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Hi i have two male dumbo rats i went in to clean there cage and noticed on of them had been bleeding near his ear looked like bite mark and has marks under his chin so i thought they had been fighting i didnt see or hear anything i have seperated them in two big cages but next to each other so they can see each other advised by a friend that had rats im just wondering how hard it is goin to be to reintroduce them to each other and weather i should as i dont want this happening again?
Also they dont chew on anything i have tried wooden blocks filled with treats in the end and mineral stones but they dont seem interested at all?! Any suggestions on what else i can try?
This is the 1st time i have owned rats so really new to this
One of them havent grown as big as the other and doesnt eat half the amount the other rat does althou this was the rat that drew blood on the other rat?!
Any suggestions would be very mich apperacited as i have even considered rehoming this rat. Would this be a good idea?


Dear Laura,

If the two rats have been living together for a while, they probably tussled a little too hard. Just keep an eye out.

If they are only newly acquainted, you should try a slower introduction process. The process I recommend is called "glove rat." You can see some videos of it here:!i=691440206&k=

Let me know what happens.



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