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by jennifer-rat
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Ideas for ground floor toys/activities?
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Ideas for ground floor toys/activities?

Looking at my recent cage layouts, I've realised that I haven't been using the ground floor space of my opened out Explorer very well - I have various plastic beds, bury tubes in finacard and give them cardboard boxes but that's about the extent of it, the rest of the stuff is hanging toys/beds or a...
by jennifer-rat
Mon May 23, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Dog biscuits?
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Dog biscuits?

On the occasion that my 3 get them, they love the Pedigree milky bones or mini markies :)
by jennifer-rat
Fri May 06, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Experience with eye issues/removal
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Experience with eye issues/removal

Thanks for the reply - I bet Rooney is way more comfortable without that eye :) I'm guessing he didn't need to be separated from cagemates after the op? And did he require any after op antibiotics? Puck will be the first rat I've had in surgery if he needs it so trying to get as much info beforehand...
by jennifer-rat
Fri May 06, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Experience with eye issues/removal
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Experience with eye issues/removal

Puck's right eye has never been the same size as his left, it doesn't 'pop' out of the head as much as his other eye and he has already seen the vet regarding this, who thinks it was likely due to the misplaced foot of mother/sibling when he was a kitten. Recently though I have noticed him scratchin...
by jennifer-rat
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: hello im new(plz help) :)
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: hello im new(plz help) :)

That would be the testicles, part of the reproductive system of a male rat. Only male rats have these, and all your rats should have testicles (so all male rats) or all of them should not have testicles (i.e be female) otherwise your rats will mate and produce litters of babies. Hope that helped :)
by jennifer-rat
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Show your dry mix
Replies: 110
Views: 4565

Re: Show your dry mix

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m33/diamondgirl100/IMG00153-20110402-1724.jpg Sorry for the rubbish picture - phone camera and the lighting in my bedroom is really bad :roll: Base mix is paddy rice, red rapeseed, groats, buckwheat, pearl barley, flaked maize, white dari, whole barley, whole maiz...
by jennifer-rat
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Explorer shelves
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Explorer shelves

I've got several ferplast shelves plus a few different sized cat litter trays cable tied to the cage which make really good shelves and can also be filled with things for digging :)
by jennifer-rat
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What my rats ate today.....
Replies: 1302
Views: 27906

Re: What my rats ate today.....

You can give rats whole hard boiled eggs, mine absolutely love them but get them rarely as a treat because they're high protein but obviously good for babies. I leave the egg completely intact in the shell as it gives them a challenge - they eat a small amount of the shell and it is good for calcium...
by jennifer-rat
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: SDAV raises its ugly head again :(
Replies: 80
Views: 2441

Re: SDAV raises its ugly head again :(

Sorry for your losses and thinking of you and the gang :cry: :hearts:
by jennifer-rat
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rats favorite things
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Rats favorite things

Their wine rack/climbing frame, tardis, IKEA carrier bag holder and their coop cup filled with fresh, cold water :)
by jennifer-rat
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What my rats ate today.....
Replies: 1302
Views: 27906

Re: What my rats ate today.....

A large strawberry to share, and a small portion of couscous with flax seed and salmon oils :)
by jennifer-rat
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Respiratory Problem - Baytril and other advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Respiratory Problem - Baytril and other advice please

My vet always prescribes twice a day dosing for baytril (for the reasons already mentioned) and the course needs to be at least 10-14 days long to really take effect. I wouldn't suggest direct syringing first as it can be quite an ordeal for the rat in question, I normally have one person helping me...
by jennifer-rat
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Respiratory Problem - Baytril and other advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Respiratory Problem - Baytril and other advice please

Also keep an eye on the site of the baytril injection - directly injecting baytril can sometimes cause a sore, scabby 'baytril burn', although it is a good way to get a good dose of antibiotic straight into the rat if necessary. I think bisolvon is the name of the powder mentioned - it's a mucolytic...
by jennifer-rat
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Respiratory Problem - Baytril and other advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Respiratory Problem - Baytril and other advice please

You don't need to remove your boy from the company of his cagemates, I personally feel that this is more likely to stress him out and probably worsen his symptoms than be a help. Also I've had several rats with respiratory illness and have never given them baytril in water - it's impossible for you ...
by jennifer-rat
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Taking out the middle floor/ceiling in Explorer
Replies: 20
Views: 336

Re: Taking out the middle floor/ceiling in Explorer

I did this last weekend, as I had my HLD oldie PTS at the beginning of last week and thought that my 3 remaining 9 month old boys would benefit a lot from the extra height/climbing space rather than floor space. I just took the doors off the front of both sections (as I wasn't sure whether the middl...