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  1. 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...
  2. 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)
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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!
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Blog
    Hopefully today, my dads running late because President Obama ate at the skyline next to his work. . .
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