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by neela
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: how much blood = foul?
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: how much blood = foul?

Ah, I really feel for you! In a couple of previous configurations my large group (7-9 girls) would live happily together, be harmonious for a few weeks and then suddenly one of 3 troublemaker does (not always the same one) would decide that she disliked one of the other girls (not always the same on...
by neela
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Flat Packable cages
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Flat Packable cages

There's a cheaper Samo here, didn't see what the postage was though :luck:
by neela
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: need some advice - heartbreaking dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 1111

Re: need some advice - heartbreaking dilemma

That's great news, well done Henrietta :D
by neela
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New and frequent choking episodes
Replies: 28
Views: 568

Re: New and frequent choking episodes

One of my older girls, Ellie, had chronic resp issues and went through a period of panicky/distressing choking episodes and regurgitating slimy brown gunk. Our vet said it might be an inflamed larynx. Ellie was put on to Zithromax + Doxy and a long-term maintenance pred dose and responded reasonably...
by neela
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Pooing everywhere
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Pooing everywhere

Rather than tidying up whilst they're out, we leave it until after we've put them back. Unless it's a particularly squishy stinky one that they'd tread everywhere :roll: If you clean up after them once they're back in the cage it's much easier to move around without having to be careful of them. As ...
by neela
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is this wheel big enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Is this wheel big enough?

ECF have the large Silent Spinner and Petplanet seem to have the the Wobust WW in stock.
by neela
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Dosage
Replies: 20
Views: 357

Re: Baytril Dosage

This is written by a UK vet and might be useful. Best of luck :luck:
by neela
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Best Probiotic
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Best Probiotic

Not sure if this is what you're after, but my lot get Protexin sachets from the vet when they're on ABs. None of them have had stomach upsets even when they've been on seriously strong combos so I'm very happy with it. I dilute a large pinch with a drop of water on a spoon for the rat in question - ...
by neela
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Project Duetto [immense cage restoration] *img heavy*
Replies: 162
Views: 6587

Re: Project Duetto [immense cage restoration] *img heavy*

:o Just looking at the pics and imagining the work makes me feel tired :lol:
by neela
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Health
Topic: need some advice - heartbreaking dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 1111

Re: need some advice - heartbreaking dilemma

Yes, the baytril dose sounds too low I'm afraid and I would go back to the vets if I were you. Our vet usually prescribes 0.1ml per 100g which I believe is fairly common - so a 300g rat would be on 0.3ml per day. Because of rats' fast metabolism it is usually believed to have better effect if it's g...
by neela
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Creating a challenging (weightloss) environment...help?!
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Creating a challenging (weightloss) environment...help?!

I think some people have had success smearing yogurt or similar onto the track to entice ratties to get in and get moving. Haven't had to try it myself though, I've got extremely keen girls who are more likely to squabble for their turn! They like the Silent spinner and the Wodent wheel but none of ...
by neela
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How much to get a rat x-rayed
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: How much to get a rat x-rayed

£80 here for two plates and the GA etc.
by neela
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 1959

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

Oh Jude, so so sorry :cry:
by neela
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 1959

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

Could it be a wasp sting? Scritches to Rookie, it looks sore :(