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by furryfeet
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Is there a homes for baby Dumbos around Aberdeenshire?
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Is there a homes for baby Dumbos around Aberdeenshire?

I have no intensions on becoming a breeder as such Many people on here who breed their rats and call themselves breeders do so in exactly the way you have described - their adults are pets first and foremost, they have usually only one litter per doe, rehoming the majority of the babies locally wit...
by furryfeet
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Finding rex breeders?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Finding rex breeders?

People do breed specifically for rex, but there's some just come up in rescue here:
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by furryfeet
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Fees for holiday sit?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Fees for holiday sit?

I think I got a bale of bedding for a weekend last time, and I was very happy with that.
by furryfeet
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Lone Baby Boy
Replies: 23
Views: 1071

Re: Lone Baby Boy

I remember Mcfadyen had a lone baby girl, who had been kept alone at a pet shop for a while before she took her on (well at least they hadn't put her with her brothers). She had severe problems relating to other rats, and I would say its actually a really good reason to GMR, for his future sociabili...
by furryfeet
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Osteomyelitis nothing working :(
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Osteomyelitis nothing working :(

I have only known of two rats with bone infections, and both had to be put to sleep. The first belonged to Debs, and the second to me, and bizarrely both ended up with jaw bone infections. My rat, Larry, started off with a tiny abscess in his ear, which spread relentlessly, despite very aggressive a...
by furryfeet
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Intro Injury
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Intro Injury *URGENT*

I'm guessing keglineq has logged off?

Well, if you do read this...
If the wound is not bleeding heavily, and is not deep then it will probably close up overnight and look fine tomorrow. Don't put the rat on any flakey or dusty bedding tonight, in case it gets in the wound.
by furryfeet
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Intro Injury
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Intro Injury *URGENT*

Don't panic, looking at the size of the human finger in that picture the hole is not too large. Is it still bleeding? Its hard to tell from the picture, is it a deep hole?
by furryfeet
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden Weightloss
Replies: 18
Views: 652

Re: Sudden Weightloss

Either is fine, its just to tempt her to drink. One thing I always use on post-op rats is water with a tiny tiny bit of ferretvite or nutrical swirled in it, as it gets them drinking, which is so important. Really anything that will tempt her, its just a trace. With this weather I'd keep her in what...
by furryfeet
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden Weightloss
Replies: 18
Views: 652

Re: Sudden Weightloss

If you think she is dehydrated and you want to tempt her to drink try her on her own in a small cage or carrier, with some water just very lightly flavoured with sugar or honey. If she's not rattling this time, it might be a whole new problem. Sudden weight loss can mean all sort of things - I've ha...
by furryfeet
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Synulox - other brand names
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Synulox - other brand names

Hi Sarah, Off the top of my head Synulox equivalents are Nisamox, Noroclav, Clavaseptin. The first two come in round flat pinkish tablets, like Synulox tablets, the different one is Clavaseptin, which is sort of oblong and beige. This is a really useful site for looking up different brand names for ...
by furryfeet
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Others Experience of Breeders?
Replies: 50
Views: 2283

Re: Others Experience of Breeders?

The original point of the question was to find out what is normal and usual for rats on a large scale, rather than to criticise, and certianly not to judge, as has been suggested by some. Hi there, I didn't read your question as being critical - as you say, you can only question something when you ...
by furryfeet
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Neutering?
Replies: 11
Views: 396

That's a good point about rabbits - it true they are much nicer rabbits to have as pets when they are neutered. Fortunately rats are not the same - unspayed females will happily live together and socialise with humans, which would be unthinkable with many unspayed female rabbits! I do know someone w...
by furryfeet
Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mouth tumours - anyone have any experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 398

No, and the cheek was only swollen on the inside, it looked almost normal from the outside. The swelling has now gone down enough I can see inside his mouth again. Fingers crossed! Jocelyn, I did have one rescue I couldn't get near who was horrendously skinny, and I thought he had teeth problems. Th...
by furryfeet
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How far would you go for a good vet?
Replies: 14
Views: 491

As a one-off, distance would not be a problem, but I would not want to be relying on a vet any distance away when things were going wrong. Its not just the middle-of-the-night emergency dash scenario, although obviously as a breeder this is probably more likely to be crossing your mind than most peo...
by furryfeet
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mouth tumours - anyone have any experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Theodore was examined under GA today, and the good news is, its definitely not a tumour. It is an abscess, which has now been opened up a little inside his mouth, to try to drain it a bit better. The swelling has gone down already from what it was (he's been on good old Baytril since Tuesday) so I w...