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by hlcasey
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 4951

Re: An overview of the new forum

Am on, stayed the same!
by hlcasey
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT INFO RE: Steroids for daisy... very ill :(
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: URGENT INFO RE: Steroids for daisy... very ill :(

My girls were on fortekar and frusimide permenantly for theirs. I cannot think of any others I have tried that you have not listed, other than Rhea who used to have breathing difficulties used to have some kind of steroid injection every two weeks, however, I dont know the name. I hope you find some...
by hlcasey
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT INFO RE: Steroids for daisy... very ill :(
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: URGENT INFO RE: Steroids for daisy... very ill :(

What are her symptoms? I have in the past had two girls with heart/lung issues, she was very lathergic and had a crackling when she breathed. She had a cocktail of meds which helped.
by hlcasey
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cardboard bedding suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Cardboard bedding suppliers

Let us know how you get on Bunny :D
by hlcasey
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introducing new rats to older girls
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Introducing new rats to older girls

I have never encountered a problem introducing young rats to older rats, I find that there are the usual scuffles and sorting out of the hierarchy but then they seem quite pleased to have the young uns around to interact with and watch their mad pingyness. It definatly gives them a new lease of life...
by hlcasey
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cardboard bedding suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Cardboard bedding suppliers

Last year I was bored during the summer holidays so looked up equestrian places and rang or emailed them to ask if they stocked cardboard bedding, it paid off as a local equestrian centre did and now it costs me just 6 quid roughly a bale :). Could be worth a go?
by hlcasey
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding veg...
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Feeding veg...

Our rats have fresh veg nearly every day as we also have guineas and bunnies so they tend to have a little of what they get. Typically the rabbits and guineas get (different days, different things) - kale, different cabbages, carrots, apple, romaine lettuce, celery, radish, beans, brocolli, peppers,...
by hlcasey
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Joey, I will never kiss you again :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Re: Joey, I will never kiss you again :(

hehe our Miya (RIP) used to frequently run around with bits of moth hanging out of her mouth, or spider legs xxx
by hlcasey
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Samo cages
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Samo cages

We had 8 girls and we always found it very sturdy despite the weekley trips back and forth! xxx
by hlcasey
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Rex rats
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Rex rats

I have had several rexes in the past (and have two at the moment) and we have never had any eye problems or cysts just the usual rat issues such as lumps or PTs. I find mine seem to dislike the heat, they spend more time on the ice pod then any of the others :)
by hlcasey
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vets bill
Replies: 31
Views: 976

Re: Vets bill

I had a rabbit put to sleep at the emergency vets on a Sunday evening and it was £130.00 and took two injections. My Ivy had an eye removal and stitch up last year it was around the £80 - £100 mark. Generally for lump removals at our vets I have paid as little as £55 but more recently the last two (...
by hlcasey
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ZGT questions?
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: ZGT questions?

Our Peetle had a ZGT. It grew very very slower on the upper jaw, almost as low as her neck. It started as a very slow growth, it was a hard lump, we never got to the stage where it abscessed as she passed away at home before that and teeth misalignment became a problem. Hers grew very slowly over a ...
by hlcasey
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: help with administering ronaxan?!
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: help with administering ronaxan?!

chocolate soya yogurt never fails for me
by hlcasey
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Health
Topic: The importance of staggering ages
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: The importance of staggering ages

I agree with what your saying! We have lost 6 rats in just under four months with sadly more to follow. Although all our rats came to us at different times as the are mostly rescue we typically get them at about a year or older age. We have worked out in the current group of 15 we have (for sure) 8 ...
by hlcasey
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fluffed up - just old age?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Fluffed up - just old age?

My older girls (Topsy, Miya and Rhea) all were distinctly fluffed up in the old age :)