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by Alex197
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice for potentially aggressive behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Advice for potentially aggressive behaviour

Sorry I can't offer help with the aggression problem. I just wanted to warn you not to give rats peanut butter. They can choke on it and it's the one thing we never have given ours. Thanks man! I didn't know this. The friend from whom I adopted them had always given them peanut butter, so I thought...
by Alex197
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Why would a rat mouth things?
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Why would a rat mouth things?

One of my rats, Watney, has recently started doing this. Pretty sure that it's affection, and them showing that they trust you.
by Alex197
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice for potentially aggressive behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Advice for potentially aggressive behaviour

Hi all, I haven't posted here in a while, but I am really stumped about the behaviour of one of my rats. The three rats we adopted last year have had a pretty rough time of it in their little lives. We are their third owner and fourth home, because my friend took them as rescue rats who had them bec...
by Alex197
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New to rat care
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: New to rat care

Thanks for the tips, everyone. I've had a lot of success in socialising them this week, courtesy of my partner who has quite a lot of experience with them :) She basically taught me how to pick them up; while they don't like it, they don't seem to mind being 'eagled' too much, so long as it ends in ...
by Alex197
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New to rat care
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: New to rat care

Hi and welcome to the world of ratties. With shy newbies (and all newbies), my favourite trick is to put on a dressing gown, pick them up and pop them in and sit watching tv on the sofa. I usually do this for a week and during that time they eventually come out for a nosey around. When picking them...
by Alex197
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New to rat care
Replies: 6
Views: 684

New to rat care

Hi Everyone, Just a quick 'hi' & intorduction. I am completely new to rats, having never even held one before, and I have just (Tuesday) adopted three rats from a friend who could no longer care for them, due to her dog not exactly getting on with them. Anyway, the three guys are Pippin (1.5 years')...

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