Can I seperate my Bucks?

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Aalice
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Can I seperate my Bucks?

Post by Aalice » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:49 pm

One of my Boys, 2 years in May, has decided for reasons I don't understand to pick fights with all of his 3 Brothers. I don't know what's going on but he's seriously stressing the other 3 out. Would it be unfair to give him a separate living space?

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Re: Can I seperate my Bucks?

Post by cyber ratty » Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:01 pm

A change in behaviour like that could be caused by a medical issue, so it would be worth getting him checked over.

It might also be that the hierarchy is changing, and putting the group through an introduction using the carrier method should help them sort things out quickly and safely.

It's never okay to separate a rat and have them live on their own - the exception would be a temporary short term separation if he needed neutering, but even then he should have a companion if there's one he still gets on with.

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