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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...
- Mon May 22, 2006 6:58 pm
- Forum: Health
- Topic: walking to the side? whats wrong?? ***up date*** - Goodnight
- Replies: 30
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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...
- Wed May 17, 2006 5:48 pm
- Forum: Health
- Topic: I would like some advice (update: been to the vet)
- Replies: 4
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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.
- Mon May 15, 2006 5:43 pm
- Forum: Other Rat Care
- Topic: What do you call your rats?
- Replies: 40
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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.
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...