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by jane89
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introducing new rats to older girls
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Introducing new rats to older girls

is introducing new rattys to an established group of older ladies a good idea? i have 3 girls: sasha (who will be 3 in the middle of october), eddie and patsy (unsure of there exact age but there around 3/4 months younger than sasha). sasha and patsy are fairly chilled out but eddie can be somewhat ...
by jane89
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding live insects?
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Feeding live insects?

i have lots of tubs of different insects for the phibs (currently: crickets, locusts, meal worms, morio worms - aka the big mealworm things - and wax worms), i keep trying the rattys with them but they just kill them, leave them and look at me with 'look mum we killed the nasty bug thing now give us...
by jane89
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Classroom pets?
Replies: 42
Views: 1355

Re: Classroom pets?

if you could keep them at home and bring them in with you i think that would be a good compromise :) other than the worries others have expressed my main concern would be the temperature fluctuations in a school throughout the day/night if you did leave them there. my mums a teacher and has tried ha...
by jane89
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: what was the strangest thing you`ve found your rat eating?
Replies: 53
Views: 1709

Re: what was the strangest thing you`ve found your rat eating?

my favourite pajama top :angry: i left it by the cage one night before going to bed and a tiny part of it must have been touching the bars. working as some sort of all destructive 'all for one and one for all' ratty force they managed to pull it through the bars, shredding it as they went. they ate ...
by jane89
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Breeders of russian blues in east lancs/west yorkshire
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Breeders of russian blues in east lancs/west yorkshire

i looked on the list but i thought id ask if anyone had a litter planned before i started emailing round, figured it was worth a shot :wink:

im not in a rush, again just figured it was worth asking....
by jane89
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Breeders of russian blues in east lancs/west yorkshire
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Breeders of russian blues in east lancs/west yorkshire

as the title says really, can anyone reccomened any breeders of russian blue rats in the east lancs/west yorkshire area? ideally someone with a litter planned or who has females available? unless a minor miricle has happened and someone knows of a neutered male blue available.... also any ideas of w...
by jane89
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Need some ideas for cheap cage adapting
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Need some ideas for cheap cage adapting

in yet another example of why i shouldnt be allowed out with money in my pocket, the girls now have a new cage. i cant remember what make the lady i bought it off said it was, but its a little over 5ft high, about 3.5 ft long by 1.5ft wide, its come with 7 plastic shelves, 3 litter trays, a fleace t...
by jane89
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7597

Re: An overview of the new forum

i shall do my best to remember this or it will come as one hell of a shock if i log on and cant access anything, which given my memory is still likely to happen :lol: im liking the idea of adult chat, means we cant be held responsible for corrupting younger members any more :lol:
by jane89
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat in the shed
Replies: 46
Views: 1051

Re: Rat in the shed

It is a bit of a silly statement to say why keep animals then keep them in a shed :o My horse would never have fitted in my lounge and the chickens make an awful mess, and as for the goats.....well you see my point :wink: i was thinking that :lol: my horse wouldnt fit through the door (fat clydseda...
by jane89
Fri May 20, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Surveys & Petitions
Topic: Please oppose these rabbit breeding farms
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Please oppose these rabbit breeding farms

signed. i thought the uk was finally starting to move away from the cruelty of intensive farming, that this is even being proposed is a massive step back :(
by jane89
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How many rats in a freddy 2? and are they good cages?
Replies: 9
Views: 271

How many rats in a freddy 2? and are they good cages?

im eyeing one of these up on ebay, currently dirt cheap :D (no i wont post a link, its mine, mine i say :lol: ) just wondered what people thought of them? and realisticly how many rats could i house in one? thanks in advance :D
by jane89
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pneumonia? URGENT
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: Pneumonia? URGENT

you havnt failed her, your doing the best you can. did the vet not say anything when she used the stethoscope? my vet said its really easy to tell even early stage pneumonia that way? tbh id agree with siberiankiss, the vet just sounds like they want to push the bill up, or they dont know much about...
by jane89
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pneumonia? URGENT
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: Pneumonia? URGENT

you need to ring a different vet. mine is a small animal specialist and at no point did he want xrays. he listened to her breathing through a stethoscope, apparently if the lungs sound like bubble wrap its pneumonia. is there noone else you can ring? good luck and fingers crossed for you my end :luck:
by jane89
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pneumonia? URGENT
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: Pneumonia? URGENT

im not trying to be harsh but she needs a vet now, not later tonight. i lost my first rat to pneumonia. when i woke up in the morning she was fine, checked on her again at lunch time, a little grumpy but otherwise fine. by 2 o clock she was on deaths door. rushed her streight to the vets (no appoint...
by jane89
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: FR's atmosphere currently.
Replies: 106
Views: 3527

Re: FR's atmosphere currently.

i saw this highlighted earlier in the thread but iv just read 2 threads in particular which has made me agree with the point made. i cant stand the 'my way or the highway' approach to animal keeping, and if someone tells me im cruel/heartless/selfish for doing what i do then i honestly cant state il...