I have three young rats, about 12 weeks old I believe, and it's about to be our two month anniversary together. Even though I've been making the effort to interact with them everyday for a while now, it seems we aren't making any progress. I feel like I'm doing everything wrong. The other day I had to clean the cage so I was forced to pick up one of my girls (the one that is terrified of me). It did not go well at all. She ended up jumping out of my arms onto the floor(but only a few inches off the ground) that forced me to have to "grab" her because my room is not yet rat proofed and if she were to get away I probably couldn't get her back. I think I tainted our progress and I feel awful. She's been more timid since and I don't know how to show her it's okay because she hates being touched. I don't know how to move forward from these big oops moments. I feel like I get so close and then I make a mistake that takes us five steps backward from where we were. I feel hopeless. I have heard of the "bathtub/bed/couch" socialization method but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to go about doing this. I have a very specific situation. For one, I can't use my bed or couch. My couch is a futon so it's too low, and my bed doesn't have any extra old sheets to cover it. Second, my two shy girls aren't really comfortable with being touched/held yet and I don't know how to transport them. Three, I want to have my confident girl in the tub with us because she makes the two more curious. But the problem is, she is an escape artist. She always finds ways out of things (she escaped the playpen many times and escapes our CN overtime I open the doors) I wasn't really prepared to deal with this shy of rats. I am only a beginner so I don't really know what I'm doing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.