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  1. Rat Health
    So what is happening is that that one of my rats got one of these and i dont know if it is bad or dangerous there will be some photos 🙏he is not in pains or anything like that but im just dont know 😢
  2. Rat Homes
    Hello! So I was wondering if you guys would have any ideas on what to add to my rats' cage! I feel like some people have such full cages and mine is still.. evolving I'd say, I mean I'm really proud of it right now and I just cleaned it before these pictures (that's why it looks clean.. for a...
  3. Rat Behavior
    TL: DR - rat is aggressive ONLY over food. Tried scatter feeding. Didn’t work. Tried two bowls on separate levels. Didn’t work. Today I found a gash on my sweet rat, should I separate them? They are currently snuggled together in their cage :( Hi all, so it’s gotten to the point where I can’t...
  4. Rat Health
    I am a first time rat owner and got 2 rats just under a week ago from a pet shop. They both seemed fine at first but about 2 days ago one of them started sneezing. He seems to be sneezing pretty often now, both when he is in and out of the cage but mostly when he's moving around. He's completely...
  5. Rat Homes
    Heyyy! I'll be doing a full cage clean today or tomorrow (depending on if my girls would like to go downstairs at some point so I could clean the upstairs) and I was wondering if I should/could switch the spot of their litter box? So the thing is that I initially thought that I would keep the...
  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. Adoption Center
    Hello, I am looking for a rat owner who would love to home two double-rex hairless rats. The reasoning is, we live in an apartment. And the office and I made an agreement in keeping rats. But if corporate finds out we could get evicted. We’ve been having a lot of maintenance people come over...
  8. Rat Behavior
    Helloo! I'm a bit bored and want to discuss rats AND happened to have a question in mind! Have your rats' sleeping schedules changed at all to work with yours better? Because I've heard that that's a thing, but I don't know. And it's kinda hard because at least mine haven't now in two weeks and...
  9. Rat Homes
    Hello! So I've been thinking that I would actually get a wheel for my girls since they are sooooo active during the night and I would just want them to have an additional way to get some of that energy out. I know that they might not like it or use it much, BUT on the other hand I've also read...
  10. Rants & Raves
    Hi I just want to rant away by my friend's lack of research before (and now) while owning rats. I'll admit i made some mistakes when i first got mine but i did research for 3 years before getting them. She copied me as I got rats a while back. Her cage is too small despite the 'breeder' telling...
  11. Rat Behavior
    Hello! I'm back again needing some advice! So I think especially after the weird stuff last night, that my babies seem to be confident enough to come out for some free roam time now but I just don't know how to safely make it happen. Here is some background information: -My three girls are...
  12. Rat Behavior
    I know this is a bit long but please please please read it, I'm really shaken up and shaking! So just a couple of minutes ago I was hanging out with the rats so that they were in the cage and I was just there and I was feeding them mushed banana from my hand.. and they loved it.. a lot.. too...
  13. Rat Behavior
    Hello again! I know I have too many questions right now but.. yeah, I just need some extra help being a new rat mom 😅 So the situation is that in two days I've had my babies for a week and they are not yet comfortable with me picking them up but I would soon have to do a full cage cleaning...
  14. General Rat Topics
    Hello! So I have some more general questions that I really need help with, these are some questions that I have been wondering now as I have been living with our rats for almost a week. Some of these questions are just to get some reference and see if I'm doing okay, like I know that cleaning...
  15. Rat Homes
    Hello! I would looooove to know as many opinions as possible on this topic, I really need to figure out the best possible bedding option for my rats! I have shredded paper bedding right now and it works well for me but it is not sold anymore anywhere where I could order it, so I have to figure...
  16. General Rat Topics
    Hello everyone! I have some great news, we picked up our three baby girl rats yesterday evening from the breeder! They are seven weeks old today and I couldn't be more excited to have them! 🧡 So obviously they are very nervous and shy in their new home for now, one of them is more brave, one of...
  17. General Rat Topics
    Hello! I'd like to ask a few general questions and since they could technically be in different categories but I don't want to start that many different threads so I am doing them all here in one post on the general rat topic category. 1. Do rats need salt licks or mineral licks or anything...
  18. Rat Homes
    Hello! So pretty much a simple question, I have this toy and I was wondering if it is safe to use with rats for chewing etc. OR if the bell or whatever inside there could cause some problems? Should the bell be removed? Or should I not even use it at all?
  19. General Rat Topics
    I like to get some random books from goodwill and make chew toys and hanging toys from them, ripping the pages from the binding so they don't get a mouth full of glue. What are your opinions on getting random books from goodwill? (Pictures attached of some said toys) Second question on this...
  20. General Rat Topics
    Hello, I got 2 rats from a pet shop 4 weeks ago. Ive never had rats before and I was told they were boys. I didnt have a preference as long as they were the same sex, and other than the initial look at them (to ensure that they were the same), I didnt really pay attention. They had 'bumps' on...
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