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by fuschia
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 5650

Re: An overview of the new forum

YAY, YIPPEE, WOWIE ZOWIE and everything!!!
by fuschia
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: 2 lone adults and intros?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: 2 lone adults and intros?

remy the blue rat wrote:so this is what i come home to this morning
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They look like long lost brothers :hearts:

Well done!
by fuschia
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Advice needed for Intro Cage
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Advice needed for Intro Cage

Yeah you've got the right idea :D Best to keep things nice and simple, instead of an igloo how about a good sized open hammock? :luck:
by fuschia
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: What percentage of bucks need castrating?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: What percentage of bucks need castrating?

Out of the 13 boys I've had in the last few years I've had 3 of them castrated. Ages ranged from approx 5 months - 18 months. Before that I had much smaller numbers and never had to get any castrated apart from one I took on due to his aggression to other rats and people - but he died during surgery...
by fuschia
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abdomonal mass :0(
Replies: 22
Views: 341

Sorry I can't be much help, the only abdominal mass I can remember dealing with turned out to be a massively enlarged spleen. And that was sausage shaped. Have you tried the rat guide site? I hope it's something that can be removed easily :luck:
by fuschia
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Blimey that does look a lot like half an Explorer! If it works you can buy another to go on top!
by fuschia
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Love charity shops! (with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Love charity shops! (with pics)

Ooh you'll find heaps of cool stuff volunteering in a charity shop :D

You better watch out, before you know it they'll be no space to move due to all the new rat toys you've brought home!
by fuschia
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Would this Blue have clotting issues?
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Would this Blue have clotting issues?

Well the good news is that Libby doesn't seem to have any clotting issues :D Now I just have to wait for the blood test results...

The x-ray showed no crystals in her bladder, and they tried another scan but the machine broke down!
by fuschia
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Health
Topic: 2 of mine are being spayed today
Replies: 23
Views: 397

Re: 2 of mine are being spayed today

What a worry ((hugs)) :( .

It's so horrible waiting to hear if everything's alright, and the time just seems to drag by so slowly.

Like you say, they should be fine, these things usually are - but nothing's going to stop you fretting till you know for sure!
:luck: x 2
by fuschia
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally down to 1 cage!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Finally down to 1 cage!!!

That's great news, congratulations, happy ratties and happy humans too :D :D

I think a lot of people are going to be very jealous - only one cage to clean out! You lucky devil :lol:
by fuschia
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: .Batgirl climbing again!
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: .Batgirl climbing again!

Wow, miracle recovery Batgirl! :D :D
by fuschia
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help for rat with PT, diabetes & urine infection.
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Help for rat with PT, diabetes & urine infection.

Had to take Rueben to the emergency vet for some insulin tonight :( . His blood sugar was through the roof, and he was all floppy. I'm hoping he does a pee soon so I can check his glucose levels before getting some sleep. My poor Rueben, I hope he perks up again by tomorrow I don't want to say goodb...
by fuschia
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help for rat with PT, diabetes & urine infection.
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Help for rat with PT, diabetes & urine infection.

Thanks Snaisby, apart from drinking loads, and losing weight (which is probably a combination of the 2), and being a bit wonky, he is seeming ok in himself on the meds he is on. Still getting on with his usual ratty life of sleeping and playing and enjoying his food and snuggles. We've reduced the s...
by fuschia
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help for rat with PT, diabetes & urine infection.
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Help for rat with PT, diabetes & urine infection.

That's what the vet wanted to do first off, but I'd hate it if he then went down hill with his PT really quickly. It's kind of impossible to decide which is worse - diabetes or a pituitary tumour? :(
by fuschia
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Would this Blue have clotting issues?
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Would this Blue have clotting issues?

Thanks Felix :D my vet did actually mention trying her with some vitamin K, can't remember if it was in relation to the blood in her urine or getting the blood sample.