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littlerattiesauntie wrote at 2013-06-06 15:45:23
I found that gently but firmly wiping my rat's tail using cotton balls dipped in warm soapy (Baby Shampoo or Kitten Shampoo) water, while she sits on a towel in my lap is the most effective - and least stressful - way to clean her tail.  She actually likes it!

I tried using a small sponge and washcloth (even while  'dipping' her tail in warm soapy water) but you can't see what's happening as well as on a white cotton ball where you can SEE what's coming off the tail. I was amazed at the amount of yucky yellow stuff that came off!  :p

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