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- Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:34 pm
- Forum: Health
- Topic: Euthanasia Methods (ETA at the vets)
- Replies: 12
- Views: 2549
I once had a horrible old dinosaur of a vet inject my rat straight into the heart without anaesthetic. He screamed and I have never forgotten it, or been back there. I wish I had complained. I have to say reading your experience, I would definitely not be happy about this. The vet technically perfor...
- Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:57 pm
- Forum: Health
- Topic: Experience with testicular tumors
- Replies: 4
- Views: 877
I'm really sorry for your loss. I had an experience with testicular tumours and it affected the rat in question really badly. It totally changed his behaviour and he became an absolute tyrant in his cage, not sure if this was due to the tumour affecting his hormones, or if it was due to pain. I thin...
- Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:21 pm
- Forum: Feeding
- Topic: Cheap and easy dry food for rats
- Replies: 9
- Views: 1483
I don't agree that because many wild rats are living off leftover chips and rubbish out of bins that our pet ones don't really require an appropriate diet fed to them. Especially as they are natural foragers and I believe as much variety as possible is good for them. I would rather give them a mix w...
Rats seem to love chewing rubbery things so I think a kong would get destroyed almost immediately! You can get feeder balls made of hard plastic, but like squeakrat says they do have a good go at just chewing them open (they're not daft) so mine only get them for short periods of time. I quite often...
- Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:42 pm
- Forum: Breeding
- Topic: Raising Friendly Rats! ETA taming underage kittens
- Replies: 10
- Views: 2585
I think the outcome of 3 week old babies being homed is not a good one :( That is the youngest I have ever heard of an irresponsible breeder selling kittens. Really shocked :( Sorry to be negative, but I do think it's really important to make that clear on here because you never know when potential ...
- Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:57 am
- Forum: Other care
- Topic: RatOutofHell Rescue taking a break
- Replies: 17
- Views: 4743
Sorry to hear this Jackie. You must put yourself first. Look after yourself and take care. You've done amazing work and I just wanted to offer support at this time. You deserve a rest after everything you've done for rats in need over the years
I think a lot of it depends on the environment they are given. My 7 bucks have an 'active' set up which encourages them to do a lot of climbing, they run on their while, and are always on the go and causing chaos during free range, just at a slightly slower speed than females! I see lots of people p...
Message boards I find are much for useful for a catalogue of information - you can search posts, they're organised better, you can find things, they're grouped together etc. FB groups don't have that. Posts get lost. Also for me, FB rat groups tend to collapse into whiny drama after a certain period...
I haven't the foggiest what is the "going price" for a Furet, I've never had one, just thought I would share though just in casecyber ratty wrote:... £120! - not the sort of price we're after.
there's this one in Wantage on preloved for £40
- Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:53 am
- Forum: Feeding
- Topic: Boys starting to get a bit chubby - What should I change?
- Replies: 18
- Views: 2968
Take out the banana chips from the banana brunch. The same happened with my boys and I had almost instant results