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@  Caryn : (18 June 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Hopefully we can get more old members back and some new ones :D

@  CindyR : (18 June 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Really missed the old ratty bunch. So much has happened in the rat community in the last year. Just sooo happy RN is still here!!

@  lollyh : (15 June 2018 - 03:11 PM)

Ha!!! What's all this happening here.not on for a week & I feel left behind. :clap: a :clap: :clap: :clap: good to see everyone back on. :thanx:

@  DiscoMoose : (15 June 2018 - 06:56 AM)

yay!!! :clap: :ratgiggle: :yay: :ggmr:

@  raggedtoothg... : (13 June 2018 - 11:10 PM)

Must admit I haven't tried in a long time so maybe it was working sooner.

@  Caryn : (13 June 2018 - 10:52 PM)

:yay: for Ratanoogans showing up again!! :D

@  Caryn : (13 June 2018 - 10:51 PM)

I've been lucky, using the "internot" address I've been able to access without the virus warning for months. But there was no one else around :ratsad:

@  raggedtoothg... : (13 June 2018 - 09:28 PM)

It let me log in again! Yay :happydance:

@  ronelrat : (11 June 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Same!

@  CindyR : (11 June 2018 - 12:28 PM)

First time I could actually get in without it screaming VIRUS as me!!

@  CindyR : (11 June 2018 - 12:27 PM)

Well hallo all!!!!

@  ronelrat : (10 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Yay. I could sign in on Tapatalk and access forum from my phone!

@  Tails : (10 June 2018 - 02:45 PM)

we are now on TAPATALK :D

@  Tails : (10 June 2018 - 01:06 PM)

yaaaay for internet again haha

@  Caryn : (05 June 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Hope it can be sorted without losing anything. Crossing fingers!! :D Arrrggh, I finally have internet after two weeks of a faulty line, so I'm interneting myself to a standstill right now :P

@  Tails : (28 May 2018 - 10:13 PM)

i love you all and thanks for still coming back to RN xx

@  Tails : (28 May 2018 - 10:13 PM)

hi guys. short of redoing the whole forums im not too sure on how to rid us of this probem we're having. Im sorry Ive been so absent, but i guess ill explain shortly in a post one of these days. i am going to put a lot more effort into sorting this out, and hopefully in doing that we wont lose any information.

@  Caryn : (16 May 2018 - 11:01 AM)

How strange :blink: I get to the usual full site :/

@  DiscoMoose : (15 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Ah... makes sense about the warning page. So glad she found a workaround, so as not to scare of potential new forum peeps... still, if I visit ratanooga.co.za I get only a 'hello' on the page *blush*

@  Caryn : (13 May 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Tails created the alternative forum address to get around that big red warning page, hence the redirection. No idea what's going on in general though, haven't heard from Tails in ages :( The main Ratanooga.co.za website though is still up and running as per normal.


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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%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  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%])

    Percentage of vote: 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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Rattieroos

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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.
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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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DiscoMoose

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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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Caryn

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

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