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by CrazyBadger
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vet check
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Vet check

I have in the past, but I think I would probably not bother now. I sometimes take others along with me when I go with whoever needs to go, so they are all registered etc. Last time I went with newbies for a general check I got charged a Whopping £32 consultation fee to be told they were perfectly he...
by CrazyBadger
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Flat Packable cages
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Flat Packable cages

I've had the ferret 100 double by imac at one point(larger bar spacing but similar sized) and I loved how easy it was to flatpack! Easier than the ferplast cages in my opinion, similarly sturdy once you figure out how to put it together, lol. Shelves were somewhat brittle plastic, and being second h...
by CrazyBadger
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Changing groups/moving rat(s)from one to another??
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Changing groups/moving rat(s)from one to another??

One of the reasons we put the boys into this group was that the other girls are younger and still very active, when we tried to create a single group, of all 9 ratties, we found the other 3 active pingy girls never really bonded with the others. When I say recently, it has been about a month maybe 6...
by CrazyBadger
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Love charity shops! (with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Love charity shops! (with pics)

I just started volunteering at a charity shop, and today I brought home a pair of tiny wooden childrens chairs £5 for them both! They are amazing, really strong, solid wood, gonna paint them up and use them in cage. I wanted a wooden wine rack for ages having seen other people use them, but I think ...
by CrazyBadger
Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: GMR.... What about GMC??
Replies: 30
Views: 1588

Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

ah I have a bad case of this right now. Have promised myself that when I get a new job I can buy an SRS, my dream cage, and its only about £244 on ECF, with 10% off thats only £219! :D Currently only have: Furet Tower(which I am slowly growing to loathe) critter 2 and furet plus. wanting to bin/get ...
by CrazyBadger
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Changing groups/moving rat(s)from one to another??
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Changing groups/moving rat(s)from one to another??

I have a recently bonded group of 6, 4 girls and 2 neutered boys. I have noticed that the one girl Badger, who has always been a bit dominance mad/ the bully/little madam is starting lots of fights with the harmless squishy boysie. Sometimes when they scuffle they almost reach the point of rolling b...
by CrazyBadger
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Jumpy rat, dominance issues or something else?
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Jumpy rat, dominance issues or something else?

I've never really been sure of who is who in the group in terms of dominance. Now I have 6 I have even less idea! Whisper has always been very sensitive whenever you touch his rump area, or when other rats generally go near him, and this seems more pronounced now he is in a larger group. Just having...
by CrazyBadger
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: OH spoils them... now they won't eat half their food!!
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: OH spoils them... now they won't eat half their food!!

Yeah, I have told him a few times look, they need to eat all of it, he agrees, but then he feels sorry for them so gives them more food anyway :roll: It's going to take a while to teach them they have to eat these bits I have a feeling. I am mostly worried because I have left them with these bits fo...
by CrazyBadger
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: OH spoils them... now they won't eat half their food!!
Replies: 4
Views: 364

OH spoils them... now they won't eat half their food!!

It's been driving me mad since I realised it! Basically we moved in together recently, so we have both our rats, but before this I would make a big batch of my striaghts based lovingly homecreated from scratch mix to feed them instead of a mix of rabbit food and p@h rat museli kind of things. So I t...
by CrazyBadger
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: sick boy,7 weeks old
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: sick boy,7 weeks old

I'd never heard of either Bactrim or carprofen but you are correct that he shouldn't be on baytril and I wouldn't switch back to that. From what I can gather bactrim sounds more appropriate than baytril if it was a swelling under the eye. Um, i don't really know, but have a read of those two pages t...
by CrazyBadger
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Plastikote - what do I need?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Plastikote - what do I need?

Having brush painted an entire critter 2 before(with 2 coats to ensure it was thick enough) i would highly recommend spray type paint. Simply because it took forever to paint with a brush, was hard to get consistent thickness and would drip and was just a bit of a nightmare!
by CrazyBadger
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Private messaging question
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Private messaging question

Just a quick question, um, when I send a message, it goes into the outbox folder with a (1) next to it, does it stay like this till they have read the message? Because thats what I always thought it was, or is it something else? (if it is that it's rather useful :D )
by CrazyBadger
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bathing abscess, doens't seem to be draining? Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Bathing abscess, doens't seem to be draining? Help!

Thanks guys, I never got a call back from the vets :/ He is on combined baytril and Flagyl S, and I gave him some metacam yesterday as well as he seemed really uncomfortable. I don't have any hibiscrub but have heard about it, can I buy it anywhere? I suspect you are probably right debzratties, it s...
by CrazyBadger
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bathing abscess, doens't seem to be draining? Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Bathing abscess, doens't seem to be draining? Help!

Well smudge came back from the vet with a lovely open wound to bathe/flush twice a day, and some medicinal honey to apply afterwards. Now my problem is, I can feel the abscess under the skin, and I have been bathing it, can clearly see that it is an open wound, but can't see anything draining, I Jus...
by CrazyBadger
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Green Mile or Ecobed
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Green Mile or Ecobed

I have had both and I prefer green mile, it's a bit better for them to nest, and i found that it gave more consistant absorbancy than the squares. However at the moment I am combining Hemcore with Green Mile and I am really happy with the results. Absorbancy, a distict smell from the Hemcore but not...