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by petrify
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Joey, I will never kiss you again :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Joey, I will never kiss you again :(

Bea used to eat spiders...She would "hunt" them in my room...was quite interesting to watch really! And flies when she could catch them. She was quite the spirited hunter! Kept my room spider free for me. I only realised she did it when she was free ranging and there was a squeak like a fighting squ...
by petrify
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: viral menengitis
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: viral menengitis

Gosh, I am so sorry.

I dont have any advice, just wanted to voice my support xx
by petrify
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Concerns for Rupert
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Concerns for Rupert

I'm so sorry :( You did your best xx

Good night Roo :love:
by petrify
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Concerns for Rupert
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Concerns for Rupert

I'm not sure myself, but this is my favourite health website and it seems to have a few pointers: http://ratguide.com/health/neurological/stroke.php

Good luck xx
by petrify
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Concerns for Rupert
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Concerns for Rupert

:( I would say a stroke then, especially if he is floppy. Best thing would be to get him to the vets at the earliest opportunity.

Not sure about the swollen testicle... :-?
by petrify
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Concerns for Rupert
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Concerns for Rupert

Hmm...I would perhaps say stroke or maybe heart condition? Stroke mainly because of the speed of his deterioration-literally overnight-especially with the seemingly fast deterioration of his senses.

I'm sorry I don't know fully. I hope the little man feels more like himself again soon :love:
by petrify
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Concerns for Rupert
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Concerns for Rupert

Front paws deterioration is a classic symptom of PT, however I'm sure that it doesnt happen over night. Although someone feel free to correct me. Is he disorientated now, is he able to walk about at all using all four paws? Maybe he was just very sleepy :love: I've had rats that were very sleepy, an...
by petrify
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Long Lived Ratties
Replies: 26
Views: 864

Re: Long Lived Ratties

Tempest lived until 1 week before her 41st month day. She was just, well, awesome. Three surgeries, one litter, a large lump under her front paw and she was bright as the day i got her. The only reason she was pts was due to a lump on her cheek similar to a zymbals gland tumour and i was NOT letting...
by petrify
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent advice:( somethings not right following Whispers spay
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: Urgent advice:( somethings not right following Whispers spay

Im so so sorry hun. You did all that you could, I know she will be grateful.

Play hard at the bridge Whisper x x (ps if you see my fat pudding of a Whisper, give her a quick poke from me, k?) :hearts:
by petrify
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent advice:( somethings not right following Whispers spay
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: Urgent advice:( somethings not right following Whispers spay

Didnt want to read and run, but I've no advice really. I'm not sure what I would do in that situation, sorry hun. Sending you and Whisper lots of *hugs* xx Thankyou, she's at the vets now and i'm just waiting for them to ring to let me know if anything can be done. I asked to speak to the vet befor...
by petrify
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent advice:( somethings not right following Whispers spay
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: Urgent advice:( somethings not right following Whispers spay

Didnt want to read and run, but I've no advice really. I'm not sure what I would do in that situation, sorry hun. Sending you and Whisper lots of *hugs* xx
by petrify
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: how are you and your ratties keeping cool today?
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: how are you and your ratties keeping cool today?

Young rats are fine, degus pancaked, I'm showering every 2 seconds and inbetween I am rubbing my eldests rats ears and head with cold water. :lol:
by petrify
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I need advice / help
Replies: 45
Views: 860

Re: I need advice / help

This may not help, but my experience is that girls dont slow down. Tempest is nearly 41 months and up until 3 weeks ago she was just as pingy as she always was. She suprised even me :o However, girls get to know you by sight, by smell and by love. They use you as their "base" when they get used to y...
by petrify
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Health
Topic: long distance train journey for an old girly - will she cope
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: long distance train journey for an old girly - will she cope

Agreed. My girly (40 months) is possibly the most travelled ratty ever. Shes been to portsmouth and back, to norwich and back, to colchester and back, and colchester and back etc. She doesnt mind car journeys at all, she just falls asleep. Trains are a bit quieter and less fraught with harsh stops e...
by petrify
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: iron-on interfacing?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: iron-on interfacing?

I wouldnt use it as it is an adhesive, try using the stuff you have to sew in (just tack it in before stitching).