Food food food. The sunflower seeds are a great idea. They also love plane yogurt and peas. I had rats for years and Jana, my most tame girl, slept in a burlap sack under my bed :) She was very tame, and had free run of my room for 3 years. It was always about the food. She LOVED peanut butter, yogurt, sweet corn and zucchini. She could leave the room, but as soon as I headed for the bedroom and started tapping a spoon on a peanut butter jar, she would come running. (I have a very tolerant mother, lol)
But remember these are treats and not their diet. You'll just have fat rats! Before you give them their food each day, when they're really hungry, try a treat, but don't force it. Spend about 15-20 minutes talking to them (this is important), making noises, moving around their cage and giving them treats. 2 raisins worth of treats is good, then given them their normal pellet or mix food, but only a small portion. Keep their food bowl low so you can go back and give them treats again in a few hours. Rats eat throughout the day, so take the time to interact with them and offer them food whenever you do.
They are both beautiful! I love cream colored rats. Have you thought of any names yet?
Bettabettabetta [~] Corrin [~] Mega [~] Rinji [~] Red Robin [~] Jr. [~] Billy [~] Opti
Tidbit [~] Princess [~] Little [~] Spazz [~] Rosie [~] Sakura [~] Cocoa [~] Pylia
So many fish, so little sig room :)
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Gwen - Perfect Daughter!