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  1. 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...
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    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...
  3. 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...
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  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Rat Behavior
    Hey! If anyone can give me some advice i would appreciate it so much! I adopted 3 ex-lab rat babies who needed a home & they were 8 weeks old when i got them🥰 they're 3 girls and i've had them for about a month... the only problem is that i'm finding it pretty difficult to tame them. I try and...
  15. Blog
    4/6/16 Although they are tame enough to be held for a split moment, they aren't tame to the extent that they will do so for quite awhile. I find playtime and bonding are extremely helpful in bonding and taming because they will come to associate you with 1.) Treats and 2.) lots of neat toys and...
  16. Blog
    so today I let ava and mazy free roam for the first time :) it took a lot of effort to rat proof my room since it is usually such a mess but it was deffinitly worth it. At first ava was too lazy to get her butt outta the cage so I just let mazy run around, we absolutly balistic. It was the...
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