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What do you do if you buy only one rat to introduce, how do you handle it being lonely during the intro period?
 

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Spend lots of time with him or her. Maybe a stuffed animal? Really he or she shouldn't be alone for /that/ long, depending on how easy the intro goes.
 

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i try and avoid introducing lone rats waiting until i can add a pair to my group. much kinder on them long term. Plus i do the carrier method so rats are introduced then stay together from that day on. I'm not a fan of long drawn out intros.
 

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I'm worried about the same thing. My rat is too young to be introduced safely, and I have her in a temporary cage, but I've been feeling so guilty. I put my youngest rat in with her to keep her company because she was so easy to introduce, but then I felt bad for my other rat for having to go into a smaller cage, so I took her out.
 
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