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I'm a rat dork now. Rat chat thread!

Discussion in 'Oh, Rats!' started by Poisoned, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Aww I love the little dumbo.

    Are you sure the other one is preggo? She looks awful small, that's a shame if she is, but she's more likely to have a smaller litter.
  2. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    yep im pretty sure, shes getting fatter and fatter everyday, (the distinct pear shape)
    and her tummy is quite "solid"
    i sure hope her litter is a small one, for her sake, it was hard to belive she was preggo for the first 2-3 days but so far shes been with me for a little over a week now and im certian of her pregnancy
  3. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well keep us updated on her progress. Poor girlie.

    Here are two of the females today, the only ones so far who have a home. With my tattoo artist.
  4. Gerry

    Gerry Big Dog

    Well maybe i'll share my first litter


    FFCR "Oogie" (silvered mink merle) he was my first 2lbs rat :)


    TRD Mantis (Havana) she was a great rat and got rehomed with 2 of her babies


    They produced mostly mink, one Havana Merle one mink Merle, I'm still in contact with all adopters and all are well taken care of:)

    Also I'd like to share my roan or "husky rat TRD Roth she was 100 percent BFF line( its like the Colby of rats) but produced by my mentor

  5. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Ok so I'm getting a breeding pair of hairless is there anything I should know?
    I also have my dumbo Rex and Siamese I'm not great with genetics but would there be a way to get hairless Siamese or dumbo hairless since my Rex has a double hairless gene?
  6. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Oh and here's pics




    And another question I forgot how do I integrate the male in with my males?
  7. Gerry

    Gerry Big Dog

    If your going to breed a hairless female of unknown lineage breed a standard female at the same time just incase your hairless doe has lactating problem the other momma will happily take the other babies also its best to wait for rats to be 6-8 months before breeding you'll get bigger babies and smaller litters
  8. Gerry

    Gerry Big Dog

    To integrate males it's easiest to bathe all rats(males) not together but before placing them all in a completely new area to all of them
  9. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    As Gerry said with the males.

    However, I keep a pair of leather gloves on, just in case a scuffle gets serious. They will probably fight, squeal, roll each other over and push each other around. As long as no blood is drawn and there isn't fur flying, let them do it and figure out who's boss.
  10. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    i dont know if you the color "point" would even be noticible in a hairless rat? i could be wrong though. YES you can get hairless dumbos i do know that.

    as for breeding 2 hairless rats, make SURE the setup/cage is in a room with a STABLE temperture and NO DRAFTS!!! without fur these guys can get chilled easily so make sure youve got warm, soft bedding for adults and new babys.
    ive got my lil momma near my radiator, it doesnt pump out alot of heat but it keeps the temp stable and warm on one end of the cage.

    as for introducing males, i always keep a squirt bottle of water and a towel handy so if they begin to seriously fight you can squirt them or toss the towel over them, introduce in neutral territory and before adding a new rat into the cage to live scrub the cage good, you dont want ANY art smell left behind on anything, cloth hammocks should be washed well in the washer,wooden chews or houses should be taken out (for a few weeks till everything is shared and no one is fighting) bedding should be removed, cage should be scrubbed down with hot water along with a wheel, houses 9if possible) food bowls and water bottles. when you put them together in the same cage it should be like a new cage to BOTH of them (that is if you had had one rat living in the cage previously)
    i always let rats "get to know eachother" first by putting the cages somewhat near together for about a week and putting favorite sleepy places so its like they sleeping near eachother in opposite cages, but DONT have the cages right up next to eachother where they can grab eachother thru the bars, just near enough that they can smell eachother, see eachother and hear eachother.

    and like stated above, let em wrestle a bit, let em mounteachother and squeel a lil so long as no ones getting seriously injured (lack of blood) let em go, they are teaching eachother boundrys and whos whos, just like dogs.
  11. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    also wanted to add poisoned- that lil albino baby is tooo darling!!!
  12. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Ok so I have more questions, I got the 2 hairless and the intro went great with the boys this is what they are currently doing
    The white is my Ralph the black is Otis and the other face is obviously the hairless Finn.

    I've noticed though that Otis always wants to bite Finns balls. He never fights with him just does that and pull at the skin.

    Another thing is whenever I hold either the girl or male they always pee and poo right away. The girl as soon as you lift her she starts peeing. How do I stop this?
    Otis never poops out of the cage.
  13. Gerry

    Gerry Big Dog

    The ball biting is a dominance thing.. I've never had it happen to me so I can't really help with that part sorry.. With the pooping and peeing do you put the rats back in the cage when they pee or poop on you? Are your rats nervous around you or scared of you? When rats would do stuff I didn't like I would make a loud squeak noise (embarrassing yes I know) sort of mimicking the squeak they make when in pain so of corse they would stop. It worked for lots of stuff although there's still the whole if your rats are happy to be with you scared of you thing if your rats love being out of there cage with you everything they poop or pee on you out them back and don't play with them and just keep doing that they will get the picture eventually
  14. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I just tell them to knock it off when he's biting at him. Finn did some rolling and jumping on the Siamese Ralph and it seemed he submitted its just Otis who is more admint.

    As for them being out I'm assuming they are probably scared because they are still new and I don't think too used to handling. They bite too but not too hard I just keep my hand there so they know biting doesn't make me go away. The female is a lot more friendly and usually comes to the cage door when I open it and wants to see what I'm doing.
  15. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well, I'm keeping a white girl, I found homes for six others (maybe seven if I can talk her into it!). So I just have a few more boys to find homes for.

  16. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    Aw, man. This makes me miss my boys so badly. :( I want some ratties soooo badly.
  17. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I'm so pissed off and upset right now.
    I came home to my sweet dumbo Rex dead in the cage. I'm positive the hairless male had something to do with it as he's a ass hole ( he also bit me really bad the other day).
    I want this dick head gone I don't care if he's snake food or what I want him away from my other rat before he kills him too.

    I messaged someone who has a Rattery near me and she said that she also had a hairless male who killed a bunch of rats.

    My female hairless is a sweet heart an already knows her name and never bites (she's even got better with not peeing when held).

    R.i.p my little man
  18. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    awww that sucks, Ali, either you need to euth him, or you need to find a person that will feed him to their pet, no reason keeping a biter and one that has killed when there are so many rats that are great and need homes.

    RIP little man
  19. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Are you sure he killed your other rat? I mean it would be obvious. Nakey boy would be hurt, and there's be blood all over most likely.

    There are a lot of people in CA on the rat forum. I could post him over there if you want with your email (or number, whichever). If I was closer I'd take him off your hands.

    I'm so sorry.. Rest in peace little buddy.
  20. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I would do it myself but I can't stand to kill a living animal myself ( I can't even kill a bug).
    I put a ad online for someone to take him for free as food or a pet i don't care.

    People get so pissy over that shit, I got 2 e mails saying it was my fault for leaving 2 males unsupervised and the a e mail saying that my rats weren't fed lmao when in the picture he's eating a full carrot.

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