Best way to acclimatise rats

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Best way to acclimatise rats

Post by SaraJay » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi, I have had rats in the past but this time I am planning to have them at work as I'm a science teacher!
Is it best to let the rats have a few days in the room without students or have them in when kids are there from the start?
Or should I even get them used to me at my house before bringing them in?

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Re: Best way to acclimatise rats

Post by [cub] » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 am

Presumably they'll be coming home with you at the weekends and during the school holidays, in which case I would have a cage at home as well as at school, and settle them in at home first.
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Re: Best way to acclimatise rats

Post by cyber ratty » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:57 pm

Yes I agree, take the rats in just as day visitors, and let them have their permanent cage at your home.

Leaving them behind at school, even if it's only during the week, would mean they have long periods of not being checked on, and potentially being interfered with by someone else, so definitely not safe.

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