Suggestions for Dry Bathing our Rattie boys?
Quick question on bathing....my two boys Klausse and Wolfgang look like they need a bath. We have had them for a few months and most of the time they stay nice and clean themselves of course but yesterday when I was doing my twice a week cage cleaning I noticed they had spent quite a bit of time snoozing in a pillowcase tent I had made for them, but they had peed all over it and boy, do my little guys smell funky now! Their bedding and towels and cage are spotless again, like usual and they have all fresh towels but that funky smell has remained on my boys. I DID buy some gentle baby shampoo for them when we first adopted them but now that the time has come for a bath, I am a bit hesitant about the whole wet rattie washing thing that I know they will hate (I noticed the few times that I tried fishing for peas with them that they did NOT like putting their paws in the water, so I guess they are dry land babies eh?) so I was wondering if any of you have ever tried a safe alternative to wet bathing, such as talcum powder or cornstarch or something similar for their fur? Drs. Foster and Smith pet company makes a dry shampoo but it is scented with melon and raspberry scent and I am leary of using any scented type dry dust bath type items, unless it is okay to use? I still have some chinchilla dust left over from when my hubby and I had our gerbils but that's it. Any ideas for dry cleaning our babies? Thanks in advance!