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  1. My rat will randomly bite down hard and has a hard time letting go

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    Hello, new rat mom here. I recently adopted an 8 month old male rat from a rat breeder that had to put him up for adoption because he wasn’t getting along with other rats and needed to be alone. He is sweet as can be and has no problem coming up to us in his cage and will even climb into our...
  2. HELP! new rat mom, worried my rat is in shock from being scared

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    Hi, I’m new to owning rats and have had mine for about three weeks now. I’ve been working on bonding and trust and handling with them. My girl, Mochi, is the boldest and has been okay with us picking her up and slowly making her way back into her habitat. I only ever do this sitting in front of...
  3. Chewing cords

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    My 1.5 year old rat recently started chewing cords when he is out. I have a designated space for out time with lots of toys, but he goes for the cords every time. I've hidden the cords the best I can. This is a new behavior and I don't know what's causing it. I make toys for him and the other...
  4. Do alpha rats care for their old cage mates?

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    I just recently signed up to this website because this is a question that I can’t ask google and it give me a direct answer, lol. I have 5 ratties, with an Alpha female named Snips. One of our other rats is a 4 year old female name Eleven whom my siblings owned until my Mother passed her on to...
  5. Any advice on biting rats? (for an inexperienced rat owner)

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    I got my first pack of rats ( 4 girls ) 5 months ago. I was really exited to teach them tricks and pet them. At first I wanted to buy them from a breeder but since I couldn't find one, I got them from a pet store. When they bit me the first few times I thought it was gonna take care of it self...
  6. rat taking bedding out of house?

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    Im sitting next to my buddy's cage and i just got done playing with him and now all of the sudden he's taking all the bedding out of his house and piling it all up into a corner. Anyone else have rats that do this? Hes one years old and im a new rat mom. I cant seem to find anything on the...
  7. Question about rat behaviour

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    Hello everyone. A month ago I bought 3 male rats with each their own character. Although they seem to have a good time and feel confident to get out, one of them (Bee) oftem makes a sound randomly. He doesn't do this all the time but mostly when he's eager to get out of the cage, when he is out...
  8. My rats go up and down! (Or atleast this time)

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    I put my rats on the second floor yesterday cause i needed to fix something in the first one. Overnight they went to the third floor, and when i checked on them now one of my rats were on the first floor! I watched AS my other rat found the way down and were in the first floor too😄 now i just...
  9. Bruxing and randomly falling asleep... [*]

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    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...
  10. New rat mom questions

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    I have a few questions if anyone would be willing to help me out, that'd be so great 😊 *What is the correct way to pick your rat baby up and out of their cage? - I put my hand in and let them smell me for a bit, then gently pick them up between their front and rear legs. They don't squeak but...
  11. Rat is becoming blind, starting to bite. Please help!

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    I have two rats, both are sisters about 1 year and 1 month old. One of my rats has become blind in one eye, while the other eye has very poor vision. The vet has told me in a few months time she will be totally blind. I have taken precautions to help her get to food and water, my only problem...
  12. How can I help my rats use their wheel again? Is there something deeper to this?

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    So, my rats have always had a wheel, even when they were with their breeders. They have recently stopped using their wheel. I thought it was probably because it was too small dispite being appropriate for their age and size when babies, so I aptly bought new one as soon as they outgrew it to...
  13. Need help getting my rats to use their wheel/might he a bigger problem with them????

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    So, my rats have always had a wheel, even when they were with their breeders. They have recently stopped using their wheel. I thought it was probably because it was too small dispite being appropriate for their age and size when babies, so I aptly bought new one as soon as they outgrew it to...
  14. I think my partners snoring scared the rats.

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    Heyo! First time rat mum here. We currently have our ratties in our room as it was the only way my parents would let us have em. So sleep be damned we got them. Just now I got woken up by my partner snoring quite loudly and at the same time I could hear a consistent little squeak sound. It was...
  15. My boys are fighting

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    Hello! My boys Atticus and Dewey are my very first rats and we’ve been having some problems lately. Unfortunately I got them from a pet store because I could not find a breeder anywhere near me. They seemed to get along fine at first and cuddled in their hammock and all. Then they started...
  16. My rats behaviour!

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    Hi I am a young rat owner who is struggling with introducing 2 new baby female rats to my 1year old female rat. I’m stuck with what to do as one of the baby rats is disgusting with my older rat I don’t know wether this is normal behaviour or if they just don’t get along! Please help!
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