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by NickyE
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 6623

Re: An overview of the new forum

siberiankiss wrote:Will other people called Kate be really angry with my if I change my username to just 'Kate'? I'm really worried people will hate me if I do it!
I like "just Kate" as a user name! (not for myself, obviously, that would just be wierd)
by NickyE
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)

Well I called the vets on Wednesday evening to check the dose and the receptionist said she'd get a vet to call me back. I was then out from 6:15 until about 9:15. No message on the answerphone, checked and no missed calls :angry: I love my vets but I was not happy. I called again (there's someone t...
by NickyE
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Which is your favourite hammock maker?
Replies: 91
Views: 2477

Re: Which is your favourite hammock maker?

I voted for Fuzzbutt because I love their cute designs and fabrics. I would also very much like to vote for TRW, can it be added on? And although she doesn't sell them NickyE's too, she was kind enough to send some with ratty Jacob (before the possessed sewing machine episode :lol: ) and my boys LO...
by NickyE
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)

nope, she's said 0.28 twice daily :o Is that too much? He's already had this morning's
by NickyE
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)

1/5th twice a day is a high dose, yep. Amdridh (adult, about 240-250g) gets 1/6 clava twice a day when she has a flare-up. And I was giving Arky (~480g then) 1/4 twice a day when she had her bitten foot. I'm glad I decided not to last night then! He weighed....drum roll......136g at the vets this m...
by NickyE
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)

Vet agreed it is definitely an abscess, no "stalk" to any underlying tissue or anything. There's definitely a pin prick mark on it so hopefully it'll go down nearly as quickly as it came up. I'm glad I know what I do when she said "we'll put him on baytril" eek no! So we've come away with palatable ...
by NickyE
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)

Thanks Vix. After talking to another FR person I've not given him ABs tonight. Vets said 1/5th of a clav twice/day but as my big solid boy was on 1/4 twice a day that seemed a lot. So I've bathed it tonight and have vets at 930 tomorrow. He's still lively as a box of eels and mad as a box of frogs.....
by NickyE
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)

Just come home tonight from delivering some rescues up to SecretPennell and gone in to check on rats. Lucian the minirat, my third the size he should be rescue has a lump on his neck at the front. I'm pretty sure it's *just* an abscess - he's so well and full of beans. I have 50mg clavaseptin tablet...
by NickyE
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abdomonal mass :0(
Replies: 22
Views: 450

Re: Abdomonal mass :0(

:(

Ripley-Roo has a fatty lump under her arm/on her side. It's not attached and it hasn't got any bigger since the vet saw it. This poor little family :( I hope Reuben is ok, keep us updated
by NickyE
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Love charity shops! (with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Love charity shops! (with pics)

that chair really is a mess with your head photo! Rats round your way obviously are as big as cats!
by NickyE
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 2 of mine are being spayed today
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: 2 of mine are being spayed today

yay! *gentle kisses* to them
by NickyE
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: The importance of staggering ages
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: The importance of staggering ages

I do totally agree with all the sentiments and I have tried to do this, in part conciously, in part not. I have rats from 10 weeks up to 22 months. But horribly there's just no magic answer, if only there was. 18 months ago I went from losing one of my oldest ever rats - Melody who got to 3 years ol...
by NickyE
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 2 of mine are being spayed today
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: 2 of mine are being spayed today

acapae_wolf wrote:
eta - Nicky, can I ask your opinion here please :)
done!
by NickyE
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Age of elective spays
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Age of elective spays

Apart from my 1st two girls when I was still learning I've spayed around 4-5 months. The first 2 may have been a bit older. I've had 4 girls get to around 3 years old and no lumps, 2 girls get to about 2.5 I think, again no lumps Of girls who haven't lasted so long 3 had bad mycoplasma (my first gir...
by NickyE
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Health
Topic: 2 of mine are being spayed today
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: 2 of mine are being spayed today

As all of my girls have been (previously) pet shop and now rescues with unknown background I've always had them spayed. Rarely had any problems. Imogen burst her glued incision open but didn't seem bothered! I've had a couple that have reacted to their sutures, but generally everything's been good. ...