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by izzerie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Health
Topic: How to store Oral Baytril Solution
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: How to store Oral Baytril Solution

I just keep mine in a drawer with my other rat meds. I had a bottle recently that was about 9months old and it was absolutely fine still. I find something the rats can lick off a spoon is better than something like bread. Something like chocolate spread, a little bit of mayonnaise, baby food or some...
by izzerie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help and Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Help and Advice

Hi *waves* I am she with the poorly rat :) It was about a year or so ago now, Elliott just very suddenly became unwell, he was floppy, cold, lethargic and I remember thinking it was unlikely he would last the night. He was 14wks old at the time and had been fine just a few hours previously. I consul...
by izzerie
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Good ways to serve bones?
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Good ways to serve bones?

I echo what the others have said, if you bung in a chicken carcass without any prep then it won't last long ;)
by izzerie
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat Proofing a room with a few tricky problem areas?!
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Rat Proofing a room with a few tricky problem areas?!

I'm struggling to think of a solution without being able to visualise. Any chance of some pictures? That might help people work something out :)
by izzerie
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Treating What I Suspect Is An Abcess
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Treating What I Suspect Is An Abcess

Do you have a picture of the area at all? I suspect you my be seeing new healthy tissue forming but a picture would help :)
by izzerie
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald neck
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Bald neck

purpleratti3 wrote:He's 17 months old with a standard coat.
That rules out my theory of an old rex then :lol: Most of my old rexes have gone bald on their necks ;)
by izzerie
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: When and whether to spay
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: When and whether to spay

I routinely spay all my girls to prevent issues with the uterus and reduce the chances of mammary and (hormone related) pituitary tumours. I came to this decision because I had an awful time with girls getting pyometra and fast growing mammary tumours and constant surgeries with very short notice. H...
by izzerie
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald neck
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Bald neck

Is he a rex? How old is he?
by izzerie
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice with an aggressive rat
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Advice with an aggressive rat

After looking at previous threads on this type of thing I have already thought about what you said about Mugen then becoming aggressive towards Jin (trying to think of worst case scenarios). These boys being my first rats this is all new to me. I'm thinking it might just be less stressful in the lo...
by izzerie
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice with an aggressive rat
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Advice with an aggressive rat

At this point I wouldn't separate but I would be keeping a really, really close eye. I would also say that neutering Jin is probably the best course of action. 6 months is prime age for hormones to be coming into play; some rats ride this period out with little incident but others don't and it's alw...
by izzerie
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My rat is loosing her eye tomorrow =[
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: My rat is loosing her eye tomorrow =[

I had a rat with one eye and he was absolutely fine. He'd sometimes turn round suddenly if you approached him from his blind side but he would soon realise it was you and settle. He had no issues with introductions or general life. As disabilities go, losing an eye for a rat is one of the better one...
by izzerie
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Toast needs some help
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Toast needs some help

I completely agree with Rhian's advice.

Can I clarify something? Does the area she's in have two possible exit points? Would it be possible to block one off so there's only one way she could come out?
by izzerie
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Savic royal suite for young rats
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Savic royal suite for young rats

[cub] wrote:I love the cage; I don't think I can go back to anything without fully opening doors now that I've gotten used to them.
Same- I went to a furet tower for a bit after reducing numbers and I hated it. Went back to an explorer at the beginning of the year and it's the best thing ever! :D
by izzerie
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Sick old boy
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Sick old boy

Have his back legs declined over a period of time or did they go suddenly? If they went suddenly that would suggest something like an injury or a stroke. Does he have any pain in his spine or pelvis? Can he feel his feet and tail if you light squeeze them?
by izzerie
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Is this an emergency? Cm-wide pus absess on stitches
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Is this an emergency? Cm-wide pus absess on stitches

Whilst I agree usually I wouldn't see a vet for an abscess (unless it's on the face), I think an abscess of a surgical wound needs looking at by a vet. They may want to reopen the wound and clean it and change the antibiotics to something more effective.

Hope you get it sorted :)

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