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by tagalong
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Chat rooms - details needed
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Chat rooms - details needed

blackraven1975 wrote:
acapae_wolf wrote:What's ALUK?
I'm guessing Animal Lifeline UK :???:
yep -sorry :oops:
by tagalong
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A tad bit worried after castration
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: A tad bit worried after castration

just leave him to settle and sleep the rest of the anaesthetic off -see if he eats and drinks later tonight -some take longer than others to get back to normal
hope he is Ok
by tagalong
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Chat rooms - details needed
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Chat rooms - details needed

ALUK still have a live chat page on their forum -or they did last time I looked :oops:
by tagalong
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Vetbed
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Vetbed

If you work in a vets you get sick of the sight of it :lol:
but it is great as it withstands numerous washes at high temperatures (can be autoclaved ) and doesn't fall apart .
by tagalong
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Help please. ABs for tiny rat? (Lucian)

Having said that, even if you're having to divide it up into tiny pieces, the pills are far better value for money. Mainly because after being mixed up, you can only keep the liquid for 10 days or so before being in water makes it 'off'. To do with being a suspension rather than a a liquid drug. wh...
by tagalong
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: where do the red bugs come from?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: where do the red bugs come from?

Whilst Lice themselves can’t survive for more than a few hours away from their hosts, the eggs can survive for some time (3 weeks ish). Hence why peoples rats can pick them up when they have not taken in any new rats or had any contact with other rats for in some cases months. That’s also how beddi...
by tagalong
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: treating lice
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: treating lice

once treated they die very quickly and drop off -so treat all rats -leave hour or so -wash everything and put it back :)
by tagalong
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Health
Topic: where do the red bugs come from?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: where do the red bugs come from?

Lice are host specific ie rat lice can not live long away from a rat -they are passed rat to rat often through mum to babies -they are nearly always originate from rats kept in squalid conditions (not suggesting anyone here does that ! -just means that a rat you have taken in has not been well cared...
by tagalong
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Number of rats/ wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 512

Re: Number of rats/ wheels

I use the big Wodent Wheel when they free range or in the playpen -find the older boys like a slow plod -amazing how many can fit -up to 3 adults until they relise you all need to go the same way -Polly likes to try the on top method while it is going round :o
by tagalong
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia methods?
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Euthanasia methods?

Yep, in that situation, I'd probably go for an injectable anaesthetic - the ultimate decision depends on the rat and what's wrong with it. But all else being equal I currently prefer gas, because when the sedative went wrong it really went wrong. Agreed -mainly because all of us react differently t...
by tagalong
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia methods?
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Euthanasia methods?

Yes it is a health and Safety issue -tbh they are really really fussy (not necessarily a bad thing but sometimesa bit OTT )
The other issue with gassing down is that if rat is struggling to breathe it can cause more distress.
by tagalong
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia methods?
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Euthanasia methods?

The way to make the Chloroform pad least stressful is that it is put into the carrier you already have the rat in -it does not have to be sealed and the trick is time and a patient vet -gently moving the pad nearer once they get drowsy -I worked for my old vets we did not use this method and tbh I w...
by tagalong
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril burn - treatment?
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Baytril burn - treatment?

agreed -I don't like Fuciderm tbh but sometimes you do need it -a lot depends on whether they do or can 'attack' it them selves and whether it gets infected
hope soon goes
by tagalong
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril burn - treatment?
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Baytril burn - treatment?

Fuciderm -they can take a while to go -only use it sparingly and let it soak in before she sees the others (and you're supposed to wear gloves to apply it )
by tagalong
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ill baby-what to feed?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: ill baby-what to feed?

sorry to hear she is so poorly -lice can cause anaemia so need to go -the Bapher Ivermectin spot on comes in a size for small birds (canary /finch ) use 1 of these and it should be OK -I had lice on a very sick 4 week old and 1 pipette got them -but ensure it is the small bird size and only use 1 tu...