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by BrokenFish
Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mucus from nose
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Mucus from nose

Last Wed. I was visiting a friend who has a little rattie girl named Button, who is not doing so well. She has been suspecting a possibly PT due to her body posture and loss of function in her legs. When we checked on her we found that she was doing much worse. I honestly did not think she was going...
by BrokenFish
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: my rat chewed his leg off
Replies: 33
Views: 1149

If he makes it he should have no problem functioning with one front leg. I have a friend wh has a little girl who lost most of one of her front legs as a baby, and she gets around just like a normal rat. It's kinda cute to watch her use her stump to turn her food.

Hope he continues to do better!!
by BrokenFish
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Petaluma Rat Colors
Replies: 7
Views: 268

I have 6 black berks, and 3 black selfs...headed to post office with them now! Hey thanks..That was quick. A mink and 2 cinnamons, Yay!! Oh yes, many of the babies are dumbo. Tho I have been told we don't have true mink here in the states.... It's been interesting. By the 30 rats we saved, and the 9...
by BrokenFish
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Petaluma Rat Colors
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Petaluma Rat Colors

So some of you know I took in several pregnant rats from a recent hoarder situation in California. The babies have all been born and most are colors I am familiar with. But I am new to babies, and to determining what markings a rat has. So the youngest litter, who is now about a week and a half old ...
by BrokenFish
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you clean out your 1ml syringes
Replies: 16
Views: 386

I only ever clean them after I am done with the coudse of meds. Then I just rinse with hot water. Usually I only keep one or 2 around tho.... and I usually end up getting a new one from the vet before these get too old, so I rotate them out.
by BrokenFish
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Health
Topic: What has just happenned?
Replies: 39
Views: 926

He was absolutely gorgeous. It's horrible to have them go so suddenly! Well horrible when they go at all.

I love that first picture.

Goodnight Spox! Hugs to you and his cagemate!
by BrokenFish
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Wierd lumps
Replies: 9
Views: 248

I am reviving this old post. So the bumps on Arthur, my rescue boy, seemed to go away on their own in a few days. Now I have another boy (Spot) with the same issue, except that it is only on one side, and considerable larger, about the size of a cranberry. it's hard and appears to be discolored unde...
by BrokenFish
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Providing total darkness
Replies: 14
Views: 348

OK I did some research on the topic. I searched the Proquest database using keywords like darkness, tumor, cancer, and rat. I found several articles. One in ths San Diego Union Tribune cited several animal studies (the details of which I will spare you)... The dark side of light | Studies illuminate...
by BrokenFish
Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Providing total darkness
Replies: 14
Views: 348

I guess the question could be...how do we define total darkness.] I could see why it might be harmful to keep any creature in florecent light 24 hours a day, but none of us do this to our rats. (i think) Perhaps just having the lights off and having a small amount of ligh filter in through a window ...
by BrokenFish
Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Paralysis after operation - anyone experienced this? *Update
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Something similar happened to my ladyBird after her last tumor op. She didn't use her hind legs at all for a few days, but she regained most of the use after that. She was quite old at the time, and had hind leg problems before the op, but they seemed to get worse right after the op. Hope your guy f...
by BrokenFish
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Providing total darkness
Replies: 14
Views: 348

I have been concerned about this one for awhile. We used to have a terrarium in the rat room, but it has light all the time. I tried to convince OH to get one of those ceramic heat bulbs that doesn;t give off light, but he likes to use the light kind. We recently moved it and now all the rats have a...
by BrokenFish
Tue May 30, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Arthur Update-Lung Abcess of tumor???
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Does anyone have experience with either of these conditions. How to tell them apart, and the treatents??
by BrokenFish
Sun May 28, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Arthur Update-Lung Abcess of tumor???
Replies: 8
Views: 227

I took him to the vet on monday. He had x-rays, and she saud he had really cloudy lungs and labored breathing. She felt like there was probably something going on in his lungs. Also there appeared to be some sort of mass. She put him on baytil, and aminophylline(a bronchidialator). The day after the...
by BrokenFish
Sun May 21, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Arthur Update-Lung Abcess of tumor???
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Good suggestions. I have been trying to think of ways to get him to be more active. I have taken him to the park a few times, and he seemed to like that. He actually ran around a bit in the grass. I think some extra foods is a good idea. It might just cheer him up to have a special treat. The other ...
by BrokenFish
Sat May 20, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help! Fight wound
Replies: 7
Views: 158

A vet is always a good option. I have seen fairly large wounds heal pretty well in just a couple of hours. Rats heal extrodinarily quickly!

Depending on it's size it might be ok on it's own. (I don't know how big a 5 pence piece is)

:) hope he turns out to be ok.