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by Gem_xxx
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Baby rats
Replies: 3
Views: 7060

Re: Baby rats

Have you separated the mum? She needs to be in a birthing tank or small cage. Too much space may mean she is too highly stressed to properly nurse the kittens. Sometimes kittens do pass away in the first few days - mum will have cleaned up the best. Have they got white lines across their bellies, ca...
by Gem_xxx
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Bedmax
Replies: 2
Views: 3970

Re: Bedmax

Bedmax is great :-)

The lovely large shavings are absorbent and smell lovely. They aren't dusty or dangerous to rats.

They still get everywhere but less so than some bedding.
by Gem_xxx
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Orphan rats!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5537

Re: Orphan rats!!!

I would post on the MRC forum too if you can. More likely to be people closer to help out.
by Gem_xxx
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Please help with awful rat smell!
Replies: 7
Views: 6084

Re: Please help with awful rat smell!

Just to repeat what's been said- Firstly you are cleaning too often and they will scent mark to over compensate. Secondly get rid of the fleece, there are so many other options for substrate out there that absorb urine and smells better. Thirdly take out the shelves and add in more climbing opportun...
by Gem_xxx
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Foster rat has operation tomorrow - thoughts and prayers pls
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Foster rat has operation tomorrow - thoughts and prayers

You'll be surprised what a rat can recover from. They are very tough animals so don't worry too much (although I know that's difficult!) One of mine went in for the same operation recently and was back to normal within two hours- despite the incision being over half of his body length! I've always j...

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