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by daffee
Wed May 25, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calming foods for tiffing rats
Replies: 20
Views: 382

Re: Calming foods for tiffing rats

We used to give our troubled boy Bal oneof the alcohol-free rescue remedies and camomile tea to help de-stress him.
by daffee
Wed May 25, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Correct dosage for senior aid?
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Correct dosage for senior aid?

We dose it as 0.5ml per kg (the dose on the bottle is assuming a dog or cat)

So Jazzy onlyneeds about 0.2ml per day to get all the vits and minerals :smileyrat:
by daffee
Tue May 24, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat in the shed
Replies: 46
Views: 1002

Re: Rat in the shed

I wouldn't personally, as I feel that it's important for rats to be involved in your life and interact during the day and for me thatmeans having them in the busiest room of the house. But if you were happy to spend plenty of time in the shed every day, so would need some creature comforts, or bring...
by daffee
Sun May 22, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New baby boy rats - question about puffing and shyness
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: New baby boy rats - question about puffing and shyness

Coming from a pet shop they may never have been handled before or been mishandled and so left scared of people. At that age they should come arund fairly quickly with plenty of attention. If it were me I would keep them somewhere fairly contained until they are more used to you. On a bed or sofa or ...
by daffee
Sun May 22, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Such a dainty girl
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Such a dainty girl

One of my boys is really grabby, how did you teach them to be gentle? x We didn't specifically teach her to take it that way, but we did it by offering them treats in a way they couldn't grab. It's hard to describe, but we would put one hand on their backs almost as a restraint and then brought the...
by daffee
Fri May 20, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Such a dainty girl
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Such a dainty girl

Yeah we've had finger grabbers too :lol:
by daffee
Thu May 19, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Litter Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Litter Tray

Ours usually litter train themselves. The current three are very good and hardly ever go out of the trays :smileyrat:
by daffee
Wed May 18, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Such a dainty girl
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Such a dainty girl

When we give treats our three can be quite snatchy, so we taught them the phrase 'gently' to slow them down grabbing from us. Twirl has taken this to heart and she now takes nearly all her treats with her hands first and then transfers into her mouth to run off. I don't remember any of our past rats...
by daffee
Sat May 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: food for young rats
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: food for young rats

This is a good article on feeding lactating rats and weaning foods. :luck:
by daffee
Sat May 14, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: is reggy rat a good quality food
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: is reggy rat a good quality food

It's not the best but I do think it's got better than it once was. It's only got a limited variety of ingredients (wheat, maize, peas, oats and soya are the main ingredients). Like most commercial mixes it contains alfalfa which rats usually won't eat and don't need but is a cheap filler feed and co...
by daffee
Fri May 13, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Water - as it is or do you add anything ?
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Water - as it is or do you add anything ?

Water on its own is just fine :)

Depending on what you feed though, an occasional supplement may be necessary. Dr Squiggles Daily Essentials is a great supplement to give once or twice a week and most rats are addicted to it :smileyrat:
by daffee
Wed May 11, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: lone rat misses her mate :(
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: lone rat misses her mate :(

New friends will definitely help, but in the meanwhile plenty of attention, treats and cuddles. :girly:
by daffee
Sun May 08, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Meat?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Meat?

Rats don't need to eat meat, the important thing is they get a balanced diet. What do you feed them as a dry mix?
by daffee
Sat May 07, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Where do you get your cardboard bedding?
Replies: 23
Views: 440

Re: Where do you get your cardboard bedding?

We buy from a local farm shop for £7.50 a bale.
by daffee
Sat May 07, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Doe intro so far
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Doe intro so far

We tend to put girls together straight away more times than not, provided the initial meet went well. You might prefer to let them meet a few times and in different places first, but neither is right and neither is wrong :luck: