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Handling new rats

2014 Views 13 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  taralyncouture
What is the best way to first get to know them. I was thinking of just letting them get used to their cage for a while, then gently pet them. I don't wanna scare them and I certainly don't wanna get bit. Is bribing them with treats a good way to build trust? I don't have any rats now, is there anything I should look for in picking out rats? Besides health issues, how should their behavior be?
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Well noone wants to get bit, but I'm not too worried about it. Pets sometimes bite, I had a bird for 7 years and she would still bit me every once in a while. I just don't wanna have a rat that is hostile to any attempts at contact. I highly doubt I'll have that problem, but the glass is always half empty to me. :)
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