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by StormySkye
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Small poo?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Small poo?

I just noticed that there are some very small poops in the cage. Almost mouse-sized. I'm not sure who is doing them, but is this a sign of something diet-related or what?
by StormySkye
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Changing rat's name?
Replies: 34
Views: 1054

Re: Changing rat's name?

But doesn't anyone have trouble teaching the rat a new name if they already know theirs?
(I'm just curious as I dont know the name of the rat I may be getting, and am hoping it won't be something awful! :lol: )
by StormySkye
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Changing rat's name?
Replies: 34
Views: 1054

Changing rat's name?

When you get a rat that already has a name, do you prefer to keep it or change it? When I got Whiskers, she was already named and I left it. And I'm hopefully getting a new girl tomorrow, and she's already over a year old so I'll likely keep her name, but I'm curious as to what others do :)
by StormySkye
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Somewhat Lethargic and lumps on throat Please any info!
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Somewhat Lethargic and lumps on throat Please any info!

Sorry to hear your boy isn't well :( I haven't experienced this personally, but I wouldn't blame yourself as I think it'd be unlikely to be something you've brought home. Is there any way of contacting your regular vet, and just asking over the phone what they think it is likely to be? I know I'm no...
by StormySkye
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bad bite
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Bad bite

Is it on his back? Because this happened to one of my girls during a rather violent humping session once :roll: One of the girls was humping Lily and bit down on her back and caused a nasty mark (almost ended up looking like a baytril burn or a graze). I think as long as you keep it clean then it sh...
by StormySkye
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Help please!

From what I understand, 5 days isn't really long enough. I believe it should be at least 10-12 days. Also, how much does your rat weigh? I'm fairly sure the dosage for baytril is 0.1ml for every 100g of rat, so a 200g rat would need 0.2ml daily, split into half (0.1ml) in the morning, then half agai...
by StormySkye
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: bruxing/ boggling
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: bruxing/ boggling

When they're doing it for a bad reason, you can usually see other symptoms. Like sidesucking, porphyrin or lethargy etc. But if they aren't showing that, then I found that bruxing from sickness or pain sounds a bit "harsher", if that makes sense. Like not as gentle and quiet, it sounds a bit louder ...
by StormySkye
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril dosage question
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Baytril dosage question

Thanks :)
by StormySkye
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril dosage question
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Baytril dosage question

I'm off to the vet tomorrow and my vet usually prescribes too low a dosage of baytril, so can anyone provide me with an article or something that tells how much should be given? Thanks :)
by StormySkye
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Teeth loose and not eating.
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Teeth loose and not eating.

Thanks. Yeah, I'll be taking her to the vet anyway, but always like to ask on here first to get any extra advice etc :)
by StormySkye
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Teeth loose and not eating.
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Teeth loose and not eating.

I just fed the girls but Layla won't eat. Normally she's the greedy one, but she refused to eat and instead started chewing the cage bars. I leaned down to have a look at her teeth to make sure they were okay, and I noticed that every time she bit down on the bars, her two lower teeth would move tog...
by StormySkye
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Adverts appearing as replies on FR
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Adverts appearing as replies on FR

What I really don't understand is, what's the point of bots? Is it just to give people viruses? How sadistic...
by StormySkye
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Adverts appearing as replies on FR
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Adverts appearing as replies on FR

And another one is our newest member :roll: I wish we could report users for this reason, but we have to wait until they post. At least, I assume this is another: http://fancy-rats.co.uk/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=24676 (excuse the long link, no idea hhow to shorten). They really a...
by StormySkye
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: Adverts appearing as replies on FR
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Adverts appearing as replies on FR

And another one is our newest member :roll: I wish we could report users for this reason, but we have to wait until they post. At least, I assume this is another: http://fancy-rats.co.uk/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=24676 (excuse the long link, no idea hhow to shorten). They really an...
by StormySkye
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: The big taste test..
Replies: 139
Views: 3652

Re: The big taste test..

squeakrat wrote:
Helzie wrote:*emigrates to Australia*
I suspect there are many more creepy crawly things in Australia than the UK - so probably a higher chance of one accidently ending up in your food....
*nods furiously* Spiders the size of a grown man's hand, in your potatoes... yum.