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Hi, My name's Abi! I'm 19 and live with my parents in kansas. I work from home so have a lot of time on my hands. :twisted:
We have 2 girl pet ratties, 3 ferrets, a cat, and a dog.
My Rat's names are Little Lucy (black hooded) and Misty (blue hooded).
My ferrets are Fancy girl (sable) Sassy roo (sable) and the boy, Sherlock (albino).
The cat, Abie, is a brown siamise mix. The dog, Daisy, is a lab mix.

We've got are own little zoo here but the Rats and Ferrets are my responsiblity and the dog and cat are family pets. 8)

I bought Lucy and Misty about a month and a half ago from petsmart. I've actully found I have bonded more to them. I've been told multi. times no more rats, though. :roll:

I got the Ferrets about 9 months ago, and have already joined a ferret fourm. This Rat fourm seems like it has potential to grow.
 

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welcome to the rat forum... i see you are a fellow pet lover :wink:

i agree we the have potential to grow into a helpful rat community.
 

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Hello!
So let me ask you opinion about something.....
How would you compare the rat odor to the ferret odor?
Or do you keep them in the same room so you cant tell
the difference?
 

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Oh man, ask me that just as my Sassy ferret is in the litter box under me.. EWWW!
The ferrets stink way more than the ratties ever thought about being!

The Rattie girls room is also my room.. So from day one I've been giving them Marshall bi-oder for small animals. They get 3 squrits in their 16 ounce water bottle.
Really my girls smell sweet or perfumey like :) . I never use spray on them or anything, though.

I tried Ferret bi-oder for the ferrets by putting it in their water dishes. They just stopped drinking all together! :evil: :roll: I had only started puting in 1 squrit, when I found out Sassy was Dehydrated! I couldn't have that, so now we just deal with the smell.. and everyday I think 'man, if only I could get them to take bi-oder cause they are rank!' :roll:
 

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I have not heard about Marshall bi-odor...
I have 3 male rats and the ARE rank, as you put it....
they smell terrible. I am gonna try this product. :D
 

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I tried Marshall no-odor maybe 18 months ago, and they started to drink less water so I stopped. It is very dangerous if it makes the rats drink less water so be very careful (even drinking 5% less water would be very bad), plus not sure some of the ingredients aren't downright unhealthy or even toxic. If you use it, it is very important that you change the water daily. If you use fleece as liners it is normal that your cage smell bad. Try Aspen instead.
 
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