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  1. General Rat Topics
    Hope I'm posting in the right place, came here looking for advice as I know absolutely no one with rats. I have had them just under two months, they are extremely nervous around us and hide whenever we enter the room. I sit next to their cage everyday and talk, I'll put my hand in so them can...
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hello! I am starting this forum because both of my rats are being a pain in the ass and I need advice 😂. So a little while back my bed frame broke. So my bed is on the box spring and mattress until I can get that fixed. And my rats have since figured out every way to get on the ground in my...
  3. Rat Behavior
    My new rat Velma has just started biting me. She was from a good breeder and isn't aggressive. She also doesn't seem scared when it happens too. I've been working on trust training and it's gone very well so far. She just seems to think my finger is food and she likes to grab her food pretty...
  4. Rat Behavior
    Hello, first of all please pardon my english, i have lost practice. I'm interesed in owning rats. Tho I've found myself stuck (in my research to start buying what they need) since I can´t find good info of plants (normally when i search there's mostly info of plants that they hate) to have that...
  5. Rat Behavior
    My rat Huey is just over a year and a half old and in the past couple of months he’s developed a habit after he’s had a long session of drinking. He’ll start to regurgitate some of the water he just drank, pull at his tongue, shaking the water on his paws before finally carrying on with his...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hi there!! I’m a fairly new rat owner, only 4-5 months in so honestly I’ve got a lot to learn. But I have to two female rats named Daisy and Tulip. They’re siblings, both around 9-11 months old (I’m not quite sure about their age, only that they’re not a year old yet, I got them from someone who...
  7. Rat Behavior
    So, this morning, I was filling up the rat's food and checking for poops when my laziest rat (I MEAN IT!! HE IS SO LAZY!) started acting hyper. He was jumping around and tackling the other rat when it is usually the other way around. He has been acting off all day and I was wondering if your...
  8. Rat Behavior
    I have 2 female rats Kyubey and Madoka, Kyubey is albino and I got both of them on thursday, I heard that I should wait 2 days before taking them out of the cage, they are very active and love playing. They nibble and lick my hands and climb sometimes but never far enough that they are outside...
  9. Rat Health
    I have 3 rescued female rats so I don't know much about there background. One is about 6 months old but has been showing very odd behaviour. She's always been very clumsy and slow and she does have a slightly twisted spine however recently she's been doing something that is concerning to me. She...
  10. Rat Behavior
    Hello all, I'm seeking some advice on how to proceed with a tricky introduction situation. I am a first time rat owner. My older male (Monterey Jack) is about 1 year and four months old. He seemed to be feeling down so we got him a male friend, Pepper Jack, who we believe is about four months...
  11. General Rat Topics
    If this post would be better suited for the Rat Health section let me know, but we live in Colorado and figured a humidifier was needed. I can't help but be a little worried about using something "ultrasonic" for them, as they can hear up to 90 kilohertz. I couldn't find anything that wasn't...
  12. 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)
  13. Rat Behavior
    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...
  14. Rat Behavior
    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...
  15. Rat Behavior
    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...
  16. Rat Behavior
    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...
  17. General Rat Topics
    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...
  18. General Rat Topics
    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...
  19. General Rat Topics
    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...
  20. Rat Homes
    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...
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