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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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im telling you it works every time. Feed them treats like fruits and such, mine really enjoy things like hard boiled eggs and spaghetti noodles to. Feed them and they'll love you for life, soon enough you'll be able to pet them and then before you know it you'll be able to hold them!
... if they came from a reputable breeder... i don't think they should be as shy as you're saying :s just my opinion...
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