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by purpleratti3
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Odd behaviour after ear infection
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Re: Odd behaviour after ear infection

Thanks for your response Doug, you've put my mind at ease but I will keep him 'under surveillance' for neurological signs! I've also ordered some extra covers for the shelf hammocks, they (and the wire frame!) seem to get 'over stretched' by some of my 'chunkier' boys leaping on them from a height :...
by purpleratti3
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Odd behaviour after ear infection
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Re: Odd behaviour after ear infection

Thank you for your response, he doesn't seem to be showing any typical neurological symptoms, so I guess it's all just behaviour/balance issues in response to the ear infection, just not something I have experienced before. He's still cheeky as ever and very good at over emphasising his head tilt to...
by purpleratti3
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Odd behaviour after ear infection
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Odd behaviour after ear infection

My gentle soul Herbie has had an ear infection causing a head tilt as well as a respiratory flare up. He is stable on treatment (steroids and dual antibiotics) and the head tilt has become less marked although still there. In all the years I've kept rats I have never had one with a head tilt before ...
by purpleratti3
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Can't get my boy to take medicine... Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: Can't get my boy to take medicine... Help

My boys will take most things mixed into a blob of red berry malt paste, although some prefer the blob to be presented on a finger rather than a spoon. :lol: One of my boys will only take 'undoctored' malt paste but will happily eat anything disguised in a blob of liver paste, sold for dogs. Years a...
by purpleratti3
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Replacement SRS parts
Replies: 1
Views: 3966

Re: Replacement SRS parts

I contacted Savic and their agent in this country is Bruno's parrot warehouse. They're really helpful, you just need the part numbers of the bits you need. :luck:
by purpleratti3
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Pet UK Eco-bedding
Replies: 5
Views: 5439

Re: Pet UK Eco-bedding

No worries. :) Having recently 'put my back out' I have been spending a lot of time trying to find things that are more manageable 'weight-wise', some of my larger rattie boys (I'm looking at Dylan particularly!!) may find themselves on a diet :roll: :oops: Not sure what to do about my two 8.5kg cat...
by purpleratti3
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Pet UK Eco-bedding
Replies: 5
Views: 5439

Re: Pet UK Eco-bedding

by purpleratti3
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Pet UK Eco-bedding
Replies: 5
Views: 5439

Pet UK Eco-bedding

Just wanted to share with you, found these mini bales of shredded cardboard on the Vet UK website. They're 3.2 kg bale for £2.92 with free delivery (via dpd) if you spend over £29. The cardboard is strip cut like green mile, but springier and no dust, the last two bales of green mile I've had have b...
by purpleratti3
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald neck
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

Re: Bald neck

Thanks guys. I've had baldy rexy boys in the past, part of their rexy charm :hearts: Will keep an eye on Lenny, maybe he has taken over as alpha, he was wrestling with my former alpha Dylan the other night and does spend a lot of time alone in 'his' stack-a-fuzz! Perhaps he's running his empire from...
by purpleratti3
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald neck
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

Re: Bald neck

He's 17 months old with a standard coat.
by purpleratti3
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald neck
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

Re: Bald neck

Hmmm, thank you for your thoughts. I do have a power-groomer in my group but he tends to clean their ears, vigorously! Floyd is quite a 'substantial' :roll: boy and Lenny the groomer is my smallest adult boy so not sure if he could get Floyd on his back, I have an image of Floydy getting stuck on hi...
by purpleratti3
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald neck
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

Bald neck

Just wondering if anyone can help. My Russian Dove agouti boy Floyd has developed a bald neck, just under his chin and the front of his neck, its not red or sore, just bald! I treated him with ivermectin for mites a couple of weeks ago as he had a few scabby bits. He has been more grumpy than normal...
by purpleratti3
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Foods to disguise medicine....
Replies: 11
Views: 2382

Re: Foods to disguise medicine....

When one of my boys was on vetmedin I powdered tabs and mixed the prescribed proportion in a tiny smidgen of red berry malty paste (never fails for meds in this house!) which worked well, when he was also on a reasonable size dose of frusol, I managed to suspend the vetmedin powder into the frusol a...
by purpleratti3
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Amazon lightning deals
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: Amazon lightning deals

I dropped mine (it was empty!) and smashed the door, managed to get a replacement door with all the fittings etc from Amazon, it was around £10. Don't use for my rats, but for my two supersized cats, Albert particularly likes the pink one! My fave rat carrier is my trixie mini- capri carrier which i...
by purpleratti3
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Can anyone spare a few *removed* tablets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: Can anyone spare a few *removed* tablets?

If this is about ronaxan it's a manufacturing problem with the 20mg tablets. I have had to move to the 100mg tablets and give a 20th twice a day. Sounds worse than it is, the 100mg tablets are scored and snap really easily, then you can grind a half down and divide into 10 doses, it powders down muc...

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