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by Blossomgirl
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Moony's balls have gone blue
Replies: 28
Views: 932

Re: Moony's balls have gone blue

Good luck, Rowan. Let us know how it goes.
by Blossomgirl
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Moony's balls have gone blue
Replies: 28
Views: 932

Re: Moony's balls have gone blue

The only other thing I can think of is a cut off vein somewhere near his testicles. I'd get him to a vet asap.
by Blossomgirl
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Moony's balls have gone blue
Replies: 28
Views: 932

Re: Moony's balls have gone blue

Has he been lying on something which may have rubbed off? And otherwise, circulation? Although then I'd expect coldness, and also his tail and paws to be blueish and cold. When Os had circulation issues he didn't go blue anywhere, and he was nearly hypothermic.
by Blossomgirl
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: The saga of the abcess continues (graphic photo)
Replies: 40
Views: 1379

The saga of the abcess continues (graphic photo)

Hi all, As I have mentioned is previous topics, Friemel has had recurring facial abcesses for the last few months. The current one seems incredibly stubborn. It's been there for about 6 weeks now. We've tried Synulox, Baytril and Doxy - nothing helped! We popped it about 3 weeks ago, and squeezed al...
by Blossomgirl
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Severe barbering (with photo)
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Severe barbering (with photo)

Hi all, Os has been barbering his own left hind leg for a couple of months now. Initially it was just the fur, and he was being picked on a lot by Victor. Since we already had an appointment to have both of them neutered (Victor for the nastiness, and Os cos he had a lump on one of his testicles), I...
by Blossomgirl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding my oldie
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Feeding my oldie

Thank you so much! There are some brilliant ideas in there. I'm going to print it off, to keep it for further reference. This morning Friemel scoffed baby porridge made with cat milk - happy Friemie! She's been getting the HLD supplements for a while now, and it does seem to help. The weakness in he...
by Blossomgirl
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Info on Galastop - needed asap
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Info on Galastop - needed asap

I gav Galastop to Friemel because she had 2 mammary lumps appear just a month after she'd had 2 others removed (poor baby). I gave her 0,2ml once a day initially. The lumps reduced in size until they disappeared completely (!), and then I weaned her off the Galastop. More than 6 months later, the lu...
by Blossomgirl
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding my oldie
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Feeding my oldie

I have a cage which I can separate into two cages, by simply closing a trap door. (It's custom-made. There are pics here, at the bottom of the page.) So I just chuck the lads in one half, and Friemel in the other half, and leave the trapdoor closed till Friemel has eaten her fill. :D
by Blossomgirl
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding my oldie
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Feeding my oldie

Thanks guys. :) She's very happy with her squishy meals, and has gained 20g in the last week (she had lost 30g in the 2 weeks prior), so I think we're on the right track now! :D The boys are, of course, jealous of all the yummy things Friemel keeps getting. But every now and then I let them fight ov...
by Blossomgirl
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding my oldie
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Feeding my oldie

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by Blossomgirl
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Health
Topic: castration :(
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: castration :(

According to my vet, sid effects from Tardak in rats are almost non-existant. :???: We've used it here to great effect anyway. But if you have to order a whole bottle it can get costly. You could just ask for a prescription and order it online - saves a heap of money. Hope your cages will be calmer ...
by Blossomgirl
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Health
Topic: castration :(
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: castration :(

If your rats are in danger, then you need to separate for a while. I also try to NEVER leave a rat on it's own, but at moments like this, it's unavoidable.

I would try Tardak first with your respy boy. It's not only safer than an op - it's cheaper too.
by Blossomgirl
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding my oldie
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Feeding my oldie

Hi all, I think I'm doing ok o this one, but really just want someone knowledgable to check it over, and tell me where it could be better. Friemel is 32 months old, and happy as a lark. Her back legs are starting to weaken, and she seems to permanently have an abcess somewhere on her head, but still...
by Blossomgirl
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Anyone know what it can be
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Anyone know what it can be

Hmm... I've had a couple of boys with small, hard lumps under thir skin. Both had the lumps in a place where there was lots of loose skin - under the neck and under a leg. Any rate, one still has it, but it's never grown or done anything remotely interesting. :lol: The other one no longer has it, an...
by Blossomgirl
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Anyone know what it can be
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Anyone know what it can be

Could they not just be scabs? Places where he's been scratching? I'll be curious to hear what your vet syas anyway. If you want to gt a btter look at the lumps, try making his fur damp, and then having look. It's easier to see the skin then.

:luck: