Just like when dealing with raw foods, when dealing with dirty bedding and dirty cages/accessories, the owner should take steps to keep safe from bacteria. Doing bedding changes weekly and deep cleans on a regular basis will help reduce the risks of bacteria like salmonella and e.coli.
Finally, some people do have allergies to rats and/or their bedding. Since we are a closed rattery, we can’t allow potential adopters in to interact with our rats, but we will always try to help in any way we can. We do have a few adopters that are more than willing to allow you to interact with their rat before you adopt.