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  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. S

    One male out of five scared of my hands

    I have five boys that I've had since they were born (10/8/2020). I've handled them since then. Moved them around etc. His trepidation of my hand has been slowly happening over the last two months but now has really peaked. I have the exotic nutrition 6 lvl cage for all five boys. Plenty of space...
  3. K

    4 month old female

    Hi, me and my wife recently decided to get a young female rat from a nice local pet shop. We have her all situated in her new enclosure and when we got to hold her at the pet store she was really sweet and snuggly. Once we got her home we sat by her cage just to look at her and for her to get...
  4. J

    Behavioral Issues

    Hi, I'm Julia, I have 4 rats, all from the same breeder, in a very large Ferret Nation style cage. My breeder is quite reputable and well known in my area, she's great and breeds amazing healthy rats with great temperaments. However, for about a month now, one of my rats Mick has been...
  5. S

    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...
  6. sweetcherrykai

    mean rat?

    Okay so i’ve had my two girls for about 3 months. i got them both from a rattery bc i hate rat mills and pet store conditions but also bc they’d be bred for temperament. anyway my one girl barbara is literally the sweetest little baby ever. she’s super cuddly, always wants to be around me, or...
  7. sweetcherrykai

    Sudden Act of Aggression

    so i have two fancy rats. I let them chill in my bed with me in the dark. One of them is a nibbler. She nibbles my thighs and toes under the cover. and if i stick my finger through the cage she bites (usually thinking it’s a treat im guessing) but anyway i was laying in bed with her tonight and...
  8. K

    Rats that haven't been socialized... HELP!

    Hi there! I recently got pet rats after years of not having them. I got 3 little girls named Aziraphale, Crowley and Adam (they're rats, they don't care that the names are male gendered haha.) I looked at local rescues but no rats were available, and there are no active ratteries in my city...
  9. Kelsey Parker

    Help with rats biting each other

    Up until recently I had four bonded rats in a VERY LARGE CAGE, definitely big enough for four rats. Recently two of my beauties passed away after long lives of 2+ years. Since their deaths, the remaining two ratties seem to be acting out, and the little tiny skittish one has been biting the hell...
  10. Mialee

    Is my rat being bullied?

    I recently adopted 3 rats (all 1 year old). 1 was left at a shelter as a lone rat (Missy) and the other 2 (Coco and Ciara) were adopted as friends for my lone rat. I have successfully done introductions, they have been in their cage for around 1 month now. But I have noticed that Coco and...
  11. 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...
  12. Amanda

    Sudden Aggressive Behavior

    Hi everyone, I have 2 female, un-spayed rats (Echo and Henni) who are both a little over 2 years old. They've been living together for about a year and a half and haven't had issues with each other aside from the occasional overly-intense grooming. Tonight I noticed that Henni is biting on to...
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