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  1. 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...
  2. Rat Homes
    Long story short, would it be healthy to house three rats in my cage? I've been told it's "bare minimum" so im hesitant to get more than two. But i would love three rats. Please let me know y'alls thoughts. I should have an image of the cage measurements attached.
  3. Rat Homes
    So I has two rats, and sadly one passed away! We want to get the other rat, Bruno, some baby brothers so he wont be as lonely! I read you need to quarantine the babies first, so I am looking for a cage to do so. When the babies are done and are use to bruno, we can to move Bruno in the cage, so...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. General Rat Topics
    I have two male rats. Around 3 months old. They’ve always play fought. But now it’s getting worse. It happens at least once an hour when they aren’t sleeping. They eat and sleep together fine. They both love snuggling with me and groom me constantly. Today the smaller one (Voodoo) injured the...
  7. Rat Health
    Hi, I purchased two blue dumbo rats 10 days ago (Freya & Silvia). Both are about 2-month-old females. Since getting them, they both presented with what sounded like sneezing at times. Silvia having it more often than Freya. I initially thought it was nothing more than "new home sniffles" but...
  8. 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?
  9. Rat Health
    In the past and recently I have given my pet rats cooked oatmeal with berries in it.bAnd I just realized that oatmeal is kind of thick and reminds me of peanut butter at times which I know is a choking hazard. I was wondering if I should stop giving them cooked oatmeal. Can they eat dry oatmeal?
  10. General Rat Topics
    This is kind of a DIY edible glue. I've been wanting to build things for my rats and rabbits, but I don't want to use store brand glues. I saw this and I just wanted extra opinions on whether or not this would be okay. In my opinion this is perfectly fine, but I just want to make sure everyone...
  11. Rat Health
    TL;DR: lump appeared overnight. Rat is from pet store with undisclosed health history. Lump is hard and does not seem to cause rat pain. No pus or drainage from lump or penis. Still eating, drinking, playing with cage mate. Is this a cyst, a preputial abscess, a regular abscess or a tumour? I...
  12. General Rat Topics
    I’m wondering if using wax melts will help with the rat smell. I have four girls now and my boyfriend was told by someone else that they stink when we only had 2 at the time. My boyfriend has noticed it as well. We know candles aren’t safe and we aren’t allowed to use them in our apartment...
  13. Rat Health
    How often can rats travel? I live in a student house and visit home about every week or two, and stay for 2-3 days. I take an hour long bus one way and live in Canada where temperatures vary. I was so ready to be a rat mom but now I'm worried that the stress of moving back and forth could...
  14. Rat Behavior
    I've had rats all my life, but recently took a break from them when I had a child. My rats have always been sweet, friendly, energetic, adventuresome, curious, super smart, playful, entertaining, calm and just generally great pets. Well, my son is 6 now, and since he did so well with our...
  15. Meet My Rat
    Hello everyone! We’re Peach & Plum (Plum is on top). We’re adjusting to our new lovely home with our new first time ratty-Momma. Can’t wait to see what our future (treats, mostly treats) holds!
  16. General Rat Topics
    I am considering getting rats one day and I don't know what kind of bedding/substrate to get. I've heard that rats are prone to respiratory issues if certain kinds of bedding/substrate is used, any suggestions?
  17. Rat Behavior
    Hello! This is my first time visiting this site and also posting so forgive me if I’m unfamiliar with how this works. I was hoping to get some advice. My rats, two girls- sunny and bean, ran out of their favorite food maybe a month ago. I have a big bag of backup food left over from before I...
  18. Marketplace
    I have several color and sizes of rats that need homes and mice if interested please call or texted 3173850096
  19. Rat Behavior
    Hello all, I'm new to this forum and I'm feeling sad for my co-owned ratty 'Miso'. She was not a rescue animal, she came with her 'sister' 'Tofu' from the same place but as they have a noticeable size difference I believe they are from separate litters. Miso is quite large so she's definitely...
  20. Rat Behavior
    I've had my rats for a month now, they're about 3-4 months old. They have a relatively large cage for just two of them, 2 different floors with toys and a wheel. For the first two weeks, they hid in a little box with an old tshirt of mine for them to sleep in. They barely ever came out of it...
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