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by Giz
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Joey, I will never kiss you again :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1443

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

As much as I agree it's gross, there's parts of the world I wouldn't be surprised if people ate those too.. They eat many insects in parts of South East Asia after all.. What really grossed me out was catching one of our first girls eating a "ratty raisin" as my OH calls it.. I found out later that ...
by Giz
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 5610

Re: An overview of the new forum

Yeah.. We have captcha's on our forum but they have managed to get around them.. It's getting ridiculous.. Why can't these spammers and bots just disappear!?
by Giz
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 5610

Re: An overview of the new forum

Haha, yeah.. My guys would probably fall foul of the autocorrect on my phone.. I certainly do! This may sound kinda excessive, but would also remove the bot problem, if you had to submit a few lines about why you wanted to join? I've seen this on a few forums.. The boyfriend is considering doing it ...
by Giz
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: soya products
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: soya products

Be very careful it's organic anyway.. Anything in moderation is fine (almost), but GM soy and rats is showing some pretty negative results.. A lot of soy is GM, although not all. So be sure before you use it..
by Giz
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: The importance of staggering ages
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: The importance of staggering ages

Agreed, this is definitely very important advice.. I (well, we) had Chi Chi, Pixie & Koopa when I got the "boys"; Merry & Pippin for the OH. When Merry & Pippin had babies, we kept 3 from each of the 2 litters. Then last year, well, from the end of 2009- the end of 2010 We lost 11 of them. I spent a...
by Giz
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: soya products
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: soya products

Just be aware that unfermented soy is a source of phytooestrogens, in humans you are supposed to limit your intake of this form of soy because using it as a sole replacement for animal protein is; A) a poor source of protein as it is lacking some of the essential amino acids and therefore incomplete...
by Giz
Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bleeding from Lady parts - Please help!
Replies: 44
Views: 463

Re: Bleeding from Lady parts - Please help!

So sorry for your loss.. This happened with one of the first viroids my OH had.. She seemed a little quiet one day, started bleeding from her lady parts and then she was gone.. Our friend who worked at the vets and used to breed rats said to us that of all the intact females she had about 2/3 went t...
by Giz
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: EC permitted colourants
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: EC permitted colourants

Well, the nutritional treatment for a blood sugar imbalance is; •To cut refined sugars from the diet (most pets tend to be fed whole grains don't they? So this shouldn't be so much of a concern - except perhaps for treats, but healthy treats do exist) • To cut caffiene & nicotine due to their effect...
by Giz
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: EC permitted colourants
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: EC permitted colourants

Hmmm.. I wonder if there's any relevance to this... Guinea pigs, like us, don't manufacture vitamin C. They rely on diet for it. Rats, rabbits and everything else bar primates and bats (and us and guinea pigs of course!) make their own.. In humans, vitamin C plays a role in glucose tolerance factor ...
by Giz
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: EC permitted colourants
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: EC permitted colourants

That's a good question, because I have seen colorants that are considered harmful to humans in rabbit food too..
by Giz
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Hat ears
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Hat ears

We have a few lol :) these guys live in the sitting room

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by Giz
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: cod liver oil
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: cod liver oil

That's the thing.. Within certain limits most things can be tolerated. But as the livers function is (among other things) to detoxify the blood, toxins accumulate here. And there's the sheer scale of size, toxins for humans are usually measured in a ratio to body weight.. Yes, there's some vitamins ...
by Giz
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: cod liver oil
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: cod liver oil

The point I was making is that while this small amount of radiation / mercury etc may be one thing while eating the flesh, in the liver it will be concentrated, and seeing as it's a human sized dose, that's far too much for a rat.. But yes.. Our food is becoming more toxic day by day and our governm...
by Giz
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Hat ears
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Hat ears

Terrible quality pic, but Pixie on the bottom there was a hattie :) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/Gizmofire/ChiChi%20Pixie%20and%20Koopa/Giz018.jpg And here she is when she was 43 months old.. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/Gizmofire/Hammie%20and%20Pixie/e3e43dc9.jpg (and this one j...
by Giz
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: cod liver oil
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: cod liver oil

One or two things you may wish to consider. 1. Asda, Boots, Superdrug, Seven Seas, Centrum, Multibionta etc.. These brands do not contain vitamins. They contain vitamin isolates. These are not the same as what you get from food, they have been altered sufficiently in order for the company to be able...