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by Mcfluff
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Dental abscess - Running out of options?
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Re: Dental abscess - Running out of options?

(Sorry OP for hijacking your thread!) You're forgiven! It's all interesting info for reference anyway! Saffy is (so far) taking her Septrin like a good girl :hearts: and looking fairly perky, nearly back to her usual mad, bouncy self. I think she (or one of her chums) has had a scratch/nibble at th...
by Mcfluff
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Dental abscess - Running out of options?
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Re: Dental abscess - Running out of options?

Another update... we're back from the vets. The vet had second thoughts about Antirobe (seeing all your coments about the vile taste, I'm quite glad!) and so has sent us home with Septrin. She has opened the abscess, and used sutures to hold the abscess capsule open onto Saffy's skin to ensure it ke...
by Mcfluff
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Health
Topic: strange scabs, possible tumours?
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: strange scabs, possible tumours?

The spot-on is very effective for mites, but you will need to apply three doses, about a week apart, so you catch the mites as they emerge from their eggs. Keep and eye on the other rats for excessive scratching, but one rat in a group can have an outbreak without the others being affected, so only ...
by Mcfluff
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Shaun's feet
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Shaun's feet

Could he be sitting in wee-sodden bedding and getting sore that way? I know my girls will saturate their bedding within 24 hours, I have to change their igloo every morning :sickrat: Urine can be quite irritating to the skin (eg nappy rash in human babies) I don't at all mean to suggest that you don...
by Mcfluff
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Dental abscess - Running out of options?
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Re: Dental abscess - Running out of options?

Just to update you - I had a chat with our lovely vet this moring, and she agreed that it was too soon to give up, and is going to prescribe the Antirobe. Apparently it can be dangerous to some rodents, but the main problem is for rabbits, because of their specialised digestive system, and as this d...
by Mcfluff
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Dental abscess - Running out of options?
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Re: Dental abscess - Running out of options?

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to reply, I really appreciate your support and kindness. Not on topic, but I'm asking this for someone elses ratties health. The abscesses these agouti rats had - were they contagious and passed on to other rats? Yes, all her cagemates have had a...
by Mcfluff
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Dental abscess - Running out of options?
Replies: 17
Views: 285

Dental abscess - Running out of options?

My little girl Saffy came from the London Agouti rescue; anyone who knows these rats knows they come complete with a vile type of persistent abscess bug built in. Saffy is two years old, as she was born at around the time of the rescue. Saffy has been plagued by abscesses all her life, and has share...
by Mcfluff
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Teeth Removal. Pros and Cons. Help Please!
Replies: 19
Views: 341

Re: Teeth Removal. Pros and Cons. Help Please!

Hi, sorry to hear your little guy is having trouble with his teeth. I'm not sure I'm one to give advice, but I thought I's share my experience in case it helps you think about what to do My little girl Saffy had a dental abscess months and months ago, and had to have one lower incisor removed. The r...
by Mcfluff
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Are some rats just rats?
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Are some rats just rats?

There's no such thing as "just rats" - they're all lovely rats!

At least one of yours looks like a husky (roan) :hearts:
by Mcfluff
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Lady rat needs a male rat
Replies: 25
Views: 944

Re: Lady rat needs a male rat

agajaga79 wrote:Hello,

I have got a lovely powder blue lady rat called Jumpy.I am looking for a well behaved husband for her. Pleas email me on agajaga@gmail.com

Mod note: Threads merged.



Can anyone else smell a troll?
by Mcfluff
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Recommend me a good cage for 2 rats
Replies: 24
Views: 910

Re: Recommend me a good cage for 2 rats

Thanks to those who have replied. I was really hoping for more. I would appreciate info on the best cage to get please. I think vikitiger's reply was very comprehensive, and covers pretty well all the suitable cages for a small group of rats. There's not a lot to add to her suggestions, and she giv...
by Mcfluff
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Izzie's eye - tumour, infection?
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: Izzie's eye - tumour, infection?

My girl Amber had a similar problem to this a couple of weeks ago- she'd been a bit under the weather, with a lot of porphyrin round her eye for a few days. I took her to the vet on the Friday, and he couldn't diagnose any particular problem. During Sunday, her right eye blew up - just like Izzy's -...
by Mcfluff
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Any ginger rats out there?
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: Any ginger rats out there?

Rats with pink eyes don't need any different care from any other rats. All rats have fairly poor eyesight, and pink-eyed rats have slightly worse sight than black-eyed rats; some owners notice their pink-eyed rats sway their heads to get a better look at things.
by Mcfluff
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Cages
Topic: Ferplast Furet XL
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Ferplast Furet XL

I have a Furet Tower, and I love it to bits. I have used it as two separate cages and as one big cage. The bars are coated, so are easy to keep clean, and the bases are deep so substrate and bedding stay inside. The door is big enough to get my head and shoulders in to clean it, but I do admit to ad...
by Mcfluff
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Budgeting and rats
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: Budgeting and rats

When budgeting for rats, remember that whatever you carefully plan for housing, bedding, food and toys etc, you can suddenly find yourself landed with a £150 vet bill this week, then another one next week. True, this would be a very bad scenario, but one you have to be prepared for.