rats

  1. Courtney Carter

    Wheezy Ratties

    Hello all! This is my first post here and I’m here with concerns. I just got two new baby boys! They’re so kind though a little hand shy, but we’re getting there with them. One of the boys is quiet and relax. No health problem in sight yet. While his brother is and has been rather wheezy...
  2. ShelbyL92

    Giving medication

    So I have two male rats that keep sneezing. Took them to the vet and she thinks its allergies. But the next day there was porphyrin and sneezing fits. So I got anti biotics to be safe... They are less than 2 months old. Is there a way to give them medication? One brother took it fine the other...
  3. Mialee

    HELP my rat is biting!

    I have a rescue rat who was neglected quite badly in her previous home. She’s been with me for nearly 3 weeks now and I’ve been trying desperately to get her to be tame. She was never taken out of her cage in her previous home and from what we know she bit the owner when they first got her as a...
  4. 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...
  5. B

    New to RSF- rat mom of 6 babes

    I have two male Siamese and two white with black eyed males. I have two Siamese females. They are all in related and I do not breed! Three of my males live together one is separated because he gets picked on by all three of my males no matter what. My females live together in their big cage. My...
  6. 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...
  7. A

    Corn cob litter?

    I use corn cob litter for my rats, they don't seem to mind it, but they eat it. Is it okay or should I be concerned?
  8. R

    Safe food for rats

    I am going shopping for groceries and such and I wanted to get more fresh foods for my rats. I wanted to try other things than what I usually give them. What are some fresh foods that you feed your rats that are proved to be safe for them? I heard that rats can eat kiwi, is that true? I also...
  9. R

    rant/vent

    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...
  10. H

    4 male rats looking for home ...Toronto

    I have 4 male rats looking for a new home. You can get all the info and pictures at this kijiji link! https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1413547384
  11. K

    New Rats help

    hey so I’ve only had my rats for 4 days and trying to learn as much as I can about them. One of my rats keeps hiding away and doesn’t really like coming out unless I have a grape. He bit my partner on the first day. I assume he’s just shy. Is there anything I can do to help him and calm him down...
  12. R

    Laundry detergent to use for rat bedding

    I came across this laundry detergent while I was at the store today and I was wondering if this would be a good choice to use for cleaning rat bedding and such. The one that I found is unscented. There was also a lavender one but I would buy the unscented one if it is proven to be suitable for...
  13. R

    I'm just curious

    I was curious about a few things. I know that everyone cares for their animals differently. I just wanted to see all the different answers I might be able to get. Feel free to answer as many or as little questions as you would like. How many rats do you have? What are their names? How old are...
  14. tibbles

    Rats acting strange and not eating?

    Hi all, two of my boys have began acting really strange and hardly touch their food. They seem extremely lethargic and tend to lay with their heads over the edge of ramps whilst panting with their eyes half open. I currently have 9 boys and none of the others have shown any of these symptoms...
  15. 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...
  16. MeineRatten

    Our new baby rats are not cage curious, what do we do?

    Three days ago my husband and I got two beautiful baby girls from Futterhaus (pet shop, as there seem to be no breeders in Hamburg, or they are hiding very well). The girls are absolute angels when handled; they don't bite and sleep in a hood if one is offered. However, we are finding that they...
  17. Y

    Aggressive issues with my adult male to my 6 month old male

    Hey guys! So first time posting here and i'm in need of some help! A few months ago my adult male (Bud) was in need of a new cagemate so I went out and got Norton who i believe was 8 weeks at the time. So i took him home, did the quarantine and was ready to start introductions..I started...
  18. R

    Respiratory Infection?

    One of my boys seems really prone to respiratory issues. He has been treated twice already and he recently started having breathing problems again. He seems to be having trouble breathing. I honestly don't know what to do anymore. I don't want him to be having troubles and suffering from it...
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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