Adding a sibling retrospectively

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HerbieRatHouse
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Adding a sibling retrospectively

Post by HerbieRatHouse » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:44 pm

Hi everyone,

We bought two female rats on Monday and they are amazing! We are so in love. After more research it seems that 3 rats would be ideal. Is it too late to add another sibling? Will they still recognise each other or will they fight? It's only been 4 days......

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Re: Adding a sibling retrospectively

Post by cyber ratty » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:17 am

It'll be fine, like they've never been parted - go for it, they will be happier as a trio. :luck:

Rats have good memories - kittens I've homed out have still remembered me when coming back for a ratsit a year later. There is also a family smell that means they will recognise closely related rats they've never met before.

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