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.???
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.
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.