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Socializing Baby Rats...Huge Milestone! *pic heavy*
« on: January 09, 2009, 02:22:36 PM »
So I've been working on socializing my baby rats and something great happened just now. I opened the cage and made sounds on the bars. Lola and Lily came to investigate. After several tries and many sniffs, Lola came out! because their cage is right on top of Lacey's cage I gently picked her up so Lacey wouldn't try to grab her through the bars. I let her climb all over me sniffing and now she's sitting in thi soft dog carrier that I use to transport rats. She's still scared, but this is a huge step in her socialization. Here are some pics!












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Re: Socializing Baby Rats...Huge Milestone! *pic heavy*
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 04:31:36 PM »
Awwwww....yaaaay for you!!!   :thumbsup2:  Lola looks so cute in the carrier!  :)  It's always so encouraging when you experience a positive step forward isn't it?

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Re: Socializing Baby Rats...Huge Milestone! *pic heavy*
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 04:34:40 PM »
Yeah. It feels great! It's as if I'm domesticating these rats, even though that's not really what it is.
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Re: Socializing Baby Rats...Huge Milestone! *pic heavy*
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 04:36:44 PM »
You're showing them that the world isn't such a mean, horrible place...and kudos to you for doing it!!  :)

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Re: Socializing Baby Rats...Huge Milestone! *pic heavy*
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 04:51:26 PM »
Aw, they have sweet "I'm a widdle scared, bud I tink I twust you!" eyes.