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by rex rat
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Sad Rats
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Sad Rats

I think they really do know that something is not right. My girl CoCo died last week, she shared her cage with 4 other girls and the next day i completely cleaned the cage out. I gave them a big bowl of food and normally they dive straight into it but they didnt bother with their food at all and whe...
by rex rat
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: my rats still dont trust me
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: my rats still dont trust me

Just give it time - your ratties will learn to love you soon! :smileyrat: Just go along with what everyone else has suggested. Being near them as often as possible and having loads of treats with you helps. Yogurt on a spoon worked for me as most rats love yogurt, just make sure its NOT chocolate or...
by rex rat
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Dog?
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Dog?

I have a dog! He is fine with the rats - usually me, my hubby, the dog and the rats all sit on the couch together, the the dog (Lenny) get fed up and moves onto his own chair and goes back to sleep! :lol:
by rex rat
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Yankee Candles and rats
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Yankee Candles and rats

I sometimes use Yankee candles, they smell gorgoeus! What i do is put the candle in my hall at the front door, my ratties room is futher down the hall and i always open their window a little bit for them just in case.
by rex rat
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Mealworms??
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Mealworms??

Cool! they are live mealworms, i will try a couple on my ratties and see if they like them! Thanks! :D
by rex rat
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Mealworms??
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Mealworms??

I was wondering..... I have a bearded dragon and i buy her the tubs of meal worms. I was wondering - can i give these to my rats? I thought i had better check first. If so how often? just as a little treat? are they fattening for ratties? Thanks in advance! :)
by rex rat
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: You wont believe it!
Replies: 21
Views: 564

Re: You wont believe it!

oooooh thats not fair!! ** Stamps foot in frustration!** :lol: Your ratties will love that - great bargain too :D
by rex rat
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Do your rats go mad for tea?
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Re: Do your rats go mad for tea?

Try some herbal tea's, just allow them to cool and pop them in a bowl or bottle, some go down really well. I give mine green tea occasionally, or mint tea, I've tried nettle tea but neither me or the rats liked that one. thats a good idea! I like some of the herbal teas. Funnily enough it only seem...
by rex rat
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Do your rats go mad for tea?
Replies: 17
Views: 306

Do your rats go mad for tea?

We had the girls out for some play time on the couch, i had a cup of tea that i had nearly finished, the girls were going mad trying to get into the mug! I let them have a little taste. They go nuts for it!! I didnt want to let them have to much in case it upset their tummies but they seem to really...
by rex rat
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: rats nails
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: rats nails

You can buy small animal nail clippers in most pets shops. I use these to cut my rats, guinea pigs and even my bearded dragons nail! One rat i had even used trim his own toenails by biting them, none of my current ratties do this :roll:
by rex rat
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: feet
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: feet

Gorgeous rats! :D This is my girl Coco, she has a missing toe on her back foot - you can just see it in this picture.

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by rex rat
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Not using the litter tray
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Not using the litter tray

I tried to litter train mine too, they boys just destroyed their litter tray and the girls used it as a bed :roll: so i gave up on that one! Only one of my rats use their tray, my old boy Mugwort uses his litter tray. I didnt have to train him a all, i just put it in cage and he started using it.
by rex rat
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Thumping Tail?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Thumping Tail?

My boy Mugwort like to get gently scratched up & down his back. I noticed he closes his eyes while moving his tail and thumping it. He seems to enjoy geeting his back scratched and isnt anyway aggressive. :)
by rex rat
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: litter training?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: litter training?

Only one of my rats use a litter tray, my big boy Mugwort. The girls just do their toilet anywhere! :roll:
by rex rat
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumour removal and cagemates
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Tumour removal and cagemates

When my Tina had her lump removed i kept her in the hospital cage for a day or two and then put her back in with the others, they all came over to her and investigated her wound. They did recognize and after a while things were back to normal. They were all cuddled up together in a big ratty pile. I...