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by hardcorejillz
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Changing rat's name?
Replies: 34
Views: 1066

Re: Changing rat's name?

All except 2 of my rats came to me as babies so I got to name them myself. The 2 that already had names when I got them were Timothy & Roland. I really didnt like the name Roland plus it didnt suit him so I thought I would change him to Rodney & the other one was gonna be Del-Boy. However after find...
by hardcorejillz
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: strange behaviour in blind rat
Replies: 3
Views: 121

strange behaviour in blind rat

Last night, I let my 2 5month old boys Timmy & Rodney out to free range together in the rat room for the first time. Normally I let them free range in the bathroom as theres less hiding places, but last night I put the girls cage out in the hall & lifted the boys cage onto the floor so that they cou...
by hardcorejillz
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: rats in heat????
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: rats in heat????

Female rats come into heat every 4-5 days for approx 5 or 6 hrs at a time. When they encounter a male rat, they will hop forward really quickly like a frog & vibrate their ears really quickly (which is very strange first time you see it!) then they will lower their rear end and sit really still for ...
by hardcorejillz
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: weight
Replies: 21
Views: 524

Re: weight

Heres my lots' most recent weigh in plus what they weighed a fortnight ago: Will do the earlier weigh-in first (27.6.11) Rodney -387g Timmy - 304g Poppy - 363g Pippin - 265g Now last nights weigh-ins (plus the difference from last time) Rodney - 430g (+ 43g!) Timmy - 314g (+10g) Poppy - 396g (+33g!)...
by hardcorejillz
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rate That Layout!
Replies: 332
Views: 8191

Re: Rate That Layout!

* BUMP*
I miss this thread! :lol:
by hardcorejillz
Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Rat Harness?
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: Rat Harness?

I bought the Ferplast figure of 8 one too. I put it on my biggest buck Rodney & it seemed to fit well, but when I set him on the floor he panicked and ran in behind the table with a terrified look on his face. Havent tried it on him since but if I do try again, I will let him sit on my shoulder for ...
by hardcorejillz
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Cannibalism
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Cannibalism

The same thing happened to one of my girls.
I posted a thread about it on here a little while back, heres the link:
http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/v ... 6&t=154151
by hardcorejillz
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage for 8-10
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: Cage for 8-10

I bought a cage that was similar to the F23 called a Marchioro Festo. This is it http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SALE-FESTO-82C3-CHINCHILLA-CHIPMONK-FERRETS-RAT-CAGE-/230632953227?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Small_Animals&hash=item35b2cb958b Unfortunately the bars were too far apart for my girls (plus the tubes along ...
by hardcorejillz
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Wild pet rats continued...
Replies: 64
Views: 2374

Re: Wild pet rats continued...

Forgive me if I didnt read it properly, but there doesnt seem to be any mention of the baby rats' mother, so maybe we shouldnt all jump to conclusions & think that the OP took them away from the mother (which I agree would be wrong), perhaps the mother had died or abandonned them? In which case the ...
by hardcorejillz
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: weight
Replies: 21
Views: 524

Re: weight

Ok, heres pics taken this morning: First is the 2 girls together. Poppy (on right) doesnt look too much bigger here http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/hardcorejillz/rats/005-1.jpg But here she is, looking massive! http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/hardcorejillz/rats/007-1.jpg Heres the ...
by hardcorejillz
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: weight
Replies: 21
Views: 524

Re: weight

Can't believe how big poppy is! You got any pics? There must be some sizedifference between them! Will take new pics later this week. Yea Poppy is like a 'big daddy' compared to Pippin, who seems so delicate & fragile! Reckon that Rodney will catch up with her soon though as hes getting bigger ever...
by hardcorejillz
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New rats. Advice needed on health etc etc
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: New rats. Advice needed on health etc etc

Thatnks. Just got some back to nature substrate, so that should be a good substrate for them! :smileyrat: I will second that! Back 2 nature is the best substrate Ive used! I can only get it from Rat warehouse tho as I cant find any pet shops in N.Ireland that sells it :( But it stays clean a lot lo...
by hardcorejillz
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Health
Topic: weight
Replies: 21
Views: 524

Re: weight

Heres my readings for this week. Havent weighed them in almost a fortnight & am really surprised how much more they all weigh this time!
Rodney - 343g (+44g)
Timmy - 291g (+22g)
Poppy - 362g (+52g!)
Pippin - 260g (+18g)

Will be interesting to see next weeks weigh-ins!
by hardcorejillz
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New rats. Advice needed on health etc etc
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: New rats. Advice needed on health etc etc

Congrats on becoming a rat owner! You will become obsessed with the little fuzzies in no time! Dont really have much to add regarding feed & bedding etc as everyone else has given such great advice! Only thing I'd recommend is that you dont bath them just yet esp if they arent used to being handled ...