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  1. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Ok so one of my boys started sneezing the other day. I asked my sister in law what the problem would because we have had them about a month now and only one is sneezing. She said that almost all rats have a thing called mycoplasma which from what i have found most do have it just some it...
  2. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    About five months ago I had gotten a Dumbo rat. His name is Sydney, and he is so sweet. When I had originally gotten him, I didn't have a cage big enough to feel happy about putting two rats in it, so I only got the one rat. Knowing that rats need companionship, I planned on getting another one...
  3. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hello! So glad that I found this forum!! I am a new rat mommy to Monkey :) Our little lady is about 5 months old we believe. We got her at the end of August and were told she was about 3 months old. I have a few questions... 1. Shortly after we got her we noticed a sore on the outside...
  4. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    My 6yo son and I were introduced to a very personable, well-socialized, and surprisingly calm (considering her environment) female rat at a local Petco yesterday. Needless to say, my son will be getting his (our) first pet rat this weekend. I'm hoping to have the bare necessities in order to...
  5. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    One of my mothers friends rat had a liter of (13!) babies. It was overwhelming to her and it was clear the level of care was going down :( One of the babies was the runt of the litter and her 7 yr old daughter broke it's tail by accident!!! I become overwhelmed with worry about his environment...
  6. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I just brought home a new companion for my rat Ruby. Ruby is amost full grown and i got her a baby friend so there wouldnt be any dominance issues. She is a black hairless who is EXTREMELY skittish...i held her at the petstore and she jumped right out of my hands and ran around the room. same...
  7. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Meet Chance the newest addition to our ratty family.We were out doing some after xmas shopping and decided to stop by a petstore I had never been to before. Our first stop was the ratties, where my boyfriend immediately noticed and pointed out the cute girl dumbo. But when he went to grab her...
  8. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Okay, so I don't need more rats. I have PLENTY of rats. I know, I know, I know. I don't know what's wrong with me. I have this sick addiction. I'll probably never stop until someday you all see me on animal police and the officer knocks on my door and says, "Ma'am, we have reports that you are...
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