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by mort182
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Too old to operate?
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Too old to operate?

Thank you both so much for the advice. I'll keep you posted.
by mort182
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Too old to operate?
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Too old to operate?

Hi all, I'm just wandering if people have a cut off point when they feel that a rat is too old to operate on? I know it will depend on a lot of factors, such as the general health and well-being of the rat in question, but I've always thought that 2 years was too old to put them their body through t...
by mort182
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cloudy Eye
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Cloudy Eye

Thanks Kate, I've looked at your pics of Warwick and I can definitely see the difference.
by mort182
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cloudy Eye
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Cloudy Eye

Hi all, I've just noticed that Poppy's left eye has gone cloudy and it wasn't like this earlier today. I was just wandering if anyone knows what it could be - a injury, infection, cataract? She's nearly 20 months old and has never had this before. She's still eating well and behaving normally :) I h...
by mort182
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: No more Smirnoff
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: No more Smirnoff

Sorry to hear this Ash, hugs to you and your ratties :love: x
by mort182
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Apple pips?
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Apple pips?

I core the apple then tie string through the centre to hang it - makes a good toy and is a bit more challenging. Although they do tend to either just chew through the string or drag it into a nearby hammock :roll: :lol:
by mort182
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: New Play Pen
Replies: 151
Views: 8500

Re: New Play Pen

Just ordered my sheets 8)
by mort182
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Repeat choking
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Repeat choking

Thanks Stace, I'll have to look into heart conditions if it keeps happening then.
by mort182
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Repeat choking
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Repeat choking

Thanks for your replies, thankfully she hasn't done this since :) We think it's respiratory and she's gasping due to a build up of mucous, so I'm giving her daily bisolven. The only thing is, her chest sounds completely normal between episodes. The vet thought she sounded completely heathy, so sugge...
by mort182
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Repeat choking
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Repeat choking

Just an update - Betty's sitting quietly on her own in a spare cage now and has eaten some Nourish-em (thanks Debbie) with bisolven. I've offered her some more with baytril and metacam, but she doesn't want it so I'll leave it in the cage.
by mort182
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Repeat choking
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Repeat choking

One of my girls Betty seems to keep choking. It happened a while ago and she recovered on her on, but now we've seen her do it three times in a week. It might have happened more than this without us knowing. The first we notice is her panicing around the cage, running and jumping around (she's norma...
by mort182
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Rat Names
Topic: Boys names
Replies: 101
Views: 11499

Re: Boys names

My new boy's name is Jay. He was called Homer in rescue, so it comes from Homer J. Simpson's full name :)
by mort182
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Anyone near walsall?
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Anyone near walsall?

Hiya, I live in Tipton. Have you thought about joining the Midland Rat Club? Or you could just go along to the next show, you :D don't have to be a member. It's a great way to meet people and lots of rats. At least you'll know Lynn and me now!
http://www.midlandsratclub.org/
by mort182
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Live insects?
Replies: 37
Views: 2065

Re: Live insects?

My mum keeps live meal worms to feed to her garden birds and she'll sometimes bring over a few for my ratties: they absolutely love them! All except my oldest boy, Muffin, that is, who picked one up then promptly dropped it and ran away when it wriggled, now he won't touch a mealworm at all, even w...
by mort182
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: GMR GMR GMR! neutered male rat?
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: GMR GMR GMR! neutered male rat?

Sorry to hijack, but could I just ask a question about neutered bucks? In peoples' experience, do they know how to keep the girls 'happy'? :lol: I'd really love a neutered buck and wondered if it would help to calm my girls down. When one of them is on heat, they get relentlessy chased by the others...