I'm afraid my rat will bite me

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    Hi friends.
    I recently acquired 2 baby rats. I found them in a box at my vet office. They are sweet and active. One is constantly trying to lick my face and lips. I dont mind. I think it's cute. My question is, will licking turn into biting. I've never had rats before so I'm a bit nervous that licking may lead to nipping. Ty and please be kind. I've never posted in a forum before ..
     
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    Rats have poor eyesight
    Licking does not evolve into biting, however, if you smell like food, rats can bite thinking it is food that they are biting

    How old are the babies?
    Can you post some pictures?
    The Reference Thread has information you may find useful https://www.ratshackforum.com/threads/reference-thread-read-only.35894/

    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    These are the babies. So cute :)
     
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    Very young. Maybe 4-5 weeks? Super cute! Enjoy this age! Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Ty Dena.
     
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    Awww ….. very very young babies
    I hope you check out the info on this forum (such as the Reference Thread)
    Your babies are very sweet
     
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    Tyvm. Ye . I'm trying to learn everything I can about them and their needs. They are so precious and friendly
     
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