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by Mcfluff
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Surveys & Petitions
Topic: How much have you spent....Vet Survey.
Replies: 40
Views: 1110

Re: How much have you spent....Vet Survey.

I've just worked out I've spent £1,600 + in 20 months

*faints*
by Mcfluff
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat safe trees/plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Rat safe trees/plants?

The other thing you could do is fill a seed tray with compost and sew a handfull of bird food in it, let it grow on a bit (a couple of weeks, more or less, depending on weather) and let the rats play in the resulting plants.
by Mcfluff
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Do you dare me to...
Replies: 35
Views: 759

Re: Do you dare me to...

It's your decision of course, but if you do decide to modify your cage, be absolutely sure of what you want to do before you start, measure and check and re-measure and re-check before you cut, and make sure you cut neatly and file off any sharp bits. you so reminded me of my late father who always...
by Mcfluff
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Do I need to do an Intro after seperation during ilness?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Do I need to do an Intro after seperation during ilness?

Why did you need to separate them in the first place? I've never found it necessary to separate any rat from her cagemates due to illness, or even following surgery. A poorly or post-op rat will probably recover better if she has company.
by Mcfluff
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Do you dare me to...
Replies: 35
Views: 759

Re: Do you dare me to...

I'm going to be controversial and go against the flow here... I have a Furet Tower, which I love, and very shortly after I bought it, I modified it by putting new doors into it. It turned a great big super cage into a great big super-duper user-friendly cage. No manufacturer makes the perfect rat ca...
by Mcfluff
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Synulox- how do you give it?
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Synulox- how do you give it?

Is it the tablets or the liquid you have? I never had a lot of luck with the liquid - the volume required seemed a lot to hide, it has strong smell of synthetic banana which might tempt human children but doesn't fool rats (the medication is the same as used for humans with synus infections etc; my ...
by Mcfluff
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Chicken Wire
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Chicken Wire

B & Q and The Range both do small-ish sheets of mesh - about 2 ft x 3 ft - in the garden sections.
by Mcfluff
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Need cheaper tray litter - what to do?!
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Need cheaper tray litter - what to do?!

Yesterdays News is paper-based pellets. You can buy it from http://www.rlpetproducts.co.uk/store/cats/litter/ The unscented one is suitable for rats, and buying two or more of the 30lb bags works out very economical.

Hope this helps :D
by Mcfluff
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Furet XL for small doe?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Furet XL for small doe?

The space between the bars on a Furet XL is 15mm. Saffy lived in my XL with no problems (and believe me, if anyone could escape from anything, it would have been Saffy :love: ) and she only weighed about 260g.
by Mcfluff
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rats reunited
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Rats reunited

I've always put a post-op rat straight back in with her friends as soon as we get home from the vet's, provided she is reasonably alert. Only once have I had a rat who was still a bit dopey from the GA when we got home, so she spent the first night alone, and went back with her friends in the mornin...
by Mcfluff
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Do girl rats smell better than boy rats?
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Do girl rats smell better than boy rats?

My OH thinks I'm barking mad because I love sniffing rats!!! I have girls, and I love the sweet, flowery smell of their fur, but when I visit friends who have boys, I enjoy their musky smell as well.

Sniff my rat!! :lol:
by Mcfluff
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: is my new pet rat female?
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: is my new pet rat female?

Scritches to your pretty girlies :girly:
by Mcfluff
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: What is going on with my girl?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: What is going on with my girl?

Sometimes girl rats can be a bit silly like this when they're in season. Do you think it could be that? If it is, the silliness should pass in about 12 hours or so, and possibly happen again in 3 or 4 days time.
by Mcfluff
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cleaning one of those rope bridge thingies??
Replies: 30
Views: 528

Re: Cleaning one of those rope bridge thingies??

ratfan70 wrote:Well it`s out of the wash, seems fine and smells a whole lot better, now i just got to get it dry. :D


I find rope toys dry after a couple of days in the airing cupboard - if you have one, or perhaps hang it over a heater...
by Mcfluff
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Free Range Entertainment
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Free Range Entertainment

I use cardboard tubes - the sort used for sending large rolled paper items in the mail (my lovely sister gets them from work for me!) - and cardboard boxes. I use a Stanley knife (other craft knives are available!) to cut holes in the boxes to fit the diameter of the tubes, and cut the tubes into va...