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by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

Poor Rookie :( Is he tempted by anything atm? Honey water was good for tempting poorly poorly rats in the past, the sugar might help perk him up a bit? Hot chocolate has also worked... I'm so sorry he's still feeling unwell, but you're doing your very best for him. A hot (warm) water bottle may help...
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

Hope the dex is doing the trick? Fingers crossed for you and Rookie :luck:
by rattypetrolhead
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

Any news on Rookie-wookie? Hope all is ok x
by rattypetrolhead
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

Don't panic Will! Just to add that the only time I've seen a swollen muzzle on a rat was when Glenda got hers bitten by Thirteen. It was a proper fat lip - the same as Sian's Poot. Get well soon Rookie, I'm looking forward to them all coming to stay next month :luck:
by rattypetrolhead
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: bitten/swollen urethra. with photo
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: bitten/swollen urethra. with photo

Has he peed yet? If he is peeing then that's a good sign - I'd treat with baytril (and metacam) until you can get him to the vets for a check-up. If he's not peeing then I'm not sure... When Norman was attacked by Thirteen there was a lot of damage quite close to his bits :o I tried putting him in t...
by rattypetrolhead
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: 3 level explorer - how does it work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: 3 level explorer - how does it work?

I think I've got it all mapped out in my head now :lol: , seems simple enough - all I have to do is swap the back panels of the existing 2 levels (bottom to top and top to bottom) and then fitting on the top (third) level should be self evident :-? !!! I'm actually getting very excited at the idea o...
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: 3 level explorer - how does it work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: 3 level explorer - how does it work?

Ooh, I think I get what you all mean :-? I'll have to have a scribble I think (helps if I can see things outside my head :lol: iykwim?!). Thanks all x
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I'd forgotten how lovely it was...
Replies: 2
Views: 426

I'd forgotten how lovely it was...

... to have a proper free range as opposed to playtime in the play pen! it's just amazing - trying to type while being alternately groomed, boggled at, nudged, chewed etc is hsrd, but so worth it. I haven't done this in ages, but the difference it's having in the rats is huge - even shy, shy Foxy ha...
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: 3 level explorer - how does it work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: 3 level explorer - how does it work?

Stormsmuggler had one.... but I think she had problems with it being dangerous to get to the third level and suchlike - I think she nearly decapitated herself in doing so :roll: I'm sure she'll come along and say her experiences soon =] x I saw hers in one of the old threads, it looked great but ve...
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: food and bedding
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: food and bedding

the more you order from RR the better the postage works out per kilo :wink:
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: 3 level explorer - how does it work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

3 level explorer - how does it work?

I've been reading the previous threads about 3 storey/level explorers and am sending myself batty trying to work out how you get the third level in/on! I'd love to be able to give my lot a bit more room (and maybe squeeze in a couple more rats... :wink: ) - but I don't want to have to wire levels to...
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays
Replies: 155
Views: 12189

Re: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays

secretpennell wrote:
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
Good point :D
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays
Replies: 155
Views: 12189

Re: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays

Any news? :D
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I need a moan... hormonal rat
Replies: 26
Views: 1547

Re: I need a moan... hormonal rat

Thanks! The 14 are a great group together :hearts: Madam tried to bite me this morning :o bit worrying... I let her out every morning for a run around while I do the morning medicating in the big group. While picking her up she tried to bite and hang on. Again though she was fine out of the cage - I...
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I need a moan... hormonal rat
Replies: 26
Views: 1547

Re: I need a moan... hormonal rat

Just in case anyone is keeping tabs on madam Thirteen's escapades :wink: :lol: we're planning to try something different with her, once my parent's get back from holiday... as what is becoming increasingly clear with her is that she is not a fan of other rats (she nearly shook the Freddy off it's st...