How to treat Fleas: Fleas are not very common to make trouble for a pet rat. If a rat is scratching excessively is more likely to have a problem with too many flea bites. That may result in an infection in skin condition. But if you have other pets like cats and dogs those who go outside may bring some fleas which in turn could infect your pet rats. As fleas rarely bite small pet and animals, there are not many treatments designed for rats.
So, the best and primary approach is to treat other animals in your house and thoroughly clean the rat cage and surrounding areas.
Instructions For How To Treat Fleas On Pets – Rat
01. Inspect carefully
Inspect your pet carefully. Ensure they really have fleas before doing any treatment. If you don’t find any symptom of fleas, just try using a flea comb, especially around the rat’s legs and body. Tiny red bugs you can hardly see that are lice, not fleas. Sometimes flea bites can’t be seen with the naked eyes. And any conditions except the above need to be diagnosed by a veterinarian.
02. Clean bedding
Clean all the bedding, carpets and soft furnishings in your home and apply appropriate flea treatments for all animals in the household. Find here the best guide for rat training: The Complete Guide For Rat Training.
03. Transfer your rats
Transfer your rats from their cage to pet carriers or a rat-proofed room while you clean the cage and its surrounding areas.
04. Discard bedding
Discard all bedding and disposable accessories that are supposed to be affected. Those are discarded, seal tightly and put into the garbage and through outside. Wash other toys and accessories which will be kept with rats, by dishwashing liquid, rinse it and keep on to dry.