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by redrach
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: scatter feeding?

Also, 40g so far seems a good bit less than what they were getting :rollred:
Is it okay to reduce the amount this suddenly?
by redrach
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: scatter feeding?

Thanks guys. I had a spare little basket thing, you know the ones people use as little bed areas stuffed with shredded paper? So i've cleaned the cage out today and put that in filled with finacard and shredded paper and then put 40g of food. Is it right they should be having 20g each a day? They ha...
by redrach
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

scatter feeding?

I'd like to try scatter feeding to encourage my fatties to do more work for their food. However, I have some concerns about it. My cage is a Furet Plus and I have 4 boys so it's a little cramped at times and one struggles to get about. They also seem to just wee ALL OVER the whole floor of the cage,...
by redrach
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: setup what people think
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: setup what people think

lovely girl <3
my only idea is remove the one ladder I can see?
Perhaps you could try scatter feeding?
by redrach
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Suggestions on giving antibiotics
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Suggestions on giving antibiotics

I find yoghurt or baby food work. Though mine only ear yoghurt or baby food off shreddies.... :roll:
by redrach
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: albie, are you sick?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: albie, are you sick?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac1lWjf2z70
There's the video.
He's been in the steamy bathroom and sounds a little better, but it hasn't helped as much as Monday night.
by redrach
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: albie, are you sick?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

albie, are you sick?

Planning on taking him to the vets in the morning, but just wanted some advice/input. On Monday night Albie started to sneeze & sniffle. As soon as I realised I sat in the bathroom with him with the shower on for about 15mins. After this he seemed fine, no sneezing and his breathing seemed fine. Yes...
by redrach
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Two ratties left, is it okay to introduce baby rats to them?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Two ratties left, is it okay to introduce baby rats to them?

I'd agree, it'd be best to get two or three more now, or sooner rather than later (if you have room for 3, i'd prob go for 3) so that your older ones won't be left alone when the other passes, especially since you want to continue to be a ratty parent :D As ratfan70 said they generally accept little...
by redrach
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Leaving rats... whats their reaction?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Leaving rats... whats their reaction?

mine were so excited to be going somewhere different for a week. they sulked the whole way home (40mins) but then when got home they were so excited to be playing and get cleaned out.
by redrach
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: What is a normal sleeping pattern for Rats?
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: What is a normal sleeping pattern for Rats?

It's okay to wake them, they will prob wake up as soon as they hear you near the cage anyway. I get my boys up some days if i'm home but the older men are normally too tired and fall asleep on the floor after half an hour. The wee boys love getting out during the day though necause they then get 30-...
by redrach
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: spay- advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: spay- advice please

Thanks for the insight. I'm genuinely really concerned that i'd lose her ): Someone else just mentioned on another post about getting the boys done, but my fear is that she could outlive them too, and then she'd be on her own anyway as I couldn't get more boys until she left us. It's a really hard d...
by redrach
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: castrating as routine - good idea, bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: castrating as routine - good idea, bad idea?

I'd be more concerned about spaying than neutering, because spaying is a much more invasive surgery. The one time I've booked a rat in for it, she came out fine, but it's something to consider. I had a feeling this may be the case ): I think I'll need to give it a long think and speak to my vet (i'...
by redrach
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Problems with aging old boy
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Problems with aging old boy

D: <3 hope you're okay.
by redrach
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: spay- advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 57

spay- advice please

Hi guys, I know there have been quite a few discussions on neutering recently, but i'd appreciate some opinions on my particular situation and advice on what I should ask my vet about it. Basically, I have 4 boys and 3 girls. One girl is 3-4 months younger than the other 2 and when the older girls p...
by redrach
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: castrating as routine - good idea, bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: castrating as routine - good idea, bad idea?

I have also been considering this recently so it's great to hear some opinions. I'm considering having a girl spayed as she is the youngest of three by 3-4 months and after her i'd like to just have males. Therefore i'm considering it so she could go with my two boys of the same age when the other t...