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  1. Rat Homes
    I think I’ve tried just about every type of bedding there is. I did puppy pads with a fleece layer on top, but they loved to destroy the layers and make a mess. I’m trying loose bedding currently (care fresh, if anyone’s wondering) but I’m quickly realizing it’s expensive and it falls off the...
  2. Rat Homes
    Hello! I would looooove to know as many opinions as possible on this topic, I really need to figure out the best possible bedding option for my rats! I have shredded paper bedding right now and it works well for me but it is not sold anymore anywhere where I could order it, so I have to figure...
  3. Rat Homes
    Hi! I am getting my first rat babies next month and have been fiercely research and preparing for them, I came across Hemparade bedding and although the website says that it is safe for rats I thought it’s probably better to seek advice from here as here has never let me down when browsing for...
  4. Rat Homes
    Hello! I am hoping to get some rats for the first time next month and I am trying to do as much research as I can now, but I had some questions about cages and setup. Firstly, how large should a cage be for 2-3 rats? Everything I am finding is saying that it should be at least 2 cubic feet per...
  5. Rat Homes
    I love my ratties so much but there bedding ends up EVERYWHERE!! And as much as I love them I don't want to spend the rest of my life playing Cinderella and constantly cleaning it up. The cage I have right now is a Ferret/Midwest nation double, and am currently using carefresh/oxbow paper...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Hello. I'm new here, but just a question. Just today I got a rat. She's a large brown/white spotted rat, and her name is Fritzie. And yes, I know they say not to have just one rat, but the pet store I got her at said she was an oddball and didn't do well with other rats, but she is friendly with...
  7. Rat Homes
    New rat owner here! I just bought a bag of rent a coop hemp bedding and was wondering if I should freeze it before using. I would have to put in small batches at a time but it’s doable. I read somewhere that hemp actually deters any mites or lice, not sure if that’s true. I believe rent a coop...
  8. General Rat Topics
    I am considering getting rats one day and I don't know what kind of bedding/substrate to get. I've heard that rats are prone to respiratory issues if certain kinds of bedding/substrate is used, any suggestions?
  9. General Rat Topics
    Im sitting next to my buddy's cage and i just got done playing with him and now all of the sudden he's taking all the bedding out of his house and piling it all up into a corner. Anyone else have rats that do this? Hes one years old and im a new rat mom. I cant seem to find anything on the...
  10. Rat Homes
    How do you guys keep your rats from climbing under the cage liners or dragging the entire piece of fleece into their hide? My sweet girls are absolute fiends when it comes to nesting, and no matter how much nesting material I provide, they always want to rearrange their liners. I've been...
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