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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We're introducing a ~1.5yr old rat (Mac) to our group of three rats who are 9months-1yr old using the carrier method (all four boys are un-neutered). One of the original group behaved (Ted) aggressively towards Mac, fronting on him and getting into small scuffles but overnight they...
  2. Rat Behavior
    I recently purchased a baby rat after realizing that my current rat needs others to entertain her. She’s been alone most her life which is totally on me. I’m trying to be a better owner though and plan on getting a third rat once introductions with this second are over. I read that the carrier...
  3. General Rat Topics
    I am trying to introduce 2 adult females. I have been trying the neutral territory method for a week but my resident rat has puffed fur and keeps showing signs of aggression. I want to try the carrier method as I hear it can be a lot quicker, however how do ppl do the carrier method when they...
  4. 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...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi everyone, This is the first time posting on the forum, it has been extremely helpful to read threads after threads of people facing similar issues as me and also reading the success stories. I am currently at a loss of what I should do and I hope that someone with similar experiences would...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hello Rat People! My S/O and I are having some interesting behavioral issues with a couple of new (young) additions to our rolling group of boys. We received these boys, Bruno and Elwood, from a local breeder who had a fairly good reputation. We made them wait out a two week quarantine at...
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