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by Anthony
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Online shops
Topic: RatPad Hammocks
Replies: 10
Views: 4287

Re: RatPad Hammocks

Used to love RatPad. Glad you're back -- just made an order :)
by Anthony
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia Methods (ETA at the vets)
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: Euthanasia Methods

All of the rats I've had euthanised are injected straight into the heart. My vets puts them under first. Admittedly, it was not something I'd ever thought about (all I knew was that they were put under anaesthetic before the injection), it was only when I had a hairless girl pts that I noticed the w...
by Anthony
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Lychee (with skin)?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Lychee (with skin)?

Is this ok for rats? Bought 4 boxes of them for less than a pound as they were reduced in Tesco. They're vile :oops: The skin is hard, so I can't imagine the rats would try to eat the skin anyway, but is the flesh ok for them? There is a big seed in there also, but we'd give them in free range, so w...
by Anthony
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: So WORRIED! HELP!!
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: So WORRIED! HELP!!

Try scatter feeding. It will help solve the issue as Rogue then won't be able to horde all of the food. It will make meal times more engaging for them and will help prevent selective feeding.
by Anthony
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Apparently healthy young rat has just dropped dead
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Apparently healthy young rat has just dropped dead

Very sad :( I've had this happen once before. We had Axel out of the cage about 3 hours previous to that. He was in the bedroom, jumped off the bed and ran back to his cage (he'd always do this when he decided it was time to go back!). I then went for a nap, woke up and he was gone. He was rock hard...
by Anthony
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: Leaving rats alone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: Leaving rats alone?

I left my rats alone a couple of years back for a day and a half over the Xmas period. I bought some extra water bottles and scatter fed about 3 days worth of food just to be sure. They were fine.
by Anthony
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: should i get a nebulizer?
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: should i get a nebulizer?

We have this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Omron-CompAir-NE-C28P-Compressor-Nebuliser/dp/B0081EL4OS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445431184&sr=8-1&keywords=nebuliser The problem is, is that a rat is never going to allow you to put the child mask over their nose/mouth (it literally blows a mist into their f...
by Anthony
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Rat rations which one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: Rat rations which one?

Another shout out for 11! We get 11b.
by Anthony
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What happened to Jeremy? Choking?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: What happened to Jeremy? Choking?

I was meant to say now completely normal and not not! The reason I don't think it was a seizure is because it was more like he was gasping for air, he was lifting his head up whilst gasping. The only thing I can compare it to is that it sometimes happens when rats are about to die, but it was much m...
by Anthony
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Health
Topic: What happened to Jeremy? Choking?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

What happened to Jeremy? Choking?

Hi all, so on Sat morning something odd happened to Jeremy. I was on the phone and noticed he ran from a hammock at the top of the upper cage of an SRS to the floor of the bottom cage in the SRS, probably faster than I've ever seen any rat move! He then began to jump up and down for a 20 seconds or ...
by Anthony
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Other rat care
Topic: Chipping
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Chipping

Never had any of my rats or degu chipped. When I got my first 2 rats, I did look at Exotics Direct for insurance (in the end, I decided against insurance, of course!) and they offered a discount if your pet was microchipped. So I guess people who buy insurance for their rats may get them chipped for...
by Anthony
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Food Help for my plump rats!
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Food Help for my plump rats!

cyber ratty wrote:#7 isn't kidney friendly, so I would switch to #11 (#8 is kidney friendly but has pasta in, so not suitable for tubby rats).
RR are good at removing items in mixes, so if you wanted #8 you could ask for the pasta to be removed and then replace it with something else at home.
by Anthony
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bitten (?) eye?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Bitten (?) eye?

No wait! Don't give him metacam! I'm pretty sure both those AB eye drops contain steroids. It's too early for me :oops: Maxitrol has a steroid, but Isathal doesn't. I'll probably go with the isathal, because trying to get the maxitrol drop into his eye proved troublesome today (trying to squirt a d...
by Anthony
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bitten (?) eye?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Bitten (?) eye?

Hi all, so! One of the babies has hurt himself (no name yet!). I think it may be a bite, as his eye looked like it had a "dint" in it (I wouldn't say a hole, as it really just looked like a dint!). It looks exactly like when I had an older man who stopped blinking as much, so his eye began to "dry" ...
by Anthony
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Bulletin about FR on Social Media
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: Bulletin about FR on Social Media

OK, So, I don't mean to sound argumentative - it would be nice to get the forum as active as it was a few years back. So this is more bouncing ideas off you to think about, maybe: Why would someone join a page for a forum they aren't a member of when they can go to a group and get advice within minu...

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