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In my explorer I use Vetbed at the top (copes with wee a lot better than fleece and lasts longer) and they have a digging tray in the bottom half. Unfortunately since they all fell out, they have half each at the moment (until appropriate nuts are removed) so I alternate between who has the digging ...
- Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:46 pm
- Forum: Feeding
- Topic: What oils/supplements are good for elderly ratties?
- Replies: 4
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Now I'm no expert, but I'd say that's probably a little too much protein for elderly rats...Jemma wrote:Senior aid is easiest fed as q squirt mixed into wet food, or you can add a few squirrel to a big tub of dry mix and mix around.
- Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:44 pm
- Forum: Feeding
- Topic: Safe fruit/veg waste? General veg questions..
- Replies: 12
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I think someone mentioned before, but it bears repeating - broad bean haters - peel 'em first! I've never been able to stand the things until my boyfriend learned that on Masterchef, and y'know... they ain't that bad! The skin is were all the awful nasty is. I don't tend to peel carrots when I get w...
- Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:18 pm
- Forum: Feeding
- Topic: Mum wont stop feeding the rats...
- Replies: 10
- Views: 875
I think things like this just require really kind but firm handling. The problem is that people often think they're being kind, and even if on some level they're aware that they could cause problems, it's never strong enough to break through their justification. This is why you get those awful progr...
You probably just need to give it a lot of time. I spent ages trying to get my failed foster girls to be confident and play on the bed, without running for home or just hiding in the octopus. Then one of them discovered The Floor and I'm not ready for that yet (not people or food orientated at all, ...
There is a maize weevil in my bathroom. Just one, I think, unless they're taking turns to come out and show themselves. There is also one in the kitchen. This wouldn't bother me so much, seeing as how I 'disposed' of them in the bathroom - a few survivors wouldn't surprise me. Except... THAT WAS A M...
- Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:08 pm
- Forum: Habitat
- Topic: Fleece bedding/lining for explorer
- Replies: 3
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I used fleece in my Explorer for a while (one one level - still offering loose substrate in the bottom for scatter feeding). I clipped it down using crocodile clips round the edge of the tray. I'll never use it again :) 1) Clipping and unclipping is a nightmare 2) Ratties put holes in it almost inst...
And it would save the crickets going to waste, I have about 3 sizes of cricket and only 6 tarantulas which I feed once a week so the crickets often die of boredom. I tried crickets for the crested geckos a few times, but since they only eat 6-7 out of a box of hundreds (and they grew too big to use...
- Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:37 am
- Forum: Other Rat Care
- Topic: Will 2 more ratties make smell worse?
- Replies: 6
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DWe have to do a full clean out daily and replace fabric toys and hammocks every 3 -4 days to wash them. That may not be helping, if they've just moved home and every day their cage smells like a new place - they're probably squeezing themselves dry scent marking to try and make the place feel like...
- Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:24 pm
- Forum: Behaviour
- Topic: What have I done wrong??? :(
- Replies: 14
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This isn't very 'responsible' advice, but since others suggested it and you're considering it, I'll offer it anyway :D My first pair were about 6 months when I got two breeder babies to live with them. Before that, they had very little energy or interest in much at all - though I tried all I could t...