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New baby rat with head sway

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This morning we picked up two super cute beautiful girls from a good breader.
One of them, Smoezie, is beautiful argente with red(-ish) eyes. I noticed she is swaying her head when she sits still, I suspect because of poor eye sight.
Is there anything extra to keep in mind with intros and cage set up with this kind of girls?
She climbs and balances and act normal and healthy, bit skittish but she just moved today so that might change.
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Thanks for your post, but I am not new to rats 馃槈

I just never owned a rat with (possibly) really bad eye sight so my question was if there is anything other than the normal care I can do for her and with starting intros with my other rats 馃槉

But I really appreciate your response!
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Thank you both for your responses!
Good to hear Foto, I was wondering what would happen with aging but for now I will just tread them like all the others :)

And Cheesefather, don't worry. This is nog the 'real' cage setup but the first few days I like to keep the cage super accessible so it's a bit easier to interact with them and get them used to us picking them up (or getting to them when needed) without having to 'hunt them down'. It will fill up soon enough with hammocks, plateaus, steps, ropes and space pods!
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Thanks for al the advice!
By now the 4 rats are al together in the dubbele cage, fully furnished with loads of stuff. The babies are super nimble and agile and have crazy energy. Nothing to worry about!

Here some more pics of the pretty ladies. The dombo is Ippi, the other is Smoezie 馃槏
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