How do I get my pet rats used to being handled?

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01-11-10, 00:05
  How do I get my pet rats used to being handled?
They like me to pet them, but they don't like being handled. How do I get them to like it and let me handle them?


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01-11-10, 11:15
 
Its a matter of patience, time, and training...
How long have you had the little guys?
It took my boys a good 3 months or so before they felt totally comfortable being held.. And even still, one of them is a lot less skittish, and more personable and in your face that the other. So one lets me hold him against me and stroke him for quite some time before he looses interested.. Where as the other will start struggeling to be put down within 5 minutes or so..

Heres a good article to read: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/pet_rats/23723
And heres another: http://www.ratfanclub.org/trust.html

Both of those links lead to great articles that will help you out with this.. Especially the second, I think...
Good luck :3
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01-11-10, 19:10
 
Feed Treats and stroke. They wont care if you hold them for a second, so what i did was put them down a layer of my t-shirt and they sat and listened to my heart beat. first ever time i held them thats what i did
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