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by aquajen9
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent help needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Urgent help needed please

Toffee my oldest girl has got several tumors, she has one on her neck, and it is only small, but just next to it (im pretty sure it's not on it) she has a pussy looking cut - not red like normal cuts.. sort of white ish.. looks like it is/ has been pussing.. I have put her in a one level cgae on her...
by aquajen9
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Vicious Attack
Replies: 5
Views: 168

I doubt they'll need to do it, but the other day i was watching a program and this cat had a really nasty open wound, and they had to stitch it up, so they basically reopened te wound to the healing tissues would work, then stitched it up..
just thought i'd tell someone my newfound knowledge!
by aquajen9
Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: normal size?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

:love: Isis is adorable! She reminds me of a shawn sheep :lol:
by aquajen9
Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Has anyone had... *Update*
Replies: 17
Views: 524

I've had this with my oldest girl, Toffee. I've heard that if they are spayed, then they are less likely to grow back (someone correct me if i'm wrong), although, after having two lumps removed, she now has several. It's hard to say whether it will or will not grow back, I was told hers wouldn't, bu...
by aquajen9
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Older Rat- how to keep him in top shape?
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Try and make sure - especially when he starts getting noticably unstable (unfortunately sometimes they do), that he has an even surface - maybe a one level cage or hutch to make things a bit easier.. and lots of healthy food, my oldies get vitamin suppliments in their water just in case.. you can bu...
by aquajen9
Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Opinion wanted on tumours
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Some tumors are benign, and won't grow back, others are malignant, and will grow back. Is she has a couple I'd say that they probably would grow back - I personally haven't tried it , but you can buy some drugs (not sure of the name) that slow down growth rate.
by aquajen9
Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Opinion wanted on tumours
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Hiya, How old is she? And can you afford to have an operation done? I have a 2 and a half year old girl who has had 3 ops done, and so i decided that she wasn't going to be put through the stress of another one at such an old age, but she has endless amounts of lumps. She has one about that size - i...
by aquajen9
Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My beautirul girl is dying.....
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Emily, I'm sorry to hear that, give her a hug and a scritch from me and my ratties. :cry:
by aquajen9
Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Learning when to say goodbye?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Learning when to say goodbye?

My oldest girl Toffee has been with me all her life. Let me tell you her story, and you will understand how hard this is for me. Toffee was my 3rd rat (my first two came from a slightly ferrel mum), her dad - Monty(friends rat) was adorable i loved him so much, and his mum Treakle(friends rat), was ...
by aquajen9
Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Spayed females??
Replies: 3
Views: 97

I have two spayed females (both were spayed due to birthing difficulties)
One is a humungous fat rat! The other goes from porky to thin when she feels like it!
by aquajen9
Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Echinacea...
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Echinacea...

Hiya, I just bought some echinacea for the ratties - bargain pricew of £3.68.. reduced from £8..something - the shop were having an everything less than half price sale!!! It's in capsules, can someone tell me how much and how to give it to the ratties? I've got a cage of 6, and a cage of 4 oldies. ...
by aquajen9
Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rub-a-dub-dub, 4 rats in a tub.
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Mite shampoo is also good, about £2-4 a bottle, and helps keep those nasty bugs at bay! :lol:
by aquajen9
Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HAYFEVER????
Replies: 4
Views: 135

yeah exactly, i was wondering. also i've heard that you can use 'vics vapo rub' on the top of rattie cages to cure respiratory problems??
by aquajen9
Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HAYFEVER????
Replies: 4
Views: 135

HAYFEVER????

Is it possible for ratties to get hayfever?