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by ratoonratz
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 2625

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

I think the problem is ita very easy to overfeed any rats no matter who breeds them (i breed myself). In my experience controlling my rats portion sizes really helps avoid weight gain and losing weight. It is the pet owners responsibility to gain the correct information on dietry requiements and tak...
by ratoonratz
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: The word 'bad' when use to describe markings?
Replies: 139
Views: 6607

Re: The word 'bad' when use to describe markings?

I think the majority of people in the rat fancy do adore rats and so to use the word 'bad' isn't about the rat as a whole but one aspect of the rat - the type/markings. Doesn't mean that they do not actually like the rat itself. A way in which i often refer to my siamese line 'I breed some rubbish s...
by ratoonratz
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: What to do about single baby.
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: What to do about single baby.

If you can, I would agree with the above and give her a few babies if another mum has some. One of my rats had 6 babies at the same time the other had 14! So, after chatting with another breeder I felt it would be best to spread the load :) I gave my mother of 6 another 4 - I put her back in the cag...
by ratoonratz
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: 5 week old babies from a breeder
Replies: 43
Views: 2172

Re: 5 week old babies from a breeder

That is a little young yes. Normally the minimal age people let babies go is 6 weeks, and some are now even waiting until 7. Babies are weaned and sexually mature by 5 weeks, the problem is they are not mentally as mature to move home. A week or 2 extra means they have matured and become more confid...
by ratoonratz
Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: How long does it take rats to mate?
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: How long does it take rats to mate?

LOL Lizzie. :lol: Mine are the opposite... it goes something like this... Buck: "Where have you been all my life?" Doe: "The cage in the corner..." <pause for short bout of tail lifting, sniffing, pursuing madly round the cage> Doe: "Will you just get on with it..." Buck: <head buried in own man-bi...
by ratoonratz
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: How long does it take rats to mate?
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: How long does it take rats to mate?

Well I tell you what, most of my bucks are so laid back they are horozontal so my answer is 'how longs a piece of string?!' LOL it can take days for mine to get to first base :lol:
by ratoonratz
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Hairless at Hakuna Matata
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Hairless at Hakuna Matata

Its such a shame Jenna that you haven't been able to continue with this venture :( I totally understand your problem with keeping the 2 lines and the hairless aswell. I have been trying to find a suitable point to start but I keep putting off my plans because I have put alot into my other lines and ...
by ratoonratz
Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Surveys & Petitions
Topic: Survey on anyone who has owned hairless - please contribute!
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: Survey on anyone who has owned hairless - please contribute!

Really appreciate all your contributions! Thankyou and please keep them comming :)

I would love to see pictures if you have them aswell, thanks Ainita - everyone loves a pic of ratty loveliness :hearts:
by ratoonratz
Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Surveys & Petitions
Topic: Survey on anyone who has owned hairless - please contribute!
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: Survey on anyone who has owned hairless - please contribute!

Thanku hun ! I was beggining to think no one was gunna say anything :lol:
by ratoonratz
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Surveys & Petitions
Topic: Survey on anyone who has owned hairless - please contribute!
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Survey on anyone who has owned hairless - please contribute!

Probably quite a few of you have heard about me possibly looking at breeding hairless at some point - because I want to do it properly and give them the best possible chance as a variety - with one exception that I know of, nobody else I know is breeding them responsibly and the rest are bred by pet...
by ratoonratz
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Culling
Replies: 278
Views: 9794

Re: Culling

Firstly, to the individual who started this thread - I admire your braveness and openmindedness! I am a breeder myself - I do not cull but I have friends that do and I respect them and their reasons. I have never found a need for culling but I'm exceptionally soft and will stand over the nest at red...
by ratoonratz
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Breeders
Topic: Breeders in the North of England
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: Breeders in the North of England

Ratoon Stud :smileyrat: Breeder of Russian blue agouti essex and russian siamese in both black eye, red eye, rex and dumbo. Other colours do tend to crop up such as russian blue, agouti and black. Rats are my life, and I make every effort to produce rats that are healthy and of excellent temperment....
by ratoonratz
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Breeders North East England?
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: Breeders North East England?

Lizzie of ratoon rats is also on the forum, whist i have not had the pleasure of being mum to any ratties she has bred I have 2 rescue lads she took in. At some point Kt, Imust rattifty you :wink: :lol: Have replied to your other PM Stacie, sorry for the slight delay - been manic here! xxxxxxxx
by ratoonratz
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: To breed or not?
Replies: 55
Views: 2563

Re: To breed or not?

I would say defiantely not this time, but if you would like to consider breeding rats you have the right sort of attitude by looking for advice rather than jumping in, so well done for that :) I breed, and I have had my heart broken alot this year with rats I have bred being unhealthy - despite goin...
by ratoonratz
Mon May 26, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: "rescuing" rats from petshops
Replies: 168
Views: 6000

Re: "rescuing" rats from petshops

I sometimes think a bit like that, but remind myself that were it not for the lovely breeders there'd be no other option than pet shops and rescues. And there would also be no hope of a better future for the rats... I mean in terms of improvements in robustness, immune system strength, longevity, t...