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by Reb70
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail injury
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Tail injury

Booked him in at the vets for tomorrow afternoon!!
by Reb70
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail injury
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Tail injury

He seems fine in himself though, eating, drinking, etc, being his normal self. It is literally just the very very tip exposed, and it is all dried up and clean looking. I have a feeling I may have caused the injury this morning when I closed the lid of the cage. I am currently in the mids of intros ...
by Reb70
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail injury
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Tail injury

Just noticed this morning that Mr Figgles is missing the very tip of his tail. The bone is poking out of the top (about 6 mm)!! I have no idea how this has happened? I know he had a squabble with Ozzy in the night, so maybe it's a result of that? It isn't bleeding and seems nice and dry. Is there an...
by Reb70
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Intros-neutral space 1st? or straight into carrier?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Intros-neutral space 1st? or straight into carrier?

Ok, all boys are in the critter 1. Alpha Ozzy went in 1st, added baby, Ozzy pinned him after a quick sniff etc, added 2nd baby, same again. Added lowest ranking male Mr Figgles, waited for him to pin the babies, a bit a fur tugging in the process but no bites, all fine. Added beta Rambo, again he pi...
by Reb70
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Intros-neutral space 1st? or straight into carrier?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Intros-neutral space 1st? or straight into carrier?

Thanks for the advice ladies. Think I will try popping them in the bare critter 1 then, and watch them closely for any signs of trouble. :D
by Reb70
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Intros-neutral space 1st? or straight into carrier?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Intros-neutral space 1st? or straight into carrier?

Going to do intros tomorrow- two 8 week bucks to 3 entire 17 month old bucks. Just a quick question...is it worth doing the neutral space thing 1st, or can I put them straight in the carrier using that as the neutral space? Planning on doing alpha 1st, baby then baby, then lowest ranking boy, then b...
by Reb70
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Homemade Hammocks
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Homemade Hammocks

No sew hammocks are fab!! In fact my boys seem to prefer them to any posh ones I've bought!! I've just cut a rectangle of fleece, and cut a diagonal slit into each corner so you can tie to cage, or just poke a big paper clip through each corner!! Simples!! :D
by Reb70
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: My babies are peeing out of their cage
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: My babies are peeing out of their cage

If they are going to the same spot to pee, you could try hanging a corner litter tray or similar with their preferred litter in it, in that spot. They may take to it!! Worth a try!! We have 2 babies at the mo, aged 7 weeks. They started off peeing and pooing in their hammocks, so i painstakingly mov...
by Reb70
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Show me a Critter 1 set up.
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Show me a Critter 1 set up.

I think I posted a pic of our critter 2 set up on another of your posts a while back, but just in case you didn't see it, and for when you get one, here is ours!! Not then best pic but click on it for a better look.
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by Reb70
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hormonal buck help, can't neuter
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Hormonal buck help, can't neuter

Ask your vet about a hormonal implant used on ferrets, it stops the production of testosterone. I actually just posted on another thread about it in the health section. I haven't seen anyone discuss it on this forum so maybe it's not available everywhere or only certain vets will use it, I don't kno...
by Reb70
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: implant?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: implant?

My vet has suggested this implant as an alternative to surgical castration, it stops the production of testosterone. I was very tempted at the time, it lasts around 2 years, but it's not licenced for rats apparently at the moment. It would have cost the same as the surgical procedure, and they only ...
by Reb70
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Creating a challenging (weightloss) environment...help?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: Creating a challenging (weightloss) environment...help?!

Just bumping this post cos I want to know too!!! :)
Also how can you encourage fat boy rats to use wheels? :roll:
by Reb70
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Tension between the boys.
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Tension between the boys.

I think if the injury was so bad that he needed surgery, I would definately consider castration. Did your vet have any advice?
by Reb70
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Probably a silly question about mites
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Probably a silly question about mites

It could be because he is a rex or double rex? Is his fur patchy and curly?
by Reb70
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: helping with whiffy rats!
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: helping with whiffy rats!

I have to be really aware of keeping smells down as my husband is not a rat fan, and complains if they they smell. This is what I do.. Rotate lots of hammocks regularly, say twice a week. And put shredded paper in them, and change daily. Use Ecobed (makes no mess) in 4 litter trays dotted around the...