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by LondonBells
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Tip for feeding garlic
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Tip for feeding garlic

Brilliant, cheers Jemma
by LondonBells
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Tip for feeding garlic
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Tip for feeding garlic

Ignorance alert here...but is there something special about garlic for rats? :-?
by LondonBells
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: help! can i keep female & male rats together?
Replies: 31
Views: 1196

Re: help! can i keep female & male rats together?

It's amazing how opposing seemingly average experiences can be sometimes. Half expected that variety of replies somehow though. All rats are so evidently unique 8)
by LondonBells
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Emptying litter.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Emptying litter.

Haha, cheers for your replies and experiences. Fuschia - It is annoying :) , certainly was last night when i meticulously replaced all removed litter back into the tray 5 or 6 times, getting to the point where i wouldn't bother with the clean litter substrate at all and just put wee soaked substrate...
by LondonBells
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: help! can i keep female & male rats together?
Replies: 31
Views: 1196

Re: help! can i keep female & male rats together?

Hope this isn't hijacking your thread in anyway jordanlouise (if so just say and i'll post elsewhere) but your question makes me beg a related one. I know that people keep mixed sex rats in the same room, unneutered/unspayed but in single sex cages...therefore i have no doubt it's fine. However i've...
by LondonBells
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Emptying litter.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Emptying litter.

Recently Whisky's taken to emptying the litter tray and seemingly for the purposes of adding the contents to the 'sleeping arrangement'. She's always had the habit of trying to put everything loose in the cage into the one spot/tube/hammock that she's decided to make 'bed', but i didn't think it had...
by LondonBells
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Safe, chewable wood...?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Safe, chewable wood...?

Cheers, that's great to hear as i have plans now for some renovations.
Design seems reasonably solid as it's all wood just woven together, but i'll keep a good eye on it's condition...something tells me the girls won't.
Thanks for your input!
by LondonBells
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: I have an idea! - Input needed please
Replies: 30
Views: 977

Re: I have an idea! - Input needed please

This is inspired Stevmic.

We have some mint, coriander and basil in the kitchen window. Resources just begging to be used now :D
by LondonBells
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Safe, chewable wood...?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Safe, chewable wood...?

Hi. I've just bought some flower bed fencing (the low kind, about 15cm high) and want to just check to see if people know any reason it would be unsafe. It's willow and i'm pretty certain it's untreated. Sound OK for rat mouths? The gaps are either far too small or far too big to catch any feet, so ...
by LondonBells
Sun May 22, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Face biting.
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Face biting.

Ok, it's been a couple of days now and i don't want to jump the gun buuuuuuuut......Whisky seems to have calmed down. She has a munch on Ginny's face now and again and i'm hearing one or two squeaks a day but nothing to shout about and most of the time the worst Whiskey seems to do is tap Gin's head...
by LondonBells
Fri May 20, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage Recommendations Please?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Cage Recommendations Please?

Could you possibly consider getting 2 (or more! :D ) cages with the correct width x depth dimensions and making yourself a bit of a multi-story? If you're so inclined you could always DIY from scratch (and get precisely what you want that way :wink: ), but I think there are several cages - possibly ...
by LondonBells
Fri May 20, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introducing younger rats.
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Introducing younger rats.

Thanks a bunch both of you for that! Had a look at all those links and they describe things nicely (though the group you're intro'ing to there stormsmuggler is amazing - gotta be a whole different kettle of fish [carrier of rats] to just 4). Pictures are brill though as they give a good idea of the ...
by LondonBells
Fri May 20, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introducing younger rats.
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Introducing younger rats.

Hi all. Just quickly :roll: as a prologue to my actual thread here, i realise my first post on here might have been a bit rude as a new member! Didn't properly introduce myself (or rather, my rats!) as a new forum member. I've never really used any forum before so hopefully you can find it in your h...
by LondonBells
Thu May 19, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Face biting.
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Face biting.

Thanks for that. I've not lost any sleep yet, as Gin hasn't either :) I'm sure you're right that Whisky's just decided to throw her weight around and clarify whose boss....up until now i've never been able to identify either of them as dominant, so perhaps it was due. Difficult not to intervene, as ...
by LondonBells
Wed May 18, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Face biting.
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Face biting.

Now there up and about again this evening....it's still going on. When I get Gin out she seems right as rain. But in the cage her face is still getting tugged all over the shop and she's still shouting about it. Whisky seems to have forsaken her normal grace and finesse in order to get at Gin, as sh...