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  1. Angelrattie

    Handling Skittish Rats?

    I think by now it's safe to say that my rats are tame. They come to the front of the cage to see me, they take food from me, and climb on my legs during free range/taming. But one aspect of this taming thing that I'm struggling with is getting my rats used to handling. I don't really know what...
  2. Mialee

    IS MY RAT BLIND?

    Hi, So I rescued two female rats to go with my lone female rat and I think one of them may have gone blind in one eye. She had two dark ruby eyes when I got her but suddenly one of her eyes has gone grey. I have included some photos below - does this need vetinary attention? She doesn’t seem to...
  3. C

    First time owning rats! Help needed!

    Hello! This is my first time owning rats, I have done all the research and have two beautiful boys from the best breeder in my state!!! I have had them for four days, I let the 48 hour period pass and tried to give them treats. After one kept taking treat from my hand I tried to pick him up but...
  4. Alexyss

    Tumor Removal For Houdini

    Hello, my little rats name is Houdini. I originally named her that about a year ago because she was able to escape her cage the first few nights I had her, thus making her a little escape artist. She is the sweetest little baby. Houdini loves to cuddle and sleep on my chest under a blanket but...
  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. B

    Help! New rattie with a really swollen face...

    Okay. So. I just had a poor baby die from old age, and I didn't want Ronnie to be all by herself. I got two more baby girls to keep her company and to have them aquainted was a bit tough, but they seemed to get along fine after a few days to a week. I woke up this morning to my Hooded rat...
  7. A

    Are my rats content?

    I was given two rats yesterday by my friend, who bought them from a woman so they wouldn't be used as feed rats. I went to petco to buy everything (I hope) they needed. They're both males, we were told they're brothers. I just want to make sure they're content and don't need anything else. They...
  8. Mialee

    Does Myco mean my rat can’t live with others?

    Hi - I have also written another thread about my single female rat which I adopted a couple of days ago but after reading a comment, I need help on what’s the best thing to do for her. She came into the centre due to neglect as her owner had never taken her out of her cage and she has been...
  9. Mialee

    Help needed for new rescue!!

    Hi, Yesterday I adopted a little girl rat (about 10 months old) who was treated really badly in her previous home. The owner let her get so bad that she had such a bad respiratory infection that she is no longer allowed to live with other rats. She was kept on her own her whole life and I feel...
  10. Georgia Leigh

    My ratty is sick:(

    Not sure what's up with her. She's falling all over the place and can't really easily get around, though she does have control of her front paws. She doesn't really want to eat or drink, or move much. Is this PT? Or something else? My parents are skeptical about taking her to the vets
  11. J

    Mites! Please help! :(

    I am so upset. I’ve done everything I could to keep them and their cage clean. My two ratties have mites. I’ve looked all over and found that kitten revolution is what most people used to treat it. I don’t have the money to take them to a vet just be told what I already know. But every website I...
  12. Witchand2rats

    Help with Chewing lp

    So I really need some help or advice with these two girls because I've never had a problem with my previous four rats that I've had in the past. I have had to buy 3 different cage bottoms for the bottom of my girls' cage because they will not stop chewing the corners of the cage wide open. One...
  13. Pippin and Merry

    Hurt Rat, please help!

    So this may be a somewhat wordy post. I recently got home from my girlfriends house, I stayed over for the weekend. I’d asked my brother to look after my two sweet boys. My mom decided to also “help”. I’m putting that in quotation marks because of what happened. She decided to feed them last...
  14. sampeartree

    New rat owner - rats want nothing to do me!

    I just got my first 2 rats on Friday (today is Sunday so barely 3 full days). They're 6 weeks old and I got them at a locally owned independent pet store that sells them as either feeders (but plenty of people buy them as pets) so maybe my problem is that they weren't socialized at all. I guess...
  15. N

    Help with wounded rat

    Hello there i dont usually use fourums for much so i dont know if im doing this right, sorry if its in the wrong place ect. But i have two rat girls and they got into a fight, my smallest one florian got a knick on her knee that was bleeding quite baldy. I stopped the bleeding about an hour ago...
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