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by Lemming007
Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: rattie flat share
Replies: 5
Views: 192

After one of my older ladies had an op she too seemed quite depressed so she moved in with us so to speak. She had a small cage in our bedroom and was allowed to free range whenever we were around, it cheered her up no end and she bounced back to health. Soon enough she joined her old cagemates again.
by Lemming007
Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Home Vs Boarding
Replies: 6
Views: 344

I'm sure they won't mind a few weeks in a smaller cage as long as it's not too small for them and they get loads of fuss, and I'm sure they'll prefer it to being without you. Besides if you take them home I bet they'll get a mini Crimbo dinner and presents and they might not get that in boarding :lol:
by Lemming007
Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Oscar's Lump Removal - *UPDATED again* I Spoke too soon!
Replies: 18
Views: 250

Poor fella. Could you make him a little head protector (like dogs are often given). A few of our rats have had them you just need to make sure it doesn't get in the way of getting food etc. Pumpkin (mentioned in my earlier post) was not put off by bitter bite at all. We made her body cast with strip...
by Lemming007
Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Oscar's Lump Removal - *UPDATED again* I Spoke too soon!
Replies: 18
Views: 250

Hope all's well with him. We've just had a lump removal on a doe we rehomed. The terror had 3 stitches out between the vets and home despite anti bite. She also removed our first two attempts at rat bandages and the head collar we made her!!! Thankfully the third rat bandage/body cast stayed on for ...
by Lemming007
Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: convincing the vet ur right & Rosie's abcess *update*
Replies: 27
Views: 545

A copy of the RMCA drug chart m and assurance we wouldn't sue if anything went wrong worked with our vet. I also think it's good to try and build up a relationship with a particular vet ours is now very interested in rat health and chats for ages when we go in. Oh and remember to let them know how t...
by Lemming007
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Looking after the ancient ones
Replies: 7
Views: 266

I sometimes wory about our old lad Murphy (not sure exactly how old he is he was one of the Blue Cross Rescues). He's a bit thinner, blind in both eyes from cataracts, has a tumour (on his back, slow developing) and sleeps as if dead (legs in the air, no movement, shallow breathing). However back al...
by Lemming007
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: How many Rats do you have ???!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1444

I'm the second one in that poll at 20 but there are certainly people out there with more rats than me.
by Lemming007
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Nasty Gash
Replies: 10
Views: 244

It could have come from a fellow cagemates nail whilst playing too (think of the unintentional scratches us humans can sometimes get from rats nails). I would just keep a close eye on them all but chances are it's just a one off thing which resulted from excitable play. Not that that should stop you...
by Lemming007
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Very poorly Bethan *update - Jez poorly too now*
Replies: 22
Views: 555

I'm not sure the best way to treat them but I wanted to send positive vibes to you and the litle uns.
by Lemming007
Sun May 15, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Need positive thoughts for Olli (facial/tooth abcess?)
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Thanks everyone, still feeling a bit tender. I hate facial abcesses :x
by Lemming007
Thu May 12, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Need positive thoughts for Olli (facial/tooth abcess?)
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Olli went back to the vets yesterday for final good clear out. We were hopeful as we had seen improvement and he seemed so well in himself. Sadly the vet found the abcess had spread again, then he didn't wake up from the anaesthetic. To say I'm devastated is an understatement. I loved my baby so much
by Lemming007
Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Getting antibiotics into rats
Replies: 14
Views: 252

We're having a lot of success with getting rats to take ground up Synulox tablets, so maybe you could try the tablet form. Yoggies have been used but the particular favourite was a tiny bit of veggie sausage. Maybe with the liquid you could try putting it into some bread and then coat the bread with...
by Lemming007
Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Need positive thoughts for Olli (facial/tooth abcess?)
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Thanks Joolz We though we'd really got it the other day, we gave it a really good clean out and got the hard pluggy pussy thing that usually means we've got to the root of an abcess. We're going for once a day clean but he is absolutely hating it and we've started to question if we're doing more har...
by Lemming007
Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Need positive thoughts for Olli (facial/tooth abcess?)
Replies: 17
Views: 344

It is located where the zmbal gland is so I think that is the case. Sadly the abcess keeps swelling up Does anyone have any advice on how often we should clean it out. Should it be everyday/more often or should we be giving it time to sort itself out? Olli really hates having it cleaned and it obvio...
by Lemming007
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Need positive thoughts for Olli (facial/tooth abcess?)
Replies: 17
Views: 344

He's back home :D Apparently the vet found the abcess somewhere in the back of his cheek, is that where the zymbals gland is? The vet said it cleared out well and we've just to keep an eye on him and keep going with the antibiotics. He's already being spoiled with treats.