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Yes,as mentioned it is normal for the first day or so.
They are stressed because they are in a new enviroment.
It is called porphyrin and is what rats get when they are ill or stressed out.
 

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Its gone =] well I tried holding them today and well...it didnt really work out they would run out of my hand and take off back to there little "hut"(inside the cloth shelf) so any suggestions on how to calm them down and let them know I am not going to hurt them?
 

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That will just come with time. Talk to them a lot in their cage so they can get used to your voice. Give them treats, especially when you take them out, and they will learn that coming out means great things.

A great technique for bonding is to put on a sweatshirt and just shove them inside it (between your shirt and the sweatshirt). They will feel safer being enclosed and they will be really close to you and get used to your smell, etc. Just as a tip: don't wear anything you treasure when you do this, as they might pee/nibble on it.
 

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congrats on the babies! :D cute pix and great story! :) you came to a great place for help! Cant wait for more pix!!!!
 

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Thanks tarita there names are Dash(beige hooded) and Beanie(agouti hooded) =]
 

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Okay, what I am going to do is use my fish tank I got for my 12th birthday and buy a fish tank topper. Now...what BEDDING do I use? what do I feed them? is there some kind of "Rat Bedding" and is there some kind of "rat food" or what? And now I am looking for 2 rats and shipping avaliabe or the place be near me.
for beddings u can use
aspen
yesturdays news
carefresh
and a few others dont use pine or cedar as it is toxic. lab block and veggies are good food wise for rats but there is diffrent types u can use for them
 

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This thread is from 2008!
 

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didnt realize my bad lol
 
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