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by DVDeMm
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Why have i got one fat rat?
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Why have i got one fat rat?

Exactly the same problem here. Have 1 very hefty girl and 3 slender girls who I'd be happy to gain a bit more. I haven't noticed Lily eating more than the others but I guess she might be a bit less active.
by DVDeMm
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: What substrate and litter?
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: What substrate and litter?

Can you use finacard or ecopetbed as substrate & hemcore or something equally as cheap in litter trays? I use bio catolet In the trays but it's expensive & I go through a bag quickly. Was wondering If I could get a bale of something cheap for the litter?
by DVDeMm
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Show Your Setup
Topic: Abode/Tower
Replies: 51
Views: 4215

Re: Abode/Tower

Here's my Abode at the moment (the wire mesh is because when Lily was smaller she could fit through all the gaps which were wider than the normal bar spacing...I've only bothered to remove the bit covering where the tray comes out. Despite that not being a long time ago, she's now my heaviest girl s...
by DVDeMm
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How often do you clean hammocks?
Replies: 31
Views: 517

Re: How often do you clean hammocks?

I can just about make it through a week without changing if I put shredded paper in the hammocks and change daily (if the paper smells). That seems to work and I have a huge bag of shredded paper from the office so not a problem. My girls aren't huge chewers so that's good. Changing 2 times a week w...
by DVDeMm
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Argh! Where can I freerange my girls?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Argh! Where can I freerange my girls?

I have 4 girls who's cage are in my hallway (I live in a one bedroom ground floor flat). They currently freerange in the hallway and connecting bathroom. The problem is they are ripping up my carpet and it's new!! (my whole flat even the kitchen is this carpet!) Every corner they constantly go to no...
by DVDeMm
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Litter
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: Litter

Can we have some pics of the different substrates you use? I'm currently using recycled bank notes which I got in a huge bale from a breeder but when it finishes I will probably try finacard or ecopetbed.
by DVDeMm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cat trees / scratching posts
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: Cat trees / scratching posts

Oh thanks! Ordering now lol
by DVDeMm
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My rats are eating all my wires
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: My rats are eating all my wires

I would never let them near anything you don't want chewed! I've had so much chewed in the past but this time I'm being vigilant. Mine have the hallway (no wires or electrical equipment) and the bathroom. They love the bathroom, they climb in the bath, in the sink (they even have a little splash in ...
by DVDeMm
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Baby just bit me!
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: My Baby just bit me!

Cheers for replying guys. I know she's a test biter because she does it out of the cage. This seemed different because she went straight at me like I imagine a snake would if it went in for a bite! I think she might be being territorial too. I've read you should pin them down if they do this but I c...
by DVDeMm
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Baby just bit me!
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: My Baby just bit me!

She's sitting on me right now being rather cuddly! She is a terrible nibbler though, nibbles everything! She loved freerange and even had a swim in some water in the sink (They freerange in my hall and bathroom and jump all over the place, they love drinking out the cold tap! So I decided to add som...
by DVDeMm
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Dried Pasta
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Dried Pasta

Mine wont touch it dried! They will eat it cooked but it's not their favourite. I love it! lol
by DVDeMm
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Baby just bit me!
Replies: 4
Views: 137

My Baby just bit me!

I just went to get the girls out for free range and Echo was in the corner bucket so called her and she looked over the edge, put my hand near the bucket but not in it. She put her head near my hand I thought she was going to climb onto it but her head disappoint and when she appeared again she went...
by DVDeMm
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Curly Kale
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Curly Kale

I'm in the Yes camp. Dark Leafy veggies are amazing sources of power. We should be eating it everyday ourselves as well as out rats. Mine get dark leafy's everyday.
by DVDeMm
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Correx sheets, what size?
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Correx sheets, what size?

I just bought the 32 by 24 and it lasted 2 days before the girls realised how to get over them lol. Damn!