Sparkey ate some of my steroid cream!

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Sparkey ate some of my steroid cream!

Post by squitchley » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:34 pm

Whilst I was free ranging my ratties today, I was putting my cream on today (its a mild steroid cream called hydrocortizone which I've been using for my allergic reaction to my ratties) and I put it on my bed because they're not allowed up there anymore. Anyway, I lost track of sparkey for a minute whilst I was finishing cleaning the cage, turned around an there she was on my bed, biting into the tube :-| I immediately took it off her and it doesn't look like shed had it for long/had very much of it. I honestly don't know what to do, is it harmful for rats? What should I look out for if it is?

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Re: Sparkey ate some of my steroid cream!

Post by annc » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:09 pm

If she only had a little, it should do no harm - it's related to the steroids used on rats - reminds me, Batgirl needs her steroids, which she is tailing off.
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Re: Sparkey ate some of my steroid cream!

Post by acapae_wolf » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:48 pm

Oops! Rats always somehow get where they're not allowed and eat things that make you worry! I'd keep an eye on them for a day or so, but they should be fine :luck:
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