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by CookiePumpkin
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Training rats to 'come home'
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

Re: Training rats to 'come home'

I'm not sure how to post images on here? Other wise I would post pictures to show what I mean :S
by CookiePumpkin
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Training rats to 'come home'
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

Re: Training rats to 'come home'

I don't believe the cage is a horrible place to be and as far as I can tell Poppy isn't afraid of me. She will happily climb on me and run around on my lap. But when she escapes she runs down the back of the cage and stays there. She stays a good four feet away, won't climb on me to get back in the ...
by CookiePumpkin
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Training rats to 'come home'
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

Training rats to 'come home'

Hello, I have two very excitable and lively girls and I'd like to allow them out with more space to play. Poppy has 'escaped' a few times and never shows any inclination to get back in her cage when she does. How do I train my rats to go home so that I can let them out and know that they will eventu...
by CookiePumpkin
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rat owner
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: New rat owner

Thank you for all your help. My rats are much more confident now,and they're so lively I have trouble containing them in the places that are safe for them!
by CookiePumpkin
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rat owner
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: New rat owner

Hey, thank you for all your advice! I've taken out their hidey holes and have seen an improvement in their confidence. As they seemed so much more confident I tried getting them out this evening. I only managed to get one out and it was quite stressful for both of us. I put her inside my dressing go...
by CookiePumpkin
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rat owner
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

New rat owner

Hi, I got my rats two days ago and I know this is a bit early but I'm freaking out a bit. They have been socialised at the pet shop and on the first day they were lively and inquisitive about me and their surroundings. I left them the recommended 24 hours and then got them out to play using their tu...

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