Ok, so I decided this one was so funny and disgusting, it deserved it's own thread!! When my friend has a little wobble, I try to turn the story around to give her a little giggle. Last night was about rat hygiene....or lack of. Quite an eye opener for me, Houssem Ktari was a filthy rat My friend became aware on her second from last visit that her rat hardly ever had a shower. She keeps a personal diary and found a discreet way of keeping a 'Houssem had a shower' log and a 'Houssem brushed his teeth' log. I honestly thought I was going to die with laughter! Everytime she mentioned that he hadn't showered for days, he said it was too cold (October to January). He wore the same clothes, including underwear, everyday. He slept in his clothes, went out in his clothes and never washed either himself, his clothes nor brushed his teeth On her last visit June/July, she kept her diary again. He showered maybe once a week under duress....this was scorching hot, summer temperatures! He kept laughing and telling her his armpits smelled like onions She used to beg him to shower! Everyday, countless times throughout the day, she checked his toothbrush - it was dry everytime! She started leaving the toothbrush in various positions - it never moved! She said his teeth looked hairy and he always had a big piece of spit connecting his top and bottom teeth when he laughed - it made her nauseous, she has a very sensitive gag reflex! I was in stitches at her description He used to cover his hair everyday with half a tub of hair gel - perhaps to disguise the unwashed odour? Needless to say, this has both amused me and disgusted me! I was curious as to whether anybody else has come across this issue? Is it normal behaviour or did she quite literally find herself a dirty rat?