The Quick Question Thread

Discussion in 'General Rat Chat & Photos' started by *Rebel_Angel*, Aug 8, 2011.

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  1. Dec 5, 2018 #721

    lewil

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    My quick question: I've seen that a lot of people use a vinegar/water solution as cage cleaner--would apple cider vinegar work for that? If not, is there a preferred type? And what ratios have you found work best?

    Edit: Thank you!
     
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    white vinegar is the best for cleaning/cutting grime.
    1:1 ratio is the normal mix.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2018 at 6:39 AM #723

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    I don't believe rats can fart, just as they cannot puke...lol
    Just sayin'...
     
  4. Dec 9, 2018 at 2:15 PM #724

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    They don't throw up, they regurgitate. They definitely can Fart though. It's a physiological thing.
     
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  5. Dec 12, 2018 at 2:56 AM #725

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    I just had to giggle at cute, little (sometimes not so little) rat farts.

    But quick question! I'm looking to adopt another boy or two. One of the guys I was looking at potentially adopting is an older guy who has never been housed with other rats. Would it be a bad idea to see if he can be introduced to other rats so late in his life? I'll definitely inquire further about him (because rats are individuals and all) but I was just wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences with introducing a rat that hasn't lived with other rats before?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2018 at 9:44 PM #726

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    Yes many of us have rescued older rats who have lived alone since they were babies :(
    It may be easy or may take time and patience ….. and with boys it may sometimes require a neuter if someone is aggressive
    but they are so happy when they are living with friends …. rats are social animals and need to live with others,
    but sometimes you have to find the right match as all rats have different personalities
     
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    @SQ: Hearing that many of you have had this experience in the past is encouraging! I'm hoping to contact his foster family soon to find out more about him so hopefully I'll know more about him soon. Thank you so much for the reply!
     
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