Search found 22 matches

by babytarragon
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: GMR.... What about GMC??
Replies: 30
Views: 2762

GMR.... What about GMC??

We all know about and most of us probably have GMR, but who else has GMC- get more cages??

I have Furet Plus which is fab and perfect for my two boys, but I can't stop looking at bigger cages I don't need! It can't just be me? :D
by babytarragon
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Liberta Viking?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Liberta Viking?

RattyRenton wrote:If the base has bars you'll have to find something to cover them up, not good for the rats walking on bars all the time.
It pulls out so no problem :)

Gonna try and grab it tomorrow
by babytarragon
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Liberta Viking?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Liberta Viking?

I have the opportunity to get this cage second hand... Has anyone used it?

http://www.petworlddirect.co.uk/bird-ca ... iant_id=52

The mesh base pulls right out, like other Liberta cages.

Opinions??
by babytarragon
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help! our little girl hates to be handled?!
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Help! our little girl hates to be handled?!

It's a shame you were given such terrible advice at the pet shop, because introducing another girl earlier would have been easier. It is absolutely essential to a rat's wellbeing to have other rats to socialize with. I'm convinced that she would be much more relaxed and confident. This forum is very...
by babytarragon
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Avoiding 'favourites'
Replies: 18
Views: 1830

Re: Avoiding 'favourites'

I just had a breakthrough with Kanda- I let him eat yoghurt off my fingers and half an hour later he fell asleep on my elbow. Now I know his weakness I will have to exploit it! I'm going to try baby food as it's low in fat, salt, sugar etc.

I don't think I'll ever succumb to GMR. Two rats is plenty!!
by babytarragon
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Avoiding 'favourites'
Replies: 18
Views: 1830

Avoiding 'favourites'

I gather that most members here have at least three rats, and I find it hard enough to give equal attention to my two, especially since I have one outgoing boy and one shy boy. How do you avoid favouritism? Or do you just accept that some of your rats crave your attention more than others? I'll alwa...
by babytarragon
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How to make cage/free range as fun as possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: How to make cage/free range as fun as possible?

I bought some very light plastic balls from poundland, and put them in an unused litter tray, then sprinkle frozen peas / sweetcorn around the balls. My boys seem to love digging around in the balls to find their food. One of mine also love playing with a little cat ball with me. great suggestion, ...
by babytarragon
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Bucks or Does? which is best?
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Bucks or Does? which is best?

On the subject of 'speediness', could anyone give me a rough age that males grow up and mellow out? (the ones that DO mellow out, that is!!)
by babytarragon
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How to make cage/free range as fun as possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: How to make cage/free range as fun as possible?

They tend to hide on me rather than explore when free ranging, so I'm trying to let them get on with it a little more!

Thanks for the link, there's many fab ideas there!
by babytarragon
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How to make cage/free range as fun as possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

How to make cage/free range as fun as possible?

I think my boys are bored. I put a tail-safe wheel in their cage, and two weeks on they are still ignoring it. So I'd love suggestions for entertainment for them that doesn't involve any intelligence!! Their free range area is unfortunately very small- I'm using the spare bed as they can be stopped ...
by babytarragon
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Socialising?
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Socialising?

How about one of those nylon play pens for free ranging? Something like this: http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_pets/hutches_cages/runs_fencing/plastic_pens/158078 Yes they would chew it, but if you managed to find a cheap one on Ebay and supervise their free range it should be ok :) I can't help ...
by babytarragon
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: castrating as routine - good idea, bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: castrating as routine - good idea, bad idea?

As an ex-veterinary nurse, I don't see a problem with routine castration.

Spayng however I believe should only be done in the case of genuine medical necessity. It's horribly.invasive.
by babytarragon
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My rat is being castrated today - Very Worried!
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: My rat is being castrated today - Very Worried!

Just had my boys done last Wednesday and the swelling has already completely gone! They seemed totally fine after. Just make sure he has some watery foods like cucumber to nibble!
by babytarragon
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How do i make my rat more confident?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: How do i make my rat more confident?

I have the same problem with my boys, one of them is so shy and won't even take a treat from my hand, even though they are the same age and were always treated the same :(
by babytarragon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Tesco recycled paper cat litter ok to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Is Tesco recycled paper cat litter ok to use?

Thanks for the info, I'll stick with bio-catolet I think! It's worth travelling to buy. Although they seem to love the shredded paper towel and newspaper mix I resorted to when I ran out, I need to use something odour reducing!