So, I am a new rat owner, got two adults about 2 months ago and I have a 5/6 week old baby rat which I have hand raised since about day 4. She was supposed to be a feeder rat but me and my husband didnt have the heart to feed her to his snake...she was too precious.
I have a couple of questions:
1) The two adult rats I have are quiet tame, not afraid of me while they are in their cage, but are scared to death to be seperated...but when I take them out together they have no interest in playing or anything, they just snuggle up together and pee repeatedly on me untill I put them back in the cage . When they are seperate they will do anything to get back to the cage, including trying to jump off my shoulder 5 feet to the ground.
How do I start to tame them individually without making them so scared?
2) The baby rat I hand raised is very tame, very friendly, and is basically perfect, but I want to be sure I am giving her the best nutrition for this part of her life. Up untill week 3 she was on soy baby formula, then untill last week it was formula and solid foods, now she is on solid food. Rat food/greens/fruit/occasional grains.
Are there any supplements I should be giving her for best growth and health?