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by little_rat_lover
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: pro's and con's of a Baytril shot?
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: pro's and con's of a Baytril shot?

I'd guess the biggest thing is the later she gets full treatment, the higher the chance of the tilt being permanent instead of correcting - but I gather a lot never correct anyway. How are you holding her to syringe it? The best way with a small rat I've found is put my index and middle fingers from...
by little_rat_lover
Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rate That Layout!
Replies: 332
Views: 17370

Re: Rate That Layout!

Thanks :) Umm you were right on needing more help, he's been fine with most parts (she's less restricted).. but he sort of got stuck on the very top platform in the top half yesterday evening, so there's now the jenny ladder between the 2! He seems ok with the rest so do you think just monitor? She ...
by little_rat_lover
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Bitten Off More Than I Can Chew!?
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Bitten Off More Than I Can Chew!?

I don't think anyone will think you're a rubbish owner, so relax! Most of us have had to learn this stuff - if not with rats, with other small pets! Have you possibly got a smaller cage? It may be easier if they're in something smaller for a while - pos swap them and your girls as your girls are fri...
by little_rat_lover
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Males Calmer than Female ???
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Males Calmer than Female ???

I definitely think that in general, males are calmer.. but I don't always think actually more affectionate and wanting cuddles more actually, I think that unlike girls they simply can't be bothered to wander as much. But in terms of affection, my girlies come up tops honestly! They may spend less ti...
by little_rat_lover
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: PIKACHUE hammocks
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: PIKACHUE hammocks

acapae_wolf wrote:Cute (esp. the triangle one), but I'm instantly annoyed by the incorrect spelling of pikachu! :oops:

It may be a case of avoiding trademark/copyright type problems..
by little_rat_lover
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rate That Layout!
Replies: 332
Views: 17370

Re: Rate That Layout!

Number of ropes and things I'm not sure really, just maybe looks like it needs more :lol: Ok my layout, I've only had it a few days and this is my first layout in it so it's not great :lol: I'm also lacking hammocks etc big enough! Need to make some now :D Ok I have rats ranging from a relative baby...
by little_rat_lover
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rate That Layout!
Replies: 332
Views: 17370

Re: Rate That Layout!

Ooooh... 8.5/10. Pros: Love the amount of hammocks and soft houses :D Looks a nice amount to me, definitely not too many! But it depends how hammock obsessed your rats are I guess :lol: Great rack thingy on the bottom 1/2 Nice use of ledges Cons: I feel there's a lack of ropes/tubes/general climbine...
by little_rat_lover
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rate That Layout!
Replies: 332
Views: 17370

Re: Rate That Layout!

9.5/10 for me! I think it's missing a sputnik :lol: Also possibly another hammock.. but mine are hammock junkies so I may be applying that reasoning wrongly :lol: Thought I'd join in :D (Will do a photo sometime but not yet as I've not rearranged it since my unstable oldie went a few days ago so it'...
by little_rat_lover
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Some forum parts are inaccessible
Replies: 85
Views: 5916

Re: Some forum parts are inaccessible

Well, a test post to see if I can, you know, post now...


Edit: Whoo, yay!
by little_rat_lover
Tue May 31, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Biased forum
Replies: 58
Views: 5442

Re: Biased forum

Hmmm... I come in as someone who is skeptical of natural treatments (although do use 1 or 2 and find them good!) - and a complete non-believer in homeopathy, anything to do with energies and such. I do find people are quite overly critical over what is essentially a belief - I doubt it'd be tolerate...
by little_rat_lover
Mon May 30, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: what colours markings are my rescues
Replies: 22
Views: 1388

Re: what colours markings are my rescues

I dont see a british blue anywhere *needs new specs* I do see a champagne hooded though - 1st and last pic. Its the first and last that look to be blue to me - I assume the same 2 for cyber ratty? I thought powder not british but definitely blue (I thought powders were the light blues so I may be w...
by little_rat_lover
Mon May 30, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Feeling awful :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Feeling awful :(

Awwww, glad you're feeling better about it! Even if it had hurt, sometimes we do have to do things for them they don't want as to, part of our job as their humans! But some of my rats will squeal and wail when I clip their claws (I've seen forum posts on this before too!) and that definitely doesn't...
by little_rat_lover
Sun May 29, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lots of abscesses (different rats)
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Lots of abscesses (different rats)

Posting here for some thoughts on this. Some of my rats are getting cuts under their chins - could be from nipping or mites (undetermined as of yet, trying to work it out) - however to date 5 of my rats (all my neutered boys in fact... no girls) have had abscesses on their necks. Now 1 has had mites...
by little_rat_lover
Sun May 29, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Somebody nipping necks
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Somebody nipping necks

I've done mite treatments yesterday Raz to rule this out - especially as mine do seem to end up getting mites in small groups each time (never the whole cage mind!), Wiggy's neck is scratches up again due to mites (he has them semi-constantly now), the others look more like nips, plus they're only o...
by little_rat_lover
Sun May 29, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Some forum parts are inaccessible
Replies: 85
Views: 5916

Re: Some forum parts are inaccessible

I can't access rat related chitchat (but can access social/ongoing, transport and the 3rd subforum), behaviour and I can't search. Everyone else is fine, no errors trying to post.

Same on my phone too.