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by secretpennell
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: big cage recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: big cage recommendations?

My one cage in the world would have to be Explorer or SRS.
by secretpennell
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The oldies' new bachelor pad!
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: The oldies' new bachelor pad!

That's a great idea. :D
by secretpennell
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Best wheel?
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Best wheel?

I have both here - equally enjoyed. Silent Spinners are easier to clean so they get my vote. :D
by secretpennell
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays
Replies: 155
Views: 10785

Re: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays

mupsy wrote:I will take measurements up there today! :)
NB - Longer measurement of "hole" is from front to back - and most people position it in back right corner. x
by secretpennell
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat Cytomegalovirus Virus
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Rat Cytomegalovirus Virus

I believe CMV is normally asymptomatic unless a rat is immunocompromised, in which case the salivary glands enlarge. It is unlikely to cause death.
I have no idea how common it is in domestic rats, but I believe it's prevalent in the wild population.
by secretpennell
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays
Replies: 155
Views: 10785

Re: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays

PMing you my exacting requirements! :lol:
by secretpennell
Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage for 8-10
Replies: 23
Views: 1756

Re: Cage for 8-10

I've just bought a Liberta Happy House which has almost the same footprint as a Freddy. I'm very happy with it, but the previous owner had a metal tray made (rather than the shallow plastic one it comes with), which improves it I think.
by secretpennell
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is the happy house rat cage any good?
Replies: 36
Views: 2351

Re: Is the happy house rat cage any good?

Thanks Michelle. It's up (with cable tie) and looking rather handsome in my kitchen. I had an escapee on the first night and discovered that the small doors within the front doors have a wider gap at the side - remedied this by hanging the water bottles on them. I've clipped all of the small doors d...
by secretpennell
Mon May 30, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice needed - please help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1359

Re: Advice needed - please help!

I'd go with giving him a chance to grow out of it.
Getting more rats might make Pebble worse or he might decide someone else is in charge. If you were to get babies it probably won't make much difference to him.
Welcome to FR. :D
by secretpennell
Mon May 30, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays
Replies: 155
Views: 10785

Re: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays

A request for a smaller "cutout" from me please, as it means the edge of the bars underneath don't get grimy. I'd like the missing bit to only measure 20cm x 12cm. In an ideal world my trays would measure 90 x 60 too (just measured them), but I wonder if Explorers are slightly different and some peo...
by secretpennell
Fri May 27, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is the happy house rat cage any good?
Replies: 36
Views: 2351

Re: Is the happy house rat cage any good?

ETA - Just off camping for the weekend, so not actually transferring any rats over today.
by secretpennell
Fri May 27, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is the happy house rat cage any good?
Replies: 36
Views: 2351

Re: Is the happy house rat cage any good?

also had LOADS of spare nuts and bolts left after setting it up. as yet its never affected my cage but if you manage to use them all do let me know how!! Erm...Michelle... Mine has just arrived via ebay and I'm missing one gold nut & bolt set to secure the legs together! Do you really have spares? :P
by secretpennell
Thu May 26, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My HORRIBLE rat
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: My HORRIBLE rat

I think so too - it sounds like he has extreme hormonal behaviour. I've just had a look at your previous posts and wonder if you were seeing orange "buck grease" on him before. You might not see a change for a good few weeks after his op.
by secretpennell
Tue May 24, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat in the shed
Replies: 46
Views: 2989

Re: Rat in the shed

I have a "rat shed" and would not have a problem homing rats to live in one if it were approved by a homechecker. Many of the rats here live in a "shed within a shed" - the outer one being a stone outbuilding. Since I spend most of my time out there I'm not concerned that they lack attention. :lol: ...
by secretpennell
Mon May 23, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Horrible intros , neutering an option?!
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Horrible intros , neutering an option?!

How long have you left them in the carrier for?