rat care

  1. Angelrattie

    New Rat Owner Questions (A LOT)

    Should I be keeping the TV or radio on to get the rats used to some noise or will they get used to louder sounds on their own? How do I get my rats to stay on my bed? I feel like since they hate me so much they’ll try to get off the bed to avoid me. Does it mean rats trust you if they eat food...
  2. Mialee

    Is this a happy boggle?

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows whether this is a happy boggle (video link below)? I’ve posted on here quite a bit recently about my rescue rat who was neglected by her previous owner. She doesn’t let me pick her up yet, but will happily take food from my hand and give me a little...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. mary

    Fleece Bedding (and Uhaul Pads)

    So I think im adopting 3 boys in late spring/early summer, but I'm torn on the bedding choice. I'm getting a single or double critter nation cage and I think fleece is my best option for those cages. I do have a few questions for those of you who use fleece as bedding for your ratties. 1. How...
  6. K

    PLS HELP RAT HAS LARGE WOUND IN STOMACH

    Recently just got two new female rats off facebook for my single female whos cage mate passed about a month ago. I kept them in separate cages for 2 weeks while introducing them and ended up buying a double critter nation for all three of them. I have been leaving her alone to figure out her way...
  7. Savanah

    Abscess keeps coming back

    My male rat named Perci has been getting abscess that keeps coming back around his neck. I was just playing with them when i noticed that his abscess has gone but now theres something above his teeth. I have no idea what it is and it looks horrible. Some days he is very active and wants to come...
  8. M

    Will a Companion Help a Shy Rat? How would I bond them?

    Hi everyone! I had gotten two female rats about six months ago. Unfortunately, one of them passed away a month ago due to a sudden upper respiratory infection. My rat Dixie has always been very shy. She comes up to the cage and is curious, but she does not like to be pet sometimes (most of the...
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