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by ScissorCrow
Sat May 23, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: explorer cage
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: explorer cage

I bought some hammocks and made a LOT of my own, to be honest my rats do all seem to prefer the bought ones for sleeping in, but for me making my own is so much cheaper, just using scrap fabrics. I can recommend Snugglebug Hammocks , I've had rats for 7 years and the four hammocks I bought then are ...
by ScissorCrow
Fri May 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: explorer cage
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: explorer cage

If you want to stick with metal : http://www.johnhopewell.co.uk/default.asp?template=productdetail.page.xml&productid=365 You might consider using a plastic dog crate tray if you can find one the correct size, though these can be chewed. I would use the entire cage, if you have the whole thing why m...
by ScissorCrow
Tue May 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Rat diet sheet?
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Rat diet sheet?

Hi, I haven't seen a weekly guide like you're asking for but Isamu Rat care has a lot of information, both on the website and on the youtube channel . I would also recommend reading The Scuttling Gourmet if you are interested in rat nutrition. What sort of dry food are you feeding at the moment?
by ScissorCrow
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Doe seems to be on high alert all the time
Replies: 15
Views: 2773

Re: Doe seems to be on high alert all the time

Yes same here, when I read she had tested positive for Toxoplasma I went to research it hoping to find an article on rat health guide, but didn't find much apart from things saying rats are attracted to cats when infected.

Good luck with the treatment prescribed.
by ScissorCrow
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rat aggression - to neuter or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 3907

Re: Rat aggression - to neuter or not?

I don't feel experienced enough to give advice on your situation, but wanted to know if you're in England? £300 for 2 neuters seems extortionate to me, but perhaps you're in another country where vet fees are different. For comparison I paid £50 at one vet (2014) and £35 and £45 (2017 and 2018) at a...
by ScissorCrow
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear infection or ZGT?
Replies: 2
Views: 3944

Re: Ear infection or ZGT?

His abscess opened up over the weekend but the pus was thick and hard to remove. Last night I noticed his bottom teeth seemed pushed to the side so it must be affecting his jaw. Took him to the vets this morning to ask them to anesthetise him and clean the abscess out and see how deep it went and if...
by ScissorCrow
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Substrate and bedding recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 5075

Re: Substrate and bedding recommendations

Hi I use Finacard as a substrate I buy it from RatRations . It costs £10.80 for the bale and at least £7.80 for postage so I usually buy food, accessories, treats etc at the same time to make it cost effective. You can buy it direct from the supplier for £17.50 inc postage They were out of stock of ...
by ScissorCrow
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear infection or ZGT?
Replies: 2
Views: 3944

Ear infection or ZGT?

Arthur is 2 in September. On Friday 5th July I noticed the hair near his ear looked wet and flattened, I couldn't perceive anything leaking out or anything in the ear. He went to the vet Tuesday and the vet looked in his ear and said it was inflamed and prescribed encrocare (baytril) 2.5% 0.1ml twic...
by ScissorCrow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: If I put rocks in the cage will they pee on them?
Replies: 2
Views: 4036

Re: If I put rocks in the cage will they pee on them?

Yes, they will pee on everything! :P If you notice the cage starts to stink and there a puddles of pee everywhere have a look at your layout and take away the items they have wee'd on - which will most likely be flat shelves - and replace the with things that encourage activities like climbing with ...
by ScissorCrow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Can I place my rat cage on the floor?
Replies: 2
Views: 3748

Re: Can I place my rat cage on the floor?

Hi, welcome to the forum. It depends on the room and cage placement - if the front door opens into a living room for example you wouldn't want the cage on the floor by the door as it would get draughty. Similarly if the cage was in a coldish room like a garage (which isn't really suitable as there i...
by ScissorCrow
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Poorly 14 week old rat
Replies: 4
Views: 4848

Re: Poorly 14 week old rat

Can you copy from the prescription label what he is taking at what dose? Ie "baytril 2.5% 0.2ml twice a day". Would be helpful if you knew his weight too, just to check the dosage. I used to struggle to get mine to take meds then I found this method that hasn't let me down yet :luck: Break a small p...
by ScissorCrow
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Baby Rats Playing
Replies: 2
Views: 3813

Re: Baby Rats Playing

Do you have a totally secure room like a bathroom or hallway?

If they're small maybe just playing on the bed would do?
by ScissorCrow
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: substrate, bottom of cage, advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 5341

Re: substrate, bottom of cage, advice please

Got another email today! "Hello May I wish you a happy healthy New Year. As you know towards the end of last year we lost our supply of waste cardboard and had to withdraw our pride and joy product Finacard. During our travels looking for a new supplier, we came across material which will make excel...
by ScissorCrow
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: substrate, bottom of cage, advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 5341

Re: substrate, bottom of cage, advice please

I can't offer advise on an alternative, but I thought I'd share that I got an email from Finacard on 10th December that read: "Hello I regret to write to you saying that we had to stop supplying Finacard Unfortunately, we are unable to supply Finacard at the moment. Our supplier of waste card is una...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Newbie!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3987

Re: Newbie!!!!

Hi, at the top of this Habitat forum is a "useful stuff and frequently asked questions" Announcement that contains links to articles such as this one on substrate and litter you might want to read through all the options there. I use Finacard shredded cardboard as a substrate as my rats enjoy spendi...

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