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by Caza66
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hard lump on throat?!
Replies: 1
Views: 74

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: 287

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: 287

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: 85

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: 318

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: 318

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: 255

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: 107

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...
by Caza66
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Lump in throat

It was an abscess. Must have been cheesy :sick:. All cleaned out and feeling sorry for himself. He is with star-lord who also had a mass removed from his side. I’ve not been the vet with the rats for months.....
by Caza66
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Lump in throat

Quick update, took Yondu to the vets yesterday as the lump has grown, about size of large grape now. Vet was a bit concerned, she did a fna but nothing came out so it is still possible that it is an abscess just gunked up. He’s back again today for them to operate and have a look at it. It will even...
by Caza66
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Not eating and unusual behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Not eating and unusual behaviour

Oh no, that is so sad. So sorry for your loss. You did the right thing getting him to the vets as soon as possible. Hugs to you and your two boys.
by Caza66
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Conjunctivitis - gel won't stay in rats eye
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Conjunctivitis - gel won't stay in rats eye

Not had this problem. Does it not come in liquid form, I have had drops before that have been easier to put in?
by Caza66
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Lump in throat

I have used all the supernatural cast names and these boys were my latest additions, round about that time so it had to be done. :lol:
by Caza66
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Food and times
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Food and times

I would recommend a muesli type mix or ratrations mix. Nuggets are boring for rats. Rats tend not to selective feed and will eat all food (except the alfalfa pellets in some muesli mixes). Also give them a mixture of fresh foods, veg and fruit. I would feed between 10-15g of food per rat split into ...
by Caza66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Lump in throat

It’s been a while since I have had a rat with a lump. Yondu has a lump on his throat. It is hard, round and solid but doesn’t feel attached. I would have been inclined to think it is a fatty lump but it is harder than those. It’s about the size of small grape.

Any ideas?

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