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by izzerie
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Health
Topic: New rats. Advice needed on health etc etc
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: New rats. Advice needed on health etc etc

Welcome! Congratuations on your new additions! Do they have names yet? Great choice of cage, they will have loads of space in there! Make sure you provide loads for them to do, rats are incredibly intelligent and need lots of stimulation. Commercial toys are great but just as much fun can be had wit...
by izzerie
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Albert's lump
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Albert's lump

Seen the vets. She inserted a fine needle and two white flakes came out which the vet said is tissue so his lump is a tumour rather than an abscess. He is booked in for surgery tomorrow morning to remove the lump. I have no idea of how to look after him when he comes home, when he was castrated him ...
by izzerie
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...
Replies: 32
Views: 857

Re: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...

Sorry but I love him a little too much to let him go! Plus now he needs repay the favour to Albert and be a good brother and help him get through his surgery tomorrow!
by izzerie
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...
Replies: 32
Views: 857

Re: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...

Henry has come on leaps and bounds this weekend. One side of his back is almost healed and the other isn't that far behind. His noises are much less frequent, sometimes you'll hear something from him but there's more silence than noises now. I am so pleased, it just proves that the combo he's on is ...
by izzerie
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Albert's lump
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Albert's lump

About a month ago we noticed a small, red raised area on Albert's side, in the area at the bottom of his ribs. It felt just like a little spot, like we would have on our face. Last Monday he accompanied Henry to the vet and I asked the vet to take a little look as it had grown a little. She did and ...
by izzerie
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ted is wobbly... what's causing this?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Ted is wobbly... what's causing this?

It is possible that he may have injured himself but it didn't show to begin with; now he's had a few days it may be that the bruising wherever he has injured himself is coming out and causing his symptoms.

Best get him checked over by a vet- good luck :luck:
by izzerie
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Questions about neutering
Replies: 25
Views: 622

Re: Questions about neutering

Can I ask why you are neutering at 22 months? Just curious! Yeah it's fine :D My brother had 2 boys, 22 months old, and one has just had to be pts, so he is getting neutered to go in with my girls so he isn't alone! :D Ah, that makes sense! It's just unusual to hear of people neutering at this age!...
by izzerie
Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Questions about neutering
Replies: 25
Views: 622

Re: Questions about neutering

It cost me just over £90 to get two boys done. Mine pulled their stitches out but it was securely glued underneath so it wasn't a problem :) it took my boys about 2-3 days to go back to normal and their personalities didn't change but their fur is softer! I was told to wait four weeks before allowin...
by izzerie
Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ted is wobbly... what's causing this?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Ted is wobbly... what's causing this?

Perhaps the beginning of an ear infection if there is porph and balance issues? Perhaps a call to the vet to ask for advice tomorrow morning would be a good idea? Sorry, I'm not really sure but good luck :luck:
by izzerie
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Does your vet charge per rat?
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Does your vet charge per rat?

My vets charge per but rat but they do a reduce rate for the other animals. So it's £11 for the first and £8 for the others. Also, if it's a second visit within a certain amount of time or for the same problem then you are charged the reduced fee as well. I thought that was quite reasonable!
by izzerie
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: re-treating my girl antibiotic question
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: re-treating my girl antibiotic question

I would start her on what you have left until you can get to the vets. If the infection seems worse than before you could also ask for some doxycycline- it works well with baytril for respiratory issues :)
by izzerie
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: pro's and con's of a Baytril shot?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: pro's and con's of a Baytril shot?

I would strongly advise against a baytril shot, baytril burns are awful. Maybe I'm biased because I currently have a little boy with an infected baytril burn but I would persevere with oral baytril. If you do go for baytril shots then I would continue with oral baytril until you can get to vets- any...
by izzerie
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...
Replies: 32
Views: 857

Re: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...

Well my little super star continues to make improvements! These pics are of Henry's back yesterday evening (please excuse the shadow, my light was right above me so very hard not to get a shadow in the pictures!): http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj49/izzerie/ebe1c249.jpg http://i269.photobucket.c...
by izzerie
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...
Replies: 32
Views: 857

Re: Henry- the ongoing saga continues...

Sorry, had a busy day yesterday so couldn't update. Henry's back is definitely being to look better- it's stopped weeping and is being to dry out which is good. It's appearance looks less gory as well :) He is less noisy as well, he still has periods where he is very loud but the soft hooting he beg...
by izzerie
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pawly ratty! Please help
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Pawly ratty! Please help

You must go and see a vet! A vets trip is never a waste of time. They will be able to tell you if she has actually broken it or whether it is a strain and therefore how best to care for her. They will also be able to give you some proper painkillers; Calpol is alright in the very short term but prop...