XD XD I know YOU have them in clean cages but that doesn't mean past owners did, and yes, it takes a bit for them to lose the old bedding smell.
Green apple shampoo is simply shampoo that smells like green apples =3 I don't know why..but something about it just blends in with the rat and it works. Just look for gentle varities like herbal essence ect..that is if you feel you need to resort to it, otherwise just use what you've been using, this goes for your bedding too, and it'll go away.
[QUOTE=Vanilla_Rat][COLOR="SeaGreen"]They get cage cleaning every 2 days,so their cage is not that dirty.
I use aspen mixed with YN.I have always used aspen,they were living on hemp bedding and carefresh when I got them from the girl who owned them first,but like I said they were stinky whenI first got them.And out of 24 rats,these are the ONLY two that smell like this.
I did abit of research and found out that some rats just smell worse then others.
Today when I had them out,the smell wasn't too strong,but I am gonna be giving them a bath tommorrow.
*cuts in* Yep thats them losing their smell. And Carefresh, yes. If it's allowed to get dirty enough it'll be like musty paper or cardboard and, yup, you'll smell poop =3 Hemp probably made it smell more like dirt.
A strong smelling rat has a..ratty smell. Like you know how people say rats smell like grape soda? Yeah you'd notice that, and their backs would be more oily. Luci has higher glands and when you rub him with a wet towel you'll see orange, something that doesn't happen with Spirit, and yes, he has a stronger smell, although he rubs his smell on Spirit now..but it's not bad so I don't mind.