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shy new babies

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I just got two female rats yesterday, they're about 6 weeks old. I've read that you should give them a few days to settle in. How much space am I supposed to give them? They have an amazing cage with lots of toys and so far they keep to themselves at all times in this nesting tube. If they do happen to peek out and they see me, they scurry right back in the tube.

I've only held them once since I don't want to traumatize them by pulling out the whole tube (I want them to feel like they have a safe zone). Any tips on getting them to trust me? Thanks!

P.S. - they came from a private reputable breeder :)
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Honestly I never really give my ratties time to them selves I am a very hands on kinda person when it comes to my rats they learn from day one that if i want it to be play time or cudde time than it is LoL I have never been bitten badly either.
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