Ok so you may have read my recent post about the introductions I did yesterday with my new 5 week old girl rosie and my 2 boys that I already had. those went wonderful and she has a great personality and has grown up around tons of rats because she came from a person who bought 2 females who were both pregnant. There were 23 babies that resulted so I'm sure she was housed with plenty of other rats for the past 5 weeks. I am also aware that she was handled on a daily basis and her owner started calling her Rosie already 2 weeks ago so she would be familiar with it when I got her. She was definitely socialized but of course no matter how well she was socialized she is going to have to adjust to having a new mommy. She didn't seem stressed at all in the car on the way. She wasn't fear pooping and was even snacking. So that was great. Observing her I can tell she is very adventurous and hyper, as well as very sweet. She already gave me some kisses yesterday. I was going to do an immersion session with her yesterday and she is so tiny that she hopped right out of my hand and managed to actually climb inside my radiatior. I couldn't believe she could fit in there and i was so afraid she was going to get hurt. I spent an hour trying to get her out of there and finally I managed to catch her. it was traumatizing for both of us though which set us back in immersion. I gave her a break after that to calm down and then spent some time with her later. She's not that afraid to come smell me and climb on me every once and a while but she definitely is afraid of being held. Of course that is completely normal for only being with her for 2 days so far but the problem I'm having is that I want to pick her up and love on her so she gets used to me but when I pick her up she is quickly able to get away from her cuz she's so soft and tiny. What's a good way to get her used to me since she's so little? How do I hold on to her without her getting away from me because I feel like if she is able to just run away 2 seconds later we don't make any progress from it. I never ran into this problem with my boys cuz they were at least twice her size when i got them. She is definitely starting on a friendlier level though which is good. i can tell she is going to be a cuddler but i just want to go about the immersion properly and really can quality out of the time i spend doing immersion.