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  1. ssrat

    Is my young rat male or female? (Pics)

    Helloo! I bought my newest baby exactly a week ago and this has kept me up at night. This is what the pet store told me: They do not guarantee sex, but the employee I was speaking to said, in his opinion, this baby is a male. I asked how old ratty is, the employee asked, I'm assuming, the...
  2. Rat-a-tata

    Poorly rat baby :(

    Hi Everyone, I’m new to this so please bear with me! I got home from work today and noticed that one of my rats (Twitch almost 2 years old) wasn’t coming out of her favourite wooden cabin for food. I got her out the cage and noticed immediately that she wasn’t gripping on to me with her paws as...
  3. R

    red orange substance in cage

    when I surface clean the cage, sometimes there is a redish orange tinge that shows up on the wipe. I was wondering what this was because everytime I try to search it it only comes up with sites about porphyrin around the rats eyes, but that's not it. All help and responses are appreciated.
  4. R

    red orange substance in cage

    when I surface clean the cage, sometimes there is a redish orange tinge that shows up on the wipe. I was wondering what this was because everytime I try to search it it only comes up with sites about porphyrin around the rats eyes, but that's not it. All help and responses are appreciated.
  5. R

    Ran out of rat food

    Hello, I am new to this forum. I have run into a situation. I give my boys Oxbow brand adult rat food and I noticed that I was getting low so I went to the shop to go buy more but they are out. When asked, the worker said that they won't be getting any for about a week and a half from today...
  6. K

    PREGNANT RAT!

    She’s super pregnant and about to pop! I got her about 4 days ago and she didn’t look this pregnant when I got her, (I did not know she was pregnant until a few days ago) her nipples are very visible and i moved her into a nursery cage where she is nesting, but I do not know how far along she...
  7. A

    I'm New to the Website!

    Hullo! :o I'm Ann. I'm hoping to meet others with ratteries and to gain lots more information on rats! :D Pic: Meet my Latte! She is a sweet calm and timid rat. She is my only rat right now.
  8. R

    Rat dying?

    I've got a one-year old male rat, Finn, that is struggling with something -- an abscess, a tumor, I don't know. What I'm hoping is that someone has had experience with something similar and could offer advice about the best path forward. About three weeks ago, Finn developed an huge bump on his...
  9. tibbles

    How many rats can fit in my cage?

    hi everyone! My female rat is pregnant (feel free to check out my other thread about it!) and she should be giving birth any day now. When she does I’m planning on keeping a couple of the female kittens as roommates for her as we will be seperating her from her brothers to stop more litters and...
  10. DanielZielwolf

    On antibiotics but not responding well

    Hi, One of my rats - Archie - about whom I posted last Sunday, who's been on doxycycline for a while but whose breathing got more raspy a week ago had a respiratory attack on Wednesday. I took him to the vet and she added Baytril 0.26ml to the doxycycline (Vibravet paste 0.1ml) both 2x day...
  11. S

    BarkBox but for rats?

    I had this crazy idea to maybe start a thing called a Mischief Crate. It’s like a BarkBox but for rats. It’d be a subscription box and it’ll have loads of treats and toys and hammocks for your rats. But I don’t know how popular it would actually be so answer below in the poll if this would be...
  12. K

    Need an answer!

    I bought three very young feeder rats a few days ago. They all have uris i believe (sneezing/wheezing but no other symptoms really) i am treating them so i dont need info on that, but im a hypochondriac and I am so worried that whatever they have i can catch. Ive been having trouble breathing...
  13. Emily

    What kind of coat is this?

    Is it a weird husky? Some kind of siamese? Anyone have rats that look like this?
  14. J

    Cage help :)

    Hello, I'm hoping to get a pair of rats in the not so distant future. Just currently researching and getting all my information straight before I do. So any information given would be massively appreciated. Does anyone have the thicket cage that pets at home were selling for degu's? As far as I...
  15. Nahla

    Healthy Old Girl

    Hello Rat Family, I have a fairly healthy two year old girl, aside from the occasional sneeze. I took her to the vet and they put her on enrofloxacin (also baytril I believe, but i declined that medication due to lack of funds). She has seemed to sneeze a bit less now, but I've been thinking...
  16. M

    PT or something else?

    Hey everyone. A few weeks ago I noticed one of my rats, Niles, was falling over every now and then while grooming. At first I thought it was funny/cute, and that he was just getting old. In the following weeks, he began sleeping more and then about a week ago I noticed he was not holding his...
  17. Cece

    Hurt rat ears.

    A added a picture, a bit blurry because she hates sitting still. But anyway, one of my rats keeps somehow hurting her ears and unless shes doing it herself I dont know how. My other rat did this, but it was just her chewing her plastic tunnel and going through it (catching her ears on the chewed...
  18. Cece

    Play pen?

    Hello! I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on a playpen? I'd like to bring my rats out to play more often and together, but its hard because they're both hyper and wiggly. Plus, one was a feeder rat and even though ive gotten her to trust me she still hates being held. I can pet her just...
  19. lillywithluv

    back and forth between houses?

    due to divorced parents, I have to stay at both houses for an about equal time each week. my two boys are currently at one house, and I was thinking of getting another cage for the other house to take them with me when I go back and forth between houses. would this be too stressful for them...
  20. lillywithluv

    Do My Rats Like Each other?

    so I recently got a new baby boy. I have two other boys that are around the same age but a little bigger, that are very strongly bonded together. today is the second day with our new baby, and the other boys don't seem to mind. the thing I'm worried about is they don't take interest in him...
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