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  1. Need Advice on DE for Lice

    Rat Health
    Note to those who might not know DE means diatomaceous earth. And also, I'm using food grade DE. So my rats have been having a lice problem and I've already applied it to them twice within two weeks. It's always very hard and stressful to them. I was wondering if anyone had tips on how to apply...
  2. Should you freeze bedding?

    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...
  3. PLEASE HELP! Lice Mites? Infested house.

    Rat Health
    Please help me. I don't know what's going on in my house. I have 6 cats. And three rats. Loki my oldest has been a lil scratchy since I got him but I never found anything. Regardless I treated all my cats and the rats with revolution. Prior to that my clothes and cats have had some biting white...
  4. Adopted Three boys, One passed away - What now?

    Rat Health
    Hey there. I'm new to this site and to being a rat owner. For over a year I do my research on rats now before I finally got some, but something unexpected happened. On June 7th I picked up three boys from a questionable seller. I barely interacted with her for three minutes before I had the...
  5. Is it buck grease or lice?

    Rat Health
    My rat French is a male dumbo who just turning 5 months. I recently was forced to give him a bath because he'd gotten something sticky in his fur during play time (still don't know what it was). When I gave him a bath I noticed he had a lot of little clump build ups on him all over his back and...