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Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by RatNation » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:32 pm

Not sure if this is the right category, so admin please feel free to move.

Anyway, I'm looking for a rat-safe air freshener/odour neautraliser. I know you shouldn't spray normal stuff like that becasue of rats are very sensitive but I was just wondering if there's one I could use every so often, like when visitors come round that wouldn't harm my rats,
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by Nicky » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:54 am

I have read that the Scentsy wax melter things are safe but I still wouldn't use one in a smallish room or near a cage.

I can't use much like that as hubby is really sensitive to scents. We use those air purifier things that 'scrub' the air through water.
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by Hobbit Stealer » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:35 am

I don't know if there are any 'safe' sprays, but I use an air purifier globe, and when I know people are visiting I just try to clean out relatively beforehand and also have the windows wide open for a while!! :)

have you tried tapadrop?
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by Anthony » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:06 pm

There is tapadrop, which claims to be safe. Although I seem to remember a discussion on here and it seemed to be an unfounded claim on their behalf.
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by ElizabethW » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:42 pm

We keep a shallow bowl of bicarb near the cage which seems to help.
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by acapae_wolf » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:42 pm

The plug-in air globe thingies are pretty popular, with or without scents.
Anthony wrote:There is tapadrop, which claims to be safe. Although I seem to remember a discussion on here and it seemed to be an unfounded claim on their behalf.
I think that was my question maybe? Certainly I've always wondered why it's touted as safer than alternatives without explanation. It's a bit rat fancy folkloreish.
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by cyber ratty » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:31 pm

I think a neutraliser rather than something that masks smells is best - I have used neutradol without anyone apparently suffering.

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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by Jemma » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:54 am

Id tend to look at why they are smelling rather than trying to hide the smell. then you can fix it a lot longer term. most whiffy rats are from poor for covering, lots of plastic shelves, over populated cages or just bad cage set up. most are fairly easy to fix and are far nicer for you and the rats

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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by RatNation » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:54 am

Thanks you all for your help! :) An air purifier sounds like a good idea, where can I get the plug in air globe? It sounds great!

Yes I have been looking at tapadrop but heard it doesn't always work? What are your opinions on it?
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by Hobbit Stealer » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:59 pm

I got my globe on amazon :)
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by amy104 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:58 am

I got a globe off amazon aswell, but to be fair only need to use it when I've recently done intros and everyone is marking. Most of the rest of the time I don't notice the smell as seem to have my cleaning routine pretty sorted now. I have used tap a drop without any problems, but in a large open room (no door) not a small confined space like a bedroom.
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by shiprat » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:29 am

RatNation wrote: Yes I have been looking at tapadrop but heard it doesn't always work? What are your opinions on it?
I think Tapadrop works well, but I won't use it since I wrote to the Company to ask what was in it and they didn't get back to me.
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by RatNation » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:55 pm

Hobbit Stealer wrote:I got my globe on amazon :)
Thank you, do you have a direct web link?
amy104 wrote:I got a globe off amazon aswell, but to be fair only need to use it when I've recently done intros and everyone is marking. Most of the rest of the time I don't notice the smell as seem to have my cleaning routine pretty sorted now. I have used tap a drop without any problems, but in a large open room (no door) not a small confined space like a bedroom.
Thank you, would using it in a bedroom be alright if I left the door open?
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RatNation wrote: Yes I have been looking at tapadrop but heard it doesn't always work? What are your opinions on it?
I think Tapadrop works well, but I won't use it since I wrote to the Company to ask what was in it and they didn't get back to me.
Oh, thank you, that's interesting to know
Does anyone know what's in them?
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by acapae_wolf » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:03 pm

It's already been said a couple of times that it's not known ;) Or, only to themselves...
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Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Post by RatNation » Sat May 02, 2015 3:03 pm

acapae_wolf wrote:It's already been said a couple of times that it's not known ;) Or, only to themselves...
Ah okay...thanks :)
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