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by shibby69
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: To all those who keep their rats in a shed...
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: To all those who keep their rats in a shed...

For mine I used loft insulation and then thin ply boards? I think, my mum got them for me (The boards that is, I know what loft insulation is :oops: ). They don't get too warm in the summer, and they are also fine in winter though i do use an oil heater still, I set it at 10C so if it dips below tha...
by shibby69
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: What Colour IS This?
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: What Colour IS This?

i think it's russian blue agouti, too
by shibby69
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Strange berkshire rat!
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Strange berkshire rat!

I agree with Lisa - it looks funky :lol: But just looks like a moult line to me, it should go :) One of my essex lads recently had hooded 'markings' over the top of him being essex but after a few weeks and he's lost it now :)
by shibby69
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Unbelievable!
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Unbelievable!

lol! :lol:
by shibby69
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Goji Berries
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Goji Berries

mine like them dried and i'm sure they'd eat them raw, too.
by shibby69
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: separating babies from their mom
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: separating babies from their mom

Where abouts are you located?
by shibby69
Tue May 25, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: separating babies from their mom
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: separating babies from their mom

The babies cannot be seperated from their mum just yet - they're far too young to leave mum at their age. Please also consider rehoming them privately to good homes, rather than returning them to the pet shop :( Boys need taking from mum and sisters at 4.5/5 weeks, and you need to keep hold of them ...
by shibby69
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Breeders: do you reply to all enquiries?
Replies: 31
Views: 2027

Re: Breeders: do you reply to all enquiries?

Like MR said, i reply, not to loonies (not that i've had any loonies approach me!) but i do reply to genuine emails, wether i have kittens or not :) It's always polite to reply back at least :)
by shibby69
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: At a loss at what to do!!
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: At a loss at what to do!!

sometimes cleaning daily can be a bit overkill, as they will urinate more, to mark their cage as their territory each time you clean it. If the litter trays aren't dirty and look okay, try leaving them and do them every 2-3 days :)
by shibby69
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Photographs
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Photographs

which varieties do you need photographs of? If you put a list up i'm sure people would be happy to help :)
by shibby69
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Can rats eat Basil
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Can rats eat Basil

Yep, they can :)
by shibby69
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Question (survey) for breeders
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: Question (survey) for breeders

I don't count really as I'm only just starting out, but I will be sending out something similar to Kyra :D I'll send it to everyone, whether I know them or not. Just like I make everyone fill out an application form, no matter how well I know them and even if I could fill out the form myself :lol: ...
by shibby69
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Question (survey) for breeders
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: Question (survey) for breeders

I send out a checkup email every 6 months and so far i've always received them back. The form asks questions such as; wether the rats have been ill, and what the vet treatment and outcome was (although all of my kitten owners are very good and inform me via email if the rats are poorly anyway) what ...
by shibby69
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Tuna
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Tuna

Yup, forgot to say, it's not something they get often at all, but they do like it when they do have it :)
by shibby69
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Tuna
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Tuna

Yep :) I rinse it if it's in brine though, and normally get it in spring water, or oily sometimes for kittens :)