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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 11:08 AM
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With treats rats can do it all even be potty trained not to poop pee outside their cage XD.
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Big thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful advice (and videos!) Right now I have them in the living room to help get them used to people talking and moving around. I'm going to start with treats tomorrow, for now I'm just talking to them and getting them used to me!

On a sadder note I was browsing craigslist (which I should NEVER do) and came across an ad from a person needing to rehome her 3 rats by Sunday, or they're going to be snake food... I don't want that many rats... but I'm thinking of getting them and then rehoming them, just to keep them out of a snakes belly... ugh!
AWWW. well if you can afford it.... I say go for it!
It'd be awesome to print out care sheets to give to the person you rehome them to, since most often theyre kept in small environments with unknowledgable owners-- Hey just like bettas!

Good luck, youre so awesome!!

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Unfortunately I won't be getting the 3 girls, it's just not going to work out... Sad... but on a brighter note, my 2 little boys are doing well. Casper is super sweet and cuddles already, Ezra wants nothing to do with me but I'm going to be patient with him he'll get there :) I'll get new pictures of them tomorrow!

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Oh, I understand. Maybe you could email them and suggest that she takes them to a shelter? Some (if not all??)humane societies adopt out small animals.

I will look our for pics :D

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Go ahead and get them. I'm sure you'll be able to rehome them.
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Ezra's socialization is going well, he's super skittish and quick, but he lets me pick him up and makes no attempts to bite, though cuddling is still out of the question. Casper on the other hand is a cuddle bug and happy to to hang out with me. I got them some banana yogurt that I'm going to try as a treat later.

Some pictures of Ezra hanging out in my lap







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And some pictures of Casper during our lap session today!








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OMG Ezra's pictures were so cute, but Casper is just to die for super cute awmg reminds me so much of my very first rat ah cuteness overload.
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Rats are naturally very social creatures. I'd say start out with hand feeding treats and petting them at the same time.
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AWWW! I just want to kiss them on their adorable little noses!

All animals deserve respect, not just the cute and pretty ones.
Without "bugs", we would lose about 1/3 of our food, be nose high in decay, and entire ecosystems (including everything that supports the popular animals!) would collapse.

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