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  1. 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...
  2. Rat Health
    New video by Emileee Dp Please view the above link! My baby her name is Nibbles, she is having fast and labored breathing and isn't as active This is a link to a video of Nibbles breathing can someone please help me identify what this is I know its a respiratory issue she keeps sneezing I am...
  3. General Rat Topics
    Hi everyone! I've been a new rat mom for about 2 weeks now and had some questions about my little boys. All-in-all I've tried to go very slow with having them warm up to me. My rats are named Nimbus and Storm. Nimbus seems to be the more confident one, and he'll climb onto my hand to get liquid...
  4. Rat Homes
    I am a new rat owner that is using paper bedding. That is going to get a bit costly and a little impractical, so I was trying to come up with more cost effective ideas. Fleece sounds good because its soft on the rats feet and its washable but my rats like to dig and play which the paper bedding...
  5. General Rat Topics
    I'm new to rats, had my two girls for almost two months now and I really need to ask some questions! I try and let them out for at least an hour every day and I rent and share a bathroom so the only place they can have free time is in my room with me. this would be totally fine because I bought...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hello all! New rat dad here! I have two girls (Brie and Camembert), sisters, about 8 months old. They don’t like to be handled that much, but we are getting some progress with nap time in a hoodie. They will come out of the cage for treats and tolerate some pets. But the real issue is that...
  7. General Rat Topics
    I only have one rat right now(Jingle), I'm in the process of finding a buddy for her but I've spent hours searching online and can't find any rescue female rats anywhere near me. I don't want to get one from a pet store though, the reason I have only one is I've gotten 3 rats from pet stores and...
  8. Rat Health
    New rat mum -advice appreciated! <3 Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could offer any advice. I got 3 baby girls around two weeks ago (currently approx 8 weeks) and one of them has began sneezing non stop for the last day or two. I have been pretty hard into guinea pigs for the last 4-5 years...
  9. Say Hello
    Hi! My name is Kyra, also known as Therian Territory, and since a couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend and I decided to get 2 rats! After a little search, it turned out one of the ratteries in the neighborhood had 2 female rats for adoption with a little haste due to personal reasons (apparently...
  10. General Rat Topics
    I will soon be getting my first 2 baby rats in a month, and I want to double check that I have everything they need. I have: Yesterday's news unscented litter 2 corner litter trays A food and water bowl 2 16 oz water bottles (i also have a smaller one since they are only 6 weeks) mazuri rat and...
  11. Rat Health
    Hi all, so tomorrow im adopting two rats, they are 6 weeks old but one of them is the runt of the litter and is really quite small. Ive owned rats previously and have done alot of research on how to take extra care of him, but has anyone ever taken care of a runt and do you have any tips for me...
  12. Rat Health
    So my lovely boy Mikey really doesn’t like to chew. I have bought him many varieties of chew toys but so far he isn’t interested in them at all. He’s my first rat so I don’t know if this is a common problem or if there is some sort of super chew toy that all ratties love, lol. I just got back...
  13. Rat Health
    Hello! I adopted my three little boys two weeks ago from the local shelter and I have some food related questions. I'm not sure what brand of lab blocks I have as the shelter gave me some in a big ziplock bag (don't worry, I know it's rat food, I just don't remember which brand they told me it...
  14. Rat Behavior
    I have 2 female rats, they are 10 months old and i’ve had them for about 4 months and i still can’t pet them or pick them up, anytime i try to they bite me and freak out, what should i do? (I got them from a pet store, and i’m pretty sure they were rarely picked up)
  15. Rat Health
    I adopted three ten month old sisters almost two weeks ago, from a wildlife center that I volunteer at. I know they were well taken care of, and when I took them in I was told they were healthy. However, its been a week and a half and one rat, Queso, has been sneezing a lot. I know that's normal...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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