Its extremely important to take introductions seriously to ensure the safety of your existing mischief and new baby rats. Sometimes this process can take a couple hours all the way months in extreme circumstances depending on the rats personalities and how they interact, no two introduction experience will be they same. Its so import to understand this is just a base line of suggestions and methods to use or alter for your best experience in introductions. You don’t need use my suggestions or methods and recommend doing your own research to find what method works best for you and your ratties. This article is based on my experiences and fellow adopters stories over many years. I’ve had extremely smooth introductions with immediate grooming and cuddles piles but I’ve also experienced intros that took months and even blood that ended in giving up and housing separate. There is so many stories and ideas out there as this is a common thing to deal with intros when owning rats due to them being such social animals. One of the useful resources you gain when adopting from most reputable breeders is getting one on one advise which we are more than have to help with to have your experience the least stressful. We also are always more than happy to take in or help rehome yours its if introductions fail or you don’t have the resources or space to house them separately.
Category Archives: Rat Education
Identifying, preventing, and treating Mycoplasma in Rats
Let’s discuss the biggest issue or threat for pet rats, which is upper respiratory issues. Almost all rats are born with Mycoplasma (a respiratory disease) that has no cure and is transmitted through birth. Rats can live their whole life without ever showing symptoms, with it being an underlying issue it’s important to know and recognize the signs. Knowing these signs and how to treat them can prevent this from progressing into an upper respiratory infection (URI). Using our treatment methods can also prevent expensive vet bills.