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@  Caryn : (15 February 2018 - 09:36 PM)

That's terrible, so very sorry Rattieroos :cry:

@  lollyh : (15 February 2018 - 07:18 AM)

Oh Roos.i am so very sorry about dove & peaches. :bigeyecry: awful to loss 2 ratties so close together & sweet peaches.i know you had such a soft spot for her. :bigeyecry: :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (15 February 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Oh cluna.i am sorry.sweet baggs.how is Baer doing?. *hugs*

@  Rattieroos : (14 February 2018 - 11:42 PM)

Recently lost Dove and Peaches as well. Dove had an ovarian tumor that even the vet was shocked at the size. I let him do a necropsy and he let me stay. Then Peaches had 3 lumps removed but somewhere within the 1st or 2nd day recovery from the surgery, she must have had a stroke or a blood clot :bigeyecry:

@  Rattieroos : (14 February 2018 - 11:38 PM)

So sorry about Baggs Cluna :ratsad:

@  Caryn : (12 February 2018 - 07:43 AM)

I'm so very sorry Cluna :ratsad:

@  Cluna : (09 February 2018 - 12:09 PM)

Thanks Lolly. It would probably be worse for me, but better for her as she loved us so much. She always wanted out of the cage and to be with us. When I found her, she even looked like she was trying to get out the cage. I can only hope that her best friend Bear was there for her at least. Man, we miss her so much. :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (05 February 2018 - 07:43 PM)

Oh cluna.i am so so sorry to hear about baggs. :ratsad: she went the best way.its not easy when they pass in your hands but maybe I've just had to many goodbyes like that.i hope your heartache eases soon.she will always be in your heart. *hugs* .we are all hear from you.

@  Cluna : (05 February 2018 - 12:58 PM)

Hi guys. I haven't been around in a while, and I don't know if you remember me or my ratties, Baggs and Bear. Sadly Baggs (nearly 3) passed on Friday. She was incredibly thin and her breathing was so heavy. Unfortunately, I found her in her cage in the morning and didn't have her die in my hands like I'd wished. She was my heart rat and I am still absolutely devastated. :bigeyecry:

@  Caryn : (19 January 2018 - 06:37 PM)

Thanks. Yeah, she was nearing 2,5yrs and had been on heart meds for CHF for close to 8mths. I got way more time with her than I expected to be honest, but it's never enough time :ratsad:

@  Rattieroos : (18 January 2018 - 09:17 PM)

@ Caryn.. Im so so sorry about Buttons!!!!! Only saw your post now when I checked to see if the forums worked.

@  Rattieroos : (18 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

@Lolly, thanks re Thunder. Winstons last moments were with his mommy. So sad :(

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:21 AM)

Ok cool.thanks carny.i will check the link on my pc today.

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:19 AM)

Oh no.i am sorry to hear that tails was talking about closing it down. :ratsad: I've made so many friends from here.

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

@lollyh: Have you tried the temp link to access it via your computer? This one works for me now without any "deceptive site" warnings http://forums.internot.co.za/

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

I'm not sure Tails is even around anymore :( She was talking about closing RN down altogether when they couldn't resolve the issue.

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Or can't tails start up a whole new forum &stake across all the email addresses...its a lot of hard work but could it work?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:03 AM)

@ roos & carny.i hope it's not the ending.ive been waiting so long to post stuff but can't on my iPad.i hope the forum gets resolved.totally agree with you caryn,Facebook is boring & soo soo depressing lately.the animal abuse posts arghh it's just awful.what about a ratanooga what's app group for all of us?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:58 AM)

A it late but Merry Christmas to all. *hugs* :tummykiss: .hope everyone had a blessed Christmas & a safe new year. :clap:

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:56 AM)

@roos.i am sorry to hear about thunder :ratsad: he was .such a special boy.after All you had been through with him.you gave him the best life. *hugs*


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JUN 17: What is the best way to intro adult rats?


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Poll: JUN 17: What is the best way to intro adult rats? (4 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best way to introduce adult rats?

  1. Keep them in cages next to each orher for weeks (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Neutral territory like the bath...keep a water spray bottle on hand. (1 votes [16.67%])

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  3. Chuck them in together and hope for the best (3 votes [50.00%])

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  4. Change toys and objects around (1 votes [16.67%])

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  5. Take them for a drive in a carrier (0 votes [0.00%])

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  6. Orher.... Please specify (1 votes [16.67%])

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#1
ronelrat

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It us always difficult to introduce rats after a certain age. What is the best way, in your opinion, to introduce adult rats?
Tell us about your experiences.

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CindyR

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Once I did the cage side by side thing.  I think it stressed me out more then the actual new rat  :P

 

I have always just put them in and just watched for a bit.  Immediately you can see what the reactions are that will decide if I should just leave or split up.  Thankfully there was no bad issues besides bullying but that's it.  

 

My best intro was with Ghost.  He just took over the room  :laughCry: and screw the rest.



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When much older I do the same as Cindy. Sometimes I put them all in a small carrier cage while I completely clean and change things up a bit. Then kind of show them around 'new cage' and still keep an eye on them.. you can generally see quite quickly if it's not going to work out.
My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:

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The only adult I introduced was Sammy to my Mischief when it was quite small. I treated them like it was any other newbie, so vanilla essence, time in the bath and then together in a scrubbed clean cage. It went pretty well so I guess I got lucky. Sammy did have the most perfect personality though so that helped.

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I've never had to intro adult rats to each other. Only always a baby to an adult or adults... so no experience with this... 


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+1 to Discomoose, always just had new babies, never any new adults

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