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  1. Pandora

    New rat has mouth problem

    So I got a new baby yesterday, pulled him from the feeder Bin. I new he would be coming with a few complications because feeders are never healthy. He has rat lice which I am treating with revolution and also possibly an upper respiratory infection that I am keeping my eye on. I'm seeing...
  2. Tpoisson

    Do Rats often recover from Strokes?

    My 2.5 / 3 year old male seems to have suffered a stroke the day before yesterday. I wasn't aware of it at the time, but looking back Im sure of the exact moment it occurred. Thursday afternoon we were cleaning the 3 multi-level cages for our 7 Rats. Suddenly, Ratscal freaks out and starts...
  3. R

    How do I convince parents to allow rat

    Hello, I have been graced with the fantastic opportunity to take care of a rat for breaks including summer. However, my parents despise rats and think that that people will judge them for having one. How do I respectfully convince them to allow rats into the house.
  4. I

    Is this normal?

    So I have three girls that are at least 6 to 7 weeks old. I've always had boys and I've never had these problems before, the girls are bitting one another jugulars and ears and back of the necks I've never seen this with boys, can anyone tell me why the girls are doing this, it's starting to get...
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  6. Ratmomma2016

    Freaking out

    Want to start off saying, I'm not new to rats & I've already been to my vet. Here's my situation. I rescued 2 rats in May. They weren't hand tame. It took me a whole month to get them adjusted to their new home. I rented a basement at this time and had/have 4 other rats. I kept them separated...
  7. Aliciagraceex

    Rat-proofing blinds?

    I have 3 rats and i love to leave their cage doors open for them to run and explore around my room. I have pretty much everything rat proofed (wires/plugs etc.) The only worry i have is my blinds. I had to coax one of them down from climbing up them today and it's easier said than done trying to...
  8. G

    Cut in rats tail, looks bruised the next day?

    Hi, I'm very new here but we need some help. Last night (7-5-2020) my cat scratched my rats tail. He did bleed a little, but we took him out and cleaned his tail with warm water, and put him in a smaller cage (to keep his cagemate from licking any blood). He was doing fine even though he had...
  9. Jayyd23

    Possibly pregnant rat

    So I adopted two babies last week and were told both were males. One was a little too squirmy for me to get a good look at so I took the mans word. Now it’s a week later and they trust me a bit more and I finally got a really good look at both of them. Well, one of my little buddies was NOT a...
  10. P

    Rat peeing a lot of blood

    Please help, on Tuesday night I noticed my rat Hector peeing blood. I phoned up the vet the next morning and I got a appointment that afternoon. He’s been put on Baytril for what we hope is just a UTI. However the bleeding seems to have gotten worse today (Thursday). I’ve attached a picture of...
  11. dischmarie

    Adopted Solitary Rat-Tips?

    Hello, I adopted a solitary rat today from the Animal Humane Society. She was surrendered due to being very aggressive with other rats. She is also extremely skittish. I had rats as a child but I always had a really good experience with rats getting along and never had a rat alone. They also...
  12. Jordanb1998

    New mom and need suggestions for habitat!

    Hello! I got two girls a couple weeks ago, they are doing great. They are currently on medication for respiratory infections; their sneezing is a lot better and they have continued eating, drinking, playing, and being active. That said, I want to make sure their home is as good as it can be...
  13. Jordanb1998

    Please help! 2 new babies and I’m panicking!

    Hi guys, I never really post on things like this but I am lost and scared and so confused. Anyways I got 2 female rats on Saturday afternoon and they’ve been doing okay but I’m very concerned about them not trusting me. I have not been able to hold them at all and that concerns me. They both...
  14. ShawnD

    Hi, new here, need urgent help, please!

    Hi! I'm new here and reaching out for some urgent advice.❤️ My big boy, Bear (abt 1.5-2 yrs old, and he's a little overweight, fyi) is suffering upper respiratory infection /distress at the moment. Last week he suddenly became worse and I gave him Cefalexin for 2 days until I could see a vet...
  15. kalliedoss2022

    New rats not going to well

    We got 2 new 5 months old male rats yesterday. They poop every time we take them out of the cage. They don’t like to be taken out of their cage and they will grab onto the cage wires when I try to take them out. Help please their transitions is not moving as smoothly as it should and I need...
  16. kalliedoss2022


    Today I will be getting my ratties. Can I have tips for travel? Also, can I have some general facts about the ratties and what I should expect on their first night home? I would also like tips that will help them adjust. I am very unexperienced in rattie care. What should I buy for their cage...
  17. kalliedoss2022


    hi everyone!!! we are new and we would like to purchase 2 rats we have a couple of questions 1- what gender is the best to buy? 2- Should we feed them rat food or buy approved fruits and veggies from the store 3- Is a fleece liner and potty training the way to go and where can I buy it 4- What...
  18. H


    My friend bought a rat and gave it to me at 10 days old I don’t know what to do and it’s twitching a lot mostly while it’s sleeping and sometimes it makes noise while doing it
  19. R

    HELP!! Rat's bone exposed??

    Hello! I have three rat's and the one in the images below got an abscess drained by the vet. She had a deformed tooth that caused the abscess and it seemed to be healing well. I just finished giving her, her antibiotics and put her back in her cage with the other rats yesterday (I separated them...
  20. D

    [HELP] Out of options to stop my rat from biting her surgery stitches

    So my rat got surgery on monday and then it was all fine until the next day she bit open her wound so we went to the vet on wensday they put new staples and and on the same evening she took the staples out AGAIN then the next day on Friday we brought her back to the vet. then she got like a...