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by Clickbeetle85
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My rat bit me and drew blood - several times
Replies: 3
Views: 2653

Re: My rat bit me and drew blood - several times

Cub - thank you so much for your reply. I was a bit of an emotional wreck when I wrote it, and I needed to get it all out of my system!! You've made me feel much better about the whole situation. :D I absolutely believe it's hormonal aggression rather than him just suddenly becoming a nasty rat. Lik...
by Clickbeetle85
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My rat bit me and drew blood - several times
Replies: 3
Views: 2653

My rat bit me and drew blood - several times

Hi all, I'm sitting here in tears writing this. I've just been bitten 4 times, one of them quite hard. We have 4 male rats, about 5 months old. One of them, Eric, used to be an absolute sweetheart. He would gently lick my hands, nibble groom me etc. He was very quick to settle into our house and it ...
by Clickbeetle85
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Slim pin boy!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Slim pin boy!!!

Thanks Cub! Just realised that they are actually on Science Selective nugs - I confused myself, as I buy them from PAH! :roll: Thanks for your reply. He really does seem fine apart from the fact that he seems to have stopped growing! I think he’s always going to be small..... I scatter feed over two...
by Clickbeetle85
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Slim pin boy!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Slim pin boy!!!

Hi all, I’ve had my 4 boys since November and they are now about 16-17 weeks old. They were all from the same litter, but one of them (Doug) is markedly smaller than the others. He’s incredibly active, always wanting to explore and dash about like a mad thing!! He’s really not very food motivated th...
by Clickbeetle85
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New babies - reassurance needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: New babies - reassurance needed!

Thanks for the help Mary. I just went to pick him up (scoop from either side, not a grab) and he jumped about a foot into the air!! Not great. He has been happily licking some custard off my fingers just now, so he doesn’t completely hate me. 😫 I’ll try the backwards dressing gown tomorrow morning t...
by Clickbeetle85
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New babies - reassurance needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: New babies - reassurance needed!

Thanks for the reply! I’ve been debating whether or not to use this method having read mixed reviews. I’ve tried this with Brian last night and this morning. He hates it!! He does nothing but try to get away from me - he seems absolutely terrified. I’m worried that this will just make him associate ...
by Clickbeetle85
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New babies - reassurance needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: New babies - reassurance needed!

Update - We’re about 7 weeks down the line now, and we’ve made some progress with the babies, but there are still a few issues. Doug is an absolute gem. He’s very sociable, happy to be scooped up and fussed, pretty much bomb-proof. Eric tolerates being picked up and held, but he’d rather be free to ...
by Clickbeetle85
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New babies - reassurance needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: New babies - reassurance needed!

Thanks for your quick reply, ScissorCrow, and for your words of reassurance! I know full well it’s too soon to worry - I just can’t help myself! :D All I remember about my previous boys is how calm and relaxed they were (my brain has obviously filtered out the flighty baby stage!) I offered yoghurt ...
by Clickbeetle85
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New babies - reassurance needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

New babies - reassurance needed!

Hi all, I’ve just welcomed 4 baby rats into our home. They are all males, approximately 8 weeks old, and they came from a pet shop that breeds their own rats. I specifically got them from this particular shop as they have a great reputation for breeding friendly, sociable animals. I brought them hom...

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