1. E

    New Rat Mom - Help with Introductions?

    I'm a very new rat mom, so any advice/criticisms would be welcome. Hi! So I've ended up adopting a young (at a guess I'd say he's definitely less than a year old from looking at photos of other rats, but I've no clue on a specific age, I'm afraid) boy rat (Harry) from a family friend. She had...
  2. Mialee

    Introducing 3 babies to 3 adults

    Hi, I have just bought 3 babies from a breeder in my area to go with my 3 rescue adults. They are 6 weeks old and 2 of them are quite confident but the other little girl is quite timid and has spent most of the time hiding in the corner. She’s the smallest of the group and the breeder said she...
  3. S

    Introduction with little hairless rat

    Hello everyone! I recently adopted my first hairless rat (named Ophelia) who is just the sweetest little baby ever. I got her at 6 weeks old and now she's 7 weeks, and today I tried introducing her to my 5 other 1 year old girls. My girl Elise is the dominant rat and has always been a bit rough...
  4. 16kacha


    I read the Introduction section a member posted, I also has a thread where I wanted to see others experiences. I went back to it and no one has answered, so here I am again. I started intros about 5 days ago. I did it everyday for 20 minutes. the first 2 days it was puffy fur then the next 2...
  5. 16kacha


    Hi, i was curious to see if anyone tried the neutral territory intoduction which didnt end well but tried the carrier method instead and it ended up going well? Do you have preferred methods?
  6. Rach Manatee

    Nelly and Pheobe

    These are my two ratties. Nelly is the all black and Pheobe is the white with black spot and head. They are about 8 months old now. These pictures are kinda old
  7. Denise


    I have 3 older males over 2 years old. I have 1 male approx. 20 months. who has lost 4 of his cage mates since September. The one passed away very horrible death. So, now, should I attempt intros with the older males OR should I try to get younger males for the one by himself? How hard is it to...