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Penis Plugs

One of the joys of being a rat owner, particularly the owner of a male rat, is that if you get to experience "old age" you will also likely get to experience penis plugs. It's not a bad thing, per se, but it is weird.

Because they keep them inside, if their grooming habits start to decline (they're sick, they're losing flexibility, etc), stuff collects. We'll call it, uh, cheese.

And, as a responsible ratty parent, it is your duty to remove the cheese and the concept is simple:

    Pop the penis out.
    Remove the cheese.

Penis Popping is an art (and soon to be a game by Tyco!) so listen closely...

Step 1) Apply gentle pressure to the sides of the penis (approx. 1/2 cm from each side):

Step 2) Pull a little to each side whilst still applying gentle downward pressure:

Step 3) Move fingers as needed to cause the penis to project outward from the sheath (the left view shows a rat penis without a plug; the right view shows the same rat, now older, with a plug):

Step 4) Promise your rat that you will never, ever, take pictures of his penis and publish them on the web for all the girlies to see!
(There is a reason why their balls are big and their penises are hidden!)

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Disclaimer: There are many non-sarcastic accounts and tips on the web regarding rat care. This is not one of them. These are merely accounts of our experiences with rats, our perceptions of these experiences, where we've failed and where we've succeeded. These accounts are here for two purposes:

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