So one of the neutered rescue boys I have has made no progress other than his initial tolerance of me. He still lunges at my hand if I put it near him (doesn't draw blood though). He will interact with me, and willingly crawl onto me, but if I pet him, I have to watch him very carefully and never put my hand near his face, even then, he often bites, and will bite me when I'm petting the other rats too. I'm getting to the point where I just want to give up. I'm not going to get rid of him or anything, I mean, I want him to have a good, safe, and comfy home for the rest of his life because I know the only reason he's such a jerk is cause he was treated so badly when he was young. I'm just really sick of it, I mean he'll crawl onto me, and I'll take him and a couple others to the couch, and they'll be romping around, hiding under my legs, etc. and he'll walk up and bite my hand. And the fact that he'll lunge at me when other rats are WILLINGLY getting some good skritch time really irritates me... Anyway, I don't know what else to do with him, and am wondering if I should just stop trying with him, and let him live out his life in peace.