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Hello all,

I did a search, but didn't find much. I perhaps didn't use the correct terms?

I was just wondering if it's not unusual for a new rat owner to place one of his worn socks, t-shirts, etc. in the cage before the rats come home for the first time?

I guess my thoughts are that my smell will be in there, and they may associate ME with home or safety?

Silly? Has anybody done this?

Thanks! :)
 

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I'm going to guess that a new rat will prefer a neutral-smelling cage. Not to mention, fabric in a rat's cage gets very smelly very fast, because they will pee all over it to make it smell like them instead of you!

The best thing you can do is to spend time with them every day, speak to them gently and allow them to come up and explore you. Before long you'll have rats that associate you with positive things!
 
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