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by alijane
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess on face? Not yet surfaced
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Abscess on face? Not yet surfaced

Aww - poor little soul. I think he needs to go to the vet as soon as possible. Rats are prone to abscesses and sometimes you can leave them to come to a head and discharge and, as long as you keep it clean, all is fine. But this sounds more complex and the little guy might need antibiotics. Well don...
by alijane
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Poorly rat, thinking about the future
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Poorly rat, thinking about the future

Spaying in a tiny extra bit to the op, but I have found it really helps to stop the tumours. Good luck to your little girl.
by alijane
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What to look for in a vet?
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: What to look for in a vet?

I think you will get willingness to learn if you go to the Royal Dick - it is where my fantastic rat vet trained. Young vets might well be more keen to learn and find out than more established ones.
by alijane
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Best wheel to purchase
Replies: 19
Views: 1650

Re: Best wheel to purchase

My latest batch of Silent Spinners have been shocking. The middle nuts fall off ... the coloured rims come away from the white part. Shocking! Mary and I had this conversation a few months ago. I said I wasn't impressed now they are Kaytee and not superpet. I too have found they randomly undo and t...
by alijane
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Best wheel to purchase
Replies: 19
Views: 1650

Re: Best wheel to purchase

My latest batch of Silent Spinners have been shocking. The middle nuts fall off ... the coloured rims come away from the white part. Shocking!
by alijane
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Can we pass on flu/cold to rats?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Can we pass on flu/cold to rats?

Interestingly, colds/flu can pass between humans and ferrets. That is one reason the poor little guys get used in research. Teddy Pom Pom had a sniffle and did a great big snottery sneeze in my face and I had a stinking cold for a week :mrgreen:
by alijane
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice regarding mammary tumour on 2 year old female
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Advice regarding mammary tumour on 2 year old female

Have you tried galastop, to see if it slows/stops the tumour growth? It is expensive, but cheaper than an op. Lynne on here has used it with great success.
by alijane
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: possible zgt and vet recommendation (Farnborough)
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: possible zgt and vet recommendation

Just pm'd you.

Roger Holden at Companion Care in Farnham

http://www.companioncare.co.uk/find-a-practice/farnham/

Mac says he is The Best Vet Ever ;)
by alijane
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: RatOutofHell Rescue taking a break
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Re: RatOutofHell Rescue taking a break

All the Shiprats and the (adopted) Ship Ferret second that ... A huge pat on the back for Jackie :hearts:
by alijane
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Why do you use FR?
Replies: 23
Views: 4308

Re: Why do you use FR?

The best thing about this forum is the excellent moderator team. I have never seen in the two years I have been on here any trolling/nastiness etc. Did you miss Wormtail!? :P There have actually been a couple of incidents of trolling/people making multiple threads but not taking on board any advice...
by alijane
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Bulletin about FR on Social Media
Replies: 22
Views: 3711

Re: Bulletin about FR on Social Media

Just a thought, but I don't trust FB - it seems cavalier about privacy sometimes. Thiz forum feels safer, so easier to talk on.
by alijane
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Why do you use FR?
Replies: 23
Views: 4308

Re: Why do you use FR?

There is something about this Forum which is very special and hard to put into words. Unlike FB, people on here are genuinely helpful and will go out of their way to support you. I have made a large number of genuine friends on here, many of them in 'real life' and some purely on-line. But they are ...
by alijane
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sick rat - urgent.
Replies: 14
Views: 1271

Re: Sick rat - urgent.

We have our fingers and paws crossed here x
by alijane
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Need Help - Serious Fighting
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Need Help - Serious Fighting

Oh dear - boys are lovely, but they can be painful :roll: First things first. It sounds like Rocket has sustained an injury, so you probably need to get him down to the vet to have him checked out. If there is something wrong with him, then that could make things worse, because Jarvis might see him ...
by alijane
Mon May 11, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Our rats are fighting after their brother died
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Our rats are fighting after their brother died

I am so sorry for your loss.

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