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  1. Rat Behavior
    Helloooo!! I'm a new rat owner Ive had my rats for about 2 weeks Milo(A adult fancy rat) and Zero (a teen fancy rat) Me and Zero bond really well!! Hes supper sweet loves to chill in my hoodie and loves snacks! Milo..me and him vibe okay ig not the best but its ok he isnt agressive or anything...
  2. Rat Health
    Hi everyone! I just got my two boys, Thistle and Fern, on Saturday (they are about 7 weeks old now), and I've been trying to bond with them using baby food. However, they only seem interested in the beef-flavored one, and I'm worried that it will be too much protein for them if I continue to use...
  3. Rat Behavior
    hello! yes I’m posing again about my new rat, BUT as a first time rat owner is it normal for little ones to not take treats/food from my hand? when I got my first rat Panini she would come out take the food from me and run away and eat it but my new rat Olive won’t even take the food, at night I...
  4. General Rat Topics
    I’ve had my rats for almost 2 months now, and they’re the first rats I’ve ever had (expect some other stuff before the main part of this) when I got them, I’d had a huge cage for them, but I’d overlooked how small they would be at their age (>3 months), and they could slip through the 1 inch...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi, We're trying to use the carrier method to bond our rat Frank to a new duo and they're in the first stage right now (in pet carrier). They're not being too aggressive, there's been some pinning and squabbling but nothing we've had to intervene for, however they're also not sleeping together...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Bonding with rats is a slow process which I'm still working on, and though I'm proud of how far my girls have come along it can sometimes feel like they will only ever really tolerate me. I would just like to hear some motivating bonding stories where you were able to have a breakthrough with...
  7. General Rat Topics
    Day 1- My 4 gerbil sisters passed away 6 months ago, bless their little souls. I had this massive cage and wanted to get more. While at the pet store ( I found later I should only buy from a breeder- which I’ll do next time) I fell inlove with this little baby rat. I’ve never had rats before but...
  8. Say Hello
    hello! i adopted my 2 lady rats a week ago. on the left is Peppa, on the right is Mari. they're 2 months and a week old by now. Peppa is outgoing and fearless. she leaps before she looks. Mari is shy and introverted, and maybe a bit lazy. i'm not sure how long it's supposed to take but i...
  9. General Rat Topics
    Hi everyone! I'm a new rat owner and have already made a post a while ago about having trouble training my rats. Trying to follow the advice on my last post, I've been trying to hand tame my boys, and my more confident rat Nimbus has been climbing all over my hand and seemed really comfortable...
  10. Rat Behavior
    Sorry if this is a dumb question but how do you encourage your new rats to like you? Or even notice you. I got rats because they're supposed to be smart and curious and affectionate, but so far I feel like I've got a couple of apathetic hamsters lol. I've had them only a few days, so they...
  11. Rat Behavior
    Hello friends! I've got two rats (that have come quite a long way in the month I've had them 🤠) and it seems like my more dominant rat may be trying to stop my more skittish rat from interacting with me. I didn't really notice this at first because it seemed like Cedar just needed some more...
  12. General Rat Topics
    Helloooo! I left for a vacation last Saturday and left my rats at home. Of course, I have someone checking in on them every day and making sure they have had playtime, but from what I have heard, they are a little bit skittish. They know the person who is taking care of them but they don't seem...
  13. General Rat Topics
    Heyy again So as the title says.. I'm having some trouble with my new babies and the bonding just isn't going quite as well right now. I have no one else to blame than myself for that but still.. this is very upsetting. Please remember this is my first time having rats and these things are...
  14. Rat Behavior
    Hello again! I know I have too many questions right now but.. yeah, I just need some extra help being a new rat mom 😅 So the situation is that in two days I've had my babies for a week and they are not yet comfortable with me picking them up but I would soon have to do a full cage cleaning...
  15. General Rat Topics
    Hello everyone! I have some great news, we picked up our three baby girl rats yesterday evening from the breeder! They are seven weeks old today and I couldn't be more excited to have them! 🧡 So obviously they are very nervous and shy in their new home for now, one of them is more brave, one of...
  16. Rat Behavior
    Hi! as you can see i have problems with one of my rats. He is less than a year old and Im trying to get him to bond with my old boy, Ghost. The problem Im having is that myew boy (Ben) is affraid of Ghost even though Ghost has been nothing but sweet, trying to groom him and such and bruxing when...
  17. Rat Behavior
    I have six female rats I rescued from a local rescue. They live in a four critter nation cage (two double critter nations connected) I spend time with them every single day. I can hand feed them treats however they will not come out of the cage. I don’t want to force them but I also want to...
  18. Rat Behavior
    We just recently got a new rat ( Ren ) and are trying the introduction process. We went through the proper steps ( neutral territory introduction, play area bonding, swapping cages, etc. ) and they were perfectly fine! Honestly, they really didn't pay attention to each other at all. So, after a...
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