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Um.... Please Help Me On This.

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I just got my rat BB yesterday at PetSmart for $10 and now I just feel different. Every time I hold her I feel like she will bite me. Every time she is coming toward my hand when I am giving her a treat, I just end up dropping it because I fel like she will bite me. I am new to having small pets like this, so you can understand why I feel this way. My question to you is, how long will it take her to get used to me and my mom, and will my dogs ever stop barking at her?
Please help me,
A new rat owner,
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Sounds like you need to get used to her! xD

Just start out by petting her gently on her rump(don't move your hand in from above cause it tends to freak them out which might startle you as well) and work up to holding her and whatnot.

What kind of dogs do you have? If they're of the small breed, or the ratting breed, you'll have to have a proffesional trainer come in and work with the dogs. Regardless of the breed, if they're barking at the rat it should be obvious to keep the dogs away from the rat(and not the other way around or you'll make the dog think the rat is in the wrong).
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