The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

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What kinds of rodents do you own?

Chinchilla/s
91
5%
Degu/s
36
2%
Gerbil/s
116
6%
Guinea Pig/s
312
16%
Hamster/s
339
18%
Mouse/mice
154
8%
Rat/s
380
20%
None :c
374
20%
None, but I'm getting some soon!
113
6%
 
Total votes : 1915

Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby Kisiel » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:45 pm

I'm sending off some of my girls to a stud this week, gosh the house will be so quiet without them. Only one is being mated but she needs company as she'll be gone about a week, so two others are going with her. I know they'll be taken care of very well but I still can't help but get nervous.
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby a snoozing skerple » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:47 am

anyone else have a problem with their tall cages collecting static? we've moved the cage to a different wall twice now and have no carpet near it but for some reason it still zaps me frequently.
it doesn't seem to ever zap the rats in the cage, but i was just holding one of them and as i walked near the cage - didn't even touch it yet - it suddenly zapped my hand underneath her and scared her.
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby meerkat boi. » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:49 am

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    they've eaten the peanut butter off the mouse trap without setting it off.
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby MotherMother » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:53 pm

How do you guys deal with rats chewing up clothes?
My rats recently munched in 2 of my shirts and I heard them chewing but it was too late. They have tons of cement blocks, wood blocks, wicker balls, and a lava ledge to nibble on, and they do, but they've also taken a fancy for clothes. Sometimes they try and chew a hole in a shirt I am wearing!
Anyway, anyone have any tips to prevent this? Or is the only option keeping my room perfectly clothes-free XD
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby Kisiel » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:16 am

MotherMother wrote:How do you guys deal with rats chewing up clothes?
My rats recently munched in 2 of my shirts and I heard them chewing but it was too late. They have tons of cement blocks, wood blocks, wicker balls, and a lava ledge to nibble on, and they do, but they've also taken a fancy for clothes. Sometimes they try and chew a hole in a shirt I am wearing!
Anyway, anyone have any tips to prevent this? Or is the only option keeping my room perfectly clothes-free XD


Don't leave things you don't want chewed where they can reach them. You can wear "rat" clothes while you play with them, so basically have a couple of things you wear while they're out that you don't mind chewed.

My girls will try to pull me into the cage if I'm standing nearby and have made some holes doing so but its my own fault. Recently they also started pulling my hair too lol
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby Kat » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:34 am

Kisiel wrote:
MotherMother wrote:How do you guys deal with rats chewing up clothes?
My rats recently munched in 2 of my shirts and I heard them chewing but it was too late. They have tons of cement blocks, wood blocks, wicker balls, and a lava ledge to nibble on, and they do, but they've also taken a fancy for clothes. Sometimes they try and chew a hole in a shirt I am wearing!
Anyway, anyone have any tips to prevent this? Or is the only option keeping my room perfectly clothes-free XD


Don't leave things you don't want chewed where they can reach them. You can wear "rat" clothes while you play with them, so basically have a couple of things you wear while they're out that you don't mind chewed.

My girls will try to pull me into the cage if I'm standing nearby and have made some holes doing so but its my own fault. Recently they also started pulling my hair too lol

Mine do that, too! They've murdered two shirts that way, sadly. As well as that, two days ago Edwin was on my shoulder and decided to grab onto one of my wooden gauges. He left tooth marks on it. ;;

I need to get he and Victor some more chews, apparently.
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby MoonfallTheFox » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:08 am

The only way to keep them chewing your things is keep your things out of reach of the rats. Rats chew. It's their nature.
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby Raleigh. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:54 am

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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby KelsieCollie » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:09 am

Hello,
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I had many rodents in my live. My most faves are probably rats. I love their friendly character <3 I had 7 babs (6 girls and 1 boy), but they are all gone now :c They are really not low-maintenance pets, so I have just one hamster girl now. She is 3 months old just by today, her name is Shelby c:
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Re: The BRODENTS! Rodent Enthusiast Thread!

Postby Kat » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 am

@KelsieCollie
Your hamster is very cute. I've never been much of a hamster fan, but I must admit that Shelby is very gorgeous and looks like a sweetie. Happy 3 month anniversary to her!


MoonfallTheFox wrote:The only way to keep them chewing your things is keep your things out of reach of the rats. Rats chew. It's their nature.

I was wearing the shirts when they chewed on them, and the gauge was in my ear. Can't really keep them away from those objects indefinitely. I didn't really mind all that much, though. I just thought that it was rather funny. I don't really buy expensive clothes because I don't really see the point in it. So, having a couple of tiny chew marks in a few of my graphic T-shirts isn't going to kill me. I can just wear those ones while working outside this summer. lol
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