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  1. Rat Behavior
    So I just got 3 female rats from a breeder, they're just over 7 weeks old. Everyone on the internet says that rats are very clean and tidy. But mine are not. They just go anywhere, in their beds where they sleep, on each other, on me. They smell super bad because they're just so absolutely...
  2. General Rat Topics
    I want to take my rats (3 boys) with me places, and not just for a little day trip. Every couple of weeks I go up north to my fiancé's cabin with his family, usually for around 3 days, 2 nights (leave midday first day, stay all next day, leave morning/midday third day), the drive is about an...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hey, friends! I've got a problem. My rats like to nibble on me. It's mostly fingers, and it's usually completely harmless. If I reach out to pet them, they'll usually want to sniff me too, and sometimes they'll put their mouth over my finger, probably because I smell like food. Please note that...
  4. Rat Behavior
    So I have new rat babies I’ve had them nearly 2 weeks. And I’m struggling to stop them from biting so I can start stroking and holding. I recently just tried the spoon technique (make an eek when they bite it) and now I’m using soft foods so they’ll learn to lick instead of bite. They only seem...
  5. Blog
    I bought two dumbos who were going to be sold as feeders from a local pet store. They are "small" rats and I wish I could have bought younger but there are no rat breeders in this state. I am trying to start trust training after leaving them be in their cage. I took Lucy out and she seemed...
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