American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2017 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.

Helpful Hints

More Hot Weather Tips

Karen Robbins, Winnetka, CA

We’ve had several tips for hot weather in the past to help keep our critters cool. Here are some more ideas for those hot sweltering days.

  • Refrigerate or freeze stones, bricks, terra cotta, or granite tiles then place in the cage.
  • bean bagsOne pet owner made bean bags and froze then gave to the critters. Take two square pieces of fabric, sew three sides together, fill with dried beans or rice, sew last side together, freeze or refrigerate. These can be used as either heating pads (place in the microwave a few seconds) or cooling pads. Just be aware that rats like to chew fabric and with the goodies inside, may try to get at them. *

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April 11, 2019