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Here's a question which may or may not be silly:

I have a new rat (Opal) who just began living with cagemates for the first time. They're getting along fine, but Opal is keeping to herself in a nest she made in the bottom part of the cage.

Whenever I feed them, my hairless rat Smoothie delights in taking all the food and storing it in a hammock in the top corner of the cage. Opal hasn't ventured up to that hammock yet. I'm wondering if I should feed Opal in a separate dish near her nest, or whether I should just trust that her ratty nose will eventually lead her to the pantry in the top hammock.

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I would give her some food but rely on her ability to find the rest.

I would say if the cage is huge and she is isolating herself to go back a step in introductions and give the rats a night or two in a smaller cage with only one food bowl, water bottle and hammock.
 
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