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by ErnieG!
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: First time rat owner seeking help
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: First time rat owner seeking help

You may want to post on the new forum for advice :D
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 8160

Re: An overview of the new forum

I'm cricket :D
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 8160

Re: An overview of the new forum

It's gorgeousss!!
When will this forum be used for research only then?
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 8160

Re: An overview of the new forum

siberiankiss wrote:I don't even know what's going to happen! Do we get a link or will this forum just change?! Argh!
:lol:
It's a new forum, this is staying open for research only :D
I'm pretty sure it should be a link.
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 8160

Re: An overview of the new forum

msmara wrote:
Betterstar wrote:*waits patiently*.....



...*fidgets*
*fidgets with Betterstar & whistles a doo dah, doo dah type song*

Thumb war while we wait? :D
Joins both of you 8)
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rats in heat?
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Rats in heat?

Well, females come into heat every 5 days or so, it may be that they are trying to establish who the boss is. It is nothing to worry about, it's a natural thing for them to do and I would see no need to even think about keeping them apart, but to be aware of the no blood no foul rule :D Depending on...
by ErnieG!
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I think my rattie is going blind
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: I think my rattie is going blind

If he's ruby eyed, his eye sight is bound to be poor anyway. It might be that you had something yummy on your hands? Or you smelt nice. There is a certain hand wash that my lot go crazy for and grab my hands :roll: Does he have any signs of cataract at all? if not, then it might just be as he's gett...
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: blood in eye?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: blood in eye?

I hope you figure it out and she gets better soon :luck:
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Decided to castrate!
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Decided to castrate!

Oh the little so and so :P

I hope castrating helps!
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Im a grandmother
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Im a grandmother

I have to echo not giving the babies back, more than likely there is someone near you with spare cages and help. You'll need to make sure the babies can't get out of wired cages, or can't fall from heights. If the boys where still in the cage of time of the birth you will need to be prepared that mu...
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Decided to castrate!
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Decided to castrate!

If he's hormonal for the sake of the others as they clearly aren't happy, I would give it a couple of weeks to settle, no more than three I think. Although, never had to do a hormonal castration before (and hopefuly never will). I think you'll be able to free range for company, although I'm not the ...
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 1158

Re: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?

making your own rice bag and sticking it in the freezer :D Rice bag or ice bag ? If its ice bag it makes sense, if its rice bag Im gonna need an explanation :lol: Rice :lol: a while ago I made my own heat pad, which I put rice in and I thought on a hot day it could be cooled, so popped it in the fr...
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under

:lol: poor walls! And vet!

Sending healing thoughts your way :luck:
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: A question of poop...
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: A question of poop...

Expect stress/confused poos for no more than a week after you get them.
If they are babies, because of the extra protein they will smell more than say adults/oldies with less protein.
The extra smelly and loose poos will go away with time though :)
by ErnieG!
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?
Replies: 28
Views: 1158

Re: Electric fans for keeping ratties cool?

an easy way to keep them cool without forking out is tiles, or making your own rice bag and sticking it in the freezer :D