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by Mcfluff
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Furet Tower - is it good?
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Furet Tower - is it good?

I absolutely LOVE the Furet Tower. I modified mine by adding extra doors, opposite the existing ones. I just bought a couple of cake cooling racks, for £3 or £4 in the Range, cut the cage bars away with tin shears and a hacksaw, and then used a couple of split-rings as the hinges, and bulldog clips ...
by Mcfluff
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Silica Gel Cat Litter?
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Silica Gel Cat Litter?

I'd be worried in case they ate some. Whenever I've bought electronic items with a silica gel sachet in the packaging to keep it dry, the label always says "DO NOT EAT", which would indicate to me that they were toxic or otherwise harmful. Rats couldn't be relied on not to have a little nibble at th...
by Mcfluff
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: furret tower flooring advice
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: furret tower flooring advice

I just use Ecobed cardboard squares, I buy from a horsey supplies place. I put about two or three inches depth of substrate over the floor. I'm currently only using half my Furet Tower (ie, using it as a Furet XL - I've only got two rats just now) but even when I was using the whole thing, I found a...
by Mcfluff
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Carefresh vs Ecopetbed
Replies: 27
Views: 524

Re: Carefresh vs Ecopetbed

Postage will always be expensive for Ecobed, because the bales are so big. Try phoning round local places which sell horse feeds and bedding, to find your local stockist.
by Mcfluff
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: My superdooper swanky new cage :D
Replies: 40
Views: 1087

Re: My superdooper swanky new cage :D

*is impressed*

How did you fasten the two cages together?
by Mcfluff
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: alternatives to 'back to nature'
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: alternatives to 'back to nature'

Yesterday's News is similar to B2N...
http://www.rlpetproducts.co.uk/store/cats/litter/

You want the "original" one - the other one is scented.
by Mcfluff
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: awful dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: awful dilemma

*sending positive vibes for the surgery this morning*

Let us know how your little lad gets on. I expect you'll have him home in a few hours...
by Mcfluff
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cutting Vetbed?
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Cutting Vetbed?

Use a Stanley knife - on the non-furry side of the vetbed.
by Mcfluff
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: grieving rats ?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: grieving rats ?

Firstly, so sorry for your loss :( I had two rats, from a lovely little group of four, put to sleep on the same day (RIP Saffy and Opal :( ) The remaining two, Trinny and Ruby, were very subdued afterwards, not wanting to free-range, not as sociable with me as usual, and a bit off their food. After ...
by Mcfluff
Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Need new cage, no wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Need new cage, no wheels.

A jenny is probably too small for 5 girls, but what about a jenny tower? I'm pretty certain that the Jenny is the same size as the Tom cage, but has inferior access and the bars aren't coated (so would smell worse than the knackered Tom very quickly) so I don't see the Jenny would be an improvement...
by Mcfluff
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Is this Agouti?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Is this Agouti?

I agree. Agouti, and very cutie!
by Mcfluff
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Broken leg
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Broken leg

One of my girls broke her front leg a few weeks ago. She then also developed a big abscess on the site of the break, which complicated the healing, but now the abscess has been drained and she's on antibiotics, she is looking much more comfortable and is starting to use the front paw a little bit mo...
by Mcfluff
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Peeing in bed
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Peeing in bed

All the girl rats I've had have peed in their bed. It just means I have to change their bedding frequently to keep control of the smell (and delightful yellow fur! :sickrat: ). I did try to explain to them that the bed would be more comfortable if it wasn't wet and stinky, but they just don't care. ...
by Mcfluff
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Worried about my little guys
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Worried about my little guys

Don't panic. None of this is unusual in rat introductions - girls as well as boys. If Boyfriend's gash is bleeding, it will need stitches by a vet, but often these are tears in the skin, which look alarming but don't bleed too much, and actually heal remarkably quickly without any intervention. If y...
by Mcfluff
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: type writing rat lol
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: type writing rat lol

Noo wrote:My Ruby chases her tail like a dog then when she catches it she takes it in to her nest to use it as bedding to cover the babies then wonders where its gone when she's dropped it!
:lol: Lets hope the babies inherit their father's intelligence, rather than their mother's!!!