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I started feeding Ollie some treats by hand,and now he nibbled on my hand,is he just confusing my hand for a treat?? :?:
 

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Possibly, or he could be grooming you a little. :)
 

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yea,I've thought about alot of possibilities,because before now,he's never done anything but just sniff my hand a claw his way up my arm,lol
 

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Have you touched food/treats recently? You could smell like food.

The more polite ratties often 'test' to make sure you aren't really food.
 

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yea,he isn't biting hard,just nibbling
 

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he bit again,and I washed my hands really really well before handling,I hope nothings wrong with him,he's been getting spooked really easily the past few days

he is a lone rat,would it help his stress if he had a friend?I've been wanting another,and if would help him,I'll see if I could get one this weekend
 

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yes definately get him a friend. just think a rat is like a person, if you were in your house all day apart from and hour or two a day when some huge person gave you treats and tickled you, you might get a bit bored or freaked out.lol
but just make sure that you quarintene and introduce them properly.
 

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okay,how long would I need to quarentine?
 

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You will need to quarantine for three weeks in a separate air space, most rat viruses are air born and can be transmitted from room to room.
 
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