We have two new boy rats - they're fab. Had lots of advice on here before Christmas and we all love them!
I got a blotch on my stomach the day after they came home just after Christmas. Now I have blotches from my chest down to my thighs, front and back. They're not going away. I keep getting more! I'm itchy.
But... nothing on my arms or face, which is weird as when we take them out they run straight up your arm to your neck. I'm not sneezing. What do we think? I'm not getting rid of them either way but I've never had an allergy so not sure what to do! I really am covered in rash.
It's definitely the rats. Stayed away from them as much as possible for a week. Rash faded a bit. Held one last night as an experiment, he cuddled into my neck for about 30 seconds and I got a rash on my neck by the time DD took him back.
I need to try antihistamines don't I, when I'm cleaning them out? I'm really gutted, they are so cute and I want cuddles!
Oh no I'm really sorry! Maybe the antihistamines will mean you can hold them and have none of the rashes? I have a rat myself (in the process of getting my second) and I know how much it must mean to you to be be able to hold them x