I have had many questions about how to give a rat a bath or how to clean a rat, so I made this video. It may not be exactly what people were hoping for, but …
I love my ratties. I ended up with more than I bargained for because of a
pet shop selling me a boy and a girl, instead of 2 boys. This ended up in a
rat litter, an escape and rescue from under the floor (long story), but
they’re amazing pets.
I have to bathe my boys because they get a bit stinky after a while due to
the buck grease and pee, but my girls are really clean though and just get
a clean with small animal wipes now and again.
how insightful! This totally makes sense… I wonder if you could do this
with baby wipes? whatever. I’m trying your way first! thank you!
My roommate and I are fairly new rat owners and have given them baths a few
times. I looked this up because I wanted to know if I was doing it right.
I’m so happy to have found this! Thank you so much!
Thank u so much for making this video because i have a hole bunch of
scraches on my arma and stomach from givin my pet rats a bath in the sink
but now i no the normal ruteen of bathing rats!! So thank u!! Ps. Spelling
is very crappy ik…
My one rat (well one of the four but the only one like this) Fion likes
water so the other day she came in the shower with a towel on the floor and
the shower against the wall so it wasn’t hitting her, she actually liked it
and dunked her head for a little bit while i soaped her up and when she was
done i toweled her and then she just ran around the bathroom without drying
herself until she went back in the cage, i was very surprised and pleased
with her! My other rats will NEVER allow that
Hello, could you please offer an option on how to calm a stressed rat? I
would love to know some way to use on my boy
Where did you buy you’re cage because I’m getting two ratites myself !!
Pretty good. Rats don’t usually like water so they will try to jump out
which to me is a bit cruel.
I remember having those tickle fights with my rats…so fun!
I have to stop watching these rat videos. Makes me want rats again!!!
Thank u for creating these videos..I’m not a new rat owner but I sure
don’t know everything, they have been very helpful there is not a lot of
info on having rats as pets keep making them im looking forward to seeing
future videos :)
Rats = star backwards
Why do you not do videos like every week
i have a hairless rat (yoda) and his skin gets too oily and dirty to use
one of these cloths on him. i have to give him a bath. he doesnt love it
but he doesnt hate me afterwards. when i dry him off, he kissed me and
chatters and cuddles with me. it just depends on the rat. but i see your
point…love your videos by the way!
You sure can! Just keep in mind that fruit has a lot of sugar, so feeding
them a lot of fruit can be bad, but given in moderation they can be great!
You make that look so easy, wow
ok thanks i was looking for the samething
i just bought two rats, and i know they dont live a very long time, but
when they are old, will they start to get sick and suffer, or do they just
pass away suddenly, i only ask because i am not sure what to do when they
start getting older, i love my rats, first rats i ever owned, they are so
amazing i cant believe more people don’t get to have them as pets, it was
annoying, wile i was buying them 5 women walked passed and said something
ignorant about them, the media has ruined rats name
My old rat Latifa used to love her ears being rubbed while I scrubbed her
tail with a soft sponge as it got rid of the grime on it. she’s been the
only rat I’ve known that loves her tail being scrubbed!
I bathe my rats in the tub with baby shampoo or pet shampoo, they get upset
but each time they get a bath the get use to it and don’t mind itt. They
have to get use to it, cuz they smell like piss and even though they clean
themselves they don’t get the poop and urine and rat boogers (from playing
with each other) off their fur. It’s healthy for me because I get a rash
from their dirty paws. They are fine and not upset after. But my rats
What stores do you recommend to buy supplies from?
I have a rat named Pippa too but she ce with that name
I completely agree with what you said. Like I said in the video, it may be
necessary at certain times, but I just don’t think it is right for every
situation. So, thank you for adding this comment
does baby wipes work ?
how do i build a fun playpen for my rats
I wash my rats in the bathroom sink and believe it is necessary. Like you
have stated before that yes rats can be “potty trained” however most will
only poop in the pan and still pee everywhere else. Mine are no exception
and pee in the fleece/towel bedding. So after awhile they do begin to smell
like wee. Most pets i.e dogs and cats don’t like baths either however we
give it to them anyways. Fully bathing a rat is also a must if they have
been infested with lice or mites along with medications.
Harper is a little
its the brown rats and the house rats that carryed out that bad name i
would punch those 5 women,every other rat are fun and loveable dont think
becuz the rat is brown that its the type of rat- brown rat
That should be just fine. Try to find some that are unscented if you can.
How long did it take for you to get your rats to trust you? I’ve had my
boys for three weeks now and it feels like they never will. I know,
obviously, it depends on the rat.
i have to try oats sometime thanks
do you have any animal wipe alternatives? like a damp cloth with a special
kind of soap that doesnt take away their natural oder
My mom didn’t want to take her to the vet’s too much money If this will
happen to my other rat then I won’t be getting any new ones. I can’t keep
losing them even though I now adore rats :
Yup! That is inevitable, but it is actually a good thing! Rats love to
climb, and it helps build muscle, so I have always let my rats climb the
cage. Just make sure they can’t jump to somewhere they shouldn’t get to.
Also, I should mention that a lot of rats won’t know how to get down at
first, so make sure you are there to save any stuck rats. Eventually they
should figure out how to climb back down, so let them try it if they do and
just watch to make sure they don’t get hurt trying it!
Rats get tumors regardless. I’ve had both spayed and intact females and all
have died from cancer (sarcomas typically though one developed a myeloma).
They have such short lives the surgery seems like an unnecessary trauma to
There’s no way I’d be able to get away with just rubbing my male rats down
with pet wipes. They need frequent baths with dawn dish soap to get the
I’d say that’s a really good response. It means the rat isn’t afraid of
people and will be very affectionate. I have 2 pet rats. One of them licked
my hand the morning after I brought her home as a 5 week old baby, and she
still licks me all the time a year later! She’s also super curious and
friendly with strangers. The other one was shy from the time I first met
her. A friendly baby rat will probably stay friendly. A shy rat might
always be shy.
Oh how i love Pippa! she’s just the cutest thing. and i’m sorry for your
loss of Ginny. she was the most trusting rat i’ve ever seen
Awwwww their so cute!!!!!! :). I love Ginny’s coat colour it’s beautiful.
and Harper is such a lovely shade of black and white :). Thanks for the
great video,10/10 :).
No, my rats are not spayed. I have never had a spayed rat, so I really
can;t comment on that.
Lets try this again….
Rats r the cutest pets to have
They are SO adorable !!
i was wondering if i could use pet safe baby wipes
Ginny does sneeze, A LOT! But don’t worry, she has already seen a vet. She
has always sneezed a lot and came to me with a URI. She just has a super
sensitive respiratory system that I am constantly watching to make sure she
is not needing antibiotics. If your rat is sneezing a lot, I suggest going
to a vet and getting some antibiotics.
my rats hate water
I am really freaked out, your rat is like an exact copy of mine o.o
i just love Pippas markings…
I got a second rat and I got her name from we name is Cori
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