Search found 7 matches

by Jaydykes27
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Please help with awful rat smell!
Replies: 7
Views: 3317

Please help with awful rat smell!

I recently got 2 male rats and the smell of them is just awful. I've had to move them into a bathroom that I can close the door on because they were way to smelly to have in the living room. They have a very large cage, are mostly litter trained when it comes to poo, but I think their pee is the pro...
by Jaydykes27
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rats fighting??
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Rats fighting??

I will leave the advice to more experienced members, but it might be helpful if you could let us know how old your rats are and what cage you have :) ETA: I've just looked at your first post - am I right in thinking they're about 5 months? Yep they're about 5 months old, and Im not sure of the name...
by Jaydykes27
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rats fighting??
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Rats fighting??

Hi guys I've had my current rats for a few weeks, and since I've got them they've been wrestling a lot. I put this down to just wrestling as they're young males, but I'm starting to doubt if it's more serious than that. I think what's happening is that now their in a new home, whose in charge is up ...
by Jaydykes27
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Socialising new rats
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Socialising new rats

all good advice so far. I'd only add a comment to your last point - there is no way to stop rats destroying things in their cage- it's their cage and I take the view they can do what they like with it! It's natural behaviour. You might want to give them paper to shred and nest with - mine like kitc...
by Jaydykes27
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Socialising new rats
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Socialising new rats

Sounds like they may have been fed treats by hand and through the bars, which is why their immediate reaction is to grab at fingers. Mary's tip of offering them yoghurt on a spoon is a good one to teach them not to snatch. Well done for adopting them and have fun making friends with them :luck: Yes...
by Jaydykes27
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Socialising new rats
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Socialising new rats

1) remove the shoe box and anything else that they can hide in (flat hammocks are okay so long as you can reach them) - this forces them to stay in the open and they will quickly accept that there is no danger to need to hide from. 2) offer them yoghurt on a spoon - it won't hurt if they bite (and ...
by Jaydykes27
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Socialising new rats
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Socialising new rats

Hi guys So I adopted my new male rats 4 days ago, from pets at home (which yes, I know are awful, I was in there to get litter and saw these huge rats, in a tiny cage up for adoption, then an employee came over and told us that they were nearly 5 months old, had been to several homes, they were retu...

Go to advanced search