Getting rats out of the cage

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Tingles84
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Getting rats out of the cage

Post by Tingles84 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:35 pm

Hi,
What is the best way to get rats out of the cage? I reach in and pick them up but my other half reckons it's better for them to learn to come out on their own. I'm worried that waiting for this might make them less sociable and more wary of coming out.
What do you reckon?

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Richard
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Re: Getting rats out of the cage

Post by Richard » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:49 pm

Hi i have 4 girls and when i first got them i opened the top of my cage and let them gain confidence now i open the top and they sit and wait for me to lift them one by one there lucky i have a rat proof room that they can run around and they come to me when they have had a look about they love a cup of decaffeinated tea sugar free i dip my fingers in and they hold a finger each and lick my fingers food is the way to there heart i offer food in my open hand and they have 100% trust for me now and i never get bitten

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Caza66
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Re: Getting rats out of the cage

Post by Caza66 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:53 am

If they are happy to be picked up then do so. It will only slow their interaction if you wait for them.
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