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by oowie
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Puberty problems
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Puberty problems

i hope neutering is not needed and i hope that he will calm down in time. they are al sleeping together in the carrier now. it is not that they do not like eachother. it is just Karel beeing a bully. also he has been the most active rat in this group, often awake and sitting by the cage door for mor...
by oowie
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Puberty problems
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Puberty problems

this morning Karel was chasing one of the younger boys around the cage. the young boy was screaming and running around frantic. i put all of them in the carrier this morning. the carrier is 36 x 26 x 23 cm for how long should i leave them in it? and after that, should i switch to the mini duna hamst...
by oowie
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: potty training
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: potty training

the toilet high up the platform next to the facorit sleeping spot seems to help!
by oowie
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Puberty problems
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Puberty problems

Hi guys, I have 4 rats, 2 boys 3 months old, 2 boys 5 months old. One of the 5 month old boys,Karel, is showing puberty problems. He chases the other 3 around from time to time and they seem to be realy afraid when he does this. They run and scream for their lives.. He also corners them. his brother...
by oowie
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: potty training
Replies: 4
Views: 122

potty training

I have 4 rats, and have had lots of rats in the past. all of my rats were kinda potty trained. they went to the litter tray when they needed to pee or poo. sometimes some pee on the shelves, but that can be wiped away. i have had my rats on fleece in the past with litter trays, now i have them on a ...
by oowie
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Bedding

I don't know if it has pine in it. Is that safe when it is treated?
by oowie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Bedding

hi guys, hope you can give me some advice on bedding. i cannot get everything around here, so these are the options i have. at the moment i use back to nature in the toilets. have been thinking about using it on the whole gace floor, but it seems uncomfortable for them. 1.I can buy Aubiose (hemp bed...
by oowie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Freerange ? Happy without?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Freerange ? Happy without?

could i let them freerange in the bathroom maybe? i am afraid this is too cold for them on the floor.
by oowie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Freerange ? Happy without?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Freerange ? Happy without?

I have 4 young boys who live in a CN single level. Until now i have taken them out daily for an hour freerange on the large couch. This morning i saw that they had destroyed the couch in different places. My husband doesn't want them to go on the couch anymore. They will get lots of attention sittin...
by oowie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Complete diet without supplements?
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Complete diet without supplements?

I am reading the scuttling gourmet atm,and it makes me wonder if it is possible to feed a drymix (scuttling gourmet,made from scratch) with inly fresh veggies and protein insteadvof supplementatuon with DE1/calcivet or DR3. It makes me think that feeding a certain amount of sesameseeds/dried fish an...
by oowie
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to build op the group
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: How to build op the group

Oh and i have tried scatterfeeding the drymix, but i don't see them search for food. I think they don't understand it yet.
Shoukd i continue scatterfeeding or should i feed the dryfood from the bowl?
Maybe they willlearn to scatterfeed when they are introduced with the older boys and watch them do it.
by oowie
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to build op the group
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: How to build op the group

I feed them ratrations mix nr 9 and also 2 wetfood meals daily. In the morning i use the wetfoodmix from RR, nr 20 i think it is, with DR3, and in the evening i feed some cooked buckwheat or rice, with chicken or egg, pumpkin, kale,carrot,berries,green beans and peas. The love the wetfood and betwee...
by oowie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to build op the group
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: How to build op the group

Everything is going wel, but because of the advices on the internet, and me not beeing home during the day , i decided to seperate them and let them grow for a week or two, and then start a new intro between them.
Do you think it will make a difference that they already now each other?
by oowie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to build op the group
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: How to build op the group

In the netherlands it is normal to home the babies at 6 weeks old and a minimum of 100gr.

They are now 7 weeks and weigh 125gr. My other boys are 13 weeks and around 380-390gr.

I have put all 4 of them them back in the mary cage to let them settle a bit more.
by oowie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to build op the group
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: How to build op the group

Update: i have them in the empty CN since this morning. It only has 2 drinking bottles and 2 foodbowls, the one used open hammock and the toilets with used substrate in it. At first they were running and sniffing around, climbing and one off the big boys laid one of the young boys on his back, but m...

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