training

  1. Camelidae4

    Hello!

    I got my first rats in 2018. My first round of ratties were males that I rescued from a local animal shelter. After they passed, I got a round of females that were about a month old. They are now just over a year old and I love them so much. I have a degree in the biological basis of animal...
  2. TanniH

    Biting

    So my new baby rats have been biting. So I’m trying to do the spoon technique where you squeak when they bite it. I’m introducing soft food to the spoon so they’ll learn to lick instead of bite. I’ve been bitten twice by one of them. But the only food they seem to like is Cauliflower cheese baby...
  3. J

    Trust Training Help Needed

    Hi, my name is Julia. As of 3 days ago I am the proud rat mom of two beautiful 6 week old pups, Barry and Oliver. They are my first every rat pair. My two boys are very small, and both very skittish. Barry is a little more adventurous, he comes up to the cage when I am feeding and cleaning, when...
  4. kalechip

    training new rats (uninterested in treats)

    hello! first time rat mom here and i just want some help to provide the best care for my girls! my two rats, mochi and miso are only about 2 months old. i've had them for two weeks now so they're still new to their home! i've wanted to work on trust training and training them in general. they...
  5. Kimikoラット

    Baby Rat “Handling”

    Hi all, I haven’t made my official introduction yet to the forum because I wanted to upload my baby rats photos with it. I’ll be getting my 3 baby boys in two days & although I’ve done a lot of research into rat care I don’t know too much about “handling?”. What I mean is, when I bring them...
  6. 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...
  7. P

    Biting during handfeeding

    Hi. One of my rats, Francis, is an absolute sweetheart. He’s about 2 and loves to cuddle and give kisses. The thing is, he’s sometimes a little too enthusiastic when taking food from my hand and he lunges at it & bites me (hard). It’s definitely accidental and not aggression, and he’s not food...
  8. R

    Training Advice

    So we have three new rats and I have been putting them in the bathtub one at a time for about 5 minutes a day so I can train them to come to their names when called, but I cant find a treat that they like. I have tried bananas, peas, carrots, freeze dried edamame (which two of the rats started...
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