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  1. Courtney Carter

    Three New Girls

    I just got three new little girls today, something I’ve been planning to do for a while. My best friend just passed away so I’m in need of some new company and my last girl was an old rescue who passed not much longer after we got her due to a tumor. These three ladies are lovely and were very...
  2. P

    Rat will not accept others.

    I adopted one rat a couple months ago. I really wanted to get her a partner but my roommate refused to let me get one. But now that I don’t live with him anymore I decided to get two more rats. All three rats are calm and sweet (and female) but the oldest rat, Wheatley (the one i had first)...
  3. A

    New Rats with pet sitter for a week

    I’m going on vacation this Sunday but I’ve only had my rats for 2 weeks. Is it okay if I give them to a friend to pet sit for a week? Or will I be loosing important bonding time? I’m 99% sure I can’t bring them with me, but leaving them with someone else so soon makes me nervous.
  4. Aliciagraceex

    VERY timid rats.. can someone help me?

    Hey! If anyone can give me some advice i would appreciate it so much! I adopted 3 ex-lab rat babies who needed a home & they were 8 weeks old when i got them🥰 they're 3 girls and i've had them for about a month... the only problem is that i'm finding it pretty difficult to tame them. I try and...
  5. Angelrattie

    Struggling to Bond with Unsocialized Rats

    I have three young rats, about 12 weeks old I believe, and it's about to be our two month anniversary together. Even though I've been making the effort to interact with them everyday for a while now, it seems we aren't making any progress. I feel like I'm doing everything wrong. The other day I...
  6. Bree

    Bonding tips?

    so sorry to keep posting like this! Anyway, I got my baby a new girly. I already have an idea of how I want to bond them (carrier and neutral territory) but any tips on how to make the bonding more successful? Thanks!
  7. Robyn Hunter9745

    How to Cuddle? Is it me or them?

    Hi, I have two male fancy rattie brothers who are very closely bonded with each other - they play together and sleep together whenever they can (though are currently separated sometimes due to to a medical issue with Sully). The boys were pet shop rats who were VERY unsocialised at the...
  8. M

    Will a Companion Help a Shy Rat? How would I bond them?

    Hi everyone! I had gotten two female rats about six months ago. Unfortunately, one of them passed away a month ago due to a sudden upper respiratory infection. My rat Dixie has always been very shy. She comes up to the cage and is curious, but she does not like to be pet sometimes (most of the...
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