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by carney
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Charity Shop raid; Castle toy and toddler farm toy
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Charity Shop raid; Castle toy and toddler farm toy

:oops: I've never even considered kids toys for them. Thanks for the idea - I'm off to scour the charity shops very soon :girly:
by carney
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: 30 Gallon Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: 30 Gallon Tank

It depends how long they're going to be in there for. I don't see why it would be a problem for littlies as a short term solution as long as there is adequate ventilation, tho if you have access to mesh then meshing the bars of the bigger cage is a great option. Unless it' just a case of using it so...
by carney
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Anna's had babies!!!!!
Replies: 87
Views: 6413

Re: Anna's had babies!!!!!

Why can't people just reply to original questions instead of digging for information so you can shoot people down? That itself is a method of bullying. Maybe you should just reply and give help instead of trying to find areas to cause trouble for the original posters. Who cares how the accident happ...
by carney
Tue May 31, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Biased forum
Replies: 58
Views: 5391

Re: Biased forum

I just think some people dont respect other peoples views sometimes. I do agree that 'some' people do think that their way is the only way....its disheartening, but you will find it in life with everything you do. I think this is the most perfect wording of how I feel too!! And I do think there are...
by carney
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: culling - common practice among breeders?
Replies: 156
Views: 9443

Re: culling - common practice among breeders?

I completely agree with Lisa's 1st line. I've seen so many rats suffer unnecessarily because the owner "just had to try this that and the other" for their own selfish reasons, when in reality the rat was simply too ill to cope and should have been pts imo
by carney
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: culling - common practice among breeders?
Replies: 156
Views: 9443

Re: culling - common practice among breeders?

What's the difference between culling a rat (for any reason other than it being ill or being a feeder) and culling a newborn puppy? To me both are abhorrent procedures. Slightly OT, but I have spent a fortune in emergency vet fees having my pets pts. And normal fees too. I wouldn't do it at home, no...
by carney
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: The word 'bad' when use to describe markings?
Replies: 139
Views: 7566

Re: The word 'bad' when use to describe markings?

:lol: I have never read such a ridiculous thread in my life. If you heard what I called my rats I'd be reported to the RSPCA - it's a good job they're not kids! If it was meant in a malicious way I could understand a need for change but seriously, if something is a 'bad' example, then that is what i...
by carney
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: what does every one use to store food??
Replies: 33
Views: 2050

Re: what does every one use to store food??

Horse feed bin! Or I used to when I had more ralets. It was only a few quid from a horse feed supplier that I found by chance when out for a drive. Big ugly red thing but worked really well. It's now relegated to the garden for the 25kg sacks of bird feed for the poor birdies
by carney
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Introducing a pet dog to my ratties
Replies: 27
Views: 1950

Re: Introducing a pet dog to my ratties

Are the rats in an area where they'll have to meet the dog? If they're higher up I would just train the dog not to jump up tbh.
by carney
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: The ethics of breeding?
Replies: 127
Views: 6737

Re: The ethics of breeding?

No, I'm just saying that what you think constitutes seeing a vet and those of us who've had rats seen at the vet may be different.

And for the record all my rats are rescues, though I have had rats from breeders in the past.
by carney
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: The ethics of breeding?
Replies: 127
Views: 6737

Re: The ethics of breeding?

The point I'm trying to make is that there is a difference between having healthy animals and having animals a long time that could have benefitted from vetinary treatment.
by carney
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: The ethics of breeding?
Replies: 127
Views: 6737

Re: The ethics of breeding?

Yeah, that is exactly what I'm saying. Pretty lucky with your rats, but unlucky with the dogs eh? Vet treatment not working for any of them :roll: And you're right, bad joints can't be cured, but there are tests for causes of them, and shockingly there are things that are prescribed to relive them
by carney
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: The ethics of breeding?
Replies: 127
Views: 6737

Re: The ethics of breeding?

Someone asked about my pets and what I thought was needing vet treatment: Throughout the past 17/18 years there has been a border collie dog - he was not very well looked after but turned into a great pet, was pts when he developed bad joints etc and couldnt climb the stairs in his old age. Mongrel...
by carney
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: The ethics of breeding?
Replies: 127
Views: 6737

Re: The ethics of breeding?

I'm quite intrigued as to how many pets you've actually had, what YOU class as an animal needing vet treatment and how long your other pets have actually lived for.
by carney
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Freeranging - how do you rat proof a room?
Replies: 23
Views: 1543

Re: Freeranging - how do you rat proof a room?

I do the same as woody. If you want a rat proof room you have to be prepared for rat modifications. Mine didn't like the skirting boards, the little round things that cover the pipes to the floor and part of a chair. I've had to remove the legs from my sofa cos they chewed their way into the bottom ...