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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hi, I’m a let rat owner of 2 beautiful girls, around 8 weeks old. They are happy to take treats from my hands and walk up my forearm a bit and i can put my hand near them and they will sniff it and on occasionally licks it. But I can’t hold them or pick them up. Then i let them out the cage they...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hello! So ive been struggling with a little something… in march, one of my first rats died (i had2) and because i didnt want yubi (who got sick in august too sadly) to be alone, i got her new friends. Yuki, kuro and shiro. (Yuki n shiro r albinos) Now, its been months from march but they haven’t...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hello all, Tl;dr: Rat won't move from one spot and seems terrified and I'm unsure how to help him or if I just need to give him more time. I recently adopted two male rats, about 4 or 5 months old, after my last pair both passed. I got them at separate times, but they are from the same...
  4. General Rat Topics
    Hi everyone! I'm getting my first pair of rats on Saturday (2/5/22)!!! I've been researching for a while now, and I think I have everything ready for them, but I want to be completely sure. Does anyone have any last-minute tips for bringing home 7 week old rats or anything I can do to make...
  5. General Rat Topics
    Hi! I just got 4 boys from a local breeder of mine that seemed 100% reputable. I’ve had rats before but when I was too young to remember specific things. The four boys I have got home around 2 weeks ago and I’ve noticed 2 of them sneezing a bit. I’ve completely cleaned the cage and scrubbed it...
  6. Meet My Rat
    Hi everybody! I got my very first rat about two months ago. Unfortunately at the time the pet store only had one available but it was either adopt her or they used her to feed the snakes and she was so **** cute I could not let it happen. Fortunately for me though I live with 4 of my best...
  7. New Member Introductions
    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...
  8. Meet My Rat
    Hello! After trying to decide between rats and a hedgehog for the past few weeks, I went to a local reptile show here and found some nice fancy rats on sale. It's a few weeks early, but I'm glad to have come across them. Their cage is still in the mail, so I'm making due with a large plastic...
  9. 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...
  10. Rat Homes
    I had a random thought while cleaning my cage. So you know how the critter nation cage can separate/close off the top level but drawing the bridge right? So I was thinking hypothetically what if someone was to introduce their rats that way. By letting them smell each other and etc. But keeping...
  11. General Rat Topics
    Heyy again So as the title says.. I'm having some trouble with my new babies and the bonding just isn't going quite as well right now. I have no one else to blame than myself for that but still.. this is very upsetting. Please remember this is my first time having rats and these things are...
  12. Meet My Rat
    Today I picked up our rats! As stated in my introduction post, we have never adopted rats before, so having two for the first time is such a joy. Cookie is a Siamese with red eyes and light-grey fur. She's a dumbo rat too, quite adorable. So far she seems to be the dominant one between her and...
  13. 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...
  14. Rat Behavior
    Hi, I got three rats just over a week ago and I am new to pet rats. I am struggling to get them used to being picked up. They are six weeks old. If I put my hand in the cage or try and pick them up they will go and hide in one of the houses. If I pick them up they riggle a lot so I tend not too...
  15. Rat Behavior
    So this will be a bit long. I currently have five rats. All of which are wild and female. My first and oldest rat Moishe is about to be 6 months. I work at a pet store and she was dropped off at a week old so I bottle fed her. She had severe malcolusion in her early months and had to have her...
  16. General Rat Topics
    Hi- Last week I adopted three female rats from a wildlife center I volunteer at (they were rehomed because there were not any programs happening due to covid). They gave me the rats, cage, and food for free so all I had to buy was bedding and toys. I had been wanting rats for months beforehand...
  17. Rat Behavior
    I recently adopted two little girls— Sniffer and Stevie from a breeder. When I brought them home, I played with them while my partner set up their cage (took a while— had to put construction fabric over it since the wire spacing was too large). Everything seemed really good— I’ve had four rats...
  18. Rat Health
    Hey there. I'm new to this site and to being a rat owner. For over a year I do my research on rats now before I finally got some, but something unexpected happened. On June 7th I picked up three boys from a questionable seller. I barely interacted with her for three minutes before I had the...
  19. Rat Behavior
    Hey everyone, it's my first post here. Let me Just start by saying that I've had many rats before in my life, and I've never seen such behavior before. About a week ago i bought the right Cage, i made sure everything is ready for the arrival of my two girls. Yesterday we brought them home, i...
  20. Blog
    Hello everyone, my name is LJ Green and I have been a rat owner for over two years. My two oldest have recently passed away (with one in January and one passing yesterday), so my youngest was left on his own. Beanie is around 8 months old, and bought after Dash passed away in January. After...
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