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Connie

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PostSubject: Methonds of intro'ing rats   Methonds of intro'ing rats Icon_minitimeMon Jan 18, 2010 4:52 am

I'm getting 2 new boy rats soon Smile
And i want to introduce them to my exsisting group of boys which is...

Bob Methonds of intro'ing rats 467789 , Dylan Methonds of intro'ing rats 467789 , Benny Methonds of intro'ing rats 467789 , John Methonds of intro'ing rats 467789 , Michael Methonds of intro'ing rats 467789 , Roo Methonds of intro'ing rats 126993 , Alec Methonds of intro'ing rats 126993 , Robert Methonds of intro'ing rats 126993 , and also Kiwi Methonds of intro'ing rats 567385

Done the baby/old/teen smilies to give you a guide on their ages too Very Happy lol!

How do I go about popping them together guys? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Methonds of intro'ing rats   Methonds of intro'ing rats Icon_minitimeMon Jan 18, 2010 4:57 am

I think I've read about a 'carrier method' being the best Smile

I tried this method with 5 boys and 4 nwebies... original boys 8 months and newbies 4 months. Just a weeka go Very Happy I put them all in a cat carrier and then let them walk around the bed then put back into the carrier, went for a drive to get a takeaway and back home again.

By the time we got home all boys were Sleep !!Asleep!! and seemed fiiine!
I put them into a 'cambridge hamster cage' overnight, it's an all right size.

When I got up they were all asleep once again and not all together, but peacful and happy Very Happy

They have been together for a short while now so fingers crossed Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Methonds of intro'ing rats   Methonds of intro'ing rats Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 2:59 am

I just saw this and think the carrier method is one of the worst... shoving rats into a small space is basically to scare them into huddling together. Unless I have lone rats that need company or think a group would really get on well together I don't intro mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Methonds of intro'ing rats   Methonds of intro'ing rats Icon_minitimeFri Mar 05, 2010 5:20 pm

I've done the carry method before with 2 lone girls, was not cruel at all... in fact, they seemed to enjoy huddling at the back of a carrier Very Happy
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