Things we have tried with both groups (all with the same result):
- Putting all the rats in a neutral territory and watching from the sidelines
Putting all the rats in a carrier together (this ended in the biggest pile of disgusting poo I have ever seen in my life!)
Putting all the rats in a carrier together in another room and waiting for the squealing to stop (this took a good 2-3hrs) and then moving into an empty cage (at which point the babies climbed to the highest point and refused to come down)
I really don't know what to do. Hubby suggested castration but there is no aggression so I don't think it would make any difference at all. I am appealing for anyadvice, any ideas, just anything really. If it sounds like they just won't be intro'd then I guess we'll just have to except it but I have a 4 month old boy in one group that is happily settled in his group but could do with some play mates to enrich his life.
Please help me!
(Btw, I don't have a bath so I can't do anything involving a bath. Someone also suggested I put then in a carrier and took a drive along a bumpy road to distract them but I don't drive so can't do anything that involves travelling!)