Hello! Just joined this forum in my search for help with my old girl, Boba! I've had rescue rats before but she just takes the cake! She is over one year old and I got her from a vet tech who rescued her from being put down at the lab. I don't know what specifically happened to her, but the tech said that she was just "studied" and grabbed a lot, so she doesn't like to be held. I've had her little over a year now and she will eat from my hand (she is albino and usually is a little aggressive about food but doesn't bite hard) but runs from me if she thinks I'm going to pick her up. Recently I've made a pen that sits around the cage so my younger girls can enter and exit the cage at will during playtime. Boba refuses to leave the cage. I have spent hours enticing her with food and she will lean out as far as she can without leaving. I worry she isn't getting the stimulation she needs! I picked her up and put her on the floor the other day and she ran into a hut and stayed there. She wouldn't take food on the floor but took some inside the hut. I had to pick her up to put her away since she wouldn't come out on her own. That made me think she doesn't feel safe out in the open but I'm not sure what to do about that! Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!