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  1. 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...
  2. Rat Health
    Hi! Just brought home three new rats, about a month old according to where we got them from, and supposedly all male. However, one I am not so sure. The others have already developed testes but one hasn’t. I don’t think the spacing between urethra and anus is wide enough to indicate a female...
  3. 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...
  4. 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. Rat Behavior
    So i have 2 older rats about 1.2 years old and i decided to get 2 little friends for them (all males). 1 of the new rats sadly passed way the other one is fine though and is now 4 months old but hes suddenly biting my other rats (since a week and a half 2 instances). They still cuddle and play...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hey y'all! So I recently got a pet rat (Roquefort) and I'm a bit worried about her. She's always hiding in her little tent and only comes out to eat/drink water when the lights are out or when she thinks I'm not there. I decided to start taming her, and it was kind of a disaster. Every time I...
  7. 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...
  8. Blog
    This is mostly a copy/paste from my post in the Rainbow Bridge forum. My sweet little princess passed away a few days ago. She was an estimated two and a half years old, and I had only had her for two years (she was almost fully grown when I got her). Her picture will be below, but she was a...
  9. Blog
    I just got a new rat yesterday, she was calm when I got her too. She lets me pick her up no problem doesn't squirm or anything. She has a wheel and some wood tunnels and lots of food and water and a friend in there with her named siren. But she doesn't play or anything just sits in different...
  10. Blog
    :) So excited, I got Felix a little friend! Wendle :P It's taken 3 days but now they can be in and out of the cages together without beating each other up :) , except when it comes to disputing who's sleeping where. I made a triple hammac out of a mesh shoe shelf i found in a closet :P Felix...
  11. Blog
    Yea got my first rats today. They are sisters,Hadley and Harper(all white).
  12. Blog
    Hopefully today, my dads running late because President Obama ate at the skyline next to his work. . .
  13. Blog
    It's only been a week from March 17th 2012. That lovely St.Patrick's day is when I suckered my mom into letting me buy a rat again. (I've owned two male rats in the past) We dropped into a local petstore and they had a tank filled with little boys ready to go home. The store clerks eagerly let...
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