Home ratsyou see in the cells. And, like all animals, have their peculiar smell. People living with ratsAMI in the same room, can no longer take it, sniff. However, the new person always feels a kind of musky scent of rats.
I must say that the reasons for such a smell several. First, ratsare you marking your territory. As females and males. Also ratss mark and their owners. As they say, he doesn't spare the sword. In addition, it smell of ratss set the hierarchy in your community, if in the same cell, the lives of several individuals. The "cooler" of ratsand the stronger it smells. Besides, the smell of animals attract the opposite gender, boys, girls, and Vice versa.Second, a strong smell in rats,another house appears when dirty litter in the cage. After all, Pets have to eat and sleep, and go to the toilet in the same place.Third, ratsKi begin to smell bad when the wrong feeding or disease. So, if you want to get rid of the strong musky odor of rats, wash your hands and wipe with a damp cloth all places, where walking your ratska outside the cell.
Time to clean the cage and change her litter. The cage can be washed with hot water and treating it with soda ash. As bedding use straw or hay, some ratsruby use and cat (!) a filler, such as "Catsan".
Monitor the health of your cat. Don't give her junk food, feed it special food with vitamins. At the first signs of illness (sneezing, lethargy, contact your veterinarian.
Rats don't need to bathe. For cleanliness, they are superior to cats. There are individuals who love the water. But basically, if you like to Tinker with ratscoy in the water, it should not do more than 1 time per month. And do not expect that after water procedures your pet will be less smell. On the contrary, once it dries, it with a vengeance will begin to mark territory and their fur to smell like a real rat!