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by Hobbit Stealer
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Substrate- how necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 2056

Re: Substrate- how necessary?

I'd imagine if you didn't have any substrate on the cage floor it would get absolutely covered with poo and wee within hours and poos stuck to the bottom are really hard to clean off... that's one of the reasons substrate is important I think, poo and wee gets stuck to that, which you can just tip o...
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Can I please have some opinions?...
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: Can I please have some opinions?...

I got the same cage as that on Ebay for £10, but only intended to use as a 'hospital' cage, or for travelling with the rats Daffee is right and it does look bigger in the photo than it actually is. I hope you find a good cage bargain soon though :luck: :)
by Hobbit Stealer
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Colouring q!
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Colouring q!

She is already in the process of roaning :)
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Parkies are biting!
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

Re: My Parkies are biting!

Thanks :) As for putting a decent alpha in with him, my 2 Parkies now only have 2 cagemates left - one is already neutered and a big flump, the other was a lone rescue with absolutely no social skills who is a complete wimp and screams at everything :roll: To think Teddy (the rescue) would be the ma...
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Parkies are biting!
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

Re: My Parkies are biting!

In my opinion if you had a large dog try to get the better of you (or a small dog) you would make him respect you with dicipline (not a beating) but you would show him that whatever he is doing is not acceptable behaviour and remind him of his place before he became dangerous, why not do the same t...
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: what was the strangest thing you`ve found your rat eating?
Replies: 53
Views: 4916

Re: what was the strangest thing you`ve found your rat eating?

When I finished uni, I wasn't the first out of the house. One of my housemates moved out a couple of weeks before me so I thought it'd be okay to let the rats run around in her massive empty bedroom. She had SUPPOSEDLY cleaned it all, to get her deposit back (obviously I wasn't going to let the rats...
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Parkies are biting!
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

Re: My Parkies are biting!

He then sat calmly next to me for 5 minutes, sniffed my hand gently, and bit me hard. I kept my hand still so he didn't get a reaction, but he bit harder. In my house, persistent foofing, sidling, biting unexpectedly (Womble) and a bite like this would result in castration. He's not happy, you're n...
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Parkies are biting!
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

My Parkies are biting!

I'm still having problems with Hobbit and Womble :( I posted about this a few weeks ago as I was undecided on neutering, there didn't seem to be specific 'hormonal' behaviour. However I now think Womble is definitely hormonal and needs to lose his nads. Womble has episodes (it's not constant) of poo...
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: I was bored so...
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: I was bored so...

Well they smell pretty nice, but I'm not eating them. They are like really stodgy scones lol. The rats loved them.
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: I was bored so...
Replies: 3
Views: 477

I was bored so...

I have just begun a random experiment, a foray into the world of bakedy goodness for rats. I just chucked together random amounts of self raising flour (we didn't have any plain left!), honey, oats, water and... grated carrot... what will come out at the end? Who knows... :lol:
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Pooing everywhere
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: Pooing everywhere

Perhaps as they are young they are still quite excitable, they may be 'nervous' poos. Babies do poo a lot anyway.
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Post-neutering worry - did they miss part of one?!
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Post-neutering worry - did they miss part of one?!

When Widget had his abscess there my OH joked that poor Widget must have woken up one day and gone 'YAY!!! THEY'VE GROWN BACK!!!!' :lol: :lol:
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: How can a coloured <3 distract people?
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: How can a coloured <3 distract people?

If one person uses a coloured word or symbol, and the next person wants a tiny animated gif, and then the next person wants a big sparkly glittery star... you see where I'm going with this, that's why the rule is there.
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Post-neutering worry - did they miss part of one?!
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Post-neutering worry - did they miss part of one?!

To me it just sounds like an abscess, Widget had one after his neuter, and it took a loooooooooooooooooooooooong time to eventually pop, but pop it did. I don't think the vet will have missed anything. If he is swollen 'down there' that could be why he is being grumpy? Did your vet offer a post-op c...
by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Bucks or Does? which is best?
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Bucks or Does? which is best?

Hello there Jenny :)
*waves*