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@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:40 PM) for the most part, the NB images are done, but please drop me a PM or an email (not here in the chat) if you see any more 3rd party photobucket broken image links (excl posts made by members other than admin/Tails)
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:07 PM) yay banners done so far
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 12:39 PM) @lollyh, dont think he's a RN member :) and I'm so so sorry about Nougies :( :( :(
@  DiscoMoose : (19 September 2017 - 10:34 AM) i'm really sorry Lolly. She was most beautiful and special girl. I am thankful that she could go peacefully at home, with those she loves. <3 rest in peace dearest Nougies. All my love and compassion to you, Lolly <3
@  lollyh : (18 September 2017 - 09:56 PM) hi all.my very special nougies passed away this morning at 2:20am. :ratsadlook: .she reached 3 yrs & 2months.gonna miss her so much.she passed with sweet winston by her side till the end.
@  lollyh : (14 September 2017 - 05:17 PM) @tails wow sounds like the perfect guy.any jhb ladies looking for a friend?. :) is he not part of ratanoogan here?.
@  lollyh : (14 September 2017 - 05:14 PM) The maid called me urgently today as she Found nougies hanging by her neck as her head was stuck through the bars. :bigeyecry: .i was so heart sore. But nougies seems to be all ok.
@  Tails : (08 September 2017 - 01:43 PM) also, anyone in JHB want to meet a nice guy who keeps rats? he likes punk music, doesn't indulge much ( dont think at all really) in alcohol etc. He's a really nice guy, I've chatted at great length with him :)
@  Tails : (08 September 2017 - 01:42 PM) hey all, i'll fix the banners this weekend :) so they'll show properly again
@  DiscoMoose : (07 September 2017 - 07:42 AM) ag sweetie. reading that brings up all those feelings I remember having with my dearest Bolliemuis. I don't know what to tell you Lolly *hugs* You love her so much and all you want is the best for her. I believe she knows that too... no matter what you decde. She's really done well in the age department :tummykiss:
@  lollyh : (06 September 2017 - 03:09 PM) thank you moosie.it is bittersweet.her hld has gotten worse.she drags her 1 leg underneath her now. :ratsad: but she is eating-every meal she is in that bowl. (5 table spoons of oats this morning :loveyoueyes: ).was so proud of her,she doesn't like drinking but when i put water droplet in my hand,she will drinkl.pooping & weeing is normal.she takes a stroll right down our passage,around my bathroom & still climbs in & out of her bed.for a 3yr old rattie.i'm just wondering...is she doing ok or i just don't know.. am i being cruel. :unsure:
@  DiscoMoose : (02 September 2017 - 09:11 AM) aw Lolly - so bittersweet... enjoy each other <3 sweetie Nougies.
@  lollyh : (02 September 2017 - 12:41 AM) Spent a long time with my nougies & me time tonight. :wub: :wub: .she is so frail at times others she seems ok,just old but i can see her deterioration& eating alittle less but i am enjoying her snuggles & licks. :Kiss:
@  Caryn : (01 September 2017 - 07:08 AM) That's great :D
@  Rattieroos : (01 September 2017 - 12:29 AM) My other oldie is Thunder who was 2 years in May :D so proud of my boys!!
@  Rattieroos : (01 September 2017 - 12:28 AM) Grandpa Roo gave me a scare when he hardly moved out of his cube for a couple of days but he's back to eating hard food again and toddling around albeit on hobbled back legs. He's using his whole cage again with Nibbs and has good appetite after eating off my finger for a few days :D I'm so happy Roo is doing so well. He's the last of the 5 beeeg boys from Angeleen that I had taken in from previous owner. Hope he stays for a while yet and sees his 3rd birthday in October.
@  DiscoMoose : (28 August 2017 - 03:45 PM) hey Lora, I think the 'wanted' section of the 'rat stuff' classifieds?
@  lorajbk : (28 August 2017 - 03:28 PM) don't know which thread I should post on?
@  lorajbk : (28 August 2017 - 03:27 PM) Hi eveyone, looking for someone to look after my rats in Cape Town - preferably Southern Suburbs.
@  Tails : (18 August 2017 - 12:16 PM) Hi Caryn, thanks so much for that. I must also update the banners and such to the new hosting. Will get to it this weekend xx

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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%])

    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%])

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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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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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Caryn

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

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