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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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New rats! Questions...

Hey, all. It's been a long, long time since I've posted. We just got two new baby rats (maybe 5 weeks?). These are our 2nd pair of rats. We had 2 a few years ago. They both lived to be 2.5+ years old, and we lost both of them early in 2012.

I knew we wanted rats again. So, we just got two blue dumbo boys: Mooshoo and Pancake. We've had them for 10 days and, so far, they are far more social than our previous two (fancy rats).

We also have 2 cats and 3 rabbits. The rabbits live in our dining room-turned-rabbit room, and we plan to eventually put the rat cage in there. Our 2 rats that passed seemed to really like having the rabbits to watch and vice versa.

Right now, the rat cage is in our living room. We want the rats to get used to us and to the cats first. We've been interacting with them a lot each day, and they seem to be getting calmer around the cats. The cats pretty much just ignore them.

Here's my question: when should we put them in the rabbit room? Should we go ahead and make the move? They seem to finally be getting comfortable in their new home, and I hate to add a new variable right now. Would it be better to wait? Or should we go ahead and let them meet the rabbits?

Thanks for the help!

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I don't think there should be a problem putting them in the bunny room.

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