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I am a new rat owner. My rats were from a pet store so they weren't handled much. How should I go about taming them or making them more friendly towards me and less cautious. And I have a large dog so I have to keep my door locked when I have them out. My black and white rat didn't like to be picked up when I first got him, but now he lets me pick him up without squirming around.

So any tips from rat experts would be appreciated. :)
 

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Take them out and hold them for about twenty minutes at a time. Let them roam about you and your clothing and whatever you're sitting on. Give them treats and call their names... talk to them. Sounds like you've got a good start.
 

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I remember when I got my B for the first time, she was really agressive.
I wore gardening gloves cause she bit so hard! >_<
But, what I did was I waited till I changed her litter and got rid of her scent, then almost immediatly, she recgonized me and trusted me.
^_^
 
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