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by Betterstar
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 5577

Re: An overview of the new forum

*waits patiently*.....



...*fidgets*
by Betterstar
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 5577

Re: An overview of the new forum

Ooooh lovely. I shall be at home trying not to look awkward while the electrician makes small talk. New FR is a suitable distraction :D
by Betterstar
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding veg...
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Feeding veg...

Bit late, but frozen bananas are really tasty. Especially if you coat chunks in chocolate, wrap in tin foil and freeze. Nom.
by Betterstar
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: This may be a stupid question...but...
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: This may be a stupid question...but...

What's their current cage? If it's smaller i would clean it thoroughly and put him back in there, either with all of his friends or one nice calm one, until the skin has knitted together nicely. I wouldn't put him straight into an exciting new tall cage.. Try to keep him calm until after his post-op...
by Betterstar
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Safe fruit/veg waste? General veg questions..
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Safe fruit/veg waste? General veg questions..

Cool, thanks :D I hate broad beans too, but we had them in stir fry (without the horrible bitter, squeaky skin) and it was actually quite nice. First time I've ever enjoyed broad beans! You need to come and eat some vegetables, I don't know how we're going to get through them all! We have about 4kg ...
by Betterstar
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Safe fruit/veg waste? General veg questions..
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Safe fruit/veg waste? General veg questions..

My parents visited the other day and brought with them loads of veg from the garden. I wondered whether any of the stuff we would usually throw out is safe to chuck in the rat cage rather than the bin? We have: Radish and turnip tops Broad beans in pods (are the pods dangerous and is it safe to feed...
by Betterstar
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Apply AB's to Abcess Topically - HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Apply AB's to Abcess Topically - HELP!

I don't know about applying it topically, but you could crush it, mix with water/ribena/something tasty and syringe it directly into her mouth?

Are you bathing the abscess at all to prevent further infection? We've had a lot of success putting manuka honey on abscesses to stop germs growing..
by Betterstar
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Strange event
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Strange event

She is moulting. The pale patch on her head will soon disappear and she'll be the darker colour.

Colour wise I'd say british or powder blue.. But that's a guess from someone who knows nothing!
by Betterstar
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...
Replies: 28
Views: 1047

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

I can't see very well 'cause i'm on my phone, but it looks like only one door opens at the front, if that's a concern?

The big one looks seriously awesome, imagine 2 of those stacked.. Hmm.. :D
by Betterstar
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 2 of mine are being spayed today
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: 2 of mine are being spayed today

:D *healing scritches*
by Betterstar
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Classroom pets?
Replies: 42
Views: 999

Re: Classroom pets?

What kind of crazy dream-land school do you work in?! I went to good schools achievement-wise, but no way could we have been trusted to not tamper with classroom pets! My OH has worked in schools agrees - he would never have trusted his kids! You're very lucky by the sounds of it :o
by Betterstar
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Ebay item
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Ebay item

I don't think B&Q sell them any more. I bought the last two boxes from Gloucester B&Q a couple of years ago and they didn't seem to think they'd be getting more in ever (they'd removed them from their database - the man on the phone had no idea what I was talking about when I called to ask if they s...
by Betterstar
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Mould on soil
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Mould on soil

If you're growing in a coop cup it'll be because there's no drainage. Can you not tie a normal plant pot to the bars?

It probably won't do them any harm, but i wouldn't let them eat it and would chuck away or transfer (minus mould) to a normal pot.
by Betterstar
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My Parkies are biting!
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: My Parkies are biting!

I would also be very wary of pinning rats. It's not necessary and you will, in some cases, be doing more harm than good. We've never "disciplined" our rats, we only ever pin them during play, and we've successfully dealt with some very troubled rats. Neutering seems like the way forward here, he sou...