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by Sailorsam
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Porphryn round eyes on 3 of 4 ratties
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Porphryn round eyes on 3 of 4 ratties

Hi all! I've been away for a few weeks and a friend has been looking after my boys. They've been in the same cage together for about 4/5 weeks now and had no symptoms of anything. Until today. I haven't seen the boys as i don't get back until tomorrow afternoon, but my friend just called me to say t...
by Sailorsam
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Music
Replies: 23
Views: 446

Re: Music

My boys will listen to pretty much anything, but they seems rather partial to a bit of classical... especially when i sing along to opera, the seem to love that... shame my neighbours don't... :lol:
by Sailorsam
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Three legged dumbo at P@H adoption. advice please?
Replies: 33
Views: 741

Re: Three legged dumbo at P@H adoption. advice please?

Just to give you all an update, Due to my friend having to go away i couldn't continue with the quarantine so decided to start introductions last friday. They went so well that they were in the same cage friday night and have been living in *almost* harmony since. (I even had my first ratty pile yes...
by Sailorsam
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Norman - Normal or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Norman - Normal or not?

i think that could be it, although none of my other boys do it! I'll give pea fishing a try although last time i tried that with my big boys Cookie didn't quite get the point and just sat in the bowl of water... And who sat ratties were intelligent? plus he then had the cheek to look at me like it ...
by Sailorsam
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Nadd Fairy... What to expect/advice
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Nadd Fairy... What to expect/advice

I had my boy Crumble done a couple of weeks back now. The vet was happy for me to leave a bowl of food in his cage so he could eat what he wanted when he wanted, he told me not to starve him so just as the others here have said really. He was quite perky when i picked him up but i left him in the tr...
by Sailorsam
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: scabs on ears, nose and tail
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: scabs on ears, nose and tail

Is he itching it at all? if so i'd guess it's mites, one of my boys has it, he had crusty scabs all around his ear. I'm treating him (and all of my boys) with ivermectic but i've also got a tea-tree lotion (from p@h) which i rub on once or twice a day to relieve the itching.

Good luck :luck:
by Sailorsam
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Not much choice but to introduce
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Not much choice but to introduce

Just an update for you all, I have my first ever ratty pile! i put the ramp in at the top of the cage earlier today, so nigel could get up, because the other three seemed to be hiding from him, poor lad. And now they're all curled up together on the top shelf!!! My heart is a big lump of squish at t...
by Sailorsam
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Not much choice but to introduce
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Not much choice but to introduce

Just an update for you all, I have my first ever ratty pile! i put the ramp in at the top of the cage earlier today, so nigel could get up, because the other three seemed to be hiding from him, poor lad. And now they're all curled up together on the top shelf!!! My heart is a big lump of squish at t...
by Sailorsam
Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Not much choice but to introduce
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Not much choice but to introduce

Morning all! Thanks Pierced_lady! A quick update, no major drama's through the night, i still have 4 very much alive and unbitten/unscratched/unscathed boys (even if cookie and crumble look less than impressed). They're not exactly what you'd call a ratty pile yet though, C&C are sleeping on the...
by Sailorsam
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Not much choice but to introduce
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Not much choice but to introduce

Hi all, I've recently adopted two new boys (7 weeks). My friend has been keeping them at his to maintain a level of quarantine, but now he's been told he has to go away with work next week for 3 months on Monday. Unfortunately I have nowhere else to keep the boys quarantined (I know with the threat ...
by Sailorsam
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: When can they move into a cage?
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: When can they move into a cage?

Hobbit Stealer wrote:P.s can everyone wish me luck with my mother, she thinks I have 3 rats lol!


:lol: I'm so glad i'm not the only one! i've not told my mum i've got two more yet... i think i can get away without taking them home until christmas... :roll: so :luck:

Sam and the boys
by Sailorsam
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Norman - Normal or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Norman - Normal or not?

Hi all, I've just had my new boys out in the bath. I'm not sure whether to be worried about Norman or not. He keeps flattening himself to the ground and closing his eyes. I've noticed he does it while he's in the cage too! he pushes all the substrate away and flattens himself to the floor. When i pi...
by Sailorsam
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Little nobbles on ears???
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Little nobbles on ears???

I've noticed that one of my new boys, Norman, has several little lumps around the edge of his right ear. At first i just thought they were little scabs, i thought that maybe he'd scratched it or it had been nibbled or something like that. On closer inspection it almost seems as if they're like littl...
by Sailorsam
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Effects of SDAV - *warning, graphic pics*
Replies: 70
Views: 2724

Re: Effects of SDAV - *warning, graphic pics*

I'm very sorry to hear about your losses. I only hope we can stop this spreading further than it has already.

My thoughts are with those of you who have lost rats and who have rats showing symptoms.

:hearts: and scritches to all x
by Sailorsam
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Toe Biting. WHY?????!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 500

Re: Toe Biting. WHY?????!!!!!

:lol: I must apologise, but i didn't take in to account telepathic rats when i started this thread :lol: Although i must say, you're luckier than me, I can't have bare feet or socks because they chew them, in fact, they've started trying to get through the toe of my shoe to get to mine... :o