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by Snippet
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Microphthalmia
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Microphthalmia

Hi Vix, That's good to hear. I've had Daphne for a while now, and she's had no problems with her wee eye so I don't foresee her having any. She's just got a squinty eye, so constantly looks grumpy on one side of her face. She's a darling! I've had kissy rats before, but Daphne will sit and lick for ...
by Snippet
Sat May 17, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Microphthalmia
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Microphthalmia

I recently got a new girl with what appears to be microphthalmia in one eye. There's nothing apparently wrong with that eye. No discharge or anything nasty, she just has a small eye. I was wondering if anything bad could happen because of it, or is it just a cosmetic thing?
by Snippet
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Show your set up
Topic: Mix and Match towers
Replies: 26
Views: 10774

Re: Mix and Match towers

My Freddy-abode tower. Lots of climby things for 2 crazy girls :)

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by Snippet
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Re: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old

Well fatty is still a little chubby, but she now looks like a real rat rather then a furry snowball. To be honest I probably won't let her lose too much more as I prefer my older rats to have a little extra in case of illness. The main thing is she's fairly firm now rather then just being fat all ov...
by Snippet
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: How can I help a rat that is extremely obese?
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: How can I help a rat that is extremely obese?

I recently got a very fat girl. I have had to do almost nothing to get her to lose weight. A good diet and plenty of free range was all she needed to get down to a sensible kind of weight. That is what I would try first and see how far you get before deciding if you need to do anything else.
by Snippet
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Re: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old

Well she's feeling more solid now, rather then flabby.
by Snippet
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Re: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old

Well fat girl hasn't lost any weight yet, but she's now fit enough to climb around the cage :)
by Snippet
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Re: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old

Thank you guys :) I've never owned a properly fat rat before. I've had some big girls, but they've always been able to move around properly. It just shocked me a bit. Hopefully living with the looneys will help :)
by Snippet
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Re: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old

She does have a wheel as the babies are wheel nuts, but she's really too fat to climb in it. She's too fat to climb the bars too. I don't think she could climb up the stairs even if she wanted too :( And if I let her out for free range she sits about and begs for a cuddle.
by Snippet
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Very fat doe, 15- 16 months old

Due to the death of her last cage mate, I now have a new girl. She is very sweet and has kissed 2 people in the few hours I've had her. The only problem is her size, she is so fat you can hardly see her legs when she walks. She is living with a pair of 4 month old girls so they'll probably help keep...
by Snippet
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: black/purple skin on lump - ETA now burst
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: black/purple skin on lump - ETA now burst

I don't know if you could afford to, but would the anti lump mix help? Even if it's just until your Galastop arrives.
by Snippet
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: black/purple skin on lump - ETA now burst
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: black/purple skin on lump - ETA now burst

Good luck at the vets xx
by Snippet
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: black/purple skin on lump - ETA now burst
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Lump burst?

It is a personal desision at the end of the day. I had Fern PTS because she had severe lung scarring and would never of survived an anaesthetic. She was also 26 months old, and she was an 'old' rat. If you feel your girl can survive the operation then I'd give it a go. The worst that will happen is ...
by Snippet
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: black/purple skin on lump - ETA now burst
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Lump burst?

Something similar happened to Fern. I had her PTS as I read that once the skin ulcerates it doesn't heal and I felt it wasn't fair to keep her going with a large open wound on her tummy.

I hope your old lady is alright.
by Snippet
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: How old nine months or younger?
Replies: 21
Views: 1014

Re: How old nine months or younger?

One of my new girls is about 14 months old, and she's like a little mouse compared to the other 3. She doesn't look any older then 3 months :) Bella is a rescue,she was found abandoned in a box outside a church so she's probably not had the greatest start in life, going to intro her tomorrow to my ...

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