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Old 01-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
question about rat snakes

why do my gray rat's stink so bad? i know they musk, but they ALWAYS smell horrible. i can barely stand even holding the male. the female isn't too bad. is it only because they're breeding? it stinks so bad! LOL
Old 01-13-2010, 01:24 PM   #2
My gray rats can and do musk once in a great while (a whole lot less than when I got them as babies), but they don't stink all the time. I can't remember if they had a stronger odor last breeding season or not, maybe I'll try to guage that this year.

What kind of enclosure do you have them in?
Old 01-13-2010, 01:27 PM   #3
a 2x2x2, vision type with sliding glass fronts. they're adults, like i said, the female doesn't musk as much, but the male just stinks. his entire body stinks.
Old 01-13-2010, 01:45 PM   #4
Maybe it's just them manly-man snake pheremones working overtime...if the female is putting out, it must be working
Old 01-13-2010, 01:50 PM   #5
true, i'll just leave the doors closed and let the magic happen. lol

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