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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 😉 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 😊 But I really appreciate your response!
Head sway appears to be normal in rats especially the red eyes. The sway is a type of echo location almost I think. She is really pretty!!! I don’t think there is anything you need to do special. They will adapt to their surroundings just like the others. Thanks for showing her off. I have a lot of Albinos. They often sway as well.
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