Hints on introducing new adult males?
I've just recently adopted a rescue male rat who is about 1 year old but the boys that I have now and him are going to go at it, I can already sense the tention, what should I do? :o
I've read all about cleaning the cage really well to get rid of scents, putting the newcomer's cage next to the current residence's cage so they can get used to each other, re-arranging the cage before putting them all back in, introducing them for a while a day in a place like the bathtub or the bed, scenting them with something, giving them all baths, etc., but does anyone else have any information for me? Any hints that really helped them introduce new rats to old and very territorial ones?
Any info is really appreciated! We're having a hard time right now and I really wanted this rat, I went through a lot to get him and I'm disappointed to think they all might not get along, I'd really like to do anything that I can!