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by pandorarising
Wed May 04, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Front teeth accident
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Front teeth accident

He is certainly a bit sorry for himself. Asked the vet today too and he said they should grow back with some luck. The tooth I found was cleanly broken off. The root must be ok therefore. The other one was still there to start with but he lost it later over night so must have been cracked too. I am ...
by pandorarising
Tue May 03, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Front teeth accident
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Front teeth accident

Tiberius, my one year old lovely squish Russian blue, decided to do an impression of batman off the bed whilst roaming around and managed to knock his two front teeth out. At first it was just one but then today, the other was gone too so it must have been cracked. Silly boy. Feeling bad for him, es...
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Change or no change?
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Change or no change?

Another rat owner. She said it might make them more insecure and stressed out. I mean I change toys and get now ones and change the hammocks but today I changed the entire layout, including shelf and ladder (to the other side of the cage). I also created a hammock shelf, moved the house, put a new o...
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice on rats and cats please
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Advice on rats and cats please

I have four cats and rats and never had any problems. I never allow them to mingle and the rats are in a room that is shut for the cats. The only time they meet is when I carry one of my ratties on my shoulder and they are not bothered by each other. The vet said their instincts have been changed be...
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Change or no change?
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Change or no change?

This may be a strange question but here it goes: Cleaning out my RS cage today, I was struck by a bout of interior redecorating and designing. Especially after being to a rat show and spending lots of money on new goodies.... Well, what I meant to ask is: Is it good to change the design and location...
by pandorarising
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Yikes- Gross
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Yikes- Gross

Day 2 and no smell or swelling. Cleaned it all out again and the tiny hole was almost gone today. The only thing I can feel is like an 'empty' space, like a little skin flap where all the gunge was. He seems absolutely fine in himself.
by pandorarising
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Yikes- Gross
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Yikes- Gross

Thanks for the replies. It seems to have done ok over night and has a small needle head scab on it. When I gently pushed it, a tiny amount of puss came out but it was very very little so will bathe it in salty water. Julian is not too happy with me because he probably feels like I am dominating him,...
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Really not sure..
Replies: 12
Views: 138

Re: Really not sure..

Keeping my fingers crossed for her and for you at the vets tomorrow. Hope it will turn out fine. :smileyrat:
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: checking the sex yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 445

Re: checking the sex yourself

I think it is very obvious and easy to distinguish too. However, when I adopted two of my boys, they were so nervous that their balls had totally retracted into their abdomen and they really, on brief observation, looked like girls. Since they've been with me, their balls have always been out and ob...
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Yikes- Gross
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Yikes- Gross

My young boy Julian developed a small lump under his belly about five weeks ago which increased very very slightly in size over the last few weeks but not at an alarming rate. It was maybe the size of a petit pois so I just kept and eye on him as he was not unwell or bothered by it at all. Then I st...
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Really not sure..
Replies: 12
Views: 138

Re: Really not sure..

It could be a Pyometra which is a serious condition where the uterus is infected. She may need to be spayed and probably be put on anti bios. But see what the vet says. I would insist on her being seen tomorrow morning though as that condition can make them go downhill quickly. Is she still eating a...
by pandorarising
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: small lump under recent op scar
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: small lump under recent op scar

I know from my cat's castration that a lump like that could be a slight reaction to the internal stitches used. It went away after a while but my cat had quite a big lump. So maybe this could be happen to rats too.
by pandorarising
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: The last Chance :(
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: The last Chance :(

I have read that Nutrical is good for sick or underweight rats. Also baby food. However, they also ultimately need to crunch on hard food to keep their teeth healthy. Good luck at the vets tomorrow.
by pandorarising
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Too Risky?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Too Risky?

Thanks for the reply. I don't think Dean will ever change. At least he is now not hospitalising humans any more. He was neutered eight months ago. So whatever change he made stays as it is now. He likes being with the big boys as he is one of my original four ratties and therefore one of the oldest....
by pandorarising
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Too Risky?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Too Risky?

I currently have two groups of ratties, 5 adults in the top half of a Royal Savic and 4 youngsters (between 6-3 months) in the bottom half. The two groups could be together if it were not for my 'problem' boy Dean (now neutered) who is intend on killing any intruder, including human hands if you are...