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by Ormrod91
Thu May 26, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: are my hormones effecting him?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

are my hormones effecting him?

hello everyone, im hoping someone with a bit of experience with the following problem can help me please, ive had rats for many years, and many of them, but never have i come across this problem. we have a group of boys (i say we but they are my fiance's but they are currently at my house), we did h...
by Ormrod91
Thu May 26, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

daffee wrote:We used to give our troubled boy Bal oneof the alcohol-free rescue remedies and camomile tea to help de-stress him.
camomile works a treat for my younger ones, :) thank you for your comment, :)
by Ormrod91
Wed May 25, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

There's nothing wrong with couscous, it's fine to feed. But.. it's not a drug. It's just a food. It won't make them calm or sedated (well, I guess if you feed them massive portions they might become drowsy afterwards the same way humans do after Christmas dinner :lol:), and they certainly won't get...
by Ormrod91
Wed May 25, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What Are Your Rats Favourite 'Human' Foods?
Replies: 78
Views: 1726

Re: What Are Your Rats Favourite 'Human' Foods?

emma10 wrote:Boiled egg and toast!
hehe all my rats LOVE boiled egg, its always an instant win haha, my eldest got the yolk stuck to her nails the other day, because she was scoffing it and slapping it for some reason, haha it was very amusing to see her eating it off her fingernails like a mini kebab haha
by Ormrod91
Wed May 25, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What Are Your Rats Favourite 'Human' Foods?
Replies: 78
Views: 1726

Re: What Are Your Rats Favourite 'Human' Foods?

lechien wrote:i bake simple bread often and they get it fresh out of oven, crunchy and fluffy. they love it! :love:
wow!! i had never thought of this, yet it so simple to do! thank you for the idea! very lucky rats you have there! mmmm fluffy warm bread, tis making me hungry!
by Ormrod91
Wed May 25, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

Lillyland wrote:For does, i give them agnus castus seeds, as i know it is good for hormonal humans. :)

ooo thats sounds very strange lol, thank you for your suggestion, but my girls are good as gold, its the boys who are the little rascals, they are truly typical boys hehe thank you very much anyway though :)
by Ormrod91
Wed May 25, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

I've heard that Bachs rescue remedy can help calm things down by lowering stress levels, it's not something I've tried myself but it might be worth adding a few drops to there water. I've used it on a stressed dog before but suspect it was more my wishful thinking than anything else that made him a...
by Ormrod91
Wed May 25, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

I thought people thought that lettuce was calming, not cucumber? And I'm pretty sure it's because it has a soporific effect on rabbits, so rather than being calmed it's like giving them sleeping pills :lol: too much of either will most likely just give your rats a runny tummy though, since they're ...
by Ormrod91
Wed May 25, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

Erm, I'm not sure how proven any of that is.. Although chamomile is thought to be for people. The vanilla thing is that some people add it on all rats during intros to that they smell a little bit the same. Most people I know don't bother; rats aren't stupid :lol: Who said cucumber is calming? lol!...
by Ormrod91
Tue May 24, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

ooo ok then thank you, is that definately safe for them to have in food? thank you for your reply :)
by Ormrod91
Tue May 24, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Calming foods for tiffing rats

hello everyone! this is going to seem a bit strange, and im sorry if i dont make an awful lot of sense, but i was told quite a while ago a few foods that help calm rats down, cucumber and chamomile tea being some of those. But i also got told a certain type of liquid extract can help too, by this i ...
by Ormrod91
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth

For future reference, she was not very big to be mating her. Most breeders will wait until a doe is physically and mentally mature enough to have a litter, at 5 months she may or may not be mentally mature enough, but at 270g, she isn't physically big enough to cope well with a litter. she is copin...
by Ormrod91
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth

Beautifully vocal! Haha i thoug this at first. I had two litters six weeks ago (or more, my girls did) and after two weeks the noise was driving me mad ): haha. You've orobably already checked em by now, but yeah, it's safe to check her. Do they have milk bands by now? So excited for you,the next f...
by Ormrod91
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth

I would leave her alone until much later on this evening. If you are going to be breeding I would recommend that you find out this information before hand. you are supposed to give the mumma a quick check a few hours after the birth to make sure she is ok, and there are no complications. i did find...
by Ormrod91
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: On Average?... eta - when will a doe give birth

ok thank you all so very much for your replies! she has given birth today, the babies are beautifully vocal, and at a glance seem very clean, but they dont have milk bands yet, so im not too sure if they are feeding, she started giving birth at 10.30 this morning, so going by the information guide o...