experienced the car ride home together I think it...
  8. Rat Behavior
    So I was interacting with one of my rats, Chunt, today, and she has this bad habit of grabbing onto my shirt and chewing holes if I let her. I heard that exaggerated kissing noises sound like an injured rat so I tried making one the next time she grabbed my shirt. I was hoping she would think...
  9. Rat Behavior
    I have 3 girls, one is over a year old, and 2 are younger that I got about 6 months ago. The oldest girl is very well behaved and so is the other younger one, but the other baby is very odd. She acts like shes fighting nothing, she doesnt sleep with the other rats often, and she doesnt play with...
  10. Rat Health
    One of my rats, Pickle, had a crazy mood swing and attacked my other rat. They do fight often, but tiny scraps that are over quickly and neither is ever really hurt. Today however, Pickle took a chunk out of my other rat's, Twitch, leg. Neither of my rats had ever bitten a person until a few...
  11. General Rat Topics
    I've had my two boys (Eddy and Antonio) for about a month now. A friend of mines got them from a PetSmart, but didn't realize the amount of care they needed (i.e. a large cage, multiple things to climb on, free roam time, etc), so gave them to me. I'm not sure they're exact age, but I think...
  12. Rat Behavior
    I've had rats for years and had a lovely pair, one of which unfortunately passed away suddenly last week. With the remaining rat only being 1 and a half I decided to get a pair with hopes of introducing them as companions (I got them from a breeder who I trust and they're also about a year and a...
  13. Rat Behavior
    I have a rat that's two years and a few months old, he has been showing signs of getting older like graying fur, less activity, and his legs are losing function over time, but he has recently been showing a weird new habit of biting when he rarely bites usually. Not hard biting but the biting he...
  14. General Rat Topics
    hello! this is my first time on this website. i got it to ask you all a question about my rats (obviously. i recently got two female dumbo rats that are each about 6 weeks old. i have one (scar) that is blue grey and is calm, yet likes exploring. the other one (cookie) , however, is white with...
  15. Rat Behavior
    I rescued two 6 month PEW boys this past Sunday, Herbert and Edgar, And they keep Biting. Each time I've offered my fingers for them to smell, they attempt to bite at me and have gotten me twice both drawing blood. They've accepted food, but have been extremely skittish and are mostly hiding in...
  16. Rat Behavior
    We have 2 male rats, Leo and Dumpling. I've noticed that during free roam, Dumpling will sometimes come up while I'm sitting and grab/bite clothes, like my sleeve or pant leg, and pull hard. One time, he did this to my sleeve while also kicking, and because he got some of my skin he left quite...
  17. Rat Behavior
    I have a rat, he’s been with me since September. He wasn’t a biter to start with, but I’ve noticed since the start of this month he’ll walk up to me and start bitting me. I’m not sure if it’s his way of saying let’s play but the bitting isn’t just a nibble anymore, he is drawing blood and I...
  18. Rat Behavior
    I adopted a baby boy rat, grover, around june of this year. He was super shy and gentle, introductions didn't go to plan [bath tub meet-up method] and my rat bert attacked him viciously. bert began bullying ernie, my other rat, so I had 2 rats that got along fine and 1 aggressor. I got rid of...
  19. Rat Behavior
    Hi! So I just bought my rat Remi last week. I have tried to socialize with her but every time I try she just bites my fingers instead of the food. I have a big latched door and when I go to open it she climbs up it and bites me. I can’t even open it without her trying to bite and/or escape. I...
  20. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We have a male rat ~ 3months old, we let him out his cage regularly for a couple of hours daily and try to handle him in this time. In general he doesnt like being handled e.g. will get suspicious of strokes and generally wriggle backwards from hands but i think we're making small...
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