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Website Updated 8.19.2017

Aids in Transitioning New Rats Into Your Existing Colony

Adding new rats into your colony can be one of the most stressful things to deal with. The rats can get so upset when new rats are coming in, and in their opinion "threatening their territory".

Over the years the rat community has used many different scents to mask the odor of the new rat. Some have used vanilla, while some just shampoo the new rat. Those work ok. But I have found that putting cocoanut oil on the old rats works even better. So my method is to clean the entire cage right before adding the new rat, and oil the old rats before putting in the new one. This way the old rat is so busy getting clean he isn't worried about the new rat that you just added. Also a benefit of oiling your old rat, is that you can especially do this when your older rat is very dominant. And it makes the other rats turn him over and sniff him. And see how he likes it. Instead of him turning your new ones over and hassling them. It turns the tables on the situation to your benefit. And turns all of the attention to the older rat not the new one.

 

One of the best things about coconut oil is its ability to moisturize the skin. So why not start doing it as soon as you get the rat!

Benefits Skin and Coat

Coconut oil make a luxurious coat and super soft skin if taken internally or externally. But it also has other benefits such as,

  • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin
  • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
  • Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes icky odor
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
  • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
  • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair and bites

Related links:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

Digestion

  • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
  • Reduces or eliminates bad breath
  • Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing

Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health

  • Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
  • Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
  • Helps prevent or control diabetes
  • Helps reduce weight, increases energy
  • Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

An overview: 9 Reasons to add coconut oil to your Rats diet

  1. Coconut oil improves overall skin health, and clears up skin conditions such as eczema, contact dermatitis and itchy skin
  2. Incredibly emollient, coconut oil helps moisturize the driest skin and makes an animals coat gleam with health — whether you add it to her diet her shampoo or both!
  3. Applied topically to the skin, coconut oil promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, bites, and stings.
  4. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil help reduce odor, and its pleasantly tropical aroma imparts a delightful scent to an animal's skin and coat.
  5. Coconut oil prevents and treats yeast infections, including candida. Its antiviral.
  6. Digestion and nutrient absorption are improved by the addition of coconut oil to an animal's diet.
  7. Like cinnamon coconut oil helps prevent diabetes by regulating and balancing insulin. It also promotes normal thyroid function and helps prevent infection and heart disease.
  8. Helping to reduce weight and increase energy, coconut oil also promotes mobility in dogs with arthritis and other joint issues
  9. Again like cinnamon, coconut oil is excellent for brain health.

What kind of Coconut Oil

Be sure you only use the extra virgin unrefined organic oil. There is no dosage as with most any natural suppliment.