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  1. Rat pushing bedding into food and water dish

    Rat Behavior
    Hello. I'm new here, but just a question. Just today I got a rat. She's a large brown/white spotted rat, and her name is Fritzie. And yes, I know they say not to have just one rat, but the pet store I got her at said she was an oddball and didn't do well with other rats, but she is friendly with...
  2. WARE Living room series small pet habitat opinions?

    Rat Homes
    Any opinions on this ware cage? I would use it for two female rats. I like how it has a little more floor space than the r 690 cage I was planning to get from Martin’s cages. Not sure about cleaning or access because of the small doors.
  3. Should you freeze bedding?

    Rat Homes
    New rat owner here! I just bought a bag of rent a coop hemp bedding and was wondering if I should freeze it before using. I would have to put in small batches at a time but it’s doable. I read somewhere that hemp actually deters any mites or lice, not sure if that’s true. I believe rent a coop...
  4. Martin’s R-690 Cage Opinions

    Rat Homes
    Picking up two baby female rats in a few weeks but I have limited space for a cage. I hear that the 690 is too narrow which makes me nervous because I don’t want to have to upgrade in the future. The space I have for the cage has room for more depth but Martin’s cages that are 18” deep are also...
  5. 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...
  6. Peach & Plum

    Meet My Rat
    Hello everyone! We’re Peach & Plum (Plum is on top). We’re adjusting to our new lovely home with our new first time ratty-Momma. Can’t wait to see what our future (treats, mostly treats) holds!
  7. Cookie and Chip

    Meet My Rat
    Hey everybody!! My name is Stephanie and I am new to this forum and rats in general. Long story short I went to the pet store to get my 5 year old a small pet (we already have dogs) and walked in with no intensions of getting a rat, and walked out with one after the associate explained what good...
  8. 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...
  9. My Rat Pack - 3 Weeks Together

    Blog
    Considering I adore to write, I figured I'd give a blog post a try. I'm honestly not even sure how this all works, but we'll give it a go. Three weeks ago, I adopted two beautiful eight month old boys. I got them from a couple in my local area. They were well loved in their old home, but not...
  10. My New Kids

    Blog
    Hey everyone! I thought I could do a more detailed introduction for anyone who cares to know more about me. I'm currently living in a house in Cheyenne with my husband and our roommate. Before we moved here, we lived in Fort Collins where I trained as a massage therapist and am just waiting to...
  11. My first rats... EVER!

    Blog
    So this is it, the big day is coming. It would be a complete understatement to say I'm 100% excited!On Sunday 23rd, I'm driving up to a local village to attend a rat show, which is where my girls will be waiting for me. They're coming from the lovely Sharon in Brighton...
  12. Will I ever be a rat owner!?

    Blog
    Living in Ontario is seemingly making it very hard to become a pet rat owner. I have been doing a lot of research on rats lately trying to find the best cage, the best accessories, the best bedding, and most of all the best place to get your own rats. So far some of these things just aren't...
  13. Everything's normal, except....

    Blog
    *Newbie rat mummy*:p (Back story): I got Felix about 2 months ago, he's about 7 months old. He's super friendly, doesn't bite at all, and though he doesn't seem to like it much, i give him lukewarm shallow baths a bit less often then every week or so. (he squeaks a tiny bit when he's had enough...
  14. Getting Rats Today!

    Blog
    Hopefully today, my dads running late because President Obama ate at the skyline next to his work. . .
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