I can answer any questions about pet rats, but you will probably be able find answers to simple questions more quickly on my website at www.ratfanclub.org/helpfinfo.html. If you have a life-threatening emergency you can try calling me at 530-899-0605. I am not usually on the computer on the weekend.
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Hi Julie, It sounds like she already has her mind made up, but you can try referring her to this link http://www.ratbehavior.org/WildRats.htm Apparently some lines of domestic rats have been bred
Hi Amanda, It is probably because of the smell of the other boys, and maybe because a girl is in heat. He is demonstrating intense territorial marking and aggressive behavior. The scrabbling is scent
Hi Melanie, It sounds like maybe all of Chippie's babies were born dead and she ate them, which is the normal thing for them to do. Now her hormones are still making her feel maternal. Depending on when
Hi Tanja, Sounds like she has pneumonia, but I disagree with your vet about the treatment. I recommend you get her on amoxicillin ASAP or she will likely die. See the info below. Deb Based on my 30
Hi Shauna, I adopted a girl a while back who was a dwarf, and a friend of mine kept her brother, also a dwarf. I don't think there is anything special you can do for them, other than love them. My girl
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