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by StormySkye
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Breeding and birthing - what happens when things go wrong?
Replies: 18
Views: 42391

Re: Breeding and birthing - what happens when things go wron

Amzy, that's awful :( You've had such a hard time, which really is unfair considering how much time, research, dedication etc you've put in. How unfair that people who don't actually care seem to skate through sometimes, yet those who are dedicated for ethical reasons have to experience this. Just g...
by StormySkye
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Really upset with FR
Replies: 89
Views: 20492

Re: Really upset with FR

The only problem I have about making the FB section "request only" or "hidden" is that FB's may come on here and think it is "too much effort" or will "take too long" to gain access to that section and decide it isn't worth it. I know that I often feel put off by those things if I'm just casually br...
by StormySkye
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Really upset with FR
Replies: 89
Views: 20492

Re: Really upset with FR

Some may say 'well people think we shouldn't keep rats' but at the end of the day I think rats do make suitable pets and snakes don't, But that's your opinion, so why should everyone else adhere to it? People who think rats are NOT suitable pets cannot force us to agree. So why would we delete a se...
by StormySkye
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Really upset with FR
Replies: 89
Views: 20492

Re: Really upset with FR

(what are dogs and cats fed on? ever fed your rats chicken bones?) This. And Squirrel, your suggestion of "snake sausages" was a bit ironic... What are those sausages made of? Meat. Minced meat, amongst other things. Meat from a slaughterhouse. I was going to be really graphic in my descriptions, b...
by StormySkye
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Giving a rat medicine tips please :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Re: Giving a rat medicine tips please :)

I've learned to never give them something without the meds in, if you're going to use it for meds. So for example, my rats have never had chocolate pudding unless there's meds in it. That way, they can't tell if it is "different" to usual. Some rats love savoury flavours, like a bit of fish paste go...
by StormySkye
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Squashed rat seems ok, what do I need to look out for Please
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Squashed rat seems ok, what do I need to look out for Pl

starstar wrote:I am really shocked he managed to get down the back of the radiator as he is a big boy now.
If they can get their head through somewhere, they'll get the rest of themselves through! I learned that the hard way... :roll:
by StormySkye
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bisolvon query
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Bisolvon query

Thanks everyone, very helpful!! Will PM Neotoma now :D
by StormySkye
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bisolvon query
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Bisolvon query

fuschia wrote:Mine always comes as powder in a little sachet from the vet :?
Oh! In Australia it is a human thing at the chemist, you buy it over the counter.

Now I don't know what the dosage or anything would be... I'm confused now! :?
by StormySkye
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bisolvon query
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Bisolvon query

I did a search and I've found the dosage, but I don't know which type to get. Tablet or Liquid? And is it the children's one, the chesty dry one, etc? Too many options :shock:

Thanks in advance!
by StormySkye
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Medicating multiple rats
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: Medicating multiple rats

Cool, thanks everyone! The problem I have is mainly Jezebel, who runs around madly trying to steal everyone else's, which I learned when trying to have three spoons in the cage at once :roll: I like the idea of having one in the carrier, one in the cage and one on the bed. It'll be much faster. Chee...
by StormySkye
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Medicating multiple rats
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Medicating multiple rats

My three girls are all having a flare-up of sneezy-wheeziness (technical term, that) at the same time so I'm giving them all a course of baytril/doxy to try and knock it on the head. If I give them individual "treats" like a bit of bread with jam to hide the meds, they go and stash it so I don't kno...
by StormySkye
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help - Rat Eye Just Closed up
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Help - Rat Eye Just Closed up

Anthony wrote:You can pick up Viscotears without prescription from the chemist :)
I could've sworn that said "Discotears" and I was imagining bottles of saline that play Staying Alive by the Bee Gees when you open them and have flashing lights. :shock: I really need to find my glasses...
by StormySkye
Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help - Rat Eye Just Closed up
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Help - Rat Eye Just Closed up

Could be a small amount of dried porphyrin (red discharge) causing it to stick. Have you got any sterile saline? If not, chemists sell it, and if it happens again you can use a cotton ball and saline to bathe it. Or just warm water would do. Rats often produce porphyrin whilst sleeping but clean it ...
by StormySkye
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: probably the stupidest question ever!! (sorry its early)
Replies: 12
Views: 4518

Re: probably the stupidest question ever!! (sorry its early)

One of my girls, Ebony, is like that. She has that chunky buck look, but she's definitely 100% lady ;)
by StormySkye
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Anyone heard about this new implant?
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Anyone heard about this new implant?

Where abouts on the rat does it have to be put in? And does it have to be removed after the 6 or 12 month period? As in older rats anesthetic to remove it would be risky. With my girls it was put in between the shoulder blades, similar to a microchip for cats/dogs. And no, doesn't have to be remove...

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