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by Lackis
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: its that time again... GMR has struck
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: its that time again... GMR has struck

Yeah I had to go through quite a few before I managed to find one with rats and other small pets. Most of them don't do much smaller than a rabbit. I can't drive either (can't afford it in my case!) Since it seems they can travel quite happily for long distances in the right conditions have you got ...
by Lackis
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Visit to a rodent farm (with pics!)
Replies: 601
Views: 25274

Re: Visit to a rodent farm (with pics!)

Those pictures were just utterly heart breaking Feel awful for buying my past rats from pet shops. Ignorance is no excuse even when you're a child. PS. I've signed the petition! Note: Swear word replaced by a suitable alternative. This is a family forum and swearing is not allowed in any form.
by Lackis
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: its that time again... GMR has struck
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: its that time again... GMR has struck

Have you tried the RSPCA? I never realised until I got these two that they had rats an getting from a breeder was hopeless because the closest were like Birmingham which is hours away from me. RSPCA had a centre with rats just a 15minute train ride away though Hope your two older girlies are ok, I u...
by Lackis
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: swelling and bump on snout *pics
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: swelling and bump on snout *pics

Thank you very much :) I'm sure she'll be fine. Good luck with Liesel, I'm sure she's had a wonderful 2 years with you and you'll make the most of your time together. I hope she's not in too much discomfort, we'll all be thinking of you both X
by Lackis
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump on Face Already!
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Lump on Face Already!

Managed to get back in with my specialist vet (they remember me!) and it is a small(ish) abcess, got an appointment to tae her in nd hve it removed Friday. Thanksfor the advice :wink:
by Lackis
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: swelling and bump on snout *pics
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: swelling and bump on snout *pics

That's really awful I'm so sorry. I'm waiting for Abigail to go in on Friay to have an abcess removed from her face. How old is Liesel? Did the vet suggest anymore treatment?
by Lackis
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump on Face Already!
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Lump on Face Already!

I got my rats last Saturday (5th) and on Sunday night thought I could see a lump on Abigail's face. I got them out yesterday and there's definitley a little lump beneath her right eye towards her snout. I took her straight to the vets round the corer - the vets I registered my last 2 with were a sma...
by Lackis
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: swelling and bump on snout *pics
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: swelling and bump on snout *pics

Ok - glad you got to the vets. Hope Baytril & Doxy clear it up :luck:
by Lackis
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Health
Topic: swelling and bump on snout *pics
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: swelling and bump on snout *pics

The only swelling I've ever seen on a rats face was a tumor and it didn't look anything like that. Have you managed to get to the vets yet? Let us know what it is, hope Liesel is ok :luck:
by Lackis
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Progress with Atticus! Thanks Jemma!
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Progress with Atticus! Thanks Jemma!

We tried the following: 1. Instead of rat safe paper bedding for the sputnik bed I gave them an old unwashed (euw ) t-shirt of mine to sleep on, so they would be sleeping on something that smelled like Mum. This was a major hit with both ratties. Aha! This is somthing I was concidering - I'm gettin...
by Lackis
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: rat newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: rat newbie

Would just like to say thanks to everyone who posted on this thrad as I have also found it very helpful in confirming my fears about buying from pet shops! That email link was very useful and I have just contacted them asking for a list of breeders in my area. Really don't want to support Pets at Ho...