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Post by Videli on Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:29 am

Tomorrow will be our great day Smile
Speedy and Rosalina, my old rats, will meet Harriet and Veronica, my new rats, for the first time face to face.

I am so very exited. I will let them meet on our couch table, where none of them has ever been before. I am not a fan of doing it in the bath tub, as its such a cold environment and might scare them.

If everything goes well I will post a picture of 4 ratties together tomorrow <3

Does anyone have any last minute tips? How did your rats like to be introduced? How often did you do those "playdates" before you placed them in one cage? I am planning to do it a few times a day tomorrow and Thursday and place them together on Friday, if they like each other, do you think that's to early? Well I guess it depends on how they get along of course, so we might know more tomorrow Smile

Cheers!
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Re: introducing my rats to each other

Post by Zoundz on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:20 am

It usually takes a fair length of time, but I think your older girls will probably be quite quiet and submit to the younger ones quite easily. Hopefully it will be quick and they'll all be friends very soon! Smile

I usually advise when you do finally put them in a cage together, make sure there are no hammocks, houses, tubes, anything they can hide in, because they often 'protect' them, and will fight much worse.

Best of luck! Grin

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All went well!

Post by Videli on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:54 pm

Success!^^

Their first meeting was much better than I expected :)There was no fighting at all. Rosalina ans Speedy were very quiet indeed and none of them was frightend or uncomfortable. I will place them together as soon as I can, Rosalina is in surgery at this very moment, as I dicovered a little tumor Sad *fingers crossed*

Here is a pic of Speedy and Vroni:



and one of Rosalina and Harriet:



I am so happy they seem to get along! Thanks for the advice with the cage, I will remember that! Smile
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Post by GillianK on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:42 am

Gorgeous pics x
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Post by Zoundz on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:17 am

Lovely! Grin And great pics too <3

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Post by katherine on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:55 pm

Aw lovely Love Fingers crossed for Rosalina's surgery

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Re: introducing my rats to each other

Post by Videli on Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:04 am

Thank you! Rosalina is doing fine so far. I just need to watch her all the time, because she is trying to get the stiches out Angry 

As the other girls were so friendly in their meetings I have already placed them together in a completly cleaned cage, and they still dont fight and seem to be happy together Smile Yay! ^^
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Post by Zoundz on Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:55 pm

Brilliant news! Grin I am soooo pleased! Grin

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Post by smokierat on Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:01 am

Sounds like things are going well:) i feel your pain with Rosalina,one of my girls opened her incision twice a few days ago but is thankfully leaving it alone -so worrying Meh 

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Re: introducing my rats to each other

Post by Videli on Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:28 am

That's so true, I hope your girl's wound will now heal without any further problems!
I have to work today, i already rushed home in my lunch break to see how she is doing, but thankfully she is still okay and did not open her wound, I hope she will continue to be a good girl! Smile
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Post by Videli on Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:37 pm

All my Rats are now happy in one cage together \o/
Rosalina recovered very good and she was accepted as a cage mate from the start. Yay!
Such good girls alltogether. I expected it to be a little harder to intruduce them.
I guess I was very lucky Smile
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Post by smokierat on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:11 am

Excellant Smile always nice when intros go well Smile 

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