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by Feolthanos
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Tips for super active destructive rat
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Tips for super active destructive rat

I always laugh at the idea of keeping a rat on a bed. Even my most stereotypical lazy buck would get down off it and I'd have zero chance with my latest crazy boys. I do feel your pain. My latest trio just get everywhere and have even climbed up the curtains. They are now 4 months and have calmed do...
by Feolthanos
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Litter Tray Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Litter Tray Problem

Definitely move away from the rat nuggets. Also be aware that if you're combining foods together you can be upsetting the nutritional balence of the food. I'd only ever recommend mixing foods together if you know that one lot is low in something that the other food provides. I had my rats briefly on...
by Feolthanos
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Litter Tray Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Litter Tray Problem

When I just had two rats I still had 2 litter trays in each back corner, as this is where they preferred to go (the corners). They were wonderful at using it, would even pee in there. My next two boys were too lazy to go down to the floor, so I put an additional tray up high. This one gets used the ...
by Feolthanos
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Do you feed a vegetarian diet ? (adult rats from 6 months and older)
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Do you feed a vegetarian diet ? (adult rats from 6 months and older)

I myself am vegan, but we have other pets in the house that eat meat/fish items, so the rats will occasionally get bits and treats from their food that's suitable, mostly just to add a bit of interest, and as some additional protein when they're kittens alongside plant based sources.
by Feolthanos
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Advice on my first pair of rats with very different personalities.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Advice on my first pair of rats with very different personalities.

I've had both personalities of rats, the very skittish and the absolutely not giving two hoots about anything and being into everything. I brought my skittish rats around with a whole load of patience. Letting them come to me, sitting just talking to them, making sure that when I go past the cage no...
by Feolthanos
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Lone rat problem advice please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Lone rat problem advice please!

Contacting rescues is definitely a good idea. Keep trying as each rescues situation can change daily, but they may not remember that you're on the look out. I'd also reach out to some local breeders. I'm unsure if a lone rat counts as a welfare issue in the eyes of lockdown law, but you can get your...
by Feolthanos
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Washing hammocks
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Washing hammocks

Honestly, I just use my normal washing liquid, BUT I only put half in compared to washing my own clothes. I do occasionally have an eco egg on the go and I will use that when it's in use - you can buy an non-fragranced version.
by Feolthanos
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: green beans/brussel sprouts
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: green beans/brussel sprouts

As far as I'm aware;

Green beans are fine. I feed mine straight out the freezer.

Brussel sprouts I've heard must be cooked, but there is conflicting info, so personally I avoid as when I eat sprouts I keep them quite chrunchy and I do end up wondering how cooked is cooked for rats!
by Feolthanos
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Thinking about downsizing cage
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Thinking about downsizing cage

aah thanks, do you have a picture of your cage layout? do you use the shelves that come with the cage? maybe a fully open cage can work, but they love the middle floor space and their house up there. they always build super nests around the house with the green mile carboard, they don't do this whe...
by Feolthanos
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Thinking about downsizing cage
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Thinking about downsizing cage

If i make it an open space,what about falling? I have a little zoo venturer which is similar to the CN. I don't have the middle floor in, it's just too much to clean two lots of floor space and isn't as enriching. I have a lazy boy and he'd probably never come down to the bottom of the cage if I di...
by Feolthanos
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Zymbal's gland or something else? (pics attached)
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Zymbal's gland or something else? (pics attached)

So sorry to hear about your boy. It sounds like you did everything you could for him x
by Feolthanos
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New Amputee, a very happy 3-legged boy?!
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: New Amputee, a very happy 3-legged boy?!

Happy to hear your boy is doing well. Can't say I've ever heard of a 3 legged rat before!
by Feolthanos
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Is free range a forced activity?
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Re: Is free range a forced activity?

My first two boys were really shy and it took them a few weeks to come out of the cage themselves. My newer boys however where begging to come out on day one, but they were so absolutely tiny little things that I waited, and waited a week or so to bond with them. I had them in a play pen to start wi...
by Feolthanos
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Daily essentials/calcivet
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Re: Daily essentials/calcivet

DE1 my boys have access to everyday alongside a bottle of just plain water (they prefer the 'rat crack' though :roll: ) Calcivet I feed a couple times a week, but they also have cuttlefish and lots of calcium rich foods like kale quite regularly too. All 4 boys have lovely coat condition, and I tend...
by Feolthanos
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Best air purifier to get for rats respiratory systems
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: Best air purifier to get for rats respiratory systems

I couldn't tell you if it was the best, but I have a JINPUS Air Purifier. Which is a small compact unit with a low use setting that turns it's self after 8 hours which I like. It makes little difference to me, but my allergic OH can now spend time in the rat room without sneezing constantly, and it ...

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