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by Smiley
Wed May 27, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods my rats ate today
Replies: 823
Views: 94232

Re: Fresh foods my rats ate today

Last night I gave my girls some grapes, they love digging into them.
by Smiley
Wed May 27, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Can my skin problems harm my rats?
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Can my skin problems harm my rats?

Just something that occurred to me. I have really bad eczema. It comes and goes in severity, but it's always there. At the moment I'm having a bad flare-up, some of which is on my arms. I also have small warts across the palms of my hands. These usually go away within a few days, but while they're t...
by Smiley
Wed May 27, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: First time rat owner worried about handling
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: First time rat owner worried about handling

Oh yeah, a mate of mine was telling me about the time she had to cut her sofa open because one of her rats had managed to climb inside it. Kili let me pick her up tonight (after a couple of attempts) and once again was fine once she was in my arms. She kept trying to burrow into the crook of my elbo...
by Smiley
Tue May 26, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: First time rat owner worried about handling
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: First time rat owner worried about handling

UPDATE Well I've had some....mixed success. Fili is pretty happy to be picked up and held (despite some peeing on me incidents) but Kili is just constantly terrified. I did have one successful handling with her where once she was sitting in my hand after being picked up she was happy to climb over m...
by Smiley
Wed May 20, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: First time rat owner worried about handling
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: First time rat owner worried about handling

Thanks for the help guys! :) This morning they were a bit more active and running around, play fighting, etc. I think tonight and the next few nights I'll try picking them up for a few moments and take out their little rat house if I can tonight. If not I'll take out that and the big clear hanging t...
by Smiley
Tue May 19, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: First time rat owner worried about handling
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

First time rat owner worried about handling

Hi So I just got on Sunday my first two rats. They are two young dumbo does from a pet shop named Fili and Kili. I left them for 24 hours before attempting to interact with them properly just to help them settle. Yesterday I put my hand in with some apple pieces and after some encouraging and curiou...

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