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by PixelCatrin
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Complete fur change
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Complete fur change

Sounds like grumpy old age to me... :lol:


The silky fur indicates his testosterone levels have dropped, I believe? The more "mannish" a rat is, usually the more coarse their fur is...
by PixelCatrin
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: cereal subsitutes
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: cereal subsitutes

Have you tried scatter feeding? I found that greatly reduced the fussiness in some of my rescues, especially the ones who were used to eating nugget/pellet feed. Once they have to work for it, they're more reluctant to drop whatever it is that they dig up :lol:
by PixelCatrin
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: The joys of being an animal lover!
Replies: 68
Views: 5411

Re: The joys of being an animal lover!

I'm so clueless. :lol: As far as I'm concerned, this could be absolutely anyone. Not that I particularly want to know, since I support the point about forming your own opinions about breeders and not picking up other people's blacklists.
by PixelCatrin
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods my rats ate today
Replies: 823
Views: 74624

Re: Fresh foods my rats ate today

Tuna salad, green salad (mostly cucumber) and leftover chicken bones. :)
by PixelCatrin
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Health
Topic: The joys of being an animal lover!
Replies: 68
Views: 5411

Re: The joys of being an animal lover!

Urgh, yeah I'm sure it did make you feel crap!! What with the blood loss and the itching. Don't know how people used to do it. I get itchy just thinking of how they used to sew kids into their clothes for the winter and then hose the lice off in the spring :? I'm not surprised they're stunted bless...
by PixelCatrin
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Online shops
Topic: Rat/ferret/fuzzy portraits!
Replies: 0
Views: 1678

Rat/ferret/fuzzy portraits!

www.tjafanet.deviantart.com ^ examples Prices start at just £4 for digital pieces, depending on complexity. I will do full portraits in the style of painting, small icons, pixel images, sketches and all sorts of other things. I can also draw with charcoals, pastels or coloured pencils and markers, a...
by PixelCatrin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald patch on buck?
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Bald patch on buck?

I won't be showing him anyway, he's too lazy to get out of bed to come to shows. I have to tip him out of the hammock even for cuddles :lol:. I'll re-arrange all their toys next time I clean them out and I'll add some of the new ones I've been meaning to put in. Hopefully I've caught it early - both...
by PixelCatrin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald patch on buck?
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Bald patch on buck?

Is there any solution to it? I've just had a prod about on his butt (he reeeeally loved that :roll:) and it definitely has the snipped off hair roots you were mentioning, so I'm thinking you were right with barbering. I don't want to separate the rescue boys, because Einstein gets along with Rin and...
by PixelCatrin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald patch on buck?
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Bald patch on buck?

Could one of the other rats be barbering him? Like I said, it started after the introductions were over completely between him, his brother and the rescue boys. His hair looked a bit thin about five days after they moved into the big cage but I just thought maybe he'd groomed himself a bit too much ...
by PixelCatrin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald patch on buck?
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Bald patch on buck?

He's asleep on his face right now, so I'll grab a photo of him later... if I can get him to stay still >.<

It does look like there's hair roots left though, it's all prickly along the skin instead of being smooth.
by PixelCatrin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald patch on buck?
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Bald patch on buck?

Cricket, that's exactly what it looks like. What's barbering? He's never done it before. Could it be because my rescue boys were introduced to them about a month ago?


And RedFraggle, I haven't taken him to the vet yet but I was planning to.
by PixelCatrin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald patch on buck?
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Bald patch on buck?

My boy Juke (1 year and six months, roughly) has a bald patch near his tail! It's about the size of a 5p piece. He doesn't have any scabs, cuts or scratches around there. There's no red marks near it or rash. I've checked his ears and under his fur and he doesn't have any signs of mites anywhere on ...
by PixelCatrin
Wed May 22, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods my rats ate today
Replies: 823
Views: 74624

Re: Fresh foods my rats ate today

the other day technically, but my lot had: corn on the cob, red pepper, yellow pepper, stir fry salad, dandelions & red grapes. They also got some peanuts, raisins and dog biscuits in the treat crackers I bought them from the YRC show (at least I think that's what was in them, they disappeared too f...
by PixelCatrin
Tue May 14, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods my rats ate today
Replies: 823
Views: 74624

Re: Fresh foods my rats ate today

Corn on the cob, stir fry salad (bean sprouts, leafy stuff, carrots, onions, etc), raspberries and red grapes. Oh and some dandelions.
by PixelCatrin
Mon May 13, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Help with amounts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: Help with amounts?

2 of my bucks are 1 year & 4-5 months, 1 is 19 weeks and another is 14 weeks. The younger two are rescues and are pretty skinny - though that might be from lack of muscle tone, since they've got loose skin everywhere. I'll just give mealworms as an occasional treat then. ^^ Thanks Beri! I'll have to...

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