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by herro
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rat hates water
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Rat hates water

In my experience, a rat hating water is completely normal. Mine will tolerate it, but that's it.
by herro
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: rice - dry - can they have this?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: rice - dry - can they have this?

Thank you! :D I *stupidly* made a "bean bag" for them with rice as the stuffing, and they tore it up for the rice... soo glad it's okay for them since they seem to like it so much!
by herro
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Varnish - is it Safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Varnish - is it Safe?

Just found an old 30's-50's era radio that can be hulled out like any cabinet & turned into a cage, provided some shelving & a door is added. However, it needs a new wood stain & finish - anyone know if this will be okay for the rats? The pair I plan on homing in this particular set-up have never be...
by herro
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: rice - dry - can they have this?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

rice - dry - can they have this?

As it says on the label :) Can rats have dried rice without it expanding and exploding in their tummies? :/ (As you hear of it happening to birds...)
by herro
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: helping a chubby rat lose weight... suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: helping a chubby rat lose weight... suggestions?

not sure if you can find oxbow in your parts, but their rat mix is amazing, especially for keeping the weight down while providing top nutrition.
by herro
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: what was the strangest thing you`ve found your rat eating?
Replies: 53
Views: 1235

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

lube :oops: not even kidding, my girls chewed through the plastic & ate all of the contents. it was mint flavored, so i'll give them a bit of a leeway there...


have a girl who had the habit of stealing from the cat's box, too. i was so disgusted..
by herro
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What my rats ate today.....
Replies: 1302
Views: 21532

Re: What my rats ate today.....

so far:

iceberg lettuce
a treat mix of: peanuts, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, & chow mein noodles. it's kind of my "ehh... this is a bit stale, throw it into the rat mix!" all-purpose treat mix. going to add some granola to it, too.

should be getting some baby carrots later today, too :)
by herro
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Joey, I will never kiss you again :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Joey, I will never kiss you again :(

ahaha! reminds me of my kitties; they eat flies. i still let them kiss me :oops: but now i'm tempted to see what the rats 'll go after! reallly tempted to buy them both a little baggie of crickets now, hah.

i totally thought this topic was going to be about "ratty raisins," too. :sickrat:
by herro
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Metal Cage Bases? & questions about builing your own...
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Metal Cage Bases? & questions about builing your own...

My ratties desperately need a new cage, & I want to build it rather than purchase one. They currently have a cage w/ a pull out plastic tray, which I really like for ease of cleaning, but they've totally demolished it by being naughty gnawers. :angryrat: I know I can get a sheet of stainless steel &...
by herro
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Help with rescue please
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Help with rescue please

This is what my vet recommends for switching an animal onto a new diet: (I know you've got her switched over now, but maybe it will help someone else in the future? :) ) it should take about a week to 9 days to fully make the change. start by adding just a few pellets of the new food, and then slowl...
by herro
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Rat Names
Topic: Unisex names
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Unisex names

<3 food names for pets so:

anglecake
basil
bagel
biscuit (& gravy, if you have a white & brown pairing!)
pumpkin
cocoa
chili
parsley
lime & lemon
rutabaga :lol:
peach
apple
sriracha hehe
by herro
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Older doe - safe to breed?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Older doe - safe to breed?

Thanks for the replies :hearts: I have been doing a lot of research, which is what lead me to be hesitant about her to begin with, though what I had read here and elsewhere about breeding from unknown lines said that it's controversial but the two main reasons to consider it would be exceptional tem...
by herro
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Older doe - safe to breed?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Older doe - safe to breed?

I have an amazing doe (coco-dottie) who unfortunately has not been breed before (to my knowledge - she was adopted at ~5 months) who is now 13-14 months old. She has the best temperament and health I have encountered in a rat so far, and she is the reason I have decided to start breeding. I would re...