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new rattie?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Tapir, May 15, 2010.

  1. Tapir

    Tapir PetForums VIP

    Mar 20, 2010
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    I have two girl rats, Chandon and Perignon. usually they get on fine and snuggle up together, then other times they are scrapping, squeaking like mad at each other and crashing round trying to pin each other down. I was hoping to get another, but is this a good idea? or could it actually settle the group?
  2. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Moderator
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    Sep 1, 2009
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    All my girls (and the boys too!) have noisy scraps but I don't worry too much as no blood is drawn & they all pile together at sleep time, could you get 2 young rats to add to your group? Then the youngsters can play together & won't be lonely when the older 2 pass on:)
  3. dawnie24

    dawnie24 PetForums Junior

    May 23, 2010
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    i have 4 rats and recently got another 2,one of my rats was soo funny she did a side walk up to them her tail went stiff and she pinned them down there was alot of squeeking but later on they were all asleep together so dont worry i also know someone who has 30 rtas lol
  4. Petitepuppet

    Petitepuppet PetForums VIP

    May 30, 2009
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    I have a group of 7 girls and they do have a scrap every now and then but I never worry as it is just natural and as long as there is no blood everything should be fine.

    You would be better to get 2 younger rats than just the 1 as when your current 2 get older and pass you would be left with a girl on her own.

    Hope that helps x
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