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by not_ginger
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Stuck with one rat
Replies: 28
Views: 2509

Re: Stuck with one rat

I agree with Nelly & Jem - doing the best for your rat (especially when it's hard for you) is an incredibly brave thing to do. You would in no way be quitting on her.

No matter how much love and attention you can give her it will never replace ratty company.
by not_ginger
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Loss of end of tail - bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Loss of end of tail - bleeding

The tank is already padded with vetbed. :D He's such a laid back boy that I'm pretty sure he'd be fine with a light sedative and a LA if anything needed to be done. :halo: I'm happier with how he's doing now, as he's eaten loads and now is culed up sleeping rather than just looking like he's passed ...
by not_ginger
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Loss of end of tail - bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Loss of end of tail - bleeding

I've got plenty of ABs to hand, so will start him off on that. He must have lost more blood than I thought, as he suddenly went really limp and scared me as I thought he wasn't breathing. He has had some honey water, and is now in a tank with soft food and a heat source. He has perked up and scoffin...
by not_ginger
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Loss of end of tail - bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Loss of end of tail - bleeding

A week or so ago, we noticed that the end of Brian's tail was black and dead looking. We took him to the vet, and she agreed that it was necrotic and woyld probably just drop off at some point. There was no inflammation/infection in it, so we pretty much just left him to it. Well today the end did c...
by not_ginger
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Partial paralysis in kitten
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Partial paralysis in kitten

Good news to report - this evening when I was giving him his meds, he scratched himself with a back leg! I honestly never thought that sight would make me quite so excited..... :P Also, when you put him on the floor he half shuffles with his legs under him rather than dragging them along behind as h...
by not_ginger
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Partial paralysis in kitten
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Partial paralysis in kitten

I have a kitten here (Jack - approx 10 weeks) who has lost use of both rear legs suddenly. He was fine on Wednesday night at free-range. A little cautious, which is normal, but not movement problems at all. I check them on Thursday morning at about 6.30am, and he wasn’t using one back leg properly. ...
by not_ginger
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: In need of Southampton lady to help trim nails please!
Replies: 15
Views: 3162

Re: In need of Southampton lady to help trim nails please!

Hi.
I'm in Southampton and am happy to help. :-) Drop me a PM and we can sort something out.

Angela
by not_ginger
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Outside rat
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Outside rat

I wasn't the one who took her, so can't comment on why the vet prescribed what they did...........
by not_ginger
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Outside rat
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Outside rat

She has been to see a vet and is now on Baytril and Ivomec in case of any parasites. Apparently her foot is the only problem - she seems fine in herself otherwise with no sign of respiratory problems. She's eating well and already looking less skinny. :D The biting wasn't a lie though, as Jacqui (wh...
by not_ginger
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Outside rat
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Outside rat

When we tried to get her on Thursday she escaped... :roll: Luckily she made her way back to the hutch she'd been sheltering in and we picked her up on Saturday. She's a very pretty little PEW with huge eyes, but she's very thin, a bit scabby and has an infected back foot. She's on Metacam atm and of...
by not_ginger
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Outside rat
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Outside rat

Tomorrow afternoon I am picking up a rat from a friend who's neighbour released it into the garden because it bit him. :evil: She's been outside for about a week. I'm currently trying to find someone who can quarantine her in a completely separate airspace as she's probably been in contact with wild...
by not_ginger
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Breeding and birthing - what happens when things go wrong?
Replies: 18
Views: 11436

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

I have only recently begun breeding and not had quite the start I was expecting. I'd put a lot of thought into it, got a lot of advise but still thought it would be quite easy. My first doe took twice, then reabsorbed. It was disappointing but no harm done. We decided that she obviously didn't want ...
by not_ginger
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Is there a problem with Internet Explorer and the FR Forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: Is there a problem with Internet Explorer and the FR For

Download this and set it as your default browser. :)
by not_ginger
Wed May 23, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: What substrate do you use?
Replies: 56
Views: 4289

Re: What substrate do you use?

I use cardboard squares mixed with shredded paper. I find that this makes for better scatter feeding as with the cardboard alone the food didn't take quite so much finding!

I've also used Hemcore, but really don't like it on it's own and it gets *everywhere*.....
by not_ginger
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Breeders
Topic: Breeders in the South East and London
Replies: 13
Views: 4952

Re: Breeders in the South East and London

Milliways Rattery in Southampton. Breeding for happy and healthy rats in Russian Blue and Seal Point Siamese (black and red eyed) with some black and russian blue.

I attend most NFRS shows in the south & midlands area. Can also be found at the odd MRC shows.

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