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  1. Rat Behavior
    I’ve got my babies about a week ago and they are so afraid! The breeder I got them from never really handle or socialized them. As soon as I approach the cage, one freezes and the other one runs away. I try to give them food but they refuse to take it. I’ve never handled them or taken them out...
  2. Rat Health
    My rat, Quitela, recently bled from the anus last night. I gave him some greens, like broccoli and spinach. He wouldnt really eat it. I took him out today, and he felt like he was dead (He is alive.) Hes squishy, he wont eat and is breathing kinda loud. It sounds like wheezing almost. I made him...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hi, I have two rats, both male and about 9 months to 1 year. At the beginning of the year I separated them because one of them was injuring the other, biting him til he bit the tip of his nail off. Whenever I let the other free roam (the none aggressive one) and he walks up to his cage (the...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey! My name is jamie(owner) ive been a rat mom for 5 months now. My ratties names are olive and salem. Both female, originally named with gender neutral names because it was unknown! At my house, i cant let them free roam because i have 2 large breed dogs, who could potentially hurt them...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We're introducing a ~1.5yr old rat (Mac) to our group of three rats who are 9months-1yr old using the carrier method (all four boys are un-neutered). One of the original group behaved (Ted) aggressively towards Mac, fronting on him and getting into small scuffles but overnight they...
  6. Rat Behavior
    So since my last post, the rat that was skittish with me is doing great and has bonded with me pretty well! However, a new issue has come into place. One of my other rats has become aggressive. Towards me and the other two (I have three rats I got all at the same time, all the same age, all...
  7. Rat Homes
    So I have 5 males in a huge lovely cage and I clean in quite alot. But could my males be attracting wild rats? I hate to say it but this thing is NOT domestic you can tell, and I think it may have tried to attack my boys, cause they broke out of the cage and were literally Hiding in the playpen...
  8. Rat Behavior
    So I’ve never posted in one of these before but I’m so stuck on what to do, I’ve got 4 male rats. 3 of them are around 5 and a half months old and one of them is slightly younger, all though I’m not sure how young as I was never told. I had issues in the beginning with one turning out to be a...
  9. Rat Health
    My rat has inner ear infection for 8 days now. She is on antibiotics + steroids treatment. She is eating drinking water all fine and is active as well. But her tilt keeps increasing and then decreasing through the day. Please help is this normal part of cure or is it a bad sign? She is 8...
  10. Rat Behavior
    Ive written a few times about my new rats and their introduction, and ive taken advice and put the babies cage on top of my older boys cage so rhat they can smell each other, and ive been introducing them in neutral territory, however its come to my attention that my youngest boy, jack, is...
  11. Rat Behavior
    Hi! I've got to boys, Umbra is a 7 month old rattie who had some issues with my old rat, who had to be sent away beacuse of his agressive behaviour (he's now living happily with another rat). About 3 months ago I got a new rat to make company to Umbra. Junior, the new rat, had some issues (I...
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