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Its been getting hot lately in my region, and my rats seem thinner than normal. The same quantity of food is still available, and their lives are nearly unchanged from when I first got them. Is this something I should be concerned about, or are they just shedding their winter bulk? They seem less interested in treats and such also.
 

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Is it hot in your home?

If they're hot they won't want to eat, just like humans...
 

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this needs to be in the rat health section. Moved
 

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I give my boys a cool rinse when it gets too hot about... it seems to help for a while. :)
 

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How hot is "hot"? Do you have air conditioning?
 

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Another thing you can do is get a small dish and fill it with bananas and apples, stuff like that. Add a little water then freeze it! my rats go nuts for their frozen treats :).
 

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Or you can be lazy like me and just buy the pre-frozen fruits ;)
 

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haha yet another good idea, Isn't that what they do with pea diving? Put frozen peas in a bowl of water??
 

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Nazarath said:
haha yet another good idea, Isn't that what they do with pea diving? Put frozen peas in a bowl of water??
I use frozen peas when I do the pea diving. I also give our rats frozen peas straight out - I rinse them in water first, to make sure they won't stick to their mouths.
 
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