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by ScissorCrow
Wed May 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Science selective nuggets
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Science selective nuggets

I decided to feed both Science Selective nuggets and Rat Rations 11a - as well as supplementing with Daily rat 3 two or three times a week. I chose SS as they are vegetarian and I feel better knowing they have the vitamins missing from the mix in with their daily rations instead of having to supplem...
by ScissorCrow
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Substitute for wire ladders in cage
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Substitute for wire ladders in cage

I use a lot of small perches in my cage, spaced so they can either hop from one to the other, or climb the cage bars to the next perch. Examples are these (also called Nobbly nibblers in Pets at Home , these , and these are more expensive but they also enjoy nibbling and I think help keep their nail...
by ScissorCrow
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Keith sneezy after multiple med courses
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Keith sneezy after multiple med courses

Keith has had four episodes of squeaky sneezes, the first was cured by a 10 or 14 day course of Baytril. The second was 3 months later and was treated with Baytril and Ronaxan straight away as another rat in the group was receiving that treatment. The course was 14 days. He was ok for 14 days but it...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: A couple of quick questions! :)
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: A couple of quick questions! :)

To stop my substrate getting everywhere I cut up one of the thick cardboard fruit/veg boxes you find in supermarkets and secured it to the edges of the cage by poking some holes and threading old shoe laces. My boys don't chew the cardboard, but if they did I think it would be strong enough to last ...
by ScissorCrow
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Liberta Explorer 2nd Edition - Actual Cage Size
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Liberta Explorer 2nd Edition - Actual Cage Size

I found an Ebay link that says approx 1.2m without the stand
by ScissorCrow
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat Proofing a room with a few tricky problem areas?!
Replies: 8
Views: 929

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

Could you create a barrier around the cage using a puppy play pen (or two)? Depending on the size of the holes in the play pen you may need to make it more secure with something to stop them squeezing through or climbing up. I'd use cardboard taped or clipped on. Once they were more used to you and ...
by ScissorCrow
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat Proofing a room with a few tricky problem areas?!
Replies: 8
Views: 929

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

I have heard of people covering electrical cables with hose pipe. Could you just cover the drain hole over? As it's behind an appliance something flat like cardboard, a piece of lino/vinyl offcut? You could tie the curtains up while the rats are out, pick the curtain up, make a loop and tuck the end...
by ScissorCrow
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Copy of X-ray?
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Copy of X-ray?

When I asked for a copy my vet took a picture and emailed them to me. Here they are: http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t254/AngerWithoutEnthusiasm/c714007b-f807-4d02-8bf4-6ffe8141eee2.jpg http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t254/AngerWithoutEnthusiasm/d20d961e-6907-4a3e-916a-32535b9df582.jpg Hope Ru...
by ScissorCrow
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Steroids for respiratory problems
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Steroids for respiratory problems

Thank you both for your replies, I will be more confident in asking for Doxy and Baytril together if/when I have to take him or his brother in - and if I am refused those meds I will try another vet surgery. Thankfully he seems to have quietened down now. He weighs 415g, so should he have 0.2ml Bayt...
by ScissorCrow
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Steroids for respiratory problems
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Steroids for respiratory problems

No, he has just been on the medicines I mentioned, Synulox, Baytril, Bisolvon, and Prednisone. I asked for doxycycline but the vet just wanted to prescribe Baytril to start off with. He was only on the Baytril and Bisolvon for a week, I believe it was 0.1ml twice a day. I went back and asked to try ...
by ScissorCrow
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Steroids for respiratory problems
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Steroids for respiratory problems

Niles is just over a year old, in October he started making terrible respiratory hoots and clicks one evening and the next morning he was lethargic with spiky fur so I took him to the vets near my work. The vet wanted to prescribe baytril but I pushed for amoxicillin due to this site ( link ) and th...
by ScissorCrow
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: A Rat Of Many Problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: A Rat Of Many Problems?

First of all I'm sorry for the loss of your other rat. It's clear that you care about Katrina's well being as you don't want her to be alone. However I'm a little concerned that your pets don't have access to veterinary care. I know it's hard being young without easy access due to distance/money and...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Bid for alpha
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Bid for alpha

I don't have a lot of experience, but if Cliff is unsettling things have you considered neutering him?

You could also try reducing the cage size again, ie going back a step in the introductions, to see if the smaller space helps them sort it out.
by ScissorCrow
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Constantly scent marking me.
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Constantly scent marking me.

My first group of boys grew out of this, I'm sorry I can't remember the age they stopped. My current boys are a year and are still scent marking on me, I would guess somewhere between 1.5 and 2 years they might grow out of it. I just try and remember to wear my 'ratty clothes' when I interact with t...
by ScissorCrow
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Lining cages
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Lining cages

Lino/Vinyl over the wire? Though it might get chewed and will eventually absorb the smell. Others have ordered custom made metal trays, or you could see if the dimensions happen to be the same as a plastic dog crate tray? But those two options would only work if you could get the tray into the cage,...

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