Should I bath my rats? If so, how? Al...

Should I bath my rats? If so, how? Also other questions I need answered here:

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Since: Aug 07


#1 Mar 4, 2012
I'd like to know if I can bath my rats Romeo (8 weeks as of today) and Elvis (6 weeks as of today). They are both males. I need some advice. I want them to stay healthy and clean (I get I have to clean their cage).

If so, what should I use and how should I do it?

Also I need these questions answered:

1.Having 2 baby rats from different litters, is that okay?
2.How big should my rat cage be? How small can it be?
3.What time should I put them both to bed and what time should I take them out of their cage?
4.How can I prevent them from running away at play time?

Salford, UK

#2 Mar 31, 2012
yes you can bath them i have 2 rats of my own one still a baby you can use animal shampoo but not human shampoo because it can affect there skin or just put water in a bath tub about 3 or 4 inches deep. they may squeak at first but not all animals enjoy baths lol.

Sacramento, CA

#3 Oct 10, 2012
what are the best rat shampoos and treats?

Since: Oct 12

Bhopal, India

#4 Oct 16, 2012
Hello, Since the pH of a rat's skin is more closely related to the pH of a dog's skin the safest shampoo for a rat is a dog shampoo, preferably oatmeal shampoo because of it's soothing and hydrating properties.

Midland, TX

#5 Sep 16, 2013
I use Dawn dish soap very sparingly as it works for rescued oil soaked critters so its gently on ratties too.

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