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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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litter training rats

I know its possible to litter train ratties & that is my intention
I was wondering what litter you all used (for those of you with rats littertrained) & what shouldn't be used?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 02:12 PM
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Well I never got them 'litter trained' they poo every where but most now goes in the litter pan now, I have not had a problem with peeing on the carpet thou which is good. Hope someone knows how as I need the help too, lol!!

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i get them a little hamster potty corner or so...and put some sand in and some of their poop...and pretty soon thats their toilet...i wish they didnt pee everywhere though....does anyone know how to train them to pee in a certain area and not mark...these are females...


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It can be hard to littertrain rats.Some are easier then others to train.It CAN be done tho!

I never ever tried litter training my rats,because I don't mind if they pee/poop anywhere in their cage.They are generally good and MOST of my rats do not pee/poop out of their cage!!

I was lucky to take in a rescue rat (Raymond - R.I.P) who was either litter trained (which I doubt...as his owners never gave him much attention) or just was very clean.He would only poop AND pee in ONE corner of his cage.It was pretty cool actually.

http://www.gottaspoilem.com/LitterBoxTrainYourRat.html
Thats a link I found.Hope it helps!






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Thank you for the link! Cat litter (plain) is safe, that is so convient for me since it's the only kind I have access to !!
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I dunno if it is. Litter, clay, can compact into their stomach and build up and the only way to remove it is thru surgery. I dunno about it, so I will not use it. If it is not safe for my bunny, I assume its not safe for a rat, esp. them being smaller also.

I am using aspin for the rats and they are fine with that. Maybe I will be getting the 'wood' cat litter for the bunny and rats, only if it is safe (no pine or cedar).

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It is ok for rats,as long as it isn't the scented stuff.Rats won't eat it.They are different from bunnies.Even on the backs of some litters it says it is okay for small animals.

I have used unscented litter for my mice a few times.I put it in a little hamster potty thing and they loved digging in it.They never once ate it.

You can also buy litter made for rodents,but it is the same thing as cat litter...tiny littl rocks,but is overpriced.





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