Hi there... 3 days ago I became a proud rat ower for the first time. I was given my new ratlet, Mitchell for my birthday and promtly went out and bought a friend for him, Monty. Now I have to two cutest babies in the world, I've basically realised how underprepared I was to have them. Caging, bedding, etc is fine as I have read up on it and they are completely fine that way... but I really want to bond with them and train them. How long does it take to bond with them? They are still quite young I would say... Mitchell seems to want to sniff everything and quite happily run around my shoulders and go to sleep under my hair at the back of my neck, but Monty is such a sloth and is more intent on building his little nest in a tissue box. Is this normal? Maybe I'm just being a new mum... Is this just their different personalities coming through? How long does litter training take? When is the best time to start it? When is the best time to start trying to train them? Mitchell is quite happy, I think as he sits on my shoulders and grinds his teeth.. I've heard that's like purring?? I'm really worried about Monty as he pretty much eats and sleeps and occasionally jumps around the cage. Is there something I may be do wrong?