Bathing Your Pet Rat

Bathing Your Pet Rat A clean rat is a healthy rat. They not only groom themselves, but often their cage mates as well. However some rats are not as fastidious about grooming and will often need some assistance. Some more specific reasons to bathe your rat would be those that are too overweight, injured, ill [...]
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Environmental Enrichment for Your Rats

Environmental Enrichment for Your Rats While it may not be a new series of studies, these that I stumbled across recently have definitely sparked my interest! The studies all had the same main focus- to show that changes in an animal’s environment, and the ways in which that animal reacts to those changes, can have [...]
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Green Mush- Safe or Unsafe?

Green Mush- Safe or Unsafe? One of the more recent scares for our precious ratties, has been in regards to HealthForce Nutritionals' Green Mush. For those of you who are not familiar with Green Mush, it is is a pesticide free, whole food, green plant based combination used as a high quality, powerful antioxidant and [...]
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Litter vs Liners Debate

Litter vs Liners Debate Today, while answering emails from readers, I came across one that I have seen come up quite a bit on the forums I am a member of and thought I would share. Erin of New Orleans writes: Hey there! We are adopting some fur friends this weekend and I've been using [...]
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Q & A- Trust Training

Q & A- Trust Training In case you didn't already know, you can email me your questions to askratwhisperer@gmail.com. I'd love to answer them here on my blog and if there is something I don't know, I would be happy to find out :) This Q&A comes from Yamisi who writes: Hello, My husband and [...]
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Pet Insurance For Rats- Worth It?

Pet Insurance For Rats- Worth It? Finding an exotic vet that treats pet rats is hard enough, and finding pet insurance for them is even harder! Many first time rat owners have heard how beneficial having pet insurance is for their dogs and cats is and often wonder if the same goes for their pocket [...]
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Q&A- Cage Cleaning

Q&A- Cage Cleaning In case you didn't already know, you can email me your questions to askratwhisperer@gmail.com. I'd love to answer them here on my blog and if there is something I don't know, I would be happy to find out :) My first Q&A comes from Deanna who writes: Hello! I found your awesome [...]
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Bumblefoot Prevention

Bumblefoot Prevention Photo credits: http://ratguide.com/health/ Okay, so this topic came up while I was prowling my fave rat forum. I see more and more post about people worried about their rats getting bumblefoot from uncovered wire mesh cages. Apparently, mesh wire cages are under a huge debate...to cover or not to cover. That is the [...]
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