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Retraining, splitting the group, Changing group dynamic

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The girl Im rat sitting for just mailed to say she has taken a job where she is (overseas) and she needs to rehome them. Aside from the finantial commitment of 4 extra rats...
They are messy-poo everywere, bowl tipped over

They are fat-ok they're big rats but they are flabby

One bit me so hard I bled-I think it might have been a mistake cus I was handing out baby corn at the time

They dont know thier names

Only one is friendly-I wanted a cuddly rats next

Is there any hope of re training middle aged rats?
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Re: Retraining rescue rats/splitting the group (+Vega pic)

you should be able to train middle aged rats just fine. i've done it on more then one occasion and all turned out great.

with spilting them up: they will miss their old friends for a while but they should be able to get over it pretty easy too. just watch to see who is buddy buddy with who and try to keep those ones together if you can. if you can't though, its not likely to be a big deal so long as they have some other rat(s) to be snuggly with
Re: Retraining rescue rats/splitting the group (+Vega pic)

:lol: yes, that certainly would be hard to do! i know i couldn't resist it! :lol:
she'll probably end up as second in command. they will have their tiffs on who is really the alpha from time to time and may even switch positions for a few hours or a day but that's nothing out of the ordinary.
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