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by daffee
Sat May 07, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help - Housemate's rat attacking other rats
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Help - Housemate's rat attacking other rats

That's good. When our Jay attacked Milo like that it led to a nasty deep abscess through his tail and left him with a lump that we called his third testicle :rollred: It could have been a lot worse but it was a lasting memory of Jay's aggression.
by daffee
Sat May 07, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help - Housemate's rat attacking other rats
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Help - Housemate's rat attacking other rats

I would definitely be getting the aggressor neutered. How deep are the wounds? I'd keep a close eye on Thundercrackers wound, given the location it could have complications.
by daffee
Fri May 06, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Fighting
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Fighting

That's great news :)
by daffee
Fri May 06, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: is this normal for girls?
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: is this normal for girls?

Alijane wrote:I have a number of pink/red-eyed ratties and they line up across the cage and do what I call "the ratty groove" - swaying from side to side
We have a cage of cylons :lol: (am guilty of adding the *whom* noise as they sway :oops: )
by daffee
Fri May 06, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Forum Admin and Help
Topic: a suggestion (would appreciate input from forum)
Replies: 32
Views: 1110

Re: a suggestion (would appreciate input from forum)

Wouldnt it be amazing if there could be that kind of buzz for rehoming too? This forum has a very pro-rescue ethic already :D Can people not just chat about it in rat related chitchat? I may be in the minority here but I don't really understand why a separate place to talk about rescues & rehoming ...
by daffee
Fri May 06, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: setup question
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: setup question

I remember reading on another website that it was good bedding for rats too :( It used to be a popular bedding but the added scent got much stronger a few years ago and it hasn't really been recommended since. Some people never liked it, some still use it for litter trays. Either way it's a very ex...
by daffee
Wed May 04, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: What do you use as a hospital cage?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: What do you use as a hospital cage?

We've got a Canova and some random small guinea pig type cage.
by daffee
Wed May 04, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Severe respiratory issues/ pneumonia - treatment options?
Replies: 40
Views: 649

Re: severe respiratory issues/ not eating/ unhelpful vet

So glad to hear she's doing better. :D
by daffee
Tue May 03, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Squealing rat stressing out my other boy
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Squealing rat stressing out my other boy

We had a very stressy boy once who would scream (prolonged at the top of his lungs) at certain cagemates if they looked at him the wrong way but would otherwise cuddle up with them happily and he hadn't an aggressive bone in his body. We lived with it for months before having him neutered and it mad...
by daffee
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: worring lump
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: worring lump

Looks like an abscess to me. They can get very big and when they burst it's very unpleasant, but you shouldn't need to intervene. :luck:
by daffee
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: First tumour being removed. Advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: First tumour being removed. Advice please

What I was to know is, will Molly be really quiet/down after her op? She currently lives with 5 other girls in the explorer. Should I remove Molly to a smaller cage on her own ? Different rats react differently to surgery, but it's a good idea to prepare to keep her quiet for a couple of days while...
by daffee
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: So Excited!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: So Excited!!!

Nice OH :D
by daffee
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: heat and summer
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: heat and summer

We've got a couple, although our living room never really gets hot thankfully. They are useful as unlike frozen water bottles they won't flood the cage if the rats decide to have a little chew :wink: Marbleslabs are also handy and Keeping the cage fairly open plan and avoiding heavy fabric hammocks ...
by daffee
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: disappointed with new cage!
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: disappointed with new cage!

It's a Marchioro cage. They make very nice cages, but that one is intended for larger animals and 1 inch bars aren't the best for young girls, as you've found. They may grow too big to squeeze through but until then you're stuck with mesh I'm afraid. If you don't want to return it but mesh isn't for...
by daffee
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: having lots of rats....vet costs
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: having lots of rats....vet costs

Where i live now the vets are very expensive and charge you £11 just to see the animal That's not expensive! :wink: Vets charges vary considerably across the UK so I've no idea what they're like in America. But you just need to be aware of costs when taking on more rats. It's not just the small cos...