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  1. Rat Behavior
    I have a rat, he’s been with me since September. He wasn’t a biter to start with, but I’ve noticed since the start of this month he’ll walk up to me and start bitting me. I’m not sure if it’s his way of saying let’s play but the bitting isn’t just a nibble anymore, he is drawing blood and I...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hi! So I just bought my rat Remi last week. I have tried to socialize with her but every time I try she just bites my fingers instead of the food. I have a big latched door and when I go to open it she climbs up it and bites me. I can’t even open it without her trying to bite and/or escape. I...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Yesterday i picked up my rat and he squirmed out and fell out, it was around 20 cm but he landed on his bum, he immediately jumped up and frantically started running around in circles and doing chirping noises, he then sat down and started bit his tail before squeaking out and running around. He...
  4. Rat Health
    Tater was a rescue and came with a slight bump on his eye. He went to the vet a year ago when I first got him and they said they weren’t sure. He had antibiotics, parasite medication, and eye drops. None of this helped. It stayed the same until the last month, it has now become more 3D, I can...
  5. 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...
  6. Rat Health
    I just need advice on what to do panic or not really my littlest of the bunch was in her pen sneezing alot so I peeked in to look and her nose was covered in blood i freaked and quickly gathered her up went to the bathroom and was shocked to see her tooth pointing side ways after carefully...
  7. Rat Behavior
    I'm introducing a lone older rat to two babies. I put them in the tub together and the babies are very interested in the older one but he kept trying to escape from them. They are all eating and occasionally grooming just not near each other. Older rat shoved a baby against the wall once and got...
  8. Rat Health
    Firstly, I have two rats Rick and Morty, lately Rick has been wheezing and teeth rubbing? It makes this weird sound it sounds like a chittering, bruxing and wheezing hybrid? Please help it doesn’t sound like a URI my mouse had one so I know what it is like. Secondly, Rick is much bigger than...
  9. 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...
  10. Rat Health
    No small animal vets in my area have openings until October. And my normal emergency vet is closed. My rat has rat scabs and scratches on her. An online vet said this was yeast but I’m insanely scared it’s mites. Any advice is much appreciated.
  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. Say Hello
    Hey guys! I'm new here obviously but I just got 11 rats! Kinda dumped on me suddenly and I'm gonna be here a lot asking for help because oh no Anyway I'm not exactly new to rats but I'm no expert either so I won't need too much help but I will need help on the things I have no experience with...
  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 Health
    Hi all. I'm sorry I'm new here but I need some advice My precious little boy Fizzle was just found laying in his cage in a weird angle. He isn't responding to me and he's very floppy and not warm. He's breathing okay and his heart seems fine. He seems sensitive to light and doesn't want to open...
  16. Blog
    I want two males and I need to find a nice cage for cheap in the STL area pls help!!
  17. Rat Health
    Hi, my name is Jordan Sugg. I have two rat sisters named Paris and Dixie. Unfortunately on Wednesday evening, Paris got her front paw caught in the door. Because she panicked and tried to pull away, she fully fractured her arm (Radius and Ulna) :(. Sadly, she will need surgery tomorrow to get...
  18. General Rat Topics
    Hi! I'm a new rat owner and I got 3 young females not long ago. The issue is, something in me isn't 100% sure one of them is a female. They're still very skittish so I can't get an in depth look but I got some pictures and tried comparing them to what a male and female are supposed to look like...
  19. Rat Homes
    I'm a pretty new rat mom and I've only had my rats for about a year. My rats are both female and about a year (or so) old. I have a cage that is about 13x20x20 inches and I'm looking for a bigger/ more durable one. I am looking for suggestions on what to put in the cage (e.g. homes, tunnels, and...
  20. Rat Health
    My rat has frozen tried everything to snap him out of it but nothibgvhas worked how ling eill this last hes nearly 9 months old and never done this be
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