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by Toribob
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Could it be hayfever or resp probs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: Could it be hayfever or resp probs?

I wouldn't have thought a 4 day course of baytril would be enough for the rats. My vet prescribed at least a two week course of upper respiratory tract infection.
by Toribob
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Upper resiratory
Replies: 26
Views: 4983

Re: Upper resiratory

I have been struggling with this exact same thing with Boo. Last night I tried it with some ready brek and golden syrup and he ate it all up - three times now, so I am guessing this is hiding the taste of it quite well.
by Toribob
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Piriton Dosage
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Piriton Dosage

So if I get him the doxy, and he has a couple of weeks on that with no improvement and a clear chest, it could be scarring? Would you then just leave him of the antibiotics but keep a close eye on him for any deterioration? The vet i spoke to tonight wasn't sure about doxy, as she said it's tablets....
by Toribob
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: free ranging
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: free ranging

I think it just takes time for them to get used to things! Did you get your boys as babies? Seth and Ozzy had been at the RSPCA for at least two months after being left by the roadside, and I think the whole playing, being handled thing was just so new to them, it took them a long time to settle dow...
by Toribob
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Piriton Dosage
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Piriton Dosage

Boo has had two weeks of Baytril, and one week of Baytril, Septrin, and bisolvon powder for an upper respiratory tract infection. I have spoken to my vet today ( unfortunately not my usual one), and asked for some doxycycline to try, and she is checking on the dosage of that so, hopefully will get s...
by Toribob
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: free ranging
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: free ranging

Is there anywhere you can free-range them away from the cage? When I got my new boys, they were nervy scaredy things, and there were in a ferplast plus. So, we would initally put the cage on the bed, and take the top off, so they still had the security of the cgae base. Then when they were starting ...
by Toribob
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Piriton Dosage
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Piriton Dosage

I have been wondering whether to try my boy on some Piriton, as he seems hootier and more snuffly on some days than others. Has anyone used the syrup before which is 4mg in 10ml strength. Also does anyone know what doseage i could try? Have read that the dose for dogs is 4mg/10 kg, so could I give 0...
by Toribob
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Not eating their protein.
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Not eating their protein.

I scatter feed my boys anyway. I did spy Deej with a fish head sticking out of his mouth - nasty!! So he seems to have randomly started eating them. Not sure about the others though.
by Toribob
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New Ratty Mummy Concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Re: New Ratty Mummy Concerns

New home sneezes seem to quite common, and normal as they are adjusting to their new environment. I think if it settles down in a few days and he is not working hard with his breathing he should be ok. But if it continues for a while it might be worth getting him checked over. I know when I got both...
by Toribob
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fluid on the lungs?
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Fluid on the lungs?

I don't know much about diuretics in ratties, but they are certainly useful in people for clearing excess fluid of off lungs.

I hope you don't mind me asking, but what dose of piriton do you use? And do you use the liquid form of it for kids.?
by Toribob
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Freeranging 2 groups at same time
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: What's the best option......

I am not sure of the best option for you. But, on the rare occasion our boys were free ranged our boys in a playpen on their own they hated it because they wanted to play with us, and were constantly trying to jump out. We only do this when I am at work as the boyfriend won't sit and play with them ...
by Toribob
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Upper resiratory
Replies: 26
Views: 4983

Re: Upper resiratory

I was sorry too, to hear about Revel. I have similiar thing happening with my Boo at the moment. He is hooting badly with his breathing... sometimes constantly and sometimes for a while and then he will stop. He had 5 day course of metacam originally, after which he sounded fine for a week. Then he ...
by Toribob
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ? Mycoplasma flare-up??
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: ? Mycoplasma flare-up??

So... Boo is back to hooting most of the time again, and sneezing. I kept him on the baytril even though the vet said i could stop it, because i wanted to make sure he was still covered for Myco, in case that is the problem. Just so i know exactly what and why I am asking for when I ring vets again ...
by Toribob
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Not eating their protein.
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Not eating their protein.

They don't eat their dried fish or shrimp at all that I can tell. They do like their flaked peas though. I tend to feed fresh vegetables rather than protein things, although they do get egg or fish things once a week or every 2 weeeks. So, as I only provide 5% protein in my dry mix... am I not offer...
by Toribob
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Not eating their protein.
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Not eating their protein.

Hi, I was just wondering if it can cause problems for my rats if they do not eat the protein in their dry mix. I use a rat rations base that includes 10% flaked peas, which i thought provided some protein. I make total mix up to say 1kg, and about 5% of that is dried shrimp or dried fish. However, n...