Rat Forum banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-20 of 52 Results
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Rat Behavior
    edit; TL;DR Looking for any information on weekly physical development of rats from pup to adulthood ( 7+ weeks ); adult rat - pup socialization (both standard and adverse scenarios). Hello, the mischief & I welcomed 2 pups (7wks ea.) into the group yesterday afternoon (less than 24...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Rat Behavior
    I have 6 boys that I rescued (These are my first rats) and they have been completely fine, one of the oldest rats (I believe he's 1.5 years) Suddenly became aggressive. He bit me which drew some blood. the first few times I put it down to just misidentify since he didn't show any signs of...
  18. Rat Behavior
    My boy escaped his playpen as he often does and got onto my bed. He hasn't been there before so it shouldn't be a place he's protective of. Can anyone see any body language or something here I'm missing?? I'm starting to think he needs a lot more help than I can possibly give him. Video here
  19. Rat Behavior
    My boy Ratsputin is normally very sweet though very energetic. I've only had him about 3 weeks but he's had no issues taking things from my hands, letting me pick him up, etc. Earlier today we were working on him being okay with being handled on his back and "come" with no issues. This evening...
  20. 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...
1-20 of 52 Results
Top