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I got my rat about 6 pm Thursday night and i don't think she has eaten anything. I am first time rat owner and have no hands on experience with rats but I have done lots of research. I am worried that my rat is sick or st stressed to eat please help me.???
 

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Hello,
I have had that problem before with a new rats. If it does not appear as thought they are eating their rat food I put something like a small piece of chicken or bacon in their food bowl which is easy to tell if they are taking bites off it. I have found that treats like that are impossible to resist even if they are nervous and still adjusting to their new environment.
 

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I would just give it time :) my Stella was like that when I first got her, I would just leave your little rattie alone, maybe put your hand in the cage so they can smell it and then start offering treats. That's how I did it.

If you have any questions just ask c:
 
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