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by Cate
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: When are rat babies considered adult sized??
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: When are rat babies considered adult sized??

They're considered adults at 6 months, but continue to bulk out a bit for the whole of the first year. :)
by Cate
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Changing rat's name?
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Changing rat's name?

We tend to rename rescues. The exception was our first four rescue boys who all came with names I really liked and which suited them, apart from one and we changed that to something very similar. I wouldn't change them just for the sake of it, but I like naming things and feel, like others, that it ...
by Cate
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My new baby rat got out of cage and.....
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: My new baby rat got out of cage and.....

I had a heartwarming moment like that when we were socialising our first pair of rats. We had them out every evening for ages in the hall, letting them run over us, holding them briefly (they were babies and wanted to be off exploring) and I wasn't sure how well we were doing. Then one evening a noi...
by Cate
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Peeing everywhere?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Peeing everywhere?

They are marking their territory and their belongings so take it as a compliment. You belong to them and they're telling the world about that. :D
by Cate
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7596

Re: An overview of the new forum

My rats and I thoroughly enjoyed Gumby's forum and Gabby's right: it was enormous fun, though not everyone's cup of tea. I'd love to be part of something like it again but I suspect the place for it is not on FR. :wink:
by Cate
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Adverts appearing as replies on FR
Replies: 31
Views: 1297

Re: Adverts appearing as replies on FR

Turns out that Al-Mustansiriya is a university in Baghdad! I for one would like to welcome my fellow student, petier and rat-lover to the board with open arms - ignore the remarks of these crass heathens; they haven't greuned for 28hrs a day and so wouldn't understand the prestige! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Cate
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Adverts appearing as replies on FR
Replies: 31
Views: 1297

Re: Adverts appearing as replies on FR

And another one is our newest member :roll: I wish we could report users for this reason, but we have to wait until they post. At least, I assume this is another: http://fancy-rats.co.uk/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=24676 (excuse the long link, no idea hhow to shorten). They really a...
by Cate
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hiccups?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Hiccups?

Someone more knowledgeable will probably be along soon but most of my rats have had episodes of these "hiccups" and in my experience it's quite normal. :)
by Cate
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Very vocal rat...what does it mean?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Very vocal rat...what does it mean?!?

Beri is absolutely right. I have Rosie, who lets out the most awful squeals. I used to think it was because she was being hurt, but, on closer inspection, it is (a) because someone else is being hurt, (b) because someone else is being pinned, (c) because it looks as if someone else might be going t...
by Cate
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Lost rattie found me...
Replies: 35
Views: 1546

Re: Lost rattie found me...

What a sweetheart he is! :D
by Cate
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7596

Re: An overview of the new forum

Mary's being a star with all the time she's spending on the forum answering questions and everything at the moment. {{{huggles Cyber Ratty}}} :hearts:
by Cate
Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 7596

Re: An overview of the new forum

fuschia wrote:I was wondering exactly the same thing before I went to sleep last night!
I love the way people fall asleep thinking about FR. :lol:
by Cate
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Why do they bully?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Why do they bully?

I think I've said on here before that their way of scrapping to sort things out can sound like the outbreak of World War Three to us. :roll: It looks like bullying to us but it's their way of sorting out the pecking order. Rats expect there to be a pecking order in their group and are much happier o...
by Cate
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lice???
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Lice???

Glad he's doing well, and that you and he have found each other. :hearts:
by Cate
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Youngsters fighting. For dominance or play?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Youngsters fighting. For dominance or play?

The normal rule is, no blood no foul - it's usual for a group of rats to scrap to establish the pecking order in the cage. Scrapping to them can sound like World War Three to us. :lol: It sounds like your quiet boy is just that - a quiet boy. Some rats are. If he seems well, is eating fine, not bein...