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    Do you think this is an abscess?

    This is Oreo, he's a little over 6 months old. He was taken in to the vet for an infected bite on his testis. I have put polysporin on the infected area and cleaned it, and he is currently on antibiotics (6 days now) and a painkiller. He is showing no apparent signs of pain and he doesnt act...
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    Why is my Pet Rat attacking sick Rat?

    I have two pet rats. Daisy and Charmander. On November 26, 2018 Daisy gave birth to Charmander and they have been best friends ever since. Daisy is a year and 4 months old and Charmander is a 11 month old neutered Male. Recently Daisy was diagnosed by the Vet with an inner ear infection. She...
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    Rattie aggression

    Hello! I'm new here but I've been having a problems with my two lovely ratties and I was hoping someone on here might be able to help me! I have two rat boys (Tony and Peter) both over a year old now and have always lived together happily. Tony was always the more dominant of the two; he'd get...
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    Help, she bites!

    I adopted 2 sisters because out local pet store burnt down. You can tell they are a little freaked out and still getting adjusted, but also can tell they were handled often and are pretty comfortable running around on me and want to be held. But, one of them randomly will approach me and will...
  5. Bree

    Aggressive biting

    I have a new baby rat named Diablo (girl) I got her on February 13 2019 and I haven’t touched her yet. I want her to settle in and feel safe before I touch her. When I moved her bed she bit me. Really REALLY hard. This has been continuing for the time that I have had her. Any tips on how to...
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    Rescue Rats from Hoarder Situation

    Hi everyone! I'm in dire need of help. I've had a pair of rats before that were shy at first but were young and fairly easy to tame. My local shelter has just received over 80 rats, adults and juveniles. Thankfully other rescues have stepped in to help take some of the rats but they really only...
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    Biting during handfeeding

    Hi. One of my rats, Francis, is an absolute sweetheart. He’s about 2 and loves to cuddle and give kisses. The thing is, he’s sometimes a little too enthusiastic when taking food from my hand and he lunges at it & bites me (hard). It’s definitely accidental and not aggression, and he’s not food...
  8. 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...
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    One lonely rat and one aggressive rat

    Hi all, My wife and I decided to get rats last summer, but we ended up getting two baby boys from what, in retrospect, was a bad breeder (smoked around the rats and had them on poor diets, etc.) Partly through our own inexperience and poor judgment and partly under pressure from a pushy...