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by Amzy
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Rat rations order
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Rat rations order

You do need a calcium suppliment as well as Daily essentials as this doesn't have calcium in it, just pretty much everything else. This is because easily absorbed calcium (such as the types you find in many suppliments) shouldn't be fed daily as the body needs at least 1 day off a week or so to abs...
by Amzy
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Pooing everywhere
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: Pooing everywhere

Litter train them in the cage and have a litter tray out during free range.
by Amzy
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Whats involved in running a rescue?
Replies: 18
Views: 1585

Re: Whats involved in running a rescue?

I thought I'd have had interest in my rescues prior to the end of my tennancy (in 3 weeks) so I had to either find fosterers (which I have done) or find somewhere happy to let me bring them. Luckily I've found somewhere which is rat friendly and doesn't mind more than 1 cage :D It just kind of shows...
by Amzy
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Whats involved in running a rescue?
Replies: 18
Views: 1585

Re: Whats involved in running a rescue?

It doesn't have to be on a large scale. You could always offer to foster a couple of rats for someone who has a rescue, and can feasibly q'tine for you.... or could a friend ratsit some fosters for a couple of weeks? You could even see if a local rescue centre would let you foster some rats :) You c...
by Amzy
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Whats involved in running a rescue?
Replies: 18
Views: 1585

Re: Whats involved in running a rescue?

I plan to have my own 'rescue' in the future, although I do alot of fostering, rehoming and rescue now, although I do not have a name, and do not call myself a rescue at present. Because I am planning to have a rescue in the future I am starting to collect cheap and free cages to build up my stock p...
by Amzy
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Lost rattie found me...
Replies: 35
Views: 2817

Re: Lost rattie found me...

I really don't understand why it's been decided not to quarantine this rat or treat it with some ABs. Lets hope he isn't carrying anything, especially now he is in a place where there are lots of rats :o Or treat for internal parasites or mites/lice. I agree =/ I might sound hypocritical to those t...
by Amzy
Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Lost rattie found me...
Replies: 35
Views: 2817

Re: Lost rattie found me...

Ideally he shouldn't be intro'ed for 2 weeks as he should be quarantined for being outside. And as you don't have any rats at yours then air space issues wouldn't be a problem :)

It's so sad when they've been alone but I'm sure he'll soon learn some ratty social Skills!
by Amzy
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Lost rattie found me...
Replies: 35
Views: 2817

Re: Lost rattie found me...

Aw, poor lad. I'd get him a course of broad spectrum ABs (something like synulox) just to be on the safe side, and if he's had a scabby tail, it might also be worth getting him checked for mites. I don't understand it either - given you can dump a rat with few questions asked at PAH, I just don't s...
by Amzy
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Lost rattie found me...
Replies: 35
Views: 2817

Re: Lost rattie found me...

Have you got him on Anti-biotics as he's been outside?

He's very cute. I dont know how people can release rats outside :(
by Amzy
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Furet Plus shelf wont unscrew!
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Furet Plus shelf wont unscrew!

Happens to me all the time I now dont use any of the bits and cable tie them on... there is a hole at the top on the shelf which I use to cable tie. But when one gets stuck i pop the shelf off the square/rectable bit and then saw it off yup same, those shelves are a nightmare, i've taken all of the...
by Amzy
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Furet Plus shelf wont unscrew!
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Furet Plus shelf wont unscrew!

Happens to me all the time I now dont use any of the bits and cable tie them on... there is a hole at the top on the shelf which I use to cable tie. But when one gets stuck i pop the shelf off the square/rectable bit and then saw it off :angry:
by Amzy
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Show me a Critter 1 set up.
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Show me a Critter 1 set up.

I thought you were getting a Critter 2?

Babies need as much space as possible really, espcially upwards. They like to climb :D
by Amzy
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Stop the smell
Replies: 18
Views: 1332

Re: Stop the smell

Get an air purifier like someone said above and get tap-a-drop . I'd also be thinking about changing their diet. Info can be seen here and here . If those articles completely confuse you then you can buy ready mixed food from rat rations . i use ecobed, wood cat litter (which was the best thing ever...
by Amzy
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Dosage
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: Baytril Dosage

Have you suggested signing a declaration for the drugs to 'save her back' as it were?

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by Amzy
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Opinions or advice needed on if 2PTS please
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Opinions or advice needed on if 2PTS please

I'd agree with Malude. There is a list of recommended vets here.

But I wouldnt PTS if they were fit, energetic and eating. Sometimes respy noises can be lung scarring - it sounds respy but actually its just scarring

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