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right long story short i want a cage mate for roobs, mom has sed no incase they dont get on (roobs is in a seprate cage from toby and cody cuz hes an angry lil so n so) so i was wondering. . .
anyone live in the uk, in the midlands? with ratties? i wanna try and get roobs used 2 'strange rats' and then hopefuly he will bable 2 get a cage mate, if i do get him a cage mate i will make sure ive got a back up home if things dont work :D
 

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If there's nobody in your area, can't you ask your local RSPCA or somewhere similar if they'd be willing to let you take one home to try? That way, if they get along you keep em, if they don't you take them back.

EDIT: Actually, thinking about it, the RSPCA might not a good idea unless your mum will give you a few weeks to try, as you'll need to do quarantining and such...
 

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yeah the rescue centers around here 'dont do rats' its strictly cats and dogs and they are strange ppl lol im sure i will find a way around all this and have more ratties :D
 

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thats what ive been hoping :D hes getting on with the other rats a **** ov a lot better now which is progress so im hoping if u get a young rat he will in a way mother it!
 

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hmm, how old is Roobs? It could possibly be a hormone issue that's making him agrressive to the other rats, and if that's the case then your best bet is to get him neutered.
 

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Yeah, probably having him neutered would be best. I fear I may have to have my Odin snipped D: He's been attacking Bert on intros and he even bit at Chris the other day D: He NEVER bites at me and Chris very rarely messes with the rats so he doesn't really know Chris. He also bites at ferrets and cats when the put their noses up to the cage (I watch closely to see that doesn't happen when the ferrets are out and the cats have learned better)
 

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I can't help you much fallin but I know that Naz got along with his sons fantastically. Being that they were his SONS lol. Best of luck !!
 

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it may have been part due to them being his own sons but i place my money on them being babies over blood relation. most adult rats will take to babies much easier then another adult rat. but the key here is proper introductions. let them dictate the pace but start slow and go back a step if you have to.
 
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