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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hi All, I'm so excited to be a part of the community! Reading through this forum has been a LIFE SAVER this past week to get my new babies back to safety after an escape, but now I definitely need some additional guidance on what to do from here. Here's the full story with ALL details (so we...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hi! So I own two female rats, an albino and a brown dumbo. They’re around 1 years old and Im planning on introducing a baby female in a few weeks. I had a theoretical question. As the baby rats I have met from the breeder (very young) don’t mind being handled and tend to stay on the person they...
  3. Rat Behavior
    I have 2 girl rats left one is getting pretty old so i got a 4-7 month old young shelter rat. She has history biting PEOPLE, HUMANS extensively Yestarday i let them meet through glass and it seemed to go well. And today i let them in to the free roam area soon after the new rat bit one of my...
  4. Rat Behavior
    Hi! So I’ve currently have my pet rat cream gotten from a really crappy pet store (didn’t know it was bad at the time) he’s about a year and a half old it looks to be? And recently adopted 2 young rats (Bongo and Bandit) from a breeder who are about 5 months old. How this all started: I...
  5. Rat Behavior
    hello! yes I’m posing again about my new rat, BUT as a first time rat owner is it normal for little ones to not take treats/food from my hand? when I got my first rat Panini she would come out take the food from me and run away and eat it but my new rat Olive won’t even take the food, at night I...
  6. Meet My Rat
    Hi everybody! I got my very first rat about two months ago. Unfortunately at the time the pet store only had one available but it was either adopt her or they used her to feed the snakes and she was so **** cute I could not let it happen. Fortunately for me though I live with 4 of my best...
  7. 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...
  8. Meet My Rat
    Hello! Last week I welcomed two little female rattles into my home! This is my first time ever owning rats, but I have owned many hamsters and a few mice. A coworker of mine was looking to rehome hers, and I said I would take them as she was going to return them to the pet store if I didn’t...
  9. General Rat Topics
    Hi guys! Really glad I found this forum. Just earlier this week, I finally got my first rats - two boys (Nandor and Adolf, pictures attached!). Although I have done some research before and after bringing them home, I thought I'd hop on to here to get advice from 'real life' people/cases...
  10. Rat Behavior
    Sorry if this is a dumb question but how do you encourage your new rats to like you? Or even notice you. I got rats because they're supposed to be smart and curious and affectionate, but so far I feel like I've got a couple of apathetic hamsters lol. I've had them only a few days, so they...
  11. Rat Behavior
    I just got 3 female rats from a breeder, they're just over 7 weeks old. I got rats because Google kept saying they were friendly/clever/curious/the perfect pets, but: One of them bites me. The breeder handled them every day, and they've been treated well, and I was told none of them ever bit...
  12. Rat Behavior
    So I just got 3 female rats from a breeder, they're just over 7 weeks old. Everyone on the internet says that rats are very clean and tidy. But mine are not. They just go anywhere, in their beds where they sleep, on each other, on me. They smell super bad because they're just so absolutely...
  13. Rat Behavior
    My new rat Velma has just started biting me. She was from a good breeder and isn't aggressive. She also doesn't seem scared when it happens too. I've been working on trust training and it's gone very well so far. She just seems to think my finger is food and she likes to grab her food pretty...
  14. Rat Behavior
    I got 2 female rats who are estimated to be around 8-9 weeks old from my local pet store (petsathome) I know that I shouldn't get them from there but the nearest breeder is 20 miles away and I do not have a car. I was wondering what is the best way to get them to trust me? They are in my...
  15. Rat Health
    I just got 2 baby rats and they're my first rats ever. I've been researching rat care for almost 2 years to try to prepare myself to be a good rat mama but now I'm concerned I still don't know all I need to. For instance I have a male and female siblings named bean and squirt respectively. Bean...
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