behaviour

  1. A

    Fighting

    Hi guys... So I've been having a small problem with fighting between my two male rats. Both of them are about 9-10 months old now and are half brothers. They don't often fight and I never seem to catch them doing it but I have noticed Moose (my smaller boy) has a lot of cuts on his back around...
  2. Courtney Carter

    Aging Rat Showing Odd New Behaviors

    Hello all, I have a boy named Fish, he’s 3 and the love of my life, I’ve had him since about four months and we’ve had such a good time together and still do. Recently, he’s developed some odd behaviors and I’m wondering if he could be approaching his final days or just being an old guy. He...
  3. Dahlix

    Need introduction advice: better to keep separate or try intros again?

    My original two girls: Dahlia and Trixie (feeder rats) 2nd lot of girls: Sylvia and Auri (breeder rats) When Dahlia and Trixie were around a year old I got Sylvia and Auri from a breeder, along with a third rat, Celeste. Long story short, Celeste was very aggressive and during the original...
  4. jaymbsa

    is my rat just getting old?

    i have a pair of sisters and i’ve noticed over the last few weeks one of them becoming kind of lethargic? She still runs up when i open the cage, eats, drinks, cleans herself, and will take treats but is overall becoming much less active but her sister is just as energetic as always. they’re...
  5. Mialee

    HELP my rat is biting!

    I have a rescue rat who was neglected quite badly in her previous home. She’s been with me for nearly 3 weeks now and I’ve been trying desperately to get her to be tame. She was never taken out of her cage in her previous home and from what we know she bit the owner when they first got her as a...
  6. A

    Are my rats content?

    I was given two rats yesterday by my friend, who bought them from a woman so they wouldn't be used as feed rats. I went to petco to buy everything (I hope) they needed. They're both males, we were told they're brothers. I just want to make sure they're content and don't need anything else. They...
  7. Cheyenne

    Aggressive Rat

    Hey guys! New member and first time poster. A little background, When I met my boyfriend over a year ago he had 5 rats. Two older feeder boys he took in with his ex, and three baby boys. His ex has the two big boys and we have the initially VERY timid baby’s (Puar, Mickey, Kush). I’ve been...
  8. O

    I just had to separate my two 8 month old rats, I don’t know what to do and need advice ASAP!

    Hi, This might be long so I’ll put a TL;DR at the end of it. I do have a slight suspicion to what may be causing Loki to act out the way he is. After giving my two rats, Loki and Obi a bath today after finding mites, everything was fine for the first half an hour or so before Loki’s attitude...
  9. TheHermit

    Help With Anxiety/PTSD

    Gosh, it's been a long time since I've been here! I'm wondering if anyone has some tips on helping rats with anxiety or even PTSD. Danzig, 24 m/o male, has some interesting idiosyncrasies. He was traumatized during intros with Henry Rollins - everything was fine, it was their second intro, but...
  10. hannahallie101

    Aggression or Excitement?

    So, like I’ve previously mentioned I’m trying to integrate my older rat who’s live alone majority of her life in with a younger pair of babies I was recently given. I’m waiting a few more weeks so the babies reach an appropriate age but currently I have the cages side by side a few inches apart...
  11. Charlize

    Undersocialized "nippy" intact male rat adoption

    I've been trying to find some more information about undersocialized rats and their potential for aggression to rats upon introductions/eventual living together. There is a 7 month old intact male at the SPCA who was surrendered two months ago due to owner's inability to care for him. He...
  12. erin’s rat pack

    2 very aggressive rats? HELP?

    Need some help with my boys! I have 4 rats altogether but they’re all pretty much in separate cages. I recently adopted two 1 year old males (Ash and Kiwi) in hopes of introducing them to my other rat Dakota (also around 1 year old) who just recently lost his brother. Dakota has not taken to...
  13. Emy

    First time rat owner, new chewing issues

    Hey Y'all, I'm a new rat owner and I have some questions if any of y'all can help me. Firstly, I did a little research before I got a rat and I asked the pet store lady (who is a rat owner personally) for pointers but anyway, I guess I'm saying please be gentle with me because I know I might...
  14. O

    7 month old rat acting out of character and weary.

    Both my boys are about 6-7 months old, are living together and came from the same litter. Two nights ago after coming home from work (at around 1am) one of my rats, Obi, was extremely skittish and nervous. He didn’t come up to the cage as usual and just stayed hidden behind his exercise wheel...
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