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by mainey
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Normal or over the top dominance behaviour?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Normal or over the top dominance behaviour?

Hi Cyber Ratty, Thank you for your comments! I have passed them all on to my brother, who has now taken the ratties home (my room is so empty without them :( ). He is going to look into getting Black Rat spayed. I did scatter feed the dry food, it was just the wet food in a bowl. I can suggest split...
by mainey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female

Thanks Caza66,

I am working on them. Even approaching the cage or having hands in used to terrify them. They are so much better now and are curious when hands come near rather than scared. I will see if the family will help get them get used to new people :)
by mainey
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female

Thank you for your reply Caza66, My brother (the owner of the rats) does not recall any significant falls that she has taken. She did jump off of a desk while with me a while a go, I kept a close eye no her and she was fine, but I had noticed the odd posture before this. She does seem to like jumpin...
by mainey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female

One of the rats I am looking after looks a little off to me, form wise. Her back legs seem skinny, not nice and muscled like the other rat's and she walks flat footed most of the time. When she's running along my arm, for example, she just seems more unsteady on her back legs than her 'sister'. Her ...
by mainey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Normal or over the top dominance behaviour?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Normal or over the top dominance behaviour?

Just a little more info, they must be around six or seven months old now.
by mainey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Normal or over the top dominance behaviour?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Normal or over the top dominance behaviour?

I am looking after two female rats, trying to 'tame' them. They are doing much better. They don't like being picked up but they will climb onto me to play and one who was bitey has stopped biting for the most part. However, as they've grown more confident with me, I've noticed there seems to be some...
by mainey
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Taming New Rats
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Taming New Rats

Hi everyone! So I have been taking the rats out daily for at least half an hour. When they are on my lap and unable to go anywhere else they seem fine. They're not a fan of being picked up and sometimes the black one who was biting (Skit) squeaks but other than that no issue. So I decided to block o...
by mainey
Mon May 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Taming New Rats
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Taming New Rats

Just wanted to thank you for the advice! I took them out separately in a pillow case. The bitey one was much different and seemed a lot more resigned and accepting of my touch than the other. She did place her teeth on me once but I just gave her a bit of space to groom before touching her again and...
by mainey
Sun May 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Taming New Rats
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Taming New Rats

Hi, I do not mean to hijack your thread Griffith80 but I am experiencing similar problems. I thought any advice offered could help us both and I didn't want to duplicate a thread. I hope you don't mind! Or someone please let me know if I should be making a new thread. I have two females, a few month...

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