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by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: handy medicines
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: handy medicines

i always have some baytril, metacam, zithromax and ronaxan in stock incase of any emergencies. my vet is a small local vets so isnt open as much as a big chain vets would be.
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Ideas for treats
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Ideas for treats

i got some 6 week old rats on wednesaday and they love treats. i give them the vegtable buscuits and they munch on those. they take them thro the bars on from my hand. and they dont bite thro the bars either. i think it depends on the rats, my 6 week old boys love treats as much as the other 26 rats...
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: What is the best rat cage to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Re: What is the best rat cage to get?

i have a furet tower and i love it. i have 11 boys in there and they all have sufficient space. it has easy acceess, its easy to put together and take apart. i can reach the back of the cage for clean out by squezzing thro the cage doors and thats good for a size 20.
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Changing rat's name?
Replies: 34
Views: 1272

Re: Changing rat's name?

i will always change a name to what suits the names i already have. when i got toffee and vanilla as rescues last year they were already named. they were called vanilla and cookie. i aleady had a rat called cookie so changed his name to toffee as he is an agouti. when i got another rat from a breede...
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Lonely Rat
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Lonely Rat

i recently had a rat pts due to cancer, he declined quickly. his cage mate is doing absolutley fine, showing no signs of slowing etc. they were both around 2. toffee was alone for 2 days after vanilla was pts. on the sunday i went to my local garden centre (15 miles away) to lok at other rats to int...
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Ideas for treats
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Ideas for treats

i used to give mine yoghurt as a treat but dont now, i now give it with meds and they mob me for it. mine love cooked monkey nuts in the shells and also p@h vegtable buscuit sticks are a firm fav. cooked fish they love. coconut whether its the chunks you can get, or dried or in bars they love it. ma...
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Tempoary rat cage
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Tempoary rat cage

it depends what you are after? what cage do you normally have them in? i would say a freddy o if you wanted a smaller cage a ferplast mary.
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail injury
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Tail injury

it might become infected. i accidently tapped my eihbears tail in the cage door. about an inch down his tail i could see the bone throught the tail where it went straight thro. i gave him metacam straight away for the pain and any inflammation and he was taken to the vets the next day. the vet amput...
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ? Mycoplasma flare-up??
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: ? Mycoplasma flare-up??

when my boys show a flare up of myco i tend to go straight for zithromax and ronaxan. its stronger and is more likely to help with a flare up than baytril.
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Best easy available food?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Best easy available food?

i use pasture mix as my base, its got garlic in so helps against mites and lice. i then get a bag of rupert rat, and from a bird food site of the internet i buy a bag od fruity rabbit food and a bag of nutty hamster food and i mix it all up. it last my boys about 2 months, thats with 30 rats and 5 m...
by KellyTheCrazyRatLady
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Has any one had any experience with this cage?
Replies: 22
Views: 736

Re: Has any one had any experience with this cage?

i like the furet tower. i have 11 boys in mine. great for access and room