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by burninglight
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: My rats STINK !
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: My rats STINK !

reduce and solid plastic shelves in the cage as wee and poop just stay on them and stink. maybe try a slightly more shunamite mis instead of moving immediately to straights which may be quite a big leap for them mine get burgess supa frutti as a base with extra nuts, seeds, dried fruit and insects ...
by burninglight
Mon May 30, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: My rats STINK !
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: My rats STINK !

I've been wondering myself if there's anything I can do to help this matter - my girls stink, sometimes even just a few hours after a clean out. They are in to their cheap and nasty mixes from p@h and so on, trying (again) to switch to rat rations - the older 2 refused to eat it last time. I supplim...
by burninglight
Fri May 06, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: furet spares
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: furet spares

is it the furet xl, or the furet plus with the roof what opens and all that jazz? I have a slightly chewed plus under my bed that anyone is welcome to scavenge before it heads to the bin.

Bit busy for arranging postage or anything like that though, unless it's small bits.
by burninglight
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: barbering (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: barbering (again)

But whenever I notice it I do keep an ey open, are they bored, has something changed, etc. I check her over at least once a day when free-ranging, but off at the moment so normally have them out a couple times and inspect her while she's out. She's not looking as pink now, so I'm hoping it was just...
by burninglight
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: barbering (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: barbering (again)

thanks for the response. It's not slowing her down any as I've said, but just seems a wee sin.
by burninglight
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage's for 2/3 rats?
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Cage's for 2/3 rats?

I have 3 girls in the abode and there's more than enough room there for them. However I did find my new girl asleep inside my curtain her 1st week with us (the older girls pull my curtain inside the cage and she had crawled inside the curtain and right out the cage) so you have to watch the bar spac...
by burninglight
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: barbering (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 418

barbering (again)

My girl Gigi used to have issues barbering her sister Pixie, leaving her baldy side burns. I noticed with more enrichment in the cage and more time free ranging this seemed to have stopped and Pixie was back to her hairy self. Peace and happiness settled on the cage. Yesterday when I had the girls o...
by burninglight
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: rat fight
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: rat fight

Gigi, my alpha rat, was very physical with pixie when I get them. She used to chase, nip and power groom Pixie so she had rather dashing little bald side burns. Soon as pixie just gave up and let Gigi do as she pleased she stopped and calmed down a fair bit. She still power grooms a little bit, but ...
by burninglight
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction - Baby and Teenager
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Introduction - Baby and Teenager

Hoorah!

I love a happy ending. :D
by burninglight
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Roan!
Replies: 90
Views: 3737

Re: Roan!

sati18 wrote:Image

he is gorgeous
by burninglight
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction - Baby and Teenager
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Introduction - Baby and Teenager

Sounds horrible, I've been lucky in that there has been no blood involved with the intro's - although Delilah has tiny scratches and grazes on her back and tale. I'm not really in a place to give advice on intro's, but taking it slow and giving them time to establish themselves seems to have worked ...
by burninglight
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: the explorer shallow tray problem
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: the explorer shallow tray problem

siberiankiss wrote:I had custom metal trays made by John Hopewell.
I got one of these for my abode - recently painted it barbie pink. They are great quality, but one of my girls still insists on throwing stuff out. I see this as an improvement since they tried to chew there way out of the last cage :P
by burninglight
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction - Baby and Teenager
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Introduction - Baby and Teenager

I don't feel so bad for ignoring them now. I was worried when I saw the scratches on Delilahs back, but just caught her mid snooze with the giver of the scratches, gigi, so things are looking up!. Pixie is looking less stressed, she's been trying to keep the peace. Shall continue to ignore, thank you.
by burninglight
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Strange Toys
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Strange Toys

There was always something pervy about those boys....would only sit on the shoulders of busty women (couple of my male friends tried and they would just jump off again) and liked to watch me get dressed/undressed.
by burninglight
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction - Baby and Teenager
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Introduction - Baby and Teenager

I'm having a similar introduction, so thought I'd jump in with some questions as well, if you don't mind. I'm introducing a baby girl, about 7-8 weeks I think to 2 girls about 10 months. Started off the same as the op, the alpha pushing the baby around, and she has grazes to prove it. However now, s...