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by rattypetrolhead
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: PAH adoption system - Debate
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: PAH adoption system - Debate

Rammy just wanted to show off her new climbing skills!

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And say hello (love the huge ears)!

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Love Rammy x
by rattypetrolhead
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: PAH adoption system - Debate
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: PAH adoption system - Debate

One of my girls is from the P@H adoption section. I'd never buy a rat from there, but this girl (Rammy) had been in the adoption section for about 3 weeks before I managed to bring her home. She was apparently aggressive, that's all the notice said. My main problem was the lack of knowledge / experi...
by rattypetrolhead
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: using radiator as a climbing frame
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: using radiator as a climbing frame

a couple of mine love the radiator in the hallway where they play. last week ruby fell asleep on top of it, with her head stuffed down the back and her tail dangling over the front edge, she looked so cute! mamma uses it for her death defying leaps over the ratty-barrier :o , she usually lands on th...
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Sad news and advice
Replies: 25
Views: 2063

Re: Sad news and advice

Just wanted to say good luck to bitey with the second opinion, and hi to pixie and brandy from summer and grace (they were all from the same group). Summer is recovering from a lumpectomy and although she's got a seroma (spelling?! it's like a collection of blood and serum in the gap left by the lum...
by rattypetrolhead
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Tips for a new Rat-Keeper?
Replies: 45
Views: 2323

Re: Tips for a new Rat-Keeper?

So glad to hear they're settling in well! How did making the new hammock go? Must see piccies of the new boys too! x
by rattypetrolhead
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Tips for a new Rat-Keeper?
Replies: 45
Views: 2323

Re: Tips for a new Rat-Keeper?

Don't panic, you sound like you're on the right track! I'd definitely suggest getting more hammocks as your boys are likely to pee in them (my girls also like to marinade their hammocks quite thoroughly!) so you have enough to change them regularly when they get too smelly. There are loads of places...
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Getting baytril into a fussy rat
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: Getting baytril into a fussy rat

For my very fussy ones melted ben and jerry's cookie dough ice cream seems to do the trick, but don't tell the others! x :wink:
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help with UK wide vet costs please
Replies: 50
Views: 3072

Re: Help with UK wide vet costs please

County or region: Peterborough, Cambs
Cost of castration: ?
Cost of spay: ?
Cost of lumpectomy: approx £40 for the latest one

Consultation fee: approx £6.50 plus any drugs (usually baytril for my lot!!!)
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: What has Grace done to her foreleg?!
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: What has Grace done to her foreleg?!

Morning, Grace is looking better and although she's still favouring her paw etc she is definitley using it more / better than last night. She was using it to help hang on to her carrot this morning when Ruby was trying to steal it :roll: ! I'll keep a close watch on her for a bit longer as she's not...
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What has Grace done to her foreleg?!
Replies: 2
Views: 292

What has Grace done to her foreleg?!

Hi all, can anyone shed any light on what mischief Grace may have done to herself this evening?! She had a bit of a disagreement with one of my younger girls (Twinny) and now seems to have sprained her wrist, for lack of a better phrase. Is this possible? And what should I do? She's calmed down from...
by rattypetrolhead
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: First trip to the vets
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: First trip to the vets

Hi, first of all don't worry about cleaning them out every day, it's probably not necessary (unless they're really messy boys!) and they're more likely to be less stressed than if you did clean them out everyday - spot cleaning will suffice. Keep them on the baytrill for at least 7 days even if they...
by rattypetrolhead
Wed May 27, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Female rattie with tumour
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Female rattie with tumour

Hiya, have been / am going through the same problem at the moment with Daisy. She started developing a lump just after I got her from a rescue centre in December. It's attached to something important (i.e. not easily removable) and the vet and I agreed to go for quality of life as we don't think she...
by rattypetrolhead
Fri May 01, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Congenital under developed eyes / micro-opthalmia -questions
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Congenital under developed eyes / micro-opthalmia -questions

Hiya, my rat Mamma (6 months-ish) has got micro-opthalmia. Both eyes are very small, she's completely blind in one, but the other reacts to light, so she can see something with it. Unfortunately it's her good eye that gets stuck closed sometimes... She does have excess porphyrin around both eyes whe...