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by hayleyhamilton
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Holding hind leg up
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Holding hind leg up

Heyy, We noticed this morning that Bilbo is holding his back left leg up, and very reluctant to put any weight on it when walking/scampering I have inspected it, and it doesn't appear to be swollen cause him too much agro when i touch it (as i would assume it would if it were broken..) Hopefully it'...
by hayleyhamilton
Thu May 26, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Health
Topic: urgent - struggling to breathe
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: urgent - struggling to breathe

haha, yes we have one rat called Bilbo who it would be fair to say is slightly greedier than everyone else :roll: He crams his mouth full of grub, and then scampers off to his 'secret location'... We did used to scatter feed, but i became concerned about them urinating on the food (the gang that Ruf...
by hayleyhamilton
Thu May 26, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Health
Topic: urgent - struggling to breathe
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: urgent - struggling to breathe

We transferred him to the carrier and stayed up with him until about 4:30am, then brought put him next to my bed so I could hear/check on him. Then he woke me up at 8am this morning, foraging around and jumping on top of his pod. I looked over, and he was back to his normal self, looking at me :lol:...
by hayleyhamilton
Thu May 26, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Health
Topic: urgent - struggling to breathe
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: urgent - struggling to breathe

He is lying in his hammock, ears back, eyes half closed, pulling back every 4 seconds and opening his mouth sticking his tongue out every minute or so. The vet phoned back and just said 'give him baytril'............ !!!!!! URGH. I am watching him, prepared to do the fling if necessary. Is that only...
by hayleyhamilton
Wed May 25, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: urgent - struggling to breathe
Replies: 8
Views: 201

urgent - struggling to breathe

Please help.....

Rufus seems to be struggling to breathe and is coughing up a grey/brown substance.

07749322054 please phone me if anyone can help me on what to do, im in a panic

waiting for the vet to phone.

Hayley x
by hayleyhamilton
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Wishlist
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Wishlist

oh my word.. that cat tree has just been added to my wishlist too :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hayleyhamilton
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Buying cage furniture
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Buying cage furniture

Fuzzbutt!! I have invested in some awesome cage furniture from there :D I find it very hard to leave that website without purchasing more stuff :oops: I know it's not exactly what you're looking for atm, because it is all hammocks etc... but i have pinned loads of different types of hammocks from th...
by hayleyhamilton
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice on rat rapidly going down hill
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Advice on rat rapidly going down hill

Hi again,

Ben was PTS this morning :cry:

The vet confirmed that he was clearly in a lot of pain, and that there really wasn't anything more that we could do for him.

I feel better now I know he isn't suffering. But it still hurts like mad.

R.I.P my special friend :hearts:
by hayleyhamilton
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice on rat rapidly going down hill
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Advice on rat rapidly going down hill

Hiya, I have just got in from work and went straight upstairs to find him even worse than when i left :( He is just lying around, boggling (clearly bad boggles) I got him out, and he lay in my arms with his eyes half shut, boggling. I popped him on the carpet and lay next to him, and he would take a...
by hayleyhamilton
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice on rat rapidly going down hill
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Advice on rat rapidly going down hill

Thanks for the replies.
oh wow, the symptoms for a PT are just like what he has.
I watched the videos on that link and that is exactly how he is acting.
I will book him into the vets tomorrow.
Poor Ben :(
by hayleyhamilton
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice on rat rapidly going down hill
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Advice on rat rapidly going down hill

Hi everyone, Just wanted some advice on one of our chaps. Ben is only 14 months old, but has started to really go down hill. He used to be the biggest of the group- 711g at his peak :wink: - but in the last few weeks has dropped to being the smallest out of them all. He seems to have real trouble ho...
by hayleyhamilton
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The Mega Nest!! O.O
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: The Mega Nest!! O.O

hehehe :lol: awesome!
by hayleyhamilton
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage Essential?
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Cage Essential?

Sputnik here too!

They always get extremely miffed whenever it is removed for cleaning. :lol:
by hayleyhamilton
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Using the wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Using the wheel

I have 2 baby boys (4 months old) who love their wheel :D They have always had one. Although they never really go full pelt on it like my hamster does, more like short blasts! :lol: I tried to introduce one to my other 5 older boys, but they paid it no attention whatsoever. It seems that if they hav...
by hayleyhamilton
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Busybody...
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Busybody...

Just spent the day cleaning out the rat room, and i felt the urge to post this question: Does anyone else have a busybody ratty?! You know, one who just can't BEAR to be left out of anything that's happening. Simply HAS to see what is going on, and be involved in everything and anything :lol: Mine i...