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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:35 PM
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Exactly! There should be books based on many person experiences, not just one! Or two, or even 20, there are many many rat owners in the present and in the past that have information as well.
Here's another "fact" I found, rats cannot digest chocolate and should not be given to them.
I think we've heard all of the variations to this, but we know that chocolate is only bad for the same reasons it's bad for us XD
Actually just recently I read a report done by scientists and rat people about chocolate.Chocolate isn't toxic to rats,as it is to dogs.The most it will do,is make a male rat infertile...but that is with a ton of chocolate!However even tho it was proven that chocolate isn't toxic...it still isn't the best...it is full of sugar and stuff...




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post #32 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:54 PM
 
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i have fed rats chocalate for over seven years and NEVER had a problem. chocalate is actually good (in moderation of course) for rats with breathing problems and myco.
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We have 10 rats. Mostly the young ones (1 year and younger) scent mark. They all walk up and down our arms dropping little pee spots. They mark for love. They mark for ownership. Dominance is not the only reason to mark.

Dexter stood on Dave's arm last night and emptied his bladder. What would we call that??
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We have 10 rats. Mostly the young ones (1 year and younger) scent mark. They all walk up and down our arms dropping little pee spots. They mark for love. They mark for ownership. Dominance is not the only reason to mark.

Dexter stood on Dave's arm last night and emptied his bladder. What would we call that??
Young hamsters, gerbils, and mice do the same thing. They also pee in their wheels, exercise balls, and on the bed. I really don't think it has to do with scent marking at all at that age- it is purely a natural reaction when stimulated (whether by exercise, fear, or other) to urinate. Older rodents learn to control it. If they care to.
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We have 10 rats. Mostly the young ones (1 year and younger) scent mark. They all walk up and down our arms dropping little pee spots. They mark for love. They mark for ownership. Dominance is not the only reason to mark.

Dexter stood on Dave's arm last night and emptied his bladder. What would we call that??
Ah, that would make more sense, and could explain why some do it ad some don't X3
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Actually just recently I read a report done by scientists and rat people about chocolate.Chocolate isn't toxic to rats,as it is to dogs.The most it will do,is make a male rat infertile...but that is with a ton of chocolate!However even tho it was proven that chocolate isn't toxic...it still isn't the best...it is full of sugar and stuff...
Lol, an infertile male rat, how the world would suffer
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Ok, found an article that spouted many inaccurate facts.

Domesticate rats can survive in the wild
Usually have yellow teeth (they always have yellow teeth, if they don't then they're sick)
Is an herbivore
has no prey
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the yellow teeth part is true. if there teeth are not yellow, or orange they have nutrition problems

all the rest is of course crap
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the yellow teeth part is true. if there teeth are not yellow, or orange they have nutrition problems

all the rest is of course crap
Um, I wrote that...you do see the parthesis right? Yeah, that was me adding in that rats teeth are not usually yellow, they're ALWAYS yellow, if not, then they're sick.
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the yellow teeth part is true. if there teeth are not yellow, or orange they have nutrition problems

all the rest is of course crap
Yeah,my old boy,Ray has white teeth.He also has a deformity with his jaw/teeth and needs frequent vet visits.Also because he is getting older and was a rescue,I can see more vet visits in the future!




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all my ratties use their litter boxes.
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