I have worked my socks of today for the rats and now my feet are killing me and my finger nails are only half the size they were before I started cleaning!
I must say however, that it was worth it
Everythings begginning to fall into place now. Antibiotics are getting sorted and I have done everything thats been suggested for Pepper. I must say that the boys are going CRAZY about the baby food and thats good because I have vitamins in it that I'd like them to have.
I also mentioned that Arthur was making a few weird noises and he may have a few difficulties breathing, however, it is nothing serious because it was noticed and dealt with quickly.
The vet at [email protected]
said that his breathing was most likly caused by dust build up (I went to pets at home for the vet because the advice is free YAY lol), so when I went home I got all the rats out and left them upstairs to do their own thing... unsupervised... I yet have the mess to discover LOL...
Meanwhile, back downstairs, I took the cage apart bit by bit.. I took everything I could get off the tubes off and washed them all and did the same with each floor level/shelfs, whatever you call them... and boy did they smell! I put them all in very hot water for 10 minutes and when I pulled them out I could really smell it, not because I don't clean them, because I do, but because I don't pull the cage completely apart to clean it. I noticed how much all the dirt had gotten into all these little nooks and crannies where I'd never expect it to be able to get, so all day I've been on my knees, feet and hands, scrub-scrub-scrubbing at everything as hard as I could! Now my finger nails look out of shape, my feet are killing me and my knees keep clicking at me LOL!
Well, I can tell you that it really has made such a difference, it was so worth the suffering lol.. I'll be doing that more often!
Well, hopefully the cage won't be as dusty, I found a lot of the clutter and dirt all built up around the bars the most and my god it sure is a pain in the butt to get off! Any of you have any recommendations as to which cleaner to get that will help because the bars still look filthy compaired to the rest of the cage!?
I'm really tired now... I think I'm going to have an early night tonight...