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  1. Rat Health
    I am planning to go on holiday to Japan as I have family there,unfortunately I am the only person who can look after my pet rats and my mother says I cannot be in the house alone. Is rat boarding ok?I will be gone for quite some time (I can half my stay if needed) And am worried that my rats...
  2. Rat Behavior
    I want to replace my noisy ball bearing water bottle with a bigger, easier to refill, quieter one but the boys are having none of it. I've demonstrated how to use the new bottle (they do have to press slightly harder because it isn't leaky) and put some malt paste on it to encourage them to...
  3. Rat Behavior
    My boy escaped his playpen as he often does and got onto my bed. He hasn't been there before so it shouldn't be a place he's protective of. Can anyone see any body language or something here I'm missing?? I'm starting to think he needs a lot more help than I can possibly give him. Video here
  4. Rat Behavior
    I have 2 girls, Angel and Pepper. I got Pepper about a month after Angel because an accident happens with her old cage mate. Pepper and Angel get along fine. I've had them for about 7 months now but I noticed Pepper was much different. When ever they had free roam time she would rather be just...
  5. 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...
  6. Rat Health
    Hello! This is my first rat and he’s around 6 months old. All of a sudden this morning I woke up to find him with bloody urine. I went to the store, got him new bedding, new organic adult rat food as well as toys. I cleaned his entire cage from top to bottom and sanitized it. I washed his bed...
  7. 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...
  8. General Rat Topics
    Hello. I've made a few posts about my two ratties (Dex, who has a respiratory disease, and Venus, who has a PT). I'd like to make an update about them first and then continue on with my question. [UPDATE]: So, I've taken my rats to the vet again. She says that Dex will probably be fine, and the...
  9. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have a rat who is very bitey to the point of breaking skin and 'latching' on. She does not give it up even if you try to pull a way or make a noise. It doesn't have to do with catching her off guard as she'll check out my hand with her teeth (gently) and hands prior then bite down a...
  10. General Rat Topics
    So ever since I got sevven Ive been thinking it was a her instead of him like I was told. Ive searched a bunch of forums and saw that the urethra on male rats its farther from the anus, so even thought I wasn’t seeing any testicles I believed it was male because of the distance, however its been...
  11. General Rat Topics
    My rat just bit my sister and im rly worried shell get infected. He bit her a few times and drew blood. I dont have a good idea on how common infection is! And my sister is refusing to clean the bites. Please tell me if she should see a doctor. I dont really have to much money and would rather...
  12. General Rat Topics
    Ok so I just got 11 rats dropped on me, someone said they have a few rats and asked if I could take them and I was thinking like 4 or 5 but not iT'S 11?!? There's so many and I don't know what to do other than separate males and females and hope none of the females have been with the males for...
  13. Rat Health
    I just posted about my rat Quinn having a tumor, but so does my rat Chonk. Chonk is a female that I estimate to be about 1 1/2, but I got her from the SPCA so the age is estimated. She recently developed a lump on her belly so I took her to the vet. The vet said it was a tumor, but it was very...
  14. Rat Health
    So my male rat just seems to gotten of better form an head tilt it was gone for about a week and he was all active and happy like two days ago, but yesterday I noticed he was a bit less energetic and now to day he is wobbling, shanking, and making squeaking noise. Now I can't take him to the vet...
  15. Rat Behavior
    I noticed about an hour ago when I woke up and greeted my rats that one of them was behaving strangely when I gave her a treat. It's almost like she loses coordination and control as soon as she starts eating. She seems to not be able to hold the treat or herself up to eat it. She seems a little...
  16. General Rat Topics
    I just made an account here because i really need help. My rats got out nearly a week ago and have been out ever since, it’s been nearly impossible to get to them. I’d only had them about a week and a half before the incident so we were just barely getting to know eachother, one was slowly...
  17. Rat Behavior
    Hi So a few days ago I found what I think is a bite mark in my female rat Hazel’s face. It wasn’t that deep, but had some blood around the area. I checked her over and gave her lots of cuddles, but she seemed fine. My parents also checked her over( Hazel freaked out when daddy tried to hold her...
  18. Rat Health
    Hello. I need advice. My rats have respiratory problems, I took them to the vet recently. It's not that bad, just some sneezing and porphyrin from nose. I had one more rat who passed away due to respiratory problems but she had more serious symptoms - sneezing, wheezing, problems with breathing...
  19. Rat Health
    Hey guys, I liberated two male rats from Pets at home. A couple of days later, one seemed to have a respiratory infection, took him to the vets and popped on antibiotics for two weeks and all was well. A month later and the other one sounds a little raspy but only when eating . I have a...
  20. Rat Health
    Hi! This is sushi, she is about 8 weeks old she has been doing well and recently I discovered she isn't using her back right leg I will put a video link in, please tell me what you all think it is, as well as what I can do to help I believe it's sprained but I wanted more opinions on it...
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