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by emmad1982
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I think I will give the vets a call in the week and ask about them. It would be nice to know! :) (although fingers crossed for the good outcome!)
by emmad1982
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I dont get who this post is aimed at? If at me, i dont understand? Are you saying they are at the rescue or have they all been PTS ? If the latter, your previous post makes it unclear hun xxx Don't worry, I just re-read what I wrote and I think I have confused myself! :lol: lol I'm saying that i ho...
by emmad1982
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

So, even though I was the one who told the vet to PTS, they turn round and tell me they will go to a rescue center? They told me one would definitely be PTS, so why not just tell me the rest have to? I phoned up the vet and told them I couldnt look after them, so the best thing would be to PTS and t...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: baby wild rats
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: baby wild rats

I took them to the vets. One had to be PTS, but the other 5 (apparantly) were going to go to an animal rescue center. Thank you for your replies, but (with some help) decided it would be easier for them to go to the vets. I think finding them and trying to take care of them has now pushed me into lo...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I got back from the vets at about half 9. Some good news and some bads news. The baby attacked by the cat had to be PTS as the vet said his injuries were too severe. But the other 5 - the vet told me that they were all very healthy and they would be sent to an animal rescue center! So we have had so...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

Thank you, I have just been on the phone to the emergency vet, and she said there wouldnt be alot that we could do for them, plus with the baby with the injury she didnt think they had much of a chance. Im going to pop down there now with them, at least that way they wont be suffering. It would have...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I havent got anything here except egg custard and rice pudding. I dont have anything stocked for babies as I have never bred or have any plans to. At the moment I am trying them with some water, not ideal i know, but its getting some fluids into them. I completely understand about the injured one. A...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I managed to get them to urinate a little while ago using a wet cotton bud rubbed on them. I would like to try and give them a chance, but having no experience is really against me. I was going to take them to the vet earlier, but held off to give them a chance. I think I may have to call them tomor...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: baby wild rats
Replies: 4
Views: 262

baby wild rats

I rescued 6 baby ratlings from my compost heap today (mum and dad ran away when the nest was discovered) but i have never had experience with babies before. What can i feed them? and how do i know when they are hungry? They dont seem very old, their eyes are still closed and they are still very flop...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I have nothing to feed them :( and how do i know when they are hungry?
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

Trouble is I dont think they would be classed as wildlife. They would just be classed as vermin and they wouldnt do anything for them.
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

Is there anyone interested in hand rearing these gorgeous babies? I would love to but i have no experience with babies and have nothing here for them

xx
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

Ive just been out to check on them. It doesnt look like the parents have been back for them as i have left them for a couple of hours out there. One of the poor things had been got by the cat who lives a couple of doors down. So i decided to pick up the babies i could find and take them indoors. I m...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I was considering taking them in and hand rearing them, but I just dont know what they may be carrying and what they may pass to my fancy rats. I suggested it to my sister, but she said ''dont take the risk with your lot, you dont know what they may be carrying''. So im really torn. We cant stop the...
by emmad1982
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Found wild baby rats. What to do?
Replies: 44
Views: 1185

Re: Found wild baby rats. What to do?

I wouldnt have moved them somewhere else though, not really fair on others to get a rodent problems from someone else!