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  1. R

    safe toys for rats

    sorry, I was unsure of where to post this topic I heard that rats really enjoy jingle cat toys so I went out and bought some (pictured) for my boys. I just wanted to post here to get the go ahead that these are safe for my boys to play with and I also had a few questions (I know I ask a lot of...
  2. Kye

    Losing a rat? Help..

    I have a Feeder rat named Venus.. She's had recurring problems since I got her.. Today she's lethargic, Squeaks whenever she's touched, and is just puffed up..Her breathing has become shallow and the vet is closed today.. I don't know what to do.. I don't know if she'll make it through to...
  3. R


    I have read that rats are able to eat corn whether it be canned, on the cob, or frozen. I have fed my rats corn in the past but ran out so I bought more when I went to the store. They only had peaches and cream so I got that without any prior research to see if they could eat it, stupidly. I...
  4. C


    My girl had an oops 24 days ago with my new male, she broke into his cage while I was out! He was meant to get the snip sooner, but had to delay it as he required antibiotics and then this happened. I rang vets yesterday as she hadn't still had them. he said wait another two days. At 12:30 last...
  5. Kirby

    Rat has bad URI. Any advice is appreciated

    Hi everyone. So my rat Kiri was put on Baytril for a suspected uri a few days ago. 0.18 ml to be exact. At first it seemed to be helping, she started getting her appetite back, drinking on her own, her breathing seemed better and just all around she started seeming stronger. However the pops...
  6. E

    Rattie aggression

    Hello! I'm new here but I've been having a problems with my two lovely ratties and I was hoping someone on here might be able to help me! I have two rat boys (Tony and Peter) both over a year old now and have always lived together happily. Tony was always the more dominant of the two; he'd get...
  7. Angelrattie

    Is it normal for rats not to eat near me?

    Sometimes my rats take a treat from me and eat it right next to me/the front of the cage, but other times they run away to a hide and gobble it up there. Does this mean anything like do they feel nervous?
  8. Mialee


    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...
  9. Mialee

    HELP with introductions

    I recently got 2 1 year old female rescue rats to go with my 1 year old lone rat (also a rescue). They hit it off straight away, as I’m using the carrier method - which is working really well. I am on stage 4 and they are now in a Furat Plus cage with 1 hammock. They haven’t fought since stage...
  10. C

    hair "loss"

    I didn't know what catagory to post this in so I will just post it here. I have owned rats for around half of a year now and I have noticed that around the cage I would find little clusters of fur/hair (not big chunks) with skin or something on the end which makes me assume that my rat is...
  11. Tesslalala

    Rat biting at his own front paws?

    I'm not sure if this is behavior or health but I have a rat who's about 4 months old who's been pulling at his front paws with his teeth like they're itchy, he's does it pretty frequently and he doesn't seem to be doing any damage so I'm not overly concerned, it just seems odd. I have 2 others...
  12. Angelrattie

    Irritated Eye Lids on Rat

    My girl has had irritated eyelids for about a week now and I don't know what to do. She hasn't shown any signs of illness besides the obvious redness around the eyelid. Her behavior seems normal to me. Although she has been grooming herself around her head/eyes a bit more than usual. I'm not...
  13. R

    air humidifier - safe for rats?

    Do you, as a rat owner, believe that it could be beneficial to purchase a humidifier? I have heard before that having a humidifier and ownng rats is not a good combination because the humidity can drown your rat´s lungs. I have recently purchased a space heater and notced that the air is...
  14. Cece

    My rats eye gets sealed closed

    One of my rats left eye keeps getting glued shut with what I think is eye gunk (like people & dogs get too, you know?) I fix it by pressing a warm cloth/papertowel/napkin to it and eventually she can open her eye but when I don't catch it (like when I'm alseep) she scratches and it makes around...
  15. K

    New Rat Momma Needs Help!

    Hello everyone! I wanted to ask about my two rats Uno and Scabbers. Uno was a feeder rescue and was taken in by me first. The second rat Scabbers I bought from a pet store because I kept reading all over the internet that he needed a friend. Well Uno and Scabbers got along fine for about a week...
  16. M

    Growth on back of rat

    Hello, my cousins rat blue has had a growth growing on the back of her body for about 6 months now and it’s only getting bigger. I’m wondering if anyone has any clue on what it is or what to do about it? I posted a photo here (I don’t know how to add it to the thread)...
  17. 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...
  18. T

    Combining 2 cages

    I am getting my first pair of rats soon and I had bought a pretty decent size bird cage, but the woman I am adopting them from is also selling me a large cage fairly cheap. Rather than throw away the bird cage, I was thinking of combining the two horizontally with a tube. Anyone have any...
  19. 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...
  20. R


    If this is not allowed on the forum please tell me so I can delete it. I didn't know who else I could rant about this situation to and I thought that the members here would be able to relate to this in some way or another. This is rat related but I have background information first. There is...