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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2006, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Boys first bath

Earlier after cleaning the boys cage, i noticed that the "stink" was still present. I was like oh boy now i gotta give them a bath. This would be their first ever. I thought that they would be fearful and really wiggly. Well I was pleasantly surprised, they absolutely love the water and were lil angels aside from making alot of rattie raisins. Their daddy is really proud of them and gave them one of their favorite treats.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2006, 09:25 AM
 
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Wow, you got really lucky with them. All mine absolutely hate baths. It's a good thing I don't have to bathe them very often, I end up with scratches all up my arms and sometimes on my neck if one of them manages to get all the way up there before I can get a hold of them again. It prompts some strange questions at school, lol.
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I can only imagine the questions. I have found an ideal way to trim their nails too which helps alot.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2006, 05:32 PM
 
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How are you trimming thier nails? I'd love any tips for that you may have.
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I tried to give my girlies a bath one time and that did not go well That is good that your boys do not mind it though, I wish mine were that way :rollseyes:


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When I had mine a while ago, he used to like to take baths! i never thought that they wouldnt.guess i was luicky lol

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Thats good to hear!

I rarely have to bathe my females,but they HATE it!So do most of my other rats.Zephyr and Jellyroll like it!And my old boy,Saukrates (R.I.P) loved it too!But those three are the only rats I have had that LIKED baths!I have had a few that tolerated it,but usually I end up scratched up BADLY!





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i trim and give my rats bathes but i need my BF to actually hold my rats down as I trim their nails....i would love to hear any advice you have on trimming nails!


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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have found what i would guess you can call a soft spot on both my boys in which when i rub it in a certain way it makes them relax and thats how im able to trim their nails
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 08:27 PM
 
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My rats didn't like thier baths but it hurt me more than it hurt them. The wet ratties jumping up on the side of the tub trying to deviously be cute so u make will dry them off.

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my girl rats dont seem to have a soft spot..they just wont relax or hold still....they freak every time i even attempt to hold them in the clipping-nail-position lol


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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-10-2006, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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when i do my boys i sit them in my lap and talk to them and gently pull each paw out and clip them. Dunno maybe its something about my animal prowness that they let me do it.


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Mine too Skrat. I wish they did though.
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Female rats are just wiggly,squirmy and active in general tho!




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