As scientists me and my bf believe in conditioning and learning behavior. Apparently our rats have entirely different beliefs. So far the boys have not been very responsive to most of our attempts, mostly because they didn’t like the rewards they were offered. As it turns out they can only be bothered to do anything if there’s baked goods involved. Until yesterday the only thing they would consider were my pancakes, which is not a conditioning tool often mentioned in literature.
Fortunately yesterday, they have graciously decided to give freshly baked bread a chance too. The intensive training session that followed resulted in these cute pictures, and hopefully some conditioned response to come to the cage door when summoned.
Mik goes for it. Bond, reluctantly bites Snoet coming in for the kill