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by AlienRat
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?
Replies: 41
Views: 871

Re: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?

redrach wrote:I use biocatlet and have never had any problems. Some people refuae to use it because they think it can irriate their lungs, but i think it just depends on the rats.
Can you please explain to me what do the rats gain from living on a perfumed substrate or have a corner of the cage that is scented?
by AlienRat
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: daily essentials colour change
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: daily essentials colour change

I think it depends on the supplier of vitamin B2 they use. I know one batch was clear and turned yellow a few hours after you mixed it with water Before that it turned water yellow straight away. It isn't bad, it's probably just the new batch. :)
by AlienRat
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?
Replies: 41
Views: 871

Re: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?

It annoys me that it doesn't say anywhere on the packaging that it's perfumed - that information only seems to be in the description on some online shops. Shouldn't they have to list everything used? Argh! They have it on their website, but that's useless because people don't always look on the sit...
by AlienRat
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?
Replies: 41
Views: 871

Re: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?

My preferred paper litters are Back-2-Nature and Papelit by Finacard. I would also use Breeder Celect which is very similar to B2N but the pellets are little cylinders rather than crushed like B2N. I am sure that I have seen Smart cat in P@H before. I see on gjw titmuss website you can get free ship...
by AlienRat
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?
Replies: 41
Views: 871

Re: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?

SpoonRat, you can get most the paper litters I have mentioned in my previous post in petshops, if they have not got it, you can ask them to order it in for you, most petshops order from the same supplier and I know that they have the smart cat, the breeder celect and the back-2-nature. I used to get...
by AlienRat
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?
Replies: 41
Views: 871

Re: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?

I'm confused, Bio Catolet doesn't smell of anything to me!! Do I just completely lack a sense of smell? It would appear that way :lol: it really is perfumy :sickrat: Not that it really matters, I only use it in one corner litter tray so it's not exactly an issue for my rats and it doesn't cause sne...
by AlienRat
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?
Replies: 41
Views: 871

Re: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?

Yes Fritzy, the finacard products are good :) The chopped cardboard is good too. You can use the cardboard to line your cage, and the papelit pellets like in your link, in the litter trays. Or you can just use papelit pellets but that would end up more costly in the end.
by AlienRat
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?
Replies: 41
Views: 871

Re: Is Biocatolet sutible bedding?

Lucy, they didn't start putting perfume in, it always was there. I guess that views have changed on that recently, I am certainly a huge anti-fan of the stuff :lol: Paper cat litter, chopped cardboard, back-2-nature, hemp bedding are all suitable choices but you need to find one that suits your rats...
by AlienRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Right baytril dosage?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Right baytril dosage?

Hmm should be .35ml twice a day I would have thought.
by AlienRat
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding a modified mix
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Feeding a modified mix

You could if you wanted to, but I add little bits to mine, it varies from time to time, and I also rely on quality fresh food to make up part of the whole diet. You could add bits of ryvita, rice cake, etc but keep the mealworms and higher protein or fattening things they like as treats, they will j...
by AlienRat
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding a modified mix
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Feeding a modified mix

I can't advise you on rat rations products because I wouldn't shop there. I don't feed straights anymore cause my rats didn't do very well on it and left a lot of it as well. There are other options out there which I opted for and my rats seem to do better now than when they were on straights type ...
by AlienRat
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible SDAV? Please help admin!!
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Possible SDAV? Please help admin!!

I am sorry to hear about your loss and the possibility that you have a virus in your group. I would be surprised it is SDAv if you have not been anywhere where there are other rats. Have you been to a petshop? Also, if you have been to the vet, they might not treat many rats but it only takes one. B...
by AlienRat
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding a modified mix
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Feeding a modified mix

I can't advise you on rat rations products because I wouldn't shop there. I don't feed straights anymore cause my rats didn't do very well on it and left a lot of it as well. There are other options out there which I opted for and my rats seem to do better now than when they were on straights type m...
by AlienRat
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding a modified mix
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Feeding a modified mix

You are right, that's not a balanced mix at all. And 20 months is not old, so I wouldn't feed that mix because their kidneys could suffer from it, they could also get obese, and you might just end up cutting their life shorter when they have the potential to live to 3 years old, who knows. Maybe the...
by AlienRat
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 31
Views: 803

Re: Bedding

Ramduck, the wood pellets aren't ideal for rats. They are the same as sawdust but in compressed pellets and they fall apart once wet. I would replace that with something that not wood based. The paper litters are good, the cardboards are good too and some people like hemp bedding. I used to use hay ...