I got my babes a week ago today and Im super confused. At the pet store they seemed super nice and were crawing on us as we were walking around the store! When we got home we put them in there new big wire cage which was explored throughly and as soon as they were done exploring they got cozy and went to sleep. The next day they didn't mind when people walked pass and they were still exploring and running aroud. but now they dont seem so play full. So instead of waiting the full three days of letting them sit I put peanut butter on my finger and they loved to lick it off. They would sit on the cage door and lick until they were full and then walk off and do something else. They didn't mind being petted through the bars and seemed to enjoy us looking in on them and talking to them. They really seemed to like us but when we tried to take them out they freaked out and would run behind the nearest object. So we let them be until yesterday when they're cage was in need of cleaning. I tried as nice as I could to get them to come out but wouldn't come. My mom finally took things into her own matters and cornered them with out asking me. We (me and my brother) held them for an hour or so and thats when I got really confused. One second they were pooping and peeing the next they were grooming them selves and didn't have a care in the world. They went from doing everything in they're power to get out of our sight to happy and relaxed. They went back and forth in like two minute intervals. So we shreded some newspaper and put it in a box for them to play in while we cleaned the cage. When we put them back in the cage they seemed fine. But today they seem really scared. They still eat from our fingers but insted of taking the food and just nibbling right in front of us they run and hide to eat and only stay in front of us as long as they have to. Yesterday I thought they liked being out but I was obviusly wrong and am now both confused and frustrated. With all of the past rats I'v had warmed up with in three days, and were unable to sit still. These girls sleep almost all the time and are super skittish. I don't know what I did wrong and want to know how to fix it. The last thing I want to do is hurt my little ratties!