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by Beeratz
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vets bill
Replies: 31
Views: 5986

Re: Vets bill

I took two of my boys in on Monday as they were both a bit respy and for the consultation and two 15ml bottles of zithromax it was £75 :o it's a good job I've got a dedicated savings (ratty vet) account lol :)
by Beeratz
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Albert's porphy eye
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Albert's porphy eye

This looks exactly how my boys was yesterday!! I had him at the vet this morning and they put him under anaesthetic to have a good look at his eye as he's got a lump there which he's had since being a baby, but they couldn't find anything wrong at all!! I'd still suggest a check-up just to be safe t...
by Beeratz
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very porphy eye???
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Very porphy eye???

The vet did exactly as you suggested :-). Luckily the lump has not grown any bigger (phew!) and the porph seems to have cleared up. The vet couldn't see any reason for why it happened as his eye all looks ok, not even inflamed. It's a bit of a mystery really. She checked his chest as well and that's...
by Beeratz
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very porphy eye???
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Very porphy eye???

Just came home to see my poor Orion with one eye covered in porphyrin (sp?). Bit of background first... He's an odd-eyed roan boy and since he was a baby he's had a kind of lump in the corner of his ruby eye which, of course, I got checked out as soon as I noticed it when he was maybe 8 weeks old. T...
by Beeratz
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: what was the strangest thing you`ve found your rat eating?
Replies: 53
Views: 2951

Re: what was the strangest thing you`ve found your rat eating?

My boys ate one of my best bras!! They pulled the gel insert thingy out and were trying to eat that but luckily I caught them in time. That bra cost me £25 as well haha cheeky boys!! U gotta love em.
by Beeratz
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fitting in rats
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Fitting in rats

Hi thanks for the info. Atlas is now on phenobarbitol twice daily which seems to be helping somewhat. With regard to your past rats that had seizures, having brain tumours, I was wondering did they show any other symptoms at all? I am just curious as Atlas seems to have no other symptoms that would ...
by Beeratz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Fitting in rats
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Fitting in rats

RIP Agusta sleep well little guy :halo: and hugs to you hope your ok!
by Beeratz
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: how much dr squiggles?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: how much dr squiggles?

That's great thanks for your help guys :)
by Beeratz
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: how much dr squiggles?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: how much dr squiggles?

Hi thanks for your replies :) . Jemma you mention calcivet, I use daily rat 3 which has calcium, copper and vitamin d3, is this similar to calcivet or should I buy some calcivet and add that too? Just want to make sure I'm doing the best I can for my boys :love: I've put them just under half a spoon...
by Beeratz
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: how much dr squiggles?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

how much dr squiggles?

Sorry if this is a really dumb question :oops: I have 2 8fl bottles my boys cage and i have just bought some Dr Squiggles daily essentials 1. I was just wondering how much I should be putting in their water bottle and also if it would be a good idea to have one bottle with the dr squiggles in and th...
by Beeratz
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat having fits
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Rat having fits

Hi there, my boy Atlas has fits too and I posted a couple of weeks ago for advice :-) . People suggested that it could be related to him having too much protein in his diet so it may be an idea to try to cut down on protein levels to see if that helps? Also, i've started to add some extra vitamin B ...
by Beeratz
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Leaving rats... whats their reaction?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Leaving rats... whats their reaction?

Lol my boys sulk for days if I leave them with my mum for just one night!!!!!! Haha
by Beeratz
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Re: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin

Hehe one of my boys took it from a syringe once, the very first time he was prescribed it but now he knows that anything in a syringe is bad news so I have to keep all syringes WAY out of sight haha won't make that mistake again. Banana baby food tends to work quite well to hide it with my boys :-)
by Beeratz
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fitting in rats
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Fitting in rats

I'll let you know how I get on with giving Atlas the vitamin B supplement, hopefully it will help a little. Seizures seem to be a lot more common than I thought, it's interesting to see that it seems to be that they appear to be rescue ratties, I think genetics may have something to do with it by th...
by Beeratz
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fitting in rats
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Fitting in rats

Hi rats88, that sounds just like when Atlas has a seizure, his body goes all rigid then he starts repeatedly opening and closing his mouth and batting his front paws in the air and he spasms and jumps too. I tend to take him out of his cage and put him on my bed as soon as I see him start to fit as ...