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by Julie_Ann
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)

Well, I think that if there's no blood, or any other evidence of being eaten, then the wee thing probably escaped . . .with it's three remaining legs going like the clappers!! I don't know much about rat's digestive system when it comes to bone or fur, but I would have though that they would be hard...
by Julie_Ann
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)

Is it possible that they DIDN'T eat the mouse. . .? Once a mouse got caught in a trap that my grandpa left out. The little mouse had got it's leg trapped in the mousetrap and when my grandpa tried to let the mouse go, it was struggling so hard that it's leg fell off. Gruesome story, I know. . .but t...
by Julie_Ann
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ZGT questions?
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: ZGT questions?

The first time I realised that Wee Man had a lump was when I took a photograph of him - the lump showed up very clear in the photograph yet it was barely visable just to look at him. Very strange. . .but it might be worth taking a few snaps and seeing if it's the same for you?
by Julie_Ann
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New rat. . .health problems. . advice needed please!
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: New rat. . .health problems. . advice needed please!

Thanks guys :) Unfortunately Peach isn't looking great - she literally turned Blue while I was giving her ABs and was gasping for air. Never had a rat that bad before. The worst I've ever experienced was a healthy male with a rattly chest which cleared up after a few days of ABs. This doesn't look g...
by Julie_Ann
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Health
Topic: ZGT questions?
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: ZGT questions?

I had two boys (brothers) last year called Big Man and Wee Man. Wee man developed a pea sized lump just under his ear canal. I had never had any experience with ZGTs before then, so I didn't know what it was. I took him to the vet when it started to increase in size - this didn't take too long. Afte...
by Julie_Ann
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New rat. . .health problems. . advice needed please!
Replies: 3
Views: 123

New rat. . .health problems. . advice needed please!

Hi, Hoping I can get some advice from someone with more experience than me. . . Just acquired three female rats. . .in very poor condition. . .two needed to be put to sleep today and the other one (Peach) has been put on Baytril for a respiratory infection. I wanted to introduce her to my existing f...
by Julie_Ann
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Fleece bedding/lining for explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Fleece bedding/lining for explorer

Thanks for the advice guys :) I only have thin fleece just now, but I will try and get some vet bed for whichever half they like sleeping in better and use substrate on the other half :) I got the three other girlies last night, and two were so bad they had to be put down today. I have one girl left...
by Julie_Ann
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What does this look like to you... abcess??
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: What does this look like to you... abcess??

It may be a tooth abcess? I had two males (brothers) who had ZGTs - it was really awful . I had no experience of ZGTs before, so I didn't know what to expect. When the lump abcessed, I thought that's exactly what it was. But it was the ZGT causing an infection :( It looked a lot like that. Fingers c...
by Julie_Ann
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Fleece bedding/lining for explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Fleece bedding/lining for explorer

Hi guys, I'm hoping you could give me some advice. I'm getting another explorer for my little girlies. . .and since they are far less likely to dribble wee everywhere, like my boys. . .I wanted to use fleece bedding/lining. I had a look at peoples set-up in the "show your set-up" section and I love ...
by Julie_Ann
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

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

Looks like someone has had a similar idea. . .

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/customerpictur ... xes/139959

Hope that link works. . .basically someone turned it into a ferret cage!
by Julie_Ann
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: OK Cage/sitting room de-ponging plan
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: OK Cage/sitting room de-ponging plan

Looking good! I just bought Tap-a-Drop from the Rat Warehouse website - the soft linen one smells good and it's working a treat in my rat room. I sit my air purifier on top of (well, I use the purifier as a weight with part of the tissue sticking out at the front) a bit of tissue with a few drops an...
by Julie_Ann
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Pastic rings any good
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Pastic rings any good

Aw! The nearest one to us is about 40mins away, so I think we're quite lucky. Although, Ikea is quite mind-numbing so we don't go that often :p I just did a quick search, and you can get them on ebay or Amazon (although the ebay ones look better) if you type in "curtain clips" in the search bar. The...
by Julie_Ann
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Shopping trip to B&Q! (Home made toys)
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Shopping trip to B&Q! (Home made toys)

Maybe you could get some tumble dryer tubing/duct - it's quite cheap and it's big enough for even the fattest of rats! I just saw this on their website - it looks like it comes with some sort of box/rat hide-away too :) http://www.diy-spares.com/cgi-bin/product.pl?PID=759605 I bought the same tubing...
by Julie_Ann
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Levels for an Explorer? Any suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Levels for an Explorer? Any suggestions?

Thanks everyone for your suggestions :) Someone is kindly posting me a pair of shelves that they don't use (thanks anyway Lilyland!). I'm hoping that the shelves will be bigger than the Ferplast ones so that I can have some extra room for a litter tray so that my lazy males won't have to go down a l...
by Julie_Ann
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Pastic rings any good
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Pastic rings any good

Hey, I was just in Ikea and I bought "DIGNITET" curtain hooks for my hammocks: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20075947 They are great for attaching hammocks to the wire bars of rat cages. There are 24 clips in a pack so you can go hammock- mad! I'm not sure if they would be useful for ha...