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by Stovokor
Tue May 17, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Female rat with prolapsed uterus. Need advice
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Female rat with prolapsed uterus. Need advice

Can you not get another price from other vets? See if it's more affordable?

Ideally she needs a spay if its the uterus...but be aware the vagina can also prolapse, to which a spay would not solve...so are you sure it's the uterus?
by Stovokor
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Galastop useage
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: Galastop useage

You may run into issues with galastop if it's out of date/the mixture has started to separate/been exposed to heat, or more commonly, underdosed. For it be effective, the dose needs to be accurate, hit and miss will not cut it, neither will the therapeutic dose recommended for pituitary tumors etc, ...
by Stovokor
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: first rat! can't wait!
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: first rat! can't wait!

Make sure you use a litter that isn't sawdust-based, like CareFresh, as this doesn't irritate the rats' delicate respiratory systems. You can also then 'scatter-feed' by sprinkling the rat food in amongst the litter to recreate natural foraging behaviour. Carefresh is virgin wood pulp, not sawdust.
by Stovokor
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: first rat! can't wait!
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: first rat! can't wait!

What are jumpers exactly?
by Stovokor
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 22469

Re: Wild about Wildies

I make then, if you ever want to go down that route.
by Stovokor
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Little black bugs all over my rat, help!
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Little black bugs all over my rat, help!

I wonder if they are the nicknamed 'Finacard bugs' that people used to get regularly in their bedding. They match that description....didn't harm the rats at all, but bit people, including myself!!!
by Stovokor
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help!! I've had to seperate my rats!
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Help!! I've had to seperate my rats!

PhoebeWorley wrote:Also, their cage is huge! It's a liberta double explorer :)

You may be best reducing cage size to let them rebond.... As with some rats, lots of space = lots of space to defend and fight over.
by Stovokor
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Can a cage be too big?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Can a cage be too big?

A cage can certainly be too big yes.
by Stovokor
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Varieties and genetics
Topic: Rex acts as recessive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Rex acts as recessive?

You probably have hairless then.
by Stovokor
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rats had nasty fight - should we separate the aggressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Rats had nasty fight - should we separate the aggressor?

You could also try reducing cage size, as that in most cases does stop many fights and territorial behaviour quite quickly.
by Stovokor
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Varieties and genetics
Topic: Rex acts as recessive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Rex acts as recessive?

Here are some https://www.facebook.com/Stovokor.Rattery/photos/a.275350035811605.77728.167530833260193/978262658853669/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/Stovokor.Rattery/photos/a.275350035811605.77728.167530833260193/973175272695741/?type=3&theater And standard rex + recessive rex in one rat ...
by Stovokor
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Varieties and genetics
Topic: Rex acts as recessive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Rex acts as recessive?

Recessive rex looks exactly the same as regular rex, but with longer guard hairs as it's less prone to coat breakage.
by Stovokor
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Distressed elderly rat help
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Distressed elderly rat help

A few days is a very long time in a rat's life.
by Stovokor
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Distressed elderly rat help
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Distressed elderly rat help

He really doesn't sound very happy, and only moving his head would set alarm bells off that maybe it's time to PTS.
by Stovokor
Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Raising Friendly Rats! ETA taming underage kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: Raising Friendly Rats!

They are beautiful, but I am not really surprised that they are shy, as they should still be with their mother, learning social skills and gaining confidence that way. I am really appalled that a breeder rehomed them so young. I am assuming they were not on the NFRS register?

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