My rats are only 8 weeks old and so terrified, they are just hiding in their igloo & have not eaten or had any water since I brought them home almost 24 hrs ago. Is that ok? Everything I read about trust training involves offering food, and thy have no interest in food yet. I will just leave them alone for a few days if that's best, but just want to know if there is anything in supposed to be doing. Is it normal for them to be hiding out like this and terrified?
Thank you! I will give them a few days if that's what is recommended - I know they are not eating because I counted what I gave them and none have been touched. They are not coming out of their igloo at all, not even to play with each other. I can give them more time but I was just worried that maybe they will never become tame...they seemed very timid at the store, too. Is it possible for them to come out of it eventually? I don't know how to get them to trust me if they have absolutely no interest in food. Wondering if I should have gotten a more tame, older pair.