I don't know how much truth there is to it, Forensic, but when I was in pre-vet-med school, I remember having heard it mentioned that garlic is wonderful for pet rats, and i have read it in a few articles since then...I dunno, but obviously Anthia has tried it and has had no ill effects. But I do agree that seeking vet care first for an RI is always a must.Forensic said:The only thing I'd worry about is the garlic with a rat with a tender stomach. I know garlic can do a number on me. :lol: Most rats don't like the taste of vinegar, but I assume the honey counteracts the taste. Giving lots of honey over a long period of time wouldn't be good for weight, but for short periods.....