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Well after some weeks of having my guys, they still dont seem to be settled. i've put extra toys in for them, but everytime i go near the cage they just run for the hills and hide... After this many weeks i really thought they would have go to know me by now, but it seems they are as shy as ever...
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How often do you handle them?
 

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Hi, when I go near the cage, because they seem to frightened or "freeze up", i try not to force them out.. so i spend time at the opening of the cage with food treats and stuff, but they wont even come near me at all. one of them did at first would take food stuffs from me.. but not anymore..
 

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Some people will disagree with this, but I'd say to take them out and hold them regularly to get them used to you. If they won't let themselves be handled maybe a pouch for them to hide in while they're with you could help.
 

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I, personally, agree with Forensic.

What has worked well for me, is to lay/sit on the couch with a book or the TV and let the rat sit on my lap underneath a thin sheet or in my t-shirt.
 

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just let your hand stay in the cage for a few minutes but dont make an effort to touch them, just let them get used to the scent. and another thing dont put new stuff in there for them often they'll become curious and maybe a little busy exploring their new stuff when you're around. Just take it slow and eventually they'll come around. when they do let you hold them, like sparker said let them hide under your shirt, sure it wont be so comfy but they'll get used to your scent.
 

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I forgot to specify (sorry :) ) but I usually wear layers and put them in between...

But my neck (like everyone else's neck on here, I'm sure) is covered with little scratches.

The scratches of love! :lol:
 

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thanks all... :D

will get them out a bit later and see what we can do... they are really curious ones. tis cute to see them cuddled up together... :D
 
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