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by Rhi01
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Breeder list
Replies: 41
Views: 1645

Re: Breeder list

There is one very helpful breeder on here "secretpennell". Apart from that im at a bit if a loss really. I'm glad you think so Stuart, but the rats we originally spoke about are rescues. I don't breed fancy rats. I think you need to deal with insulating your shed against the hot weather before you ...
by Rhi01
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: how are you and your ratties keeping cool today?
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: how are you and your ratties keeping cool today?

The rat room is quite cool. During the day I keep the window closed then at night I open it to let some fresh air in. They also have a chinchilla slab and a water bowl which I have put some ice cubes in. I've also got a fuzzbutt's ice hammock which I am going to buy a freezer block for too. However ...
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help- Baytril burn like appearance on my rat.
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Help- Baytril burn like appearance on my rat.

Skin infection?
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: facial swelling
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: facial swelling

I've posted on NERS but thought I would say here that I think it looks like an abscess. Winkie had one and it looked exactly the same.
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Benefits of spaying "later" in life??
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Benefits of spaying "later" in life??

I've read that it's only really beneficial betweem 4-6 months of age. I have started spaying at the first lump removal although the one and only girl I have done this to developed a further lump so I had her PTS today :cry: I would still spay at the first lump in future despite this as I think that ...
by Rhi01
Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cleaning water bottles.
Replies: 23
Views: 769

Re: Cleaning water bottles.

You can get brushes from TRW. I clean them with the brush everytime I fill the bottle but after a while the brushes don't seem to do the job (especially Dr. Squiggles bottles) so I throw them away.
by Rhi01
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is this not a hammock?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Is this not a hammock?

Well it's a cargo net so not a hammock but you can use it as one.
by Rhi01
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: big cage recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: big cage recommendations?

I couldn't be without my SRS now so fully recommend that if you're looking to invest in a cage. I've taken the middle out to give extra climbing space.
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Joey has become a pyscho.
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Joey has become a pyscho.

I would castrate Joey asap as he sounds like he has some serious aggression issues.

Do you have a cat carrier? I would put Joey in that for the time being until you can get another cage. It won't hurt him for a night or two.
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ingested chewing gum. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: ingested chewing gum. Help!

My rats have eaten gum before. How is she in herself? If she isn't chocking and seems okay then I wouldn't worry about it. The only worry I would have is if she started chocking but she would have done that soon after she eat it.

Just keep an eye on her but I'm sure she will be fine :D
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Don't know what's wrong with Turk :o(
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Don't know what's wrong with Turk :o(

Sorry I don't have any knowledge on diastic :oops: I am 98% sure from your description that it is nosebleeds as it is exactly how I would describe the signs of one. From seeing that video I wonder if Turk has PT? Does he have any other symptoms? According to RatGuide a sign of PT is: Head pressing/H...
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The oldies' new bachelor pad!
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: The oldies' new bachelor pad!

That looks very cool! I'm sure they love it too :D
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: matted fur on chin
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: matted fur on chin

What dose did the vet give you? One week is a bit short, usually two or more is recommended.

I'm glad it wasn't anythign serious and that she's perking up already :D
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Good holiday cage
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Good holiday cage

The new furet plus flat packs.
by Rhi01
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: matted fur on chin
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: matted fur on chin

I think it's for the best. If it was just the chin thing then I would say leave it until tomorrow but her breathing, lack of eating and drooling worry me.

Good luck :luck: