Hey so, I have never adopted a rat before. I usually get mine from a local breeder. I adopted my first rat not too long ago. He is very skiddish and if picked up will run. He sometimes lets me pet his head and ears but also bites if given the chance. I did a stupid thing and tried to pick him up, and he got out. I got him back in his cage but he ripped out two back nails. I know for sure that this sent him back, though I hadn't made a whole lot of progress, whatever I did now is null. I thought I had patience but I guess I am lacking. What do I do? Hes sweet but I don't see him getting to the point of me being able to pick him up. I need to introduce him into my mischief still. Please tell me what I can do to make this situation better. Im going to let him settle for the next day and a half, minimal interaction. However I need to know how to bond. I don't want to bring him back or give him up bc of my incompetence. I know it will take a long time to get him used to things but I don't know if he ever will.