Pocket Pets & Small Animals Community
How do I stop my rats from fighting?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your p ocket pets and other small pets!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

How do I stop my rats from fighting?

I have two female rats that are a year old, and recently, I got another that is about 5 months old. One of my older rats has accepted the little one, but my other (the dominant rat) will attack her and show signs of aggression, like approaching her sideways and stiffening up her fur. I've introduced them to each other slowly, and I've tried everything I can think of to help them get along, but it doesn't seem to be working very well. Any suggestions?
Related Discussions
187666_tn?1331176945
How long have you had the young one? If it's only been a couple of weeks, give it more time. I tend to share the bedding between cages for awhile till they become used to each others scent. I've done it with rats and baby squirrels that came from different litters. It may turn out that your one female just won't tolerate a 3rd rat in the group. In that case you can either pair up the small one with the quiet female or keep it on it's own.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pocket Pets & Small Animals Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank