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by rattycorner
Fri May 01, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Wine rack climbing frame
Replies: 12
Views: 4993

Re: Wine rack climbing frame

I prefer them for freerange as I'm a little paranoid that they may fold up on the rats if they manage to move them. I've got a shoelace holding my current one open as well, at least until it gets removed by the rats.
by rattycorner
Sat May 10, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: what is the best bedding to use for rats?
Replies: 27
Views: 10651

Re: what is the best bedding to use for rats?

Finacard here as well. I get it by the pallet load so delivery is free.
by rattycorner
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Old Fancy-Rats forum question
Replies: 22
Views: 10660

Re: Old Fancy-Rats forum question

You're right, I've just logged in and they're nowhere to be seen. My guess is that PMs have been switched off and that means you can't see the old ones.
by rattycorner
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: when is enough enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: when is enough enough?

You could ask the vet's opinions on Galastop. It doesn't work on all lumps, but you might strike lucky.
by rattycorner
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April*
Replies: 270
Views: 105694

Re: Discussions relating to Hantavirus

The number of times I've had rat pee in rat scratches over the past 11 years, I think if the rats have it then I've had it. Also, how do you get the piles of bedding out from under the cages without vacuuming or sweeping it? I'm planning to carry on as normal, and am now waiting until the testing is...
by rattycorner
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Finger bitten off
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: Finger bitten off

I've had rats lose a finger before and I didn't even notice until after they'd healed (hangs head in shame :oops: ). But it doesn't seem to be a big problem to them, and if your lad has already had metacam and is on antibiotics then he's probably not even feeling it and isn't likely to get any infec...
by rattycorner
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Merrow smells funny
Replies: 17
Views: 4809

Re: Merrow smells funny

That's exactly where Rowan had her humongous abscess.
by rattycorner
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Knuckling?? what exaactly is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: Knuckling?? what exaactly is it?

If they have hind leg weakness then sometimes their feet start to curl up so they walk on the knuckle, called knuckling under. That's what I'd think of if I were asked the question.
by rattycorner
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Three rats dead in three weeks- possible causes?
Replies: 16
Views: 4161

Re: Three rats dead in three weeks- possible causes?

It does sound like an infection, but I'd check for carbon monoxide and make sure there are no house plants in reach too. You never know. I hope you have no more losses. x
by rattycorner
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Sling Pouch - Slouch
Replies: 0
Views: 7710

Sling Pouch - Slouch

This is a different take on the rat pouch, used to carry your rats with you. It takes its name from sling + pouch. My husband wanted me to call it the rash (rat sash), but I vetoed that one! Materials Fleece lining fabric at least 65cm x 80cm O...
by rattycorner
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: New Tunnel Hammock from Old Jeans
Replies: 0
Views: 6846

New Tunnel Hammock from Old Jeans

(Click on a photo to see a larger version.) Materials A pair of old jeans 4 D rings 60cm of webbing Scissors Sewing machine with heavy or denim needle fitted. Clips to fix D rings to the cage. Method 1. If the bottom edges of the jeans ar...
by rattycorner
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How common is sudden death...
Replies: 13
Views: 3771

Re: How common is sudden death...

I've had 116 past rats and had 9 unexplained deaths, one at 14 months, one at 20 months, and the other 7 were over two years old and aging but not ill as such.
by rattycorner
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Broken teeth?
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

Re: Broken teeth?

I saw this once a couple of years ago. The abscess has probably meant that he's been biting off centre so his teeth have worn down crookedly. With luck, getting them trimmed back level again will help him to start biting straight again once the abscess is sorted.
by rattycorner
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Liberta Explorer Assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 6098

Liberta Explorer Assembly

You will need: 10mm spanner Phillips screwdriver (ETA - Am told by OH that it's a Posidrive screwdriver needed, not a Phillips. :D) A couple of hours Cable ties if using as two separate cages Possibly a soft hammer Possibly a metal file 1. Stand assembly: Decide whether you're going to use the stan...
by rattycorner
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Show your set up
Topic: Rat Rooms
Replies: 8
Views: 13196

My New Rat Room

I've been planning to move the ratties up into my daughter Ginnie's room ever since she moved into her own flat, and finally got them up there in the past few weeks. Here's a few photos. I got a couple more Explorers and put them together as triples, but with a single cage at the bottom of each one ...

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