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by Cyber Ratty
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Anti-roan black boy
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: Anti-roan black boy

I was wondering more if the universe would collapse in on itself... 8)
by Cyber Ratty
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Are there any foods that can relieve mycoplasma symptons
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: Are there any foods that can relieve mycoplasma symptons

As people have said above, rats do not need to be on antibiotics if they have got over signs of illness. ... Baytril should not have been given to rats under 6 months as it can cause growth and cartilage problem. Just to be pedantic :wink: - to clarify, as a general rule continue antibiotics for 7 ...
by Cyber Ratty
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Anti-roan black boy
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: Anti-roan black boy

What would you get if mated to a roan?! :o :-o
by Cyber Ratty
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Anti-roan black boy
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: Anti-roan black boy

A self rat just means a rat that isn't agouti based (it's also used sometimes to mean a rat that is unmarked), you can have a dark self. :wink:
by Cyber Ratty
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Medical treatment for bitten toes?
Replies: 29
Views: 1569

Re: Medical treatment for bitten toes?

Yep, I agree with treating for infection and pain - the increased scab is probably her nibbling at it.
by Cyber Ratty
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Do British Blue Agouti's have Blue health issues?
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: Do British Blue Agouti's have Blue health issues?

I'm not sure about that, but I don't expect that agouti affects it. However, not all british blues have any blood issues, and I would imagine breeders working with british blue are using lines which are free of that problem, so if you're planning to get a british blue (whether agouti or not) from a ...
by Cyber Ratty
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: How did it happen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: How did it happen?

...or is it that the rat is genetically say blue but also has the Siamese or Martin ect. gene also acting on it to produce the verity? That is what happens - breeders will combine genes if necessary depending on the variety that they are working on. Some varieties result from different forms of the...
by Cyber Ratty
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 15474

Re: An overview of the new forum

One of the prolems is that some of the larger rescues who get in rats occasionally have probably never heard of this forum and so unless someone here posts on their behalf they never will. There's nothing to stop the member contacting the rescue, explaining how the rehoming board works, and offerin...
by Cyber Ratty
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: An overview of the new forum
Replies: 235
Views: 15474

Re: An overview of the new forum

On occasion, I have seen rats in eg. sspca and if I put a link to their page, it will be deleted by the mods. That doesn't seem right somehow. I think maybe allowing people to post in the rats looking for rescuing section for the rescue could work, providing the rescue agrees. This is exactly how i...
by Cyber Ratty
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Champagne/Buff... confused.
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Champagne/Buff... confused.

You could find rats with every shade of eye from very pale pink through red, ruby, and black (using lots of different varieties). Genetically, champagne/silver fawn is caused by a gene called pink eye dilute, denoted p, and buff/topaz by a gene called red eye dilute, denoted r, but visually you woul...
by Cyber Ratty
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Champagne/Buff... confused.
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Champagne/Buff... confused.

In the photo, the hooded is clearly a champagne from their eyes (it might help to see a picture showing the eyes of the self), so because the OP said the other has the same colour then they must both be champagne. Champagnes don't necessarily have eyes as pink as a PEW (and shouldn't for the standar...
by Cyber Ratty
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Probably a silly question about eyes
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Probably a silly question about eyes

It depends on the variety. A siamese has ruby eyes, as does a buff/topaz, but the siamese's eyes will look more rubyish than the buff/topaz's which look very dark. American minks/cinnamons can have ruby eyes but look even darker in normal light, and could easily be mistaken for black.
by Cyber Ratty
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Champagne/Buff... confused.
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Champagne/Buff... confused.

The coat colour of the two can be variable, it's the eye colour which tells you which they are, so both will be champagne.
by Cyber Ratty
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I need advice / help
Replies: 45
Views: 2738

Re: I need advice / help

I think having Alison to visit is the best idea at this stage, there may be something simple that's not apparent to you which she might immediately spot, or if it's more complex, then it's certainly easier to work on solutions in person rather than over the internet. I've been able to help people in...
by Cyber Ratty
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: How can a coloured <3 distract people?
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: How can a coloured <3 distract people?

Anthony wrote:Yet ironically, you warn me in bright red? Makes me laugh.
Mod notes are always made in that colour, precisely because they will then stand out, and be noted.