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  1. Adopted rats, not sure if I can keep them- need advice!

    General Rat Topics
    Hi- Last week I adopted three female rats from a wildlife center I volunteer at (they were rehomed because there were not any programs happening due to covid). They gave me the rats, cage, and food for free so all I had to buy was bedding and toys. I had been wanting rats for months beforehand...
  2. Help! Revolution Overdose

    Rat Health
    My two boys were prescribed Revolution by their vet for mites. The first dose was administered at the vet's office, and unfortunately the next dose 10 days later would need to be administered while i was out of town. I explained to my petsitter how it worked and left the instructions for her...
  3. Advice needed after boy passed away

    Rat Health
    So, this actually started the other day. Whitey my one boy had a cracked tooth (upper left) and his breathing seemed off/fast again. The breathing started a while/few months ago and I gave them some antibiotics prescribed by a vet and it seemed to stop. The vet didn't seem too concerned, told us...
  4. My rat will randomly bite down hard and has a hard time letting go

    Rat Behavior
    Hello, new rat mom here. I recently adopted an 8 month old male rat from a rat breeder that had to put him up for adoption because he wasn’t getting along with other rats and needed to be alone. He is sweet as can be and has no problem coming up to us in his cage and will even climb into our...
  5. Pet rat always bites out of nowhere (please help)

    Rat Behavior
    Pet rat biting out of nowhere (please help, I dont know what to do) Hello! I bought my first pet rats (3 boys in total, aged between 6-8 weeks) last Saturday and brought them home. I left them alone over the night so that they could calm down. After that I slowly started to try and bond with...
  6. Trust Training, Am I doing something wrong?

    Rat Behavior
    Hi, I have adopted 2 young male rats, now 9 weeks old, and they have been with me for almost a month. Even if the breeder told me that they were handled daily, they would not allow me to pick them up, or even touch them without jumping out in fear. I tried once, didnt force anything and I...
  7. Comcerned for runt baby

    Rat Health
    I'm looking for a bit of help here with something that's been bothering me recently. On Jan 1st my two girls ended up giving birth to litters at the same time. I'd been babysitting a friends male prior who was prone to escaping his cage and found him in the other room in our girls cage. Now we...
  8. What should i do with my remaining rat? (Read for full context)

    General Rat Topics
    Long story short i had 3 rats. The oldest one (3) passed, seemingly naturally, and only a week later one of my two young rats (6 months or less) passed from what seems like an extremely fast acting respiratory infection (red eyes, heaving, low energy). Im left with 2 options w/ my last rat (6...
  9. Training and Biting - HELP!!!

    Rat Behavior
    So I have new rat babies I’ve had them nearly 2 weeks. And I’m struggling to stop them from biting so I can start stroking and holding. I recently just tried the spoon technique (make an eek when they bite it) and now I’m using soft foods so they’ll learn to lick instead of bite. They only seem...
  10. Bruxing and randomly falling asleep... [*]

    Rat Behavior
    Hey everyone, it's my first post here. Let me Just start by saying that I've had many rats before in my life, and I've never seen such behavior before. About a week ago i bought the right Cage, i made sure everything is ready for the arrival of my two girls. Yesterday we brought them home, i...
  11. 1 week old baby not eating

    Rat Health
    Hello! I just created this account and this is my first post. I have raised kittens before, but I came across a baby rat (it looks to be one week old according to pictures on the internet) and the mom was killed nearby. I don't know if she had anymore, as I didn't see any, I just saw the one...
  12. Please help! Can I keep my dying rat with cagemate safely?

    Rat Health
    Hey there. I’m new to this website but I need some advice. Can I safely keep a dying rat (he is bleeding out but as it is midnight I can’t take him to the vet) with his brother overnight in the cage? I think it would help comfort my rats, as Hu Li (my dying rat) seems to be stressed and can’t...
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