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by Ebonyy
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I'm nervous to take my rats out as they keep escaping!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: I'm nervous to take my rats out as they keep escaping!!

Take them all together over individually to help build their confidence, hopefully the other 3 will follow brave girls lead!
by Ebonyy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Alpha issues
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Alpha issues

It may also give them time to select an alpha, though often its less defined in girl groups anyway, unless you’ve got a real Character in there (like Took was, funnily I think my next alpha will be a lovecraft rat too lol – Moo). Yeah, I forget that! I've always had a character! Rogue (& Storm were...
by Ebonyy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Alpha issues
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Alpha issues

I lost my wonderful Took on the 23rd, she was the Alpha of my group, which is now 5 tiny rescue does (210g-290g). While Took was there, there were some issues with Ahri (18months perm head tilt) screaming, clawing/ nipping whenever she is pinned as she HATES it. Waffle & Gizmo ( "The Smeezes" 2 year...
by Ebonyy
Sun May 31, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mammary Tumour in 25mo buck
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Mammary Tumour in 25mo buck

My last doe to develop a mammary tumour was on galastop for the last 4 months of her life. It never grew beyond the size of a large grape in all that time, and it didn't bother her in the slightest, so would completely advise that!
by Ebonyy
Fri May 29, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: World's laziest does.
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: World's laziest does.

I'm sure I replied to this!! :? When I had Larka and Foxtrot who were super lazy, I got them moving with feeding enrichment toys. I scatter feed as standard, but that's just slow walking sniffing and digging about on the floor. However feeding toys, especially focusing on those hung up, require a si...
by Ebonyy
Wed May 27, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Looking for a cage suitable for 8+ rats
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: Looking for a cage suitable for 8+ rats

I'm so gutted they're discontinued, I just sold a happy house >___< Wouldn't if I had known it was!
I love that cage, we just really have no storage space anymore. :'(
by Ebonyy
Wed May 27, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat bitten by wildie
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Rat bitten by wildie

Hi, I'm adopting the 2 boys from County Durham on the rehoming boards. While in rescue they were bitten by a wild rat who'd gotten into the room. Their initial injuries are healing fine, (tail and toes through bars). They're going to be treated with Panacur and Doxy as precaution before I adopt, but...
by Ebonyy
Wed May 27, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanization Cost UK
Replies: 19
Views: 3333

Re: Euthanization Cost UK

lah185 wrote:It's an exotic vet I used in working hours . They did cremate her and I didn't take her home. .would that be why I paid so much?
Yes they charge for cremation, the amount depends on if you want the ashes back or not. (Individual or group cremation) I bring them home generally, my las one cost £8.52
by Ebonyy
Tue May 26, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: World's laziest does.
Replies: 2
Views: 707

World's laziest does.

My current group is made up of all rescue girls, all under 350g; 2 x 22 month old "the smeezes" Waffle & Gizmo 1 x 18 month approx Poppy 2 x 15 month old Ahri & Vi All are in good health, and are the laziest does I've ever met! Until recently the most active rat in my cage was a lumpy 30 month old w...
by Ebonyy
Thu May 07, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Adorable, white female rat I'm scared might be dying
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Adorable, white female rat I'm scared might be dying(URG

Vet visit immediately no question about it. In future, if you think a rat is ill, (especially as you worded it as dyingin the title) it's an immediate vet visit, regardless of what's happened or why they're ill take them to a vet.
by Ebonyy
Tue May 05, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: SRS - How safe are they?
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: SRS - How safe are they?

I have an explorer, which is a very similar cage, and my housemate has 3 cats. Currently 4 of my rat girls are living in the top half of the cage, and the bottom is empty. Now the bottom is empty the cage isn't too much of a concern with the cats, but they're never unsupervised as the 2 females have...
by Ebonyy
Tue May 05, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Wine rack climbing frame
Replies: 12
Views: 1771

Re: Wine rack climbing frame

I used to use wine racks when I had my explorer with its larger footprint but now I have a furet plus tower, floor space is at a premium unfortunately :( I was just wondering however whether I could get one to go from front to back of the cage and attach it cleverly with cable ties to make an inter...
by Ebonyy
Tue May 05, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Other rat care
Topic: Rat-Safe Air Freshners
Replies: 20
Views: 5356

Re: Rat-Safe Air Freshners

Last time I saw people talking about this subject they mentioned putting drops of vanilla and similar in the globes (and some people even putting tap-a-drop in?), but there was some debate over weather this is ok. Aaaand I can't remember the outcome *facepalms*
by Ebonyy
Tue May 05, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Stuck with one rat
Replies: 28
Views: 3675

Re: Stuck with one rat

Another intro help offer, from the North East. I rescue rats and have done loads of intros for people before :)
by Ebonyy
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Rescues
Topic: Storm Shelter Rodent Rescue - Ashington, Northumberland
Replies: 0
Views: 1800

Storm Shelter Rodent Rescue - Ashington, Northumberland

The name and the rescue itself is new, but I've been rescuing and rehoming animals for over 4 years now, and in that time have successfully found homes for over 250 animals! The Majority of our intake is rats, but we also take in gerbils, and will consider other species, if we feel we can give them ...

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