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  1. General Rat Topics
    Hello! So I have two male rats and I have owned them for around 6 months and I am scrolling through this site and I have been wondering whether or not I’m doing free roam time correctly and giving them enough free roam time. Looking back I know I havent been giving them enough everyday. How long...
  2. General Rat Topics
    So one of my male rats, Highway, is generally more active than all his other brothers and Dad. He tries to start up play fights and such but they're less active than him like 70% of the time. They get agitated by him and pin him down. I believe they've also been barbering him and I found little...
  3. Rat Homes
    I want to give my rats some variation in their lives. I found that they can have a bit of rice straw in their cage, but I think I only have wheat straw in my area. I sometimes give them some of my rabbits Timothy and orchard to nibble on, but it's expensive and I'd rather keep it for my rabbits...
  4. Rat Behavior
    I just got 2 male rats and they’ve been doing fine their still pretty small right now and I’m not sure of their exact age but they were coddled up fine for the past days and now they’re suddenly fighting and my rat Jericho made Prince bleed but not too terribly thank god. I took the one being...
  5. General Rat Topics
    I was just thinking about how crazy it drives me sitting in my room with no music playing. I can hear the wirring of the ceiling fan, the heater in my aquarium, the little sounds of my rabbits chewing, and the deafening tone of the blood flowing through my ears. I was wondering if anyone...
  6. Rat Health
    My rat just turned a year about a month ago and had a bladder infection that I treated for 2 weeks and seemed to go away, but now about 2 weeks later on a strictly rat food diet she is urinating blood again. Is there any natural remedy I can use to help cure this without spending another 110...
  7. Rat Behavior
    I have a sick rat who's been quarantined for the past few days. He has to eat pellets soaked in water. I've been taking him out everyday to hang out with me for a few hours so he doesn't feel too lonely. He locks EVERYTHING while out though. He licks me, my water bottle, my blankets, my drawing...
  8. Rat Behavior
    Hello, I have two lovely boys who are 8 months old, Eli (who is more calm) and Milo (who is more curious and excitable). We have worked tiredlessly to handle them, bond with them and give them the life they really deserve. I noticed today while playing with both of them that one of my boys...
  9. Rat Homes
    So I've heard a lot about using cement tubs for Critter nation cages and have recommended it to people and I finally decided that I wanted to do that too. I usually have a dig box for them, but I think it would be nicer for my ratties to have a space they could all fit in at once. I looked...
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  11. Rat Behavior
    I've had several rats in my life with varied backgrounds, but I've never had a biter. I rescued 3 girls from a lady who had a few to many litter. She seems to be territorial over her cage and cage mates at times. For example I could be petting someone else and she'll come over to me and bite me...
  12. Rat Health
    Okay, so I tried to look this up in older threads and didn't really find info I was looking for. Maybe I didn't dig deep enough 😅 Anyway, I have 22 rats that recently turned 3 months old. I hand raised 9. The one having white teeth is one I hand raised. He(according to the vet) has permanently...
  13. Rat Health
    Hi , I have two male rats both coming to two years old. My white male rat started getting aggressive towards my partner and a vet suggested we get him snipped. This happened about four to five months ago. The wound healed fine and my rat is acting friendly and normal. I have just noticed his...
  14. Rat Health
    hey all! on Monday evening my rat, jasper was very Lethargic and had some Sort of fit and losses his Sense of balance to the point that i thought he was going to die that night, but he didnt and i was able to take him to the vets the following morning, and they Suspected it was a Pituitary...
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  18. Rat Health
    So I've been applying food-grade diatomaceous earth to my rats for a little over 30 days now. I heard that I should keep doing this for 8 weeks on a different animal. I was wondering if anyone knew how long I was supposed to keep applying this. Like what is the full life cycle of rat lice?
  19. General Rat Topics
    So I heard that some breeders will put your rat to sleep for cheap or for free If it's suffering and will not live a happy life. And I was wondering if this was true and if so what is their preferred method? Do they actually have medical supplies to do it or do they use another method?
  20. Rat Health
    So my rat is free roam and he accidentally ate some polysporin, i would say about a teaspoon of the ointment, idk if i need to take him to the emergency vet. PLEASE HELP!! If there is any natural remedies until i can make a normal appointment to help him, please share
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