I would get a second cage to keep the new rat in while you do introductions. I've even used an old birdcage after zip-tying the food and water access doors down. While your rats could end up getting along, throwing them together in a cage where your older has been dominant and alone until now could result in aggressive behavior. And unless you can watch them 24/7, you could easily miss a moment where you would need to intervene on behalf of the younger rat.
I had two female platys and a male one with a sword tail,all orange coloured,the male was aggressive to one female and she would always hide in plants , she died after six months,the other female gave birth thrice with a brood of 73 babies ,all survived for a month then one day I introduced a local lake plant and all died, now I have again 8 babies healthy ones, the male died recently ,i want to know if the male was really a platy or swordtail and why he harassed the other female ?
I got two rats about a few months ago, and they have been together since they were small babies, so they are used to each other. I was thinking about getting another baby rat, but I don’t know how the other two rats would react to the new baby. I only have a small cage so the baby wouldn’t be able to stay in the cage for long. I’m scared the other two might not like the new rat. What do you think I should do?
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