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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hi, we are introducing our 1.5yr old Mac to our group of three rats (9months to 1year old) (all male) after his cage mate died. We have been using the carrier method and the first stage seemed to go well as this morning they were all snuggled up together after some aggression from Ted (one of...
  2. 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...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hi there, I'm a fairly new Rat dad (5-6 Months). I started out with 2 rescued male Rats from a shelter, and just around 6 weeks ago, I got 2 new ones from a local Rattery. I quarantined the new boys for 2 weeks in a separate airspace, before trying to introduce them. I watched several Videos and...
  4. Rat Behavior
    I recently had a rat die, and I am now left with a single rat. He is a aggressive to humans, but fine with other rats. The rats we would be introducing are two 1 year old rats, and our current boy is 1.5-2. Any tips on how to introduce them, and how to make out new boys feel welcome. Thanks for...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I was hoping you could help me with some problems I'm having introducing my two new rats to my older two. Here's the situation: I have had my two older rats (C and S, males) for a little over a year. They were from a pet store, probably an accidental litter from someone's home...
  6. 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...
  7. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I used to have a mischief of 4 female rats who went on to live fabulous ratty lives. At this point, I am down to one rat, the alpha of the group. She is at least 2 years and 9 months old, but other than starting to "go gray" and the slightest slowing down of her back legs, you would...
  8. Rat Behavior
    To begin with I had 2 rats, Mario and peachy. Unfortunately peachy had always been a bit sick and passed away despite the vets best efforts. I recently adopted a new rat who had also lost his friend (benji). We introduced them correctly and Mario was relatively friendly towards benji and they...
  9. Rat Behavior
    Hi, so i got some new babies and they’re about 8 weeks old. I tried to introduce them to my older guys who are about 15 months old. everything was going well until one of my adult bit my baby.! he is bleeding but the injury is fine. i separated them for now but how do i introduce them properly...
  10. General Rat Topics
    I've had two pet rats for about 4-5 months. They both are very friendly with each other. I was looking at buying them a new bigger cage and I came across an ad for one at a great price but they wanted to include 2 rats with the cage. I went ahead and bought the cage and rats thinking if they...
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