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I was doing laundry the other day and as I picked out and threw away the massive accumulated lint ball it occurred to me that it could make a fun, soft, and squishy nesting material. Is there any reason that this could be dangerous or unsafe for my rats?
 

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hmm... when i take the dryer lint out of the dryer the first thing i do is sneeze because of all of the little dust particals that fly out of it. I wouldn't guess that it would be too great for rats because aren't they highly susceptible to respiratory illnesses? I wouldn't attempt it.
 

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Good point. I sort of figured there was something I wasn't thinking about. Good thing I have this forum to bounce ideas off of. :)
 

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its only an assumption i'm not 100% sure on the idea but the more i think about it, the more i wouldn't do it lol :S
 

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And isn't there a strong perfume smell to dryer lint if you use dryer sheets? The perfumes are very bad for sensitive little ratty noses.
 

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Haha, yeah I thought about the dryer sheets, but I'm a dirty college student and I don't use them. Ok, I'm pretty clean, but still, I don't use dryer sheets.
 

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HAHA, dirty college student, I love it. I don't use the dryer sheets either, and I'm not a dirty college student, I just get an allergic reaction from them. but yeah dryer lint doesn't smell pretty, mine isn't quite perfumed... i let the fabric softener do that :S
 

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I think dryer lint usually contains a lot of hair and dander, or at least mine does. You can purchase pet nest stuff at the store that is safe for them to use.
 
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