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by xoffender
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Will they be okay?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Will they be okay?

I left my rats with my mum when i was away for 5 days cause I didn't know anyone closer. I left her a wee list about cleaning, feeding, free range etc. She kept them in the spare room which was empty at the time but after taking the dog out (collie who loves to chase!) she let them out in the living...
by xoffender
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: emergency evacuation plans
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: emergency evacuation plans

I always had a carrier near the cage in case i needed to grab them in an emergency.. however.. never thought about the water in the cage (always had towels for bedding) but i suppose I could always buy some water / cucumber etc at the shop. i used to live in a ground floor flat so always had a windo...
by xoffender
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Do anyone's rats stash things in silly places?
Replies: 15
Views: 863

Re: Do anyone's rats stash things in silly places?

I tipped up the couch in the old flat ages ago.. it was already half wrecked when we moved in with the lining hanging off.. So stuck the hoover in and out came a shower of rat nuggets and dry food!! Almost a whole bag! little devils :angryrat: :lol: Also found lots of leaflets, random bits of paper,...
by xoffender
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Correx - where art thou?!
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Correx - where art thou?!

Looking back at ebay this is what I bought http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-x-WHITE-4MM-FLUTED-CORREX-BOARD-SIGN-813-x-610MM-/390195626455?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5ad978c1d7 Its up to about £20 now.. I think I paid about £12-14 about 8 months ago so maybe news has spread about ratty play pens and he'...
by xoffender
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Correx - where art thou?!
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Correx - where art thou?!

I got some on ebay a while ago. Paid about £10 for 10 big sheets. about 2.5 foot tall so big enough to keep the ratties in and .. er.. 'small' enough to step over
(Being a shorty I did need a wee step to step over it and fetch ratties out!)
by xoffender
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Litter training
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Litter training

On the other hand.. and sorry to put a downer on the thread..
My lot just couldn't grasp litter training!
Daisy basically pushed the litter tray out the way as if to say 'Why is this big thingumijig in the way of my toilet corner!' :lol:
Good luck with the litter training :luck:
by xoffender
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Can rats have corn on the cob?
Replies: 18
Views: 1190

Re: Can rats have corn on the cob?

not sure about the dried corn on the cob but next time get fresh one.. its cheaper and I know mine go crazy for it.. They can't just sit and share.. it gets pulled all over the cage and its the one food that causes squabbles :)
by xoffender
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: sneezing & porphyrin - advice please!
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: sneezing & porphyrin - advice please!

I used to use bio catolet without any problems but I know some people don't like it. Only reason I changed is cause its so expensive!
by xoffender
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: lump - wait to see if it grows, or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: lump - wait to see if it grows, or not?

I've got one girl with a lump which i've decided not to get removed because of her age.. and the fact that it has stopped growing (actually seemed smaller today :roll: but probably just me) but had a girl who was pts recentely who had 2 lumps. Got one removed because it grew so fast (almost doubled ...
by xoffender
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Alpha battle after cage mate gone
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Alpha battle after cage mate gone

Trying not to intervene in the little squabbles that have started after a cage mate death. Daisy has always been alpha in the cage.. little madam she is. However, after her sister Dotty died, Daisy and Hamish have been power grooming, pinning, squeaking etc.. Wasn't bothered me at first but now Hami...
by xoffender
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: sneezing & porphyrin - advice please!
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: sneezing & porphyrin - advice please!

I'm sure someone will come along and jump on you for using bio catolet. However, I used it for about a year without issues. Its supposed to be highly scented and can set some people off (I never really noticed it) so might affect the ratties. Maybe worth trying some plain shredded cardboard like fin...
by xoffender
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Surveys & Petitions
Topic: castration - what did it cost you
Replies: 33
Views: 2050

Re: castration - what did it cost you

£60 but my vet is a little more expensive than the average in Glasgow.. but they are very good and I trust them so I suppose its worth it
by xoffender
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Smoked salmon
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Smoked salmon

malude wrote:I would feed mine a tiny bit of smoked salmon as a treat...but I tend to have scoffed the lot before they even get a look in :lol:
haha mine too! I think 'oh i'll leave them a wee bit.. ooh thats too much..they're on a diet, i'll just nom a wee bit more.. and a bit more.. ooops!
by xoffender
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Smoked salmon
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Smoked salmon

I give smoked salmon and un cooked prawns. Not sure if you're 'supposed' to or not .. but well.. they love it and doesn't seem to do them any harm :D
by xoffender
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye probs
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Eye probs

My Dotty had an eye problem almost permanantely. Turned out to be allergies but could never work out what she was allergic to! Fucithalmic eye drops did help a lot and are really easy to put on ratty eyes.