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by CorbinDallasMyMan
Sun May 24, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: explorer cage
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: explorer cage

Clear gorilla tape is probably the most accessible option. Super glue works okay to bond acrylic but some sort of acrylic weld/solvent product would be the strongest and most long-lasting way to adhere pieces of acrylic. An acrylic weld product actually melts the plastic together, forming a very str...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Prescription
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Baytril Prescription

[cub] wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 am
those rats would have to be 1.5kg each (!) to use up a 100mL bottle of 2.5% Baytril in 2 weeks.
Oh my gosh, I moved a decimal! I did the math as 2.5 mg/ml instead of 2.5%! More proof idiots like me shouldn't be dosing their own rats!
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Prescription
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Baytril Prescription

In the UK, baytril is always dispensed ready to give to the rat - I don't know what they do in the US, but the OP is in the UK. Also, we have quite strict controls over antibiotics here, to prevent overuse, so I very much doubt it would be possible to buy a whole bottle. It might seem more economic...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Prescription
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Baytril Prescription

MaisyPolly wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:15 pm
Is 45 pounds a normal price for a phone consultation for a rat? so expensive !
My vets charge $65 USD (53 pounds) for an exam. In regular times, my vet wouldn't do a phone consultation but these aren't regular times :) so I think vets are continuing to charge what they charge for their time.
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Prescription
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Baytril Prescription

It can be complicated. The antibiotics I get from my vet have been pre-mixed into a suspension that I can give directly to my rats. Medications are often not given straight. I would suggest finding out what form of the medicine you've been prescribed. Is it a bottle of straight Baytril or has it alr...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Free roam space advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Free roam space advice

Rats can be great jumpers and I struggled with playpen walls for a while. When I was using smooth opaque materials like cardboard or coroplast (correx), I found that the walls needed to be around 70 cm tall (28") to prevent escapes. Then I switched to clear acrylic (perspex) and I found that playpen...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How To Move Rats Temporarily?
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: How To Move Rats Temporarily?

Scoop them up quickly and confidently. You're going to need to learn how to best handle them and they need to learn that being handled isn't a scary experience!
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Thu May 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Savic royal xl
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Re: Savic royal xl

OOPS! =D
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Mon May 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Savic royal xl
Replies: 3
Views: 3732

Re: Savic royal xl

Hi there, When the cage is split, each individual unit of the Royal Suite 95 is about 95 wide x 63 deep x 60 high (give or take). For me that's right on the edge of being appropriate for up to 5 rats if the space is well used. I kept 4 boys in a single unit Critter Nation for a while (the equivalent...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What is good and what is not
Replies: 2
Views: 3685

Re: What is good and what is not

For the most part, if you eat it, your rats can eat it. Not everything is healthy and some things can cause issues if fed in larger amounts (spinach, citrus, onion, etc) but most things from your dinner plate can be nibbled on safely in small quantities. Table scraps and various things from the frid...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage building requirments
Replies: 2
Views: 3595

Re: Cage building requirments

Wood isn't a great cage material because if your rats can get their teeth on it, they will chew it and also wood absorbs urine and can start to smell terribly very quickly. Unless you absolutely don't have access to good manufactured cages, I really wouldn't recommend a DIY project, especially if yo...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Custom trays for SRS 95?
Replies: 2
Views: 3502

Re: Custom trays for SRS 95?

For a good bond with perspex, you can use an acrylic welding cement instead of glue/adhesive. An acrylic weld actually melts the two pieces of acrylic together to create a very strong join.
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat safe rugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Rat safe rugs

I would second the idea of getting something that can be thrown in the wash (or easily cleaned by some other means). If your rats will be running around on the rugs regularly, you may have need to clean them now and again. Little dribbles can add up.
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Grrreat Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Grrreat Wall

I'm in the States so I don't think I'd be able to help you there. Your local hardware store might carry clear acrylic sheets, they might even be able to cut it for you. If not, you could search acrylic or plastic fabricators in your area or ask local sign shops or frame shops if they have any scraps...
by CorbinDallasMyMan
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Grrreat Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Grrreat Wall

When I made walls/barriers out of opaque materials like cardboard or correx, I found that they had to be really tall to prevent my active jumpers from getting over them. If they were any shorter than 70 cm, my boys could leap right out. I switched to clear perspex and my rats don't even try to jump ...

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