fighting

  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. W

    My rats won’t stop fighting!

    Hey, I’ve never used this before but I see a lot of people get help with there pet rats. These are the first rats I’ve ever owned and I’ve tried to do as much research as I can to give them a happy life but I’m worried I’m not doing well. They have a big cage with chews, toys, tubes, climbing...
  3. Narf

    Advice on what to do with my boys needed please.

    Hi, I’m sorry if this is really long winded but I’m very stressed about this situation. I have 2 sets of brothers, the older set around 13 months and the younger set 7. they were introduced to eachother after a period of Quarantine and for around 5 months they all lived together fine. One of...
  4. Pandora

    Agressive attacking #2 tw flesh

    So this just happened, or at least I just found it....... This is Bean's "beans" ...... Obviously I'm going to separate him until he heals completely. Mochi doesn't have an issue with the other rats as much as he does with Bean.... I can't afford to get mochi fixed, so I really don't know what...
  5. Pandora

    Aggressive attacking

    My rat mochi is such a sweetheart, but when I clean the bottom of the cage he attacks my hand very viciously... To the point I have to wear a leather glove sometimes. He only attacks my hand when I make noise with the newspaper. Could it be that he just doesn't like the sound of the newspaper...
  6. Kristina L

    Female rat blocking the hideout

    Hi! I am a new rat owner, bought two cca 5-6w females from pet store a week ago - Eni and Pupi. It was going well, the were not aggressive and would sleep together. Pupi was kind of shy, but very agile and if there was food around, she would even come to my hand (all paws on my palm). Eni had...
  7. sweetcherrykai

    bullying or playing?

    so i have 2 female rats who are fairly young and have lived together since i’ve had them. they obviously love each other because the snuggle up every night and play together. barbra (the nicer one) has even given treats of her to alley (the meanie) although i’m not sure if that’s because she...
  8. J

    My Female Rats Are Fighting

    Hello, my name is Jena and I have two medium sized female rats who are fighting. I know play-fighting and tiffs for asserting dominance is common with rats but I am worried one may be bulling the other more and I don't know what to do. The rat in question is ending up with wounds and scabs on...
  9. W

    Having problems introducing young rats to older rats

    About 2 months ago, I got 2 young rats. I've been trying to get my 3 other rats (almost all a year old) with them comfortably, but they keep trying to (and have) hurt my younger ones. When I've placed them all into a smaller space, they didn't have any issues with fighting. Even during their...
  10. R

    New rat mom- fighting or playing?

    Hi all! I have 2 females that I adopted 3 months ago, they are 1yr this month and have been together for a long time. I know that rats plat fight and exhibit behaviors to establish dominance, but how can you decifer a fight and play? And how often do they have to establish hierarchy? Because...
  11. Kyn

    What's normal for play fighting between young males?

    I have three males who were all raised together. They are all about 9 weeks. During free roam especially they chase each other and pin each other onto their backs. However, what worries me is that they let out short, high-pitched squeaks when this happens, like they are in pain. I also noticed...
  12. K

    New Rats help

    hey so I’ve only had my rats for 4 days and trying to learn as much as I can about them. One of my rats keeps hiding away and doesn’t really like coming out unless I have a grape. He bit my partner on the first day. I assume he’s just shy. Is there anything I can do to help him and calm him down...
  13. I

    Tips on how to successfully introduce a (seemly) aggressive rat?

    A month ago I got a new rat to be cage mates with mine, after his original cage mate unfortunately passed away. They're about half a year apart in age. but whenever the newer one (Tobias) sees him (Megi) he goes all "crazy" in his cage and starts frantically scratching at the bars :/. So much so...
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