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by HereticPr1me
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7608

Re: An overview of the new forum

Thats a great idea !
Personally I was unaware of the whole thing because I have the bookmark set to the "new posts" page. In fact it was through the photo competition being postponed that I found out about it :oops:
That said, if even I can catch up, then theres fair hope for everyone else :lol:
by HereticPr1me
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7608

Re: An overview of the new forum

Thanks Toyah, Ill give it 24hrs and see if I can think up a new name, if not then I guess I stick with my gaming handle well into my late thirties :oops: :lol:
by HereticPr1me
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7608

Re: An overview of the new forum

Oh I had no idea this was happening ! I should really keep an eye on the announcements :roll:
And... its not yellowy-peach ? What gives ?

So do I now think up a new user name or just stick with HereticPr1me.... *sigh* do we have a "Ratman" yet ? :lol:
Whats everyone else doing, new or old ?
by HereticPr1me
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Upper resiratory
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Upper resiratory

:luck: with Majeeka today. Ive been treating Rhinoa for over a week for upper respiratory. Theres no sound in her lungs, just lots of sneezing like its up in her nose. The vet said thats preferable to it being deep down in her lungs, which makes sense. Her sneezing seems to be reducing and hopefully...
by HereticPr1me
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?

ErnieG! wrote:making your own rice bag and sticking it in the freezer :D
Rice bag or ice bag ?
If its ice bag it makes sense, if its rice bag Im gonna need an explanation :lol:
by HereticPr1me
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Upper resiratory
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Upper resiratory

I had wondered about rats and allergies too, Im sure the hot weather isnt helping. I would be interested to know if there are any case studies on allergies in rats and how common it is, I only know of one rat myself... I suppose you could talk to your vet about a low dose of steroid and see if that ...
by HereticPr1me
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?

Pure smile-generator isnt it :lol: At first mine were like "wha ? where ? who ? zomg !" Oh, by the way, I found a nice solution to the ice cubes for bottles < if you have an Ikea nearby that is :wink: It does work and they fit quite neatly into the bottle opening of a standard "classic" type bottle ...
by HereticPr1me
Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Upper resiratory
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Upper resiratory

Hey Maj,
I just stumbled on this, how is the wee one doing ?
by HereticPr1me
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing and such
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Sneezing and such

Hi Nathus, happy new ratties and welcome to FR :) Im not convinced this is just new home sneezing. Its quite correct that they tend to sneeze a bit on coming into a new environment, but if her general breathing sounds crackly and honky there might be more to it. Also if the poops "loose" that might ...
by HereticPr1me
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Taking the middle out of the Explorer
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: Taking the middle out of the Explorer

Thats a good tip about the baby rattle rings, from the pics I see they go around the double-frame part where the middle level of the explorer would have been. Im know my current chin-clips wouldnt fit around that so thats fab. A question about the vertical tube... what is it from and what diameter i...
by HereticPr1me
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Taking the middle out of the Explorer
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: Taking the middle out of the Explorer

:o Scattie youre a design genius, do you do living rooms also ? :lol:

I had considered this myself when I rebuilt the explorer a couple of months back. I just love that vertical tube / periscope thingy !
I'll have to "explore" this too and have a plan ready for my next week off.
by HereticPr1me
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?

A bit cooler today at last :) So, yesterday I turned the mister on them and, after being a little spoked at first, they all came to enjoy it ! My as yet unnamed new ratty was the funniest as he would close his eyes and lift his head a way up then dash away and back again for more :lol: Here he is: h...
by HereticPr1me
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?

OK sold, Im totally getting them a mister 8)
by HereticPr1me
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?

Surely the windhchill effect of a fan would be of benefit though. I know windchill is more to do with effective rate of heat loss, but wouldnt that help prevent overheating in the first place ? Even without sweating there is still thermal conduction, sweat just makes it more efficient right ? I like...
by HereticPr1me
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: long distance train journey for an old girly - will she cope
Replies: 9
Views: 295

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

Well thanks everyone for the replies and advice. Its good to know that rail travel is not a major stresser for even old ratties. Some good tips there too, like giving the carrier a wee clean mid journey once theyve had a poop and pee ! So, now that Ive made myself happy that she'll be fine for the t...