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by Jimi+Milo
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My rats are abit boring and lazy.
Replies: 17
Views: 475

Re: My rats are abit boring and lazy.

casw wrote:of course they have one LOL. they just sleep in it and pee in it.
Well of course mine do that sometimes too :lol: , often even peeing in it while running in it... :roll:
by Jimi+Milo
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Criiter nation
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Criiter nation

I think its the base of a storage tub that people use, from what I remember reading it doesnt sit completely flush so there is a bit of a gap left. Personally I wouldnt risk using something plastic and chewable to seperate them though...
by Jimi+Milo
Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My rats are abit boring and lazy.
Replies: 17
Views: 475

Re: My rats are abit boring and lazy.

I've only had boys but mine are very active, so I totally agree that boys arent th. I think scatter feeding helps a lot, I scatter feed in the base, 2 hanging baskets, a plastic one and an excersize ball, so they have to get around most of the cage or they'll go hungry :lol: . The layout of the cage...
by Jimi+Milo
Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: male rat --agression
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: male rat --agression

I believe between 7 - 10 months tends to be the hormonal period, so its likely thats the cause. When you say he tries to kill them, what has he actually done?
by Jimi+Milo
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Enrichment
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Enrichment

My lads have a wine rack in their cage which they love, its a perfect ratty climbing frame :)
by Jimi+Milo
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden rattly breathing
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Sudden rattly breathing

He sounds fine tonight, so hopefully he wont start again. Thank you :)
by Jimi+Milo
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Ratty travel - house move
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Ratty travel - house move

How have you been trying to rehome them? I dont see anything from you in the rehoming section, so it may be a good idea to put them there. Have you contacted any local rescues?

I dont think thats too long a journey so they'd probably be fine in a carrier :)
by Jimi+Milo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden rattly breathing
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Sudden rattly breathing

He's stopped it now, I'll keep an eye on him over the next few days.
by Jimi+Milo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Whats involved in running a rescue?
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: Whats involved in running a rescue?

I think what I'm best to do would be once we've moved house and have enough space for a few more cages start fostering and rat sitting to get a good feel for looking after large numbers, also rehoming ratties too also get my driving test passed so I dont have to rely on OH taking me everytime I want...
by Jimi+Milo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Playing or fighting?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Playing or fighting?

Its normal, one of mine will squeek as soon as his brother looks at him :roll: . As a general rule, no blood no foul :) .
by Jimi+Milo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden rattly breathing
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Sudden rattly breathing

Over the last half hour Cheech's breathing has become quite nasal and rattly, no porph or sneezing and is otherwise in perfect health (still bouncing around the room like an idiot :roll: ). It sounds like a slight blockage rather than a respy thing to me. Do these kind of things always require abs o...
by Jimi+Milo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: In cage non food related activities?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: In cage non food related activities?

I already do a lot of those things hehe :P, I just had a bit of paranoid moment and kind of forgot they actually really enjoy foraging etc :oops:
by Jimi+Milo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Whats involved in running a rescue?
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: Whats involved in running a rescue?

Its really good to learn all this, I know I often see ratties in the rehoming section stay there for a while and some end up closed to be kept but I guess I never really thought of the impact that has on the rescues. So its not necessarily that more rescues are needed, its more people rehoming? Mayb...
by Jimi+Milo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Rat rations order
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Rat rations order

I put mine in daily, they get it stronger on the days they get calcivet and weak on the days they dont. I'm not sure what you mean by when you change it daily / putting it in everytime, do you mean if you change it more than once a day? If so then yes I would put it in the new water also. They do ne...
by Jimi+Milo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Project Duetto [immense cage restoration] *img heavy*
Replies: 162
Views: 4813

Re: Project Duetto [immense cage restoration] *img heavy*

Yay! Well done, it looks great :D !