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  1. General Rat Topics
    Hello! I might be getting rats soon. I will be getting a pair of females in two months. I will get a single Critter Nation and feed them the oxbow food. I have a few questions I have had guinea pigs before, and their water bottle kept dripping so I am thinking about getting this water bottle...
  2. Rat Health
    Not to long ago my rat started sneezing, which I chalked it up to a URI. And he got a lump under his throat (which seemed to be a swollen lymph node from the sneezing). I took him to the vet and got steroids only to realize he was not responding to them. It started getting worse though, he...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hi, first time rat owner with 2 males that i have had for 5 months now. The bigger male is a biter that has bit since the day i bought them (they were bought as babies from a pet shop). I noticed from the day i got him he has never been interested in human interaction compared to his cage mate...
  4. Rat Health
    So y'all my rat has a respiratory infection and I can't take him to the vet cause one I'm a child and two he was originally snake food but I loved him too much so he a pet now and I have the supplies for him just can't take him to vet and I want to know if fish mox is okay to use to treat him...
  5. Rat Health
    Our rat big Bertha gave berth about 3 weeks ago to 11 babies and they are all healthy. Recently however, one rat got singled out by about 5 or 6 other babies and they ate her ear and left a pretty big injury on the head by the ear. I have wrapped it up and attempted to sterilize but I have no...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hi! I’ve recently gotten a pet rat from a pet store. His name is PB&J. We’ve been together for over a month now. I tried to follow what the pet store people and Google both recommended when trying to get him to where he will let me handle him, by offering treats to get him to understand that...
  7. Rat Health
    Hello everyone! I created an account specifically for this issue, I've never used any forums but thought you guys could help a bit. One of my rats, Benicio, makes weird noises only in the morning and evening. It's a weird sound that comes from his nose like he's breathing through foam or suds...
  8. Rat Health
    So my rat over the past two and a half weeks has been gaining weight(firm around the tummy and rounded, felt like a pregnancy to me) and I got worried that I may have accidentally placed her with a male, but couldn't think of a time that that could have happened. But I do have memory problems so...
  9. General Rat Topics
    LOL seriously tho... I’ve had many rats over the years, and this is a first! OK a few weeks old and he was very lightly coated with black hair, it was kind of patchy. So it was like OK is he going to grow hair? It grew in better, but THEN he lost all of of his hair, so I'm like OK this is what's...
  10. General Rat Topics
    Hi! So I am new here and I think this seems like a great place and I have already gotten some help for another question of mine so that is awesome! My boyfriend and I are planning on getting rats in the near future but one of our biggest questions that we can't find the answer to is if we...
  11. Rat Health
    Around once or twice a day, my rat, Bosworth, gets these sneeze attacks. There are about 10 or so in each round. I have heard about new home sniffles which causes sneezes and other respiratory problems like that but I have had my boys for about 3 weeks now and I was wondering if I needed to look...
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  13. Rat Health
    Hi everyone, I bought a Dumbo rat yesterday. It seems like she's about 4 weeks (57g., ~2oz) old. Yesterday I've noticed it sneezing New video by Dmytro Duplyka. I thought it was just squeaking, but some YouTube videos say it's sneezing. I've also been using a pine bedding (for 2 days), as I...
  14. Meet My Rat
    On Friday the 22nd, I got my new rats, Bosworth and Jamiroquai! Bosworth is an Agouti Variegated Velveteen and Jami is an American Blue Blaze Variegated. They are the sweetest little things! I love them so much! Here are some photos of them... Bosworth Jami and Boz. You can see Jami.
  15. General Rat Topics
    I will soon be getting my first 2 baby rats in a month, and I want to double check that I have everything they need. I have: Yesterday's news unscented litter 2 corner litter trays A food and water bowl 2 16 oz water bottles (i also have a smaller one since they are only 6 weeks) mazuri rat and...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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