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by Neotoma
Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: neutered males
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Rescues your best bet - some of them neuter all their animals as a matter of course. I think the Wood Green shelters do - certainly when we adopted old Smudge, he, all his cage mates, and the younger bucks they had were all snipped. I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting a neutered buck i...
by Neotoma
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Shall I get him castrated?
Replies: 13
Views: 108

Put it this way - as long as he's healthy enough for the anesthetic, it's highly unlikely to make things worse, and may well make them a lot better.
by Neotoma
Mon May 29, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sticky eye what can I do?
Replies: 5
Views: 80

I had this with one of my girls - the vet gave me something to bathe her eyes with which cleared it up. Can't for the life of me remember what it was called though. Anyone?
by Neotoma
Sat May 27, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Any ideas Please
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Hi. Last time, we used a strong tasting honey melted in a bit of warm water, and licked off a spoon - it worked even on a rat with no appetite.
by Neotoma
Mon May 22, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: walking to the side? whats wrong?? ***up date*** - Goodnight
Replies: 30
Views: 325

Sorry to hear about the poor little rattie. I can't offer any medical advice I'm afraid, but if you're having trouble getting food / water into her, I found peeled grapes work quite well - they can nibble them with their teeth, even when they can't move much else. Also little dollops of porridge, an...
by Neotoma
Wed May 17, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I would like some advice (update: been to the vet)
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Take her to the vet. As Ali says it's hard to suggest what it might be without more info, but if she's losing her balance regularly (with or without a head tilt) and has trouble walking and altered breathing then thats more than enough to suggest she needs to be checked out asap.
by Neotoma
Mon May 15, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: What do you call your rats?
Replies: 40
Views: 614

Fuzzballs or rattus mainly, podge where appropriate, and furry idiots when they disappeared under furniture and decided to go to sleep. My mum always called them the girlies - even our neutered boy. Apparently it was easier.
by Neotoma
Fri May 05, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rats without breathing problems?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Thinking about it, about 6 of my past 11 rats probably showed mild respiratory symptoms at some point, but only two actually died of the disease - one after anesthesia. The other, Fudge, developed them at about six months, and died around 15 months despite ongoing treatment. Oddly enough my two long...