New baby ratties...tricks for socializing?
Well, I just got my baby boys--Russell and Stanley--yesterday! They look and sound like they're in great health, and the place I got them from is a reputable small animal breeder, so everything should be good. The only problem is that they are both young (only just turned five weeks old) and still very skittish. Russell had a good romp around the living room today--with me chasing him unsuccessfully--for about a half hour. (I now know all the potential hiding spots and am working on eliminating them!!!)
I guess I'll try the bathtub later today, just to make sure they can't escape. Does anyone else have any other tried and true methods of getting rats used to you? (I am also making sure to spend time near their cage talking to them, and petting them while they are in their cage off and on.)