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  1. Rat Health
    So, I had a problem with lice earlier in August. I treated my boys with ivermectin, 3 doses, and thought I had gotten rid of it. I got babies a couple days ago, two pairs of different ages. I found a very small lice bug on one of the babies, which means I'm going to have to start treatment for...
  2. Rat Health
    Hey all, I cleaned my two boys out Friday and they were extra stinky so gave them a light bath. I noticed then they had things in their fur and did some research and picked some out and saw that it was lice. I’ve treated them with beaphar anti-parasite spot on and yesterday the lice were no...
  3. Rat Health
    So I've been applying food-grade diatomaceous earth to my rats for a little over 30 days now. I heard that I should keep doing this for 8 weeks on a different animal. I was wondering if anyone knew how long I was supposed to keep applying this. Like what is the full life cycle of rat lice?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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