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by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Everything went fine

I hate that Im replying to this as you are clearly wanting some attention. No you clearly dont care about your animals, and if i knew who you were I would report you for cruelty. I'll tell you where i live if you want as I have not caused cruelty to animals. I care alot about my rats thank you very...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Everything went fine

Note: thread merged with the other locked one on this topic to keep all relevant information together. I'll probably be called irresponsible and all sorts of names by a few PC, O.T.T. liberal, drama queens. But I decided to go ahead and remove the dead skin myself: Before: http://i50.tinypic.com/vy...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

I hope you have the rat on pain medication, One of my boys lost about 1 mm of his tail and my first reaction was "vet". Can you not afford to see a vet? Is that why you have not been yet? I don't understand why you would consider inflicting pain on your own pet and why you don't get why other pet o...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

They really, really would. But if you don't believe what long term rat owners are telling you, and take on board what they say, then I dont know why you post for advice in the first place. You must know that your original question is going to upset the people on here who genuinely care for their an...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

flash-gordonette wrote: Good advice! Please try this- it'll prove one way or another whether treating this yourself is a good idea.

Also, yes please to a photo
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by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

I can only add my concern to the others' - absolutely do NOT attempt amateur surgery on your pet. You will cause pain and distress and make the situation far worse. She really needs to see a qualified vet. Chopping the tip of the tail off is hardly 'surgery'... :lol: Are you a vet? Would you chop o...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

I do keep thinking that this is some kind of a wind up to antagonise people though. Agree. There's never a 'normal' post. Rats are prey animals so they hide pain and illness to show they are not weak and won't get preyed on. Just because you as a human think she's not in pain compared to your human...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

Helzie wrote:I can only add my concern to the others' - absolutely do NOT attempt amateur surgery on your pet. You will cause pain and distress and make the situation far worse. She really needs to see a qualified vet.
Chopping the tip of the tail off is hardly 'surgery'... :lol:
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

As a pet owner you have a legal and moral responsibility to provide vet care when necessary. It's not up to you to decide when to "chop" part of your rats tail off - a vet will do it in a sterile environment using sterile instruments, under anaesthetic and provide appropriate pain relief. I do keep...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

No you shouldn't. I think most of the time this will drop off by itself, however if it does need to be amputated this is obviously a vet job. My boy's tail had to partly amputated after a degloving injury at the rat sitters, and they cut off above the injured part so in healthy tissue. Its can be a...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

She needs to see a vet. She may need the black bit and some of the healthy tissue removed, I strongly advise not removing it yourself. Rat tails should have bone all the way to the end as well so if the bone isn't in it she needs to get it checked out for more severe injury as rat tails are an exte...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

I have a sharp knife what could cleanly cut it off, Are you for real?! :shock: Get her to the vets! Imagine having the tip of your finger chopped off at home with no pain relief!! Yes I am serious and if I did it myself I would only be removing the dead tissue, I can pinch the end and she feels no ...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Re: Tail gone bad

EERrm I would have thought a visit to the vets would be best. In the mean time if you bathe it gently in salt water. I think " chop it off is a bit extreme" :o . Mhm but i'm sure they will just do the same. I'm not talking about the whole tail btw just about a centimeter from the tip. I have a shar...
by Wormtail
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content
Replies: 69
Views: 1226

Tail gone bad ETA warning: distressing content

The end of my rats tail has gone black. Should I chop it off? It's only about 2cm from the tip. It's completely black and she has no feeling in it so i presume its dead tissue. The bone is not in it.
by Wormtail
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Breathing problem :(
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Breathing problem :(

Normally in the wild snakes have to hunt for their food and do not have it handed to them on a silver platter. I don't think they should be kept as pets because they can never be domesticated or love their owners. So do you know the person who was going to dangle this poor rat above the snakes nose ...

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