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  1. P

    I got my dream rats!!

    I’ve wanted Siamese baby’s for almost three years, but none of the breeders in my area have had any ever. I was scrolling through Craigslist a few days ago and someone had an oops litter and three little Siamese boys came out of it. I was expecting them to be kind of mean, as I knew nothing...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. S

    Do Rats really smell?

    Ok, so I'm getting 2 baby male rats in 2 weeks, but after more research it seems there is a very large debate on if rats smell. Some people say the odor is unbearable while others say they can't smell it at all. I'm in Australia, (so no critter nations) however i have a cage similar to the size...
  5. 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...
  6. Angelrattie

    Rat Being Left Out? Should I add a new friend?

    I have three young girl rats and I'm becoming a little concerned that one may be getting left out or excluded from the group. I see her being pushed out of beds by her sisters, and the two sleeping in different places than her every now and then. I have always felt that the two girls have had a...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. R

    New to Rats

    I am a first time rat owner. Ive had my girls for about a month now. I have a couple of questions that Im hoping someone can answer for me. 1. This is the cage my rats are in They always pee on the third level of the cage and as a result my room always stinks. Even if I wipe that level down...
  10. hannahallie101

    Socializing Rats

    Today it’s been 3 months since I adopted my two girls. As I previously mentioned I was already on a trip in a town several hours away and I was looking into getting more rats. I saw an ad for some babies there and I got in touch with the owner. We talked and she seemed fairly experienced in rat...
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