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by Kim N
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Which aviary as a rat cage??
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Which aviary as a rat cage??

Haha, no that's fine - I completely understand wanting to have as much info as possible before making a decision. http://shop.parrotcare.com/montana-boston-44-p.asp That's 65cm across, so I don't think it'd fit. Oops, sorry was looking at the 55cm for some reason when I looked at the dimensions. :o...
by Kim N
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Which aviary as a rat cage??
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Which aviary as a rat cage??

I have this one in the darker color. I know a lot here don't recommend it but it is lovely and works quite well for my 5 boys. Right now it has 3 corner shelves, two hammocks, litter box, cargo net and another rope, a tunnel at the bottom and there is plenty of room left for more. I removed the grat...
by Kim N
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...
Replies: 28
Views: 1522

Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Hurray for big boys! I think this will be my next cage for sure! I love how it opens completely at the top, has nice castors and large door in the front. Great price! My cage now is quite tall and thin and I wondered how they would get on in it when they get older, I think this will be perfect for a...
by Kim N
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Levels for an Explorer? Any suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Levels for an Explorer? Any suggestions?

I use the Ferplast shelves upside down. They have just enough of a lip that I can put substrate in and it helps immensely! This has blown my mind. Me too! It works really well for us. There are ridges but filled with the cardboard bedding they are covered and must not be uncomfortable as the rats t...
by Kim N
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: What have I done wrong??? :(
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: What have I done wrong??? :(

Is it possible he's been hurt or isn't feeling well? Mine aren't to that age yet but I think that's about the time people say they are in their teenage phase? I wonder if that plays a part? I did also find that when I just had my first two they came out of their shell and were more confident and hap...
by Kim N
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Levels for an Explorer? Any suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Levels for an Explorer? Any suggestions?

I use the Ferplast shelves upside down. They have just enough of a lip that I can put substrate in and it helps immensely! Just wish I could stop them peeing in their hammocks! :-?
by Kim N
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: vet in Suffolk?
Replies: 1
Views: 90

vet in Suffolk?

Anyone in Suffolk have a good vet for the ratties they can recommend please?
by Kim N
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: OK Cage/sitting room de-ponging plan
Replies: 21
Views: 1189

Re: OK Cage/sitting room de-ponging plan

I'm a meanie, I don't let them free range in the front room. :lol: Their cage is in the front room and they can sit with us on the settee but they aren't allowed to roam on it, if they are on it they are on us. Their free range is only in the kitchen where the pee can be mopped up afterwards and the...
by Kim N
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat Friendly Wasp Killer
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Rat Friendly Wasp Killer

I read through almost all the info for it when I saw the link and it says that it needs to be placed before an existing nest is there as the way it works is to make wasps looking for a place to nest believe that place is already taken and they move on to find an open place. So if they are already es...
by Kim N
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: FLIES!!
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: FLIES!!

Where would be a good cheap place to buy them in a shop? I would love to get them for every window and we have loads! I am battling wasps in my house constantly! :-?
by Kim N
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: worried about my girls sleeping patterns..
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: worried about my girls sleeping patterns..

It sounds to me like the times you are describing are the times they tend to be awake normally. They are probably sleeping most of the time you are away. Mine will sleep most of the day away but are awake in the mid mornings and late night and making plenty of racket throughout the night. Rats do te...
by Kim N
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bella's Zymbal's Gland Tumour (distressing pictures)
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Bella's Zymbal's Gland Tumour (distressing pictures)

Poor sweetie... :cry: I haven't had to deal with any health issues yet since I haven't had my little ones long but I dread the day and hope I can cope. Does an open sore from that type of tumor happen rather quickly or more over time and was it open like that since April?

RIP sweet one :dumbohalo:
by Kim N
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Very Sad Decision To Make :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Very Sad Decision To Make :-(

The way I see it is this...when rats go somewhere new they are put through stress, made to learn new routines and people. Somethings may not be perfect in the life they already have but if they are loved, happy and cared for, well really how do I know that someone else would love them as much and ta...
by Kim N
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: humidifier
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: humidifier

A cool mist humidifier just puts out cool mist, not sure if you can put stuff in the water of those. I don't think it's the same as a purifier in that the purifying ones pull in air and blow out air. You can put tap a drop (and other oils in them but the I would only use the tap a drop around the ra...
by Kim N
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Water?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Water?

Don't know how much of an issue this is in the UK but being from the US we all know that our water is filled with all kinds of junk we simply don't want in our bodies. In thinking about the hard water where I live now here in the UK I am always thinking about my appliances that use water and how to ...