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by Lackis
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Naturals Rats Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Naturals Rats Dream

Anyone else heard of this? Naturals does a lot of food/treat stuff. I ordered some spot on for my medicine box and whilst in a buying mood got a 175g packet of rats dream just to try it out. It's ver colourful and the first thing I noticed was that it's full of sunflower seeds :-? Ingredients are: g...
by Lackis
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?

oh my god :o that picture is brilliant :lol: Thank you for you advice, I think I am just worrying over nothing. Again. Sorry! She does feel good if you get me? Thin and long and dainty like you describe, she's a very beautiful little rat. I might be overfeeding too, not like anough to make them all ...
by Lackis
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?

Yeah having my first boy has really put her tiny size into perspective :o :lol: I think the reason I worry is beacuse she definitley doesn't eat as much as I would expect her to :-? she sedems to get distracted/bored of food or whatever she's eating quite quickly. She enjoys taking stuff and stashin...
by Lackis
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?

She is very skinny especially when stood next to Jupiter! But not like skeletally if you know what I mean? Like I said she is actually quite robust. Despite her tiny size her tail hasn't got that square look of an undernoureshed rat.
by Lackis
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?
Replies: 7
Views: 133

How Do I Fatten Up Matilda?

Well here goes, Matilda actually ways 145 grams. Seriously! :( Bit of back ground on her: she's a P@H rat and I got her in November 2009 and I estimated her to be 6 weeks old or so (really like the fact a lot of breeders give you an actual birth certificate) so I estimate her to be about 16 months o...
by Lackis
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Victoria Sponge Cake?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Victoria Sponge Cake?

I'd be cautious when feeding cake or bread like food as I've had two rats go mental and choke through trying to eat it to fast. Messy but not fatal and more distressing for me than them I think :-?
by Lackis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sadness :(
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Sadness :(

Im pretty sure that baytril should be at least a 14 day course. Also, if hes as bad as you say, he may be better with a combination of drugs, such as the baytril with doxycycline which can work really well for respiratory issues. Yes, I think it's 14-31 days Argh! Why is this? I've had several cour...
by Lackis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Do I own a couple of Smeezes?
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Do I own a couple of Smeezes?

They're lovely :love: look like smeezies to me but I'm not that clued up on the difference between them and himalyans.
by Lackis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lumps after castration. Opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Lumps after castration. Opinions?

I took Jupiter to the vet yesterday to have a small post op abscess drained and it's been three weeks today since he had the snip. Oh advice is to check Semper over immediately after if your vet does anything - mine drained the abscess for me and I pretty much left him alone yesterday and on inspect...
by Lackis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rat being sick...?!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Rat being sick...?!!!

Interesting questoin as physically rats carn't be sick but they can regurgitate apparently. I have no idea what the technical difference is supposed to be but I have been sick on by three rats up to date (thanks guys) with very violent retching which I think was more distressing for me than them app...
by Lackis
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Cleaning Rat Tails
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Cleaning Rat Tails

I bought a toothbrush to try and clean my girls tails with last year... Abigail went NUTS :o and tried to kill the toothbrush. I now have it as a toy for her to chase, their tails never did get washed.
by Lackis
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: TV Program CH4 - were the rats fat?
Replies: 49
Views: 1285

Re: TV Program CH4 - FAT Rats

Matilda seems smaller to me than ever with her less than 200g! My tiny little runt :love: I've tried everything, even coconut milk won't make her fat!
by Lackis
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice fairly urgently please? :(
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Advice fairly urgently please? :(

Thank you for replying (: I was a bit freaked out but I've chilled out a lot more now. I guess I over-reacted since neither of them were physically hurt, I just assumed it must be really bad since they were pulling fur out. This is only the first day trying to intro them! I think I might leave it co...
by Lackis
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice fairly urgently please? :(
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Advice fairly urgently please? :(

Sorry to re-post but FUR IS FLYING! I really want some advice/reassurance about this it's quite alarmed me. Ok so initial intro this morning went well i thought - Matilda and Jupiter mostly ignoring each other for the first 20 minutes then she started vibrating so he mounted her Abigail didn't seem ...
by Lackis
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I Need Guidance for My First Intro!
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: I Need Guidance for My First Intro!

Both fine - no injuries