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by spoiled_rat
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice on lice please? :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Advice on lice please? :-)

You need to apply it 3 times. So now, then again in a week, and then a third time a week later. Ivermectin stays in a rat's system for 3-4 weeks, so weekly doses are not needed. The NFRS handbook states that ivermectin should be given every 7 - 10 days. I always give a course of three treatments. T...
by spoiled_rat
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice on lice please? :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Advice on lice please? :-)

Blossomgirl wrote:You need to apply it 3 times. So now, then again in a week, and then a third time a week later.
Ivermectin stays in a rat's system for 3-4 weeks, so weekly doses are not needed.
by spoiled_rat
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: A new type of coat?? *TONS of pictures and info*
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: A new type of coat?? *TONS of pictures and info*

I would assume hairless as already mentioned.
by spoiled_rat
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: A new type of coat?? *TONS of pictures and info*
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: A new type of coat?? *TONS of pictures and info*

cookielucylou wrote:I think as someone already said they could be carrying the resesive rex.
I have Recessive Rex in a line here and they do not look anything like that :)
by spoiled_rat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)

If the mouse has eaten some poison...and your boys have eaten the mouse....well, there isnt really a way to tell if mr mouse has or hasnt eaten anything or what has been eaten, be it 1st or 2nd gen anticoagulants or similar. Rats generally have to eat a surprising volume of poison themselves to die,...
by spoiled_rat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: URGENT Rats eaten ..... (distressing)

Sounds like some nice extra protein :lol:
(ok I am being gross now, sorry!)

Hopefully mr mouse has not eaten any poison that folk have put down.
by spoiled_rat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Rex rats
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Rex rats

So are the ingrown eyelashes a common thing? And will it happen more than once, and does it need surgery? Also, do cysts need vet attention or only if they start causing problems? Scared now :o None of mine have ever had eyelash/eye issues and I have owned a lot of rexes :lol: Most cysts are pretty...
by spoiled_rat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

With my 4 explorers, 3 of them came with a stand shelf underneath, that was the same as the top/bottom of the cage, if yours does, then you could use that?
by spoiled_rat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

I wonder if anybody would have any spare panels for sale?
by spoiled_rat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

Well I joined 2 triple level explorers together and that worked...if you are inventive and use cable ties, its fine :lol:
by spoiled_rat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

Cable ties all the way :lol:
by spoiled_rat
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

Yes it works.
by spoiled_rat
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Im a grandmother
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Im a grandmother

StephF wrote:I will make extra sure next time to double check the ratties "bits" next time :P
Next time I would get rats from an ethical breeder or rescue, then you will not have that problem again :wink:
by spoiled_rat
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Differance in look between mock mink and dpp?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Differance in look between mock mink and dpp?

Im getting a couple of new kits - one of the babies is down as a mock mink pearl. Im confused, i thought it was one or the other? I am pretty sure the baby of yours you are getting is a Mock/American Mink based DPP as I have a lovely berkshire (Mock/Am Mink based DPP) here who is related and from t...