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by Caza66
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female

I’m not sure a vet would be able to identify/do anything. However, the more you exposure the rats to new experiences the more they will get used to them and therefore become more confident. I’m had scaredy rats in the past and become the complete opposite within a few months.
by Caza66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Recommendation on a cage for 3
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Recommendation on a cage for 3

It really does depend on your budget and space. I would recommend an SRS but this does encourage gmr (get more rats :lol: ). If you only have a space on a table or such, the furet plus is good. Or the furet XX gives a bigger footprint. Alternatively, I like the mamble 100. It’s not as sturdily built...
by Caza66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Thin hind quarters and flat footed walk, young female

It does sound young to have this problem. Hld is a generic term and doesn’t necessarily identify the cause. Is it possible that she has had a fall?
by Caza66
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: baby rat carrier and cage questions
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: baby rat carrier and cage questions

Hi and welcome to the world of ratties. That carrier is popular, I haven’t heard any bad comments.

Certainly get a quarantine/hospital cage. Smaller is best with a large footprint, certainly lower as Poorly rats should be restricted or won’t feel like climbing.

Good luck
by Caza66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Thinking about getting rats
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Thinking about getting rats

Well done for asking questions first. But there is soooo much about rats I couldn’t put it in one message. That cage is a good size for a trio of rats, a trio is better than two as they are social animals and better dynamics. It’s good to give rats wheels, at least 15 inches big (silent spinner or t...
by Caza66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Meds For OAP Chest Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Meds For OAP Chest Problems

Oh no, so sorry for your loss. Poor Ollie. I don’t think that the under dosing of meds would have been a contributing factor, there may have been something else going on, like heart problems which are difficult to diagnose.
by Caza66
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Pet safe paints
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Pet safe paints

Agree with Hammerite for metal but it does need to be left in the rain.
by Caza66
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hard lump on throat?!
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Hard lump on throat?!

I have just gone through this with Yondu and it was an abscess. The vet tried did a fine needle aspiration to see if there was fluid ie an abscess. There was not, so it was operated on where it turned out to be an abscess but it had gone cheesy :sick: However the lump came back but smaller but more ...
by Caza66
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Hi everyone newbie questions
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Hi everyone newbie questions

Ooh, I like those plant pots :)
by Caza66
Tue May 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Hi everyone newbie questions
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Hi everyone newbie questions

Hi and welcome. Yes, rats will wee in litter trays but also like plastic trays particularly if it is near their house (why go to the trouble of getting to the bottom of the cage when there is a plastic tray outside the door :lol: ) so you have a couple of options, put another litter tray near their ...
by Caza66
Tue May 29, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumour removal costs
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Tumour removal costs

I find I am very lucky with my vets, I get charged £40 for each lump removal.
by Caza66
Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Lump in throat

Vet gave me some more antibiotics to see if we can reduce the lump down and therefore prove it is an abscess. And take it from there.
by Caza66
Mon May 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Lump in throat

Yondu’s lump is back in his throat. But this time it is very lumpy and odd shaped :( back to the vets tomorrow.
by Caza66
Sun May 06, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Taming New Rats
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Taming New Rats

Hi and welcome to the forum and the world of Ratties. Having them in a well trafficked area is good so they can get used to you and new senses. I know you have just put them in but take out the boxes, tubes and hidey holes. Just leave in ropes and flat hammocks, if you haven’t got hammocks yet, a no...
by Caza66
Wed May 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: Rat sitting/feeding
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Rat sitting/feeding

We are going on holiday for a week shortly. I have a rat sitter set up but she may not be able to have them. I have a pet sitter visiting the house twice daily for my chinchilla, cat and aviary birds, although the times may not be as set as my feeding time for the boys, 7am and 6pm. If I ask the pet...

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