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  1. Say Hello
    So let me start off by saying that I have been working myself up to owning rats for more than 10 years at this point. I've owned Syrian and Dwarf hamsters, I've owned mice, guinea pigs, even ferrets! I've always wanted rats but I find it so difficult to find any concrete information on them and...
  2. Rat Behavior
    i recently became a new rat owner about a week ago with two girls (aardvark and tweet), both about a month's age. they were given to me by my upstairs neighbor who is breeding rats as both pets and (Unfortunately) snake food (But primarily as pets since she could sell them). although I've been...
  3. Say Hello
    hello! i adopted my 2 lady rats a week ago. on the left is Peppa, on the right is Mari. they're 2 months and a week old by now. Peppa is outgoing and fearless. she leaps before she looks. Mari is shy and introverted, and maybe a bit lazy. i'm not sure how long it's supposed to take but i...
  4. General Rat Topics
    Hi everyone! I'm a new rat owner and have already made a post a while ago about having trouble training my rats. Trying to follow the advice on my last post, I've been trying to hand tame my boys, and my more confident rat Nimbus has been climbing all over my hand and seemed really comfortable...
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  6. Rat Homes
    Hi! I lost my beloved hamster a few months ago, and have been faced with an opportunity to rehome two rats! I’ve always had hamsters, and know correct cage size/general husbandry on them, but I’m a total newbie with rats. What’s the correct cage size/ general husbandry I need? I want to be 100%...
  7. General Rat Topics
    Hello! I might be getting rats soon. I will be getting a pair of females in two months. I will get a single Critter Nation and feed them the oxbow food. I have a few questions I have had guinea pigs before, and their water bottle kept dripping so I am thinking about getting this water bottle...
  8. General Rat Topics
    Hello! I just adopted two 2 month old rats yesterday. I've heard that rats do better in groups than they do in pairs so my plan was to get the two boys settled in and then start looking around for more roommates for them. I'm not quite sure what the timeline should be like to get the...
  9. General Rat Topics
    Hi everyone! New poster here. Last night, my boyfriend and I impulsively brought 2 rat buddies home. We are reptile owners, so rats are new territory for us. But if there’s anything I’ve learned from when I first got my reptile, it’s that most information readily available on the internet is...
  10. 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...
  11. General Rat Topics
    Hi I'm a new rat owner of two boys and I'm struggling with picking them up and interacting with them as both them and myself are quite nervous I've had them two weeks now and I'm worried I've left it too long to pick them up amd get them used to human contact I've been attempting to trust train...
  12. Rat Homes
    Hi! I am getting my first rat babies next month and have been fiercely research and preparing for them, I came across Hemparade bedding and although the website says that it is safe for rats I thought it’s probably better to seek advice from here as here has never let me down when browsing for...
  13. Rat Behavior
    I'm trying to litter train my three male rats and it's not working too well at the moment. They keep pooping and peeing everywhere even though I pick up everything and put it in the litter pan and have a pee rock in there as well. I'm pretty sure the litter bedding and living bedding are just...
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