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by Amzy
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7617

Re: An overview of the new forum

siberiankiss wrote:
Rhi01 wrote:It's only been a couple of minutes but is anyone else refreshing like mad or is it just me? :oops:
Me too :oops:
me three :wink:
by Amzy
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7617

Re: An overview of the new forum

Cyber Ratty wrote:
siberiankiss wrote:It's worse that I'm sat downstairs, I quite need a piddle - but am too scared of missing it to go upstairs.
:lol: Go now, I'm sure you can get back by 12 :wink:
Kates post made me realise I needed a wee to... and I made it back in time via falling over 3 dogs :lol:
by Amzy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Vetbed
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: Vetbed

I used it to create a padded cat carrier (like a rat version of a padded cell) the other day as one of my rats was having siezures and was thrashing around :o :cry: I know thats a horrible example but it helped her not to hurt herself.
by Amzy
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abdomonal mass :0(
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Abdomonal mass :0(

This is Reuben's half sister, Miffy's lump. It is a lot bigger now though :( :( :( They couldnt remove it but it has been slow growing x
by Amzy
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: The importance of staggering ages
Replies: 13
Views: 507

The importance of staggering ages

As a fair few of you know since the 1st of June I have lost 7 rats. I'm not sure whether this post is for my benefit (to offload) or whether it is to actually highlight the real issue of having a vet fund/staggering age groups/the issues surrounding rescue. I knew I was in for a string of losses due...
by Amzy
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Harrison's banana brunch
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Harrison's banana brunch

I always buy mine from rat rations as I can buy my other bits and bobs there also :D

Not sure where is cheapest for postage and the cost of the bag though?
by Amzy
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bleeding from Lady parts - Please help!
Replies: 44
Views: 822

Re: Bleeding from Lady parts - Please help!

Pretty sure Septrin is 0.1ml per 100g of rat. Same as Baytril =]
by Amzy
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 10-12 Month Old Girly Blood Spotting From Vagina
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: 10-12 Month Old Girly Blood Spotting From Vagina

I'd like to highlight the importance of getting to a vet asap in the morning. I lost a girl today whom nearing the end was bleeding from her vagina. I lost her before I could get to a vet in time. My girl was started on ABs last Thurs as she was a little 'off' however only started bleeding today. Li...
by Amzy
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: GMR.... What about GMC??
Replies: 30
Views: 1129

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

I am currently in a 'pick a cage.. Any cage you like' phase. In the house I currently reside in there is 1 SRS, 1 single explorer, 1 double explorer, 2 furet plus, 2 freddy cages, 3 ruffys, 1 Mary, 3 tanks, 2 critters and 2 hammy cages ;) Doesn't help that I live with someone as rat mad as me :wink:...
by Amzy
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help! New cage/fighting problems.. (Word heavy sorry!)
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Help! New cage/fighting problems.. (Word heavy sorry!)

Scrub the tiny cage out, pop all 5 in with nothing but food, water and substrate and leave them in there until they snuggle up together - don't feel mean! Then move them into a bigger cage and add cage furniature one item at a time, nothing closed, just open. You don't need the tunnel for the rats t...
by Amzy
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Please help I'm really worried, blood in droppings!
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Please help I'm really worried, blood in droppings!

Have you given them anything red to eat over the past wee while?
by Amzy
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Number of rats/ wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 493

Re: Number of rats/ wheels

How many does Amzy? Giving mine 2 wheels isn't happening till they're installed in the explorer - no way would I be considering it re space and things in the long chin. I wonder how Jemma does it, although I guess that is with only 4 rats.... Jemma, layout photo(s) with 2 wheels please! :lol: :D 14...
by Amzy
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Number of rats/ wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 493

Re: Number of rats/ wheels

I have alot of young, feisty and lively girls in my explorer. They have a silent spinner and they love it. I am contemplating getting another one when I extend my explorer. I think it'd eat up alot of space in my current explorer =/ x
by Amzy
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia methods?
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Euthanasia methods?

I was wondering whether a small pawprint type carrier could be 'modded' into a gas chamber. So they could be put into a small and familiar carrier with a familiar hammock in it which would stress them less and then if all the holes were sealed apart from one where you could feed the gas tube in hop...
by Amzy
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia methods?
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Euthanasia methods?

For clarity myself and Jude used to use the same vets so the PTS's we've experienced were at the same practice. The two methods I saw were the same, but handled differently by each vet. 1st - the rat was put into a fairly large 'gas chamber' and she continued to gasp for air. It took a while for her...