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  1. General Rat Topics
    Day 1- My 4 gerbil sisters passed away 6 months ago, bless their little souls. I had this massive cage and wanted to get more. While at the pet store ( I found later I should only buy from a breeder- which I’ll do next time) I fell inlove with this little baby rat. I’ve never had rats before but...
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    Hi everyone! I've been trying to free roam my boys for the last couple of days to get them more used to me and all that in order to work on trust training. They'll crawl into my lap no problem, and they'll let me pet them as long as there is a liquid treat involved, after that they're totally...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Recently I rescued 3 young female rats from a situation where they were left to roam in one room on their own with no human interaction whatsoever. From what I gather the owner had had a huge unexpected litter, decided to get rid of all of the rats but these three babies escaped. Because the...
  4. Rat Behavior
    Hello! This is my first post, and it's quite a broad topic. I'm not a first-time rat owner, and I'm experienced with skittish and occasionally nippy rescues for that matter, But I feel like I've found myself in a relatively odd position with my new pair. Recently I took home a pair of PEW...
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi, I have adopted 2 young male rats, now 9 weeks old, and they have been with me for almost a month. Even if the breeder told me that they were handled daily, they would not allow me to pick them up, or even touch them without jumping out in fear. I tried once, didnt force anything and I...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hi, thanks for reading and any help you have to offer. We have four female rats, two are about five months and two are about three months old. They like playing with us and aren't afraid. The only problem is, we were bitten by pretty much all of them at one point (blood drawn) so we started...
  7. Blog
    I've had Mojo, Yoda and Totoro for almost a week now and trust training has been going pretty well. They were all fine with taking food from my hand in the cage so i moved on to taking food from my hand out side of the cage. Mojo was the first to come out, take food from my hand and explore me...
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