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by katievonlou
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Home remedies for resp issues
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Home remedies for resp issues

Something im currently trying at the mo is Manuka honey factor 20 (higher the better) and disolving a bit in their water along with a drop of grapefruit seed liquid and a few drops of enchinacea/goldenseal. just wondering where you got your grapefruit seed liquid? i've got some manuka honey 25+ lay...
by katievonlou
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Tea?!
Replies: 20
Views: 352

Re: Tea?!

pip adores tea!!

if he's out and you've got a cup you don't have a chance to sip it as his head is straight in there :lol: we've just resorted to giving him a little egg cup with tea in when he's out - the rest of his group aren't too bothered they'll run around my room while pip's in tea heaven :lol:
by katievonlou
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: "Special" Rat?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: "Special" Rat?

oh gawd bless all these 'special' rats ! x Katie - obsessive behaviour, e.g. the wheel, is quite common with Learning Disabilities (fixed routine is very important too in some cases) that's what lead me to think about she might be "special" she's the only one who uses the wheel and gets r...
by katievonlou
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: "Special" Rat?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: "Special" Rat?

i managed to get some photos of mini-moo usually she just runs away and hides... i did noticed that when i opened the cage door everyone came running to say hello, where as mini-moo just ignored me and stayed in the igloo, sometimes popping her head out.... so, here's mini-moo (she looks like this a...
by katievonlou
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: "Special" Rat?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: "Special" Rat?

Piggy is a bit odd with sounds as well - it's like he's in a little bubble and then he suddenly springs back into life again! He seems to respond more to vibration than anything else; I tap on the floor near him and he'll come over to say hello. He knows where the cage door is and what sound it mak...
by katievonlou
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The Pirate Collection
Replies: 40
Views: 784

Re: The Pirate Collection

what i'm going to be doing folks is make a tone of them, for girls and boys :D and putting them in the market - if their a hit i might start doing custom ones for people - say of your favourite ratty, etc :)

i'll keep everyone updated :love:
by katievonlou
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The Pirate Collection
Replies: 40
Views: 784

Re: The Pirate Collection

Where do you get your clippy rings from, Katie? They look so handy! They look like baby teething rings they are indeed, they work really well if you haven't got a silly rat i have a lot of them if you'd like me to send you some sian? i've always got some rat-poof soft-ish rings, originally shower r...
by katievonlou
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: "Special" Rat?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: "Special" Rat?

the thing i've noticed with mini-moo is that she doesn't really seem to respond to sound - you can make a loud bang that everyone notices, but she sits there in a trance with a silly look, but other times she might notice, but only slightly... if you call/talk to her she doesn't pay much attention, ...
by katievonlou
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: "Special" Rat?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

"Special" Rat?

this might sound like the most stupid question, but how can you tell if you have a "special needs" rat - i don't mean in the sense of head tilt, etc...i mean maybe mentally special? the reason i ask is because of mini-moo....back story: mini-moo came to us with her sister milly and while m...
by katievonlou
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The Pirate Collection
Replies: 40
Views: 784

Re: The Pirate Collection

okie dokie, here's some photos of the pink spotty ratty bed (can anyone think of a name for them? ) - the tailless version: the front: http://i44.tinypic.com/14o11t.jpg from the side: http://i40.tinypic.com/2urmus0.jpg little tinker showing off : http://i40.tinypic.com/iekwwj.jpg
by katievonlou
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My lovely Roland
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: My lovely Roland

sorry to hear about little roland :hearts:
by katievonlou
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Basils getting castrated :(
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Basils getting castrated :(

good luck basil he'll be perfectly fine, but i know how you feel, we've had 3 done and each time i'm still on edge all day! what we did for our boys is make up the hospital cage with plenty of soft bedding (we used vet bed off cut and tissue bedding) some of their favourite treats and rest they'll b...
by katievonlou
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Keeping nails down
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Keeping nails down

Hobbit Stealer wrote:Could sandpaper make their feet sore if they had to walk on it a lot?


that's a good point, i suppose it would? the bottoms of their feet are quite soft :-|
by katievonlou
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Keeping nails down
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Keeping nails down

the only problem i can see with that is if they started chewing the sand paper?
i've found that putting bricks under their water bottles does help :D
by katievonlou
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The Pirate Collection
Replies: 40
Views: 784

Re: The Pirate Collection

yay! sorry i haven't been keeping this updated, i've been stupidly ill for the past week and a bit - i've made so far a pink spotty version with no tail and a silver fawn hooded one also made some special ones, but you can't see them yet as they are a surprise for jen (aquajen9) i'll get some photos...