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by BunnyWestley
Fri May 22, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Balding...
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Balding...

I've 6 squishy old bucks, all coming up to 2 years now, and a few of them are looking a bit thin in the fur department these days. No actual bald spots, just "looking a bit thin on top" as it were. I was just wondering if this was normal old age? I can't see anything that would indicate mi...
by BunnyWestley
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT HELP! Hind Leg Degeneration??
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: URGENT HELP! Hind Leg Degeneration??

We took Jesus to the vets first thing this morning. Vet looked him over and he had a large mass in his tummy, possibly it was his spleen, with perhaps was cutting off the blood supply to his back end. This would explain why he deteriorated so suddenly as the body adapts and adapts until it can't any...
by BunnyWestley
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URGENT HELP! Hind Leg Degeneration??
Replies: 8
Views: 158

URGENT HELP! Hind Leg Degeneration??

I cleaned the boys out this morning and they were all fine, at least, I didn't notice anything wrong with any of them. OH has just walk past the cage and Jesus was lying outside one of the houses. At first he though he'd passed on but on closer inspection he is still with us but doesn't have use of ...
by BunnyWestley
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?

We've put him in the spare cage as he did look a bit scabby elsewhere so think he'd been being picked on a bit (he's not usually). It doesn't bother him and its not red or oozy or anything, I've been savlon spraying it to keep it clean, it just looks horrific. I've had a few pokes about around it an...
by BunnyWestley
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?

Snoop is still on his own. It doesn't seem to be closing up at all. Its been much the same all week, although this morning it looked sort of like it was drying out? Perhaps scabbing over? How does an open wound usually heal? He still seems OK in himself, he's lonely obviously but very pleased to see...
by BunnyWestley
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?

Thanks Since the first time I ever found a scratch on any of them and got all worried then it healed in about a day or 2, I've not been prone to much panic about them getting little hurts, just kept an eye on it. This did scare me though! I'm always happy to get animals to the vets if they need to g...
by BunnyWestley
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Nasty Deep Cut - Advice?

Hi all, I've just been moving house and my boys have been staying with the in-laws while we got everything sorted. We got them back yesterday and my OHs Dad mentioned one had a cut on his leg. I said I'd have a look when we got them home as they were sleeping and going to be moved shortly but told h...
by BunnyWestley
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: rats and rented accomidation
Replies: 32
Views: 694

Re: rats and rented accomidation

We didn't bother. The landlord came over one night to fix a door handle (he gave us one and we had to cobble something together), Snoop happened to wander out of his bed and the landlord said "Whats that?" and we said "Its a rat" happened ages ago and we've not been chucked out. ...
by BunnyWestley
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?
Replies: 63
Views: 1328

Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

5 of mine are from P@H and 2 are rescue babies. I didn't know that there was such thing as breeders for rats. I never knew about rodent farms either, when I was little the pet shop we went in was supplied by people...some of our friends used to breed gerbils. Nicer than the farms but probably not in...
by BunnyWestley
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: how often do you bath your rats?
Replies: 33
Views: 533

Re: how often do you bath your rats?

When my boys stink of wee and start getting a bit kind of sticky from wee, they get a bath. Works out usually every 2 weeks. If they don't smell too bad, they don't get bathed. We've tried cleaning beds out every day, and we always wipe the lino down every day but one'll pee and another will go sit ...
by BunnyWestley
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Health
Topic: head tilt advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: head tilt advice needed

My Rick has head tilt. Its not too severe and he tends just to be a bit wobbly and falls over sometimes and it can be a bit of a struggle for him to get up. He can't have baths as he can't swim, he just spins round in the water! If she is eating and drinking and playing with your other ratties and s...
by BunnyWestley
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help! Baby rat has been bitten!
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Help! Baby rat has been bitten!

We tend to have a fair few bites and scrapes but they seem get over it quickly and everything heals really fast! I've gotten used to it now really. If it still looks fresh I bathe it with saline solution if they'll stay still long enough but usually its scabbed over when I finally manage to have a l...
by BunnyWestley
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Need tips please... on giving baytril
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Rat mum intuition was right, need tips please...

I dont know of any tricks. I just hold them with a finger around their neck (not strangling) and the rest of my hand around their body to make sure their hands dont push away yours (which they do try) and squirt the dose (already measured in the syringe) into the side of their mouth so you avoid th...
by BunnyWestley
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Poorly Eye :(
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Poorly Eye :(

http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=88271 Is all about my Basils poorly eye! He has a scratch on his eyeball, and is probably blind in that eye now. It doesn't seem to bother him! We had Baytril to prevent infection and some eye drops which I can't remember the name of eve...
by BunnyWestley
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help! Milky looking eye?!
Replies: 19
Views: 276

Re: Help! Milky looking eye?!

Basil went back to the vet last night. His eye is looking like its going the right way, healing wise, but it'll pretty much stay similar to how it is now. He probably can't see out of it. He's to have his eye drops untill they run out. But he's OK and gone back with everyone else. The vet said to ke...