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by lamb
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Question about ongoing resp problems
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Question about ongoing resp problems

Top advice thanks :D I will go back to the vets and demand some Doxycycline. :angry:
by lamb
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Dexter - 7 months old and no cagemate anymore
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Dexter - 7 months old and no cagemate anymore

I love a happy ending :D
by lamb
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Question about ongoing resp problems
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Question about ongoing resp problems

Wow 31 mths that gives me :) hope. He is in a room with open windows all day, His cage is a SRS, gets plenty of time out, is on RR complete mix with loads of fresh stuff and is on cardboard squares with paper bedding. He is just over a year. He is noisey when stressed/excited and sometimes for no re...
by lamb
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Question about ongoing resp problems
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Question about ongoing resp problems

Sorry if This sounds a bit stupid. If I treat my boy why does it keep coming back? It seems to ease up for about 6 weeks and then he is poorly again. Is it just one of those things? He is bad at the mo so was thinking of putting him on Baytril for 2 weeks. Will it harm him pumping meds into him this...
by lamb
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Pooing everywhere
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Pooing everywhere

No hope for me then. My boys are all grown up. I am lucky I Free range in the conservatory so picking them up isn't too bad. If I do miss the odd one I usually find it stuck to the bottom of my sock :lol: OH doesn't find it as funny. Especially if it ends up in the bed :angry:
by lamb
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Pooing everywhere
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Pooing everywhere

That will teach you to drink and Free range at the same time :lol: All my boys hold it all in and wait till they come out. Maybe they like a clean cage. :-?
by lamb
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess problem
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Abscess problem

Hermie has had an Abscess for nearly a week now. I burst it , flushed with Hibiscrub and filled with Manuka honey. I have been doing this 2 times a day. Puss has still been coming out. Inside I can see a small amount of white that will not budge and the flesh is not as bright as it was. Shall I just...
by lamb
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Best food for boys?
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Best food for boys?

Some of my rats took weeks to start eating RR mixes. I gave them some of the food they were use to and some of the RR kidney friendly complete mix. I slowly removed the nuggets and now they love it. My new boy only just started to eat his new mix last night after 4 weeks! It will take time but is mu...
by lamb
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Porph around both eyes, no other symptoms
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Porph around both eyes, no other symptoms

One of my girls had this las week. I got some Fucithalmic from the vets and after 3 days it had cleared up. I carried on for 7 days just to make sure. :)
by lamb
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Lost rattie found me...
Replies: 35
Views: 3406

Re: Lost rattie found me...

Peruds must be the luckiest rat in the world. Your story made my eyes fill up. :cry: Sounds like a match made in heaven :hearts:
by lamb
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Vet wants to knock out to pop Abscess
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Vet wants to knock out to pop Abscess

Should I let him or wait for it to come to a head . He has had it for over a week now (post castration) His brothers 2 have burst and are healing well. They are both on Baytril 0.1.5ml 2 times a day. I don't fancy him going under because he was very sick last time. How long would you wait. Thanks :)
by lamb
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Senior aid
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Senior aid

I just give a squirt each on a dish for my oldies. They love it! I have noticed a big improvement in Dexter. He was starting to slow down and lose his bounce. Now he is like a young lad again :D
by lamb
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abcess burst in wrong place
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Abcess burst in wrong place

Thanks. I will carry on soaking after I learn how to spell Abscess :oops:
by lamb
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Porphyrin around eyes stress?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Porphyrin around eyes stress?

She has been on drops for an eye infection since Monday and it is clearing up a treat. She is a very timid girl but is letting me do her drops no prob. I think she knows I am helping her. :) Makes a change, everyone else who gets meds etc thinks I am torturing them :roll:
by lamb
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abcess burst in wrong place
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Abcess burst in wrong place

I have been keeping an eye on Hermies new abcess and noticed puss leaking out away from the scab. As if the skin has split from the pressure. I squeezed it all out and flushed it with hibiscrub. The hole is so small I think it will seal up. Should I continue to soak the scab so I can flush it better...