Yesterday’s News to Papurr

Posted on January 31st, 2008 in by Cassi

I decided to switch litters again… I know, I really need to make up my mind! :P I’m trying Papurr now. It looks like a normal clay cat litter, but it’s made out of paper instead of clay. It doesn’t seem dusty at all and it has a nice fresh scent to it - like fresh clay cat litter. It seems softer to walk on than the YN too.

But the biggest reason I switched is because of the foreign objects I was finding in YN. Little bits of colored plastic mostly. I was worried my ratties might accidently eat it or get cut on it. It just didn’t seem safe. Here’s a link to another article that goes into the Yesterday’s News hazards in more detail. Luckily I never found metal, like the article talks about, but I didn’t want to take the chance that I might.

So we’ll see how they do on it. Hopefully it will absorb odor as well as the YN used to. It’ll be awesome if this stuff works because it’s cheaper than YN too - about $10/30lbs. at Petsmart.

Rats are a lot like puppies…

Posted on January 27th, 2008 in by Cassi

They really are. You can teach them tricks, they’ll come when you call their name, and they like belly rubs. :P

Here’s Pica laying in my lap enjoying a good head scratch:

Pica head scratch

And here’s a link to a video of someone else’s rat playing fetch! Click here.

Do your rats do anything puppy-like?

The Year of The Rat

Posted on January 1st, 2008 in by Cassi

Happy New Year Everyone!

Starting Feb. 7th, it will be the Year of the Rat. :D The boys had a fun time celebrating the new year with us last night. While we had normal, big-people, pina colada/fruit daiquiris the ratties just had some of the fruit juice that we were using to make our drinks. We’re totally addicted to Naked fruit smoothies right now, so we got the pina colada and the blue machine flavors to use in our drinks. Here are the boys drinking some of each flavor mixed together.

New Year Ratties