alergic to rats
i"ve brought htis up before but it's getting worse.
i'm becoming increasingly alergic to my rats. it wasn't a problem the first year i had them but now whenever i hadle them i break out in hives. just last night i had them on my shoulder and rizzo, my big fat white rat started sniffing around my face and licket my eyelid a little bit. 10 minutes later my eye started itching and swelled up for about an hour.
we take the cage appart once a week and clean it with soap and water. we use a paper towel and clean out all the loose urine and crap every other day or as needed.
i tried washing one in a cool-whip container of luke warm water and he freaked out. i won't be getting rid of them. their my children. but i can't handle them as much as i want to.