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by izzerie
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Bath Time
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Bath Time

It is definitely the rats- take them out of the cage and handle them and you can really smell it. Plus if you take them out the cage and stick your head in it then it doesn't smell at all. I am gonna look into replacing the cage when I can- since buying it and putting the boys in it I've had a few p...
by izzerie
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Bath Time
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Bath Time

My hubby and I are going to give our boys a bath tonight because they are incredibly smelly (it kinda makes the whole room smell :p). As far as we know it's the first time they will have been near water in their lives and I was just wondering if anyone has any tips for us? Also, is there anything we...
by izzerie
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: diarrhoea in a new rat
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: diarrhoea in a new rat

Thanks for the advice Sati- I'll give them some egg tomorrow as they have already had a bit of a treat this evening (some yummy pasta!). He's drinking loads so that's not a problem but I'll remember that advice just in case! I'm feeding them the same diet as they were on before and I'll be slowly ch...
by izzerie
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: diarrhoea in a new rat
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: diarrhoea in a new rat

Yeah it is soft and pale rather than watery and he looks completely healthy otherwise :) I shall keep an eye on him and hopefully it will clear up. I thought that be the best thing to do rather than rush him to the vet- there is a completely sensible explanation for it so I shall observe him and mak...
by izzerie
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: diarrhoea in a new rat
Replies: 4
Views: 163

diarrhoea in a new rat

I picked up my two rattie boys on sunday. They both seem totally fine- eating, drinking, affectionate, happy to be handled etc etc. Everything is fine apart from the fact that Henry has diarrhoea. It started yesterday and he got very dirty so we had to clean his tail- he didn't like that! When I wok...