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Hello everybody.

I have a problem I would like to share with you. I live nearby a canal, where rats are often sighted. Some neighbours have complained about rats in their homes, and I am now wondering whether I have some in my own.

Yesterday I went to get one of my bags which was on the floor underneath some other bags. Upon getting my bag I found that the bag and its contents and the floor were very wet. I have no idea what the liquid could be and am now wondering whether it could be rat urine. So, as you are the experts I thought I would ask the following:

1) What exactly does rat urine smell like? (I have heard that it is a musky smell, but would prefer a more precise description)

2) How much does the average rat pass when they urinate? (e.g. a few tsps, or half a glass?)

3) Do they always excrete faeces when they urinate?


Thanks in advance, I hope you can put my mind at rest!

Owen.
 

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1) Like urine, really. The boys seem muskier than the females.

2) Nowhere near half a glass, though I suppose that could depend on the glass! :lol:

3) No.

If your entire bag, contents, and floor were wet I'd be looking for another explanation.
 

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thanks for your reply. My bag and contents and the floor were wet but I only had a pair of sunglasses in a soft case and an umbrella in the bag. I live alone so I have no idea what else it could be as I never have any food or drink on my room!

Owen
 
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