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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We had an incident where Percy got injured in a fight during free roam last night which resulted in a gash to the testicle. The vet needed to surgically repair the wound and whilst he was there he castrated too. I have the other two boys booked in as soon as possible, but it will be the...
  2. Rat Behavior
    I have two boys, Lorenzo and Ludwig. I posted previously about Ludwig not wanting to move from the front of the cage and a few people told me to let them sort it out, including the breeder (a friend of mine). I let them be for another 2 weeks, but they started having scuffles more frequently...
  3. Rat Behavior
    So, i’ve only had my rats for 4 days, they’re boys from the same litter and they’re about 8 months old (they were rehomed to me). i made a post a couple days ago but i’m making another one bc i’m even more concerned than before. Jasper is like terrorizing poor Gus Gus. Gus Gus hides behind a...
  4. Rat Behavior
    so, just a couple days ago I got two 8 month old male rats from someone who needed to rehome them due to an allergy. she said they’re brothers and that they’re super friendly and cuddly. however, they seem to be behaving in a way that none of my googling has put my mind at ease about, and i hope...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have 3 x 15 week old boys who are from the same litter and a reputable breeder and are starting to squabble a bit too hard for my liking... I have seen 2/3 puffing up and 2/3 wagging tails, they've all been on their hind legs boxing each other, sidling, peeping and squeaking. I've...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hello there, I'm fairly new here so I'm sorry for any errors. Also, I'm French, so sorry again for any writing mistakes. So, on to the story... Well, I own 5 awesome boys. No idea what their age is. I believe the youngers are 4-6 months old, can't be sure; and I think..The older is the Blue...
  7. 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...
  8. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We have three rats who live together in a large enclosure (one of them is slightly older and was bonded to the other two who are brothers), they are very happy in the cage and will play around together, groom each other, sleep in a rat pile, all good stuff. We wanted to start...
  9. General Rat Topics
    I have had 3 rats from the same litter for 1 year. The smallest of the 3 has started getting picked on and she has scabs all over from bites and scratches. I have purchased another cage to separate her, but I wanted to verify this is the best option? Sometimes she seems to really enjoy her...
  10. Rat Behavior
    Hello, I'm new here and still trying to understand how this works. Anyhow, I registered to this community because I wanted to get some advice from long term rat owners because it seems like where I live, veterinarians don't know much about rats. The 12th of September I got two male rats from...
  11. Rat Health
    i’ve had my two male rats for about 5 months now and had no problems with them until recently (except a few respiratory things because they’re from pets at home, ididn’t know much about getting a good breeder) i noticed that in the past week or so my smaller rat bruno has been taking food out of...
  12. Rat Behavior
    Hi this is my first time ever posting. But I have 3 rats, 2 one year olds and a 2 year old (all female) I recently got a new baby rat and tried introducing her with the other 3. The 2 year old (Katie) and one of the 1 year olds (Cookie) got along just fine(though im still a bit worried they...
  13. Rat Behavior
    Hi all! When I adopted my two 7-month-old sisters the smaller but more confident Juniper was in charge. However, over the past 1-2 weeks, the hierarchy has changed and there have been "squabbles"... Some rather serious ones. Screeching, rat ball, running away and bits of fur being left behind...
  14. Rat Behavior
    Hi all. Tonight I added my new little boy into the big boy cage and everything seemed fine. Just now after about 3 hours of nothing the top dog Cheese decided to fight the new boy (as expected tbh). Everything was a normal fight in terms of pushing into corners and squeaking and trying to flip...
  15. Rat Behavior
    I’d like some advice. I have 4 rats - Basil 1+ y/o, Charlie 1 y/o, Puff & Ash (littermates) 4 months. My oldest boy Basil has multiple bite wounds on his back from Puff. I’ve observed Puff relentlessly chasing Basil up and down the cage as Basil is very standoffish with him (putting his paw up...
  16. Rat Behavior
    hi there. so, i have a cage of boys, but one of them wasn't getting along with the others, so i moved him and his buddy into their own cage. but, mr meany decided he didn't like his buddy anymore, and they keep fighting. i've tried all my other boys with him, but he just fights them. i know rats...
  17. Rat Behavior
    My rats have been fighting quite a bit lately, and while a lot of it seems like playfighting it’s gotten a lot more aggressive in the last couple of days. While I don’t think they’ve really injured each other yet, it’s obvious that most of their fighting isn’t harmless. I had to break up a...
  18. Rat Behavior
    I need help ASAP!!! My two male rats are all of a sudden being EXTREMELY aggressive toward each other when I take them out together!!! Before they were only a bit aggressive toward each other when I took them out together. And about every night they would quarrel right before I go to sleep. I...
  19. Rat Behavior
    I have 3 girls. Halley and Rosemary are about ten months old and Cam is about a year. None of them are related, all adopted from rescues; Halley I've had the longest, and I adopted Rosemary and Cam in December 2020 after Halley's sister didn't wake up from a spay. Cam is a chunky rat and weighs...
  20. Rat Behavior
    Hey everyone! A few weeks ago I adopted two 12 week old baby boys to introduce to my pair of 9 month old boys. After quarantining the babies I introduced them using the carrier method over the space of a week, which went very smoothly with no major disputes. They are all together in the main...
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