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Getting them back in?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:47 pm
by Sawyer28
My rats are in a rat safe room and I have let them out for days , I think maybe this is counterproductive could you give me ideas and any information on how you guys get them back in the cage . I am very new with rats and they are so sweet I don’t mind them out at all but I would rather a nice set routine ( for me)they are5 months old , i put them in on Thursday’s just to full clean rugs walls and room and toys . I may have set there idea of a schedule huh lol. How do you get them in?

Re: Getting them back in?

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 pm
by cyber ratty
Lol - most people will set a routine of feeding their rats immediately after free ranging, so they have a motivation to go back. Alternatively, train them to come to you for a treat perhaps, and then pop them back in the cage.

It's lovely that they have so much time out, but I would recommend at least shutting them in the cage while you are asleep (...imagine you had a fire one night and tried to get them into a carrier on your way out to safety, much quicker and easier if they were in the cage).

Re: Getting them back in?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:32 am
by Sawyer28
Thank you for your advise,Yes very good point. they seem to know exactly what I’m doing though ,Apparently they don’t want too . I have never had to outsmart a pet before . When we play they are all about me corkscrewing and popping around diggin it’s sooo cute but when it’s TIME there be crickets lol. I could get 2 back in but. I can’t close it without everyone how would Hugo feel. Well played little fuzzies , treats don’t work on him and if I grab him yikes.... I pick them all up fine and place them at brunch dish 12:00 then clean and try to put them back 7:00 pm sometimes I win but mostly I loose , not giving up ever ,any other ideas. Mayb cause they still sleepy ? I will split feeding that sounds promising! Thanks again

Re: Getting them back in?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:42 pm
by Sawyer28
Last night they followed the food dish in . They will be cautious tonite though lol ! I played with them this time before giving them there dish and hugs and kisses . Sweethearts. Thanks

Re: Getting them back in?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:50 am
by cyber ratty
Excellent. Good luck :luck: