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rice sock?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I keep seeing people talk about a rice sock. what the heck is a rice sock? do i need one?
post #2 of 18
if you need to keep the kittens warm, like if it is an abandoned kitten or the mother isn't doing her job. It is a sock full of rice warmed up in the microwave used as a heating pad.
post #3 of 18
It's a great heat source for kitties, and I've even been using this as a homemade heating pad for my sore knee.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
oh. thanks!
post #5 of 18
i filled one of my toddlers high legged socks with ride then tied the top of the leg, it was teh same size as a newborn kitten, but it was hard keeping it at a good temp. 30 seconds in the micorwave was too long. so you really have to be careful on howlong you heat it.
post #6 of 18
I am actually thinking of premaking them because Skittles loves my heating pad and tries to hog it. I figured maybe she will like these in her nest box for labor. How long do you nuke them for and how long do they stay warm.
post #7 of 18
I think that depends on the size you want to make, like i said 30 seconds on a toddler sock is too much, if you use an adult tube sock, perhaps 45 seconds to warm it.
My toddler sized one stayed warm for a half hour, my i know the bigger they are the longer they are warm. My mom uses a sented one for her neck, it can stay warm for hours, so that depends on the size.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by silvermoonmyst
I think that depends on the size you want to make, like i said 30 seconds on a toddler sock is too much, if you use an adult tube sock, perhaps 45 seconds to warm it.
My toddler sized one stayed warm for a half hour, my i know the bigger they are the longer they are warm. My mom uses a sented one for her neck, it can stay warm for hours, so that depends on the size.
Ask your mom what size she uses. I think I will try it on my neck
post #9 of 18
close to 2 feet long lol.

add a few drops of lavender oil for a nice relaxing sent
post #10 of 18
Sort of like the male tube sock
post #11 of 18
defentaly put some lavender or somthing in it ceause after awhile The plain rice ones seem to smell funny
post #12 of 18
How about vanilla. do not like Lavender.
post #13 of 18
About a minute and a half works for me, but it would depend on the size of your rice sock and strength of your microwave. It stays warm for about a half hour. Regarding the funny smell after repeated heatings, I change out the rice every few times. Adding lavender is such a nice idea. I'm sure you could add whatever scent you enjoy if the sock is for you.
post #14 of 18
I never had one but my grandma use one all the time and I can smell that thing as soon as I walk thourgh the door maybe its just me or maybe your right and the rice is old.
post #15 of 18
I will defiantly change the rice LOL
post #16 of 18
you can use any sent you want to put in there, for yourself of course, they work really nicely on neakaches
post #17 of 18
Kittens and cats are sensitive to some of those scents.

If you find the rice smells funny after a while, try using tapioca pearls instead. It's supposed to work just as well, if not better.
post #18 of 18
I have those I will give it a try.
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