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by pinksaffy
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Looking for Vet in Cirencester or Swindon area
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Looking for Vet in Cirencester or Swindon area

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a vet in either Cirencester or Swindon?

Thanks in advance,

Hannah
by pinksaffy
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vet in Cheltenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Re: Urgent - Vet Cheltenham

Claire at CasVets on Swindon Road is amazing and very rat savvy. Some of the other vets at this practice are a little less so, especially the other woman who doesn't seem to like rats (or cats according to Jenna... not sure why she became a vet). I can definitely recommend Claire and the other guys ...
by pinksaffy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you know when it's time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: How do you know when it's time?

In the end it seemed Nezumi decided when it was time. I had her booked in to be PTS tomorrow morning and then went to bake banana and honey cakes ready for a goodbye and 18-month birthday party this evening. They're just cooling down now. I came back in to give the ratties their dinner and found Nez...
by pinksaffy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you know when it's time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: How do you know when it's time?

Thanks Rhiannon for your message :) . That is a great set of criteria to think about. She seemed to do ok with the two girls yesterday so I'm just putting them back in now for as bit (although Panya needs some convincing to stop dozing in the Sputnik :roll: ) Luckily (depending on how you look at it...
by pinksaffy
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you know when it's time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: How do you know when it's time?

Ok, I'm trying them together now so I can check on them. Mostly they're just ignoring Nezumi but I'll keep an eye on them.
by pinksaffy
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Health
Topic: found a tumour on Zima :(
Replies: 43
Views: 5019

Re: found a tumour on Zima :(

I'm so glad Zima is ok :D I agree with PhilosophyFox with the loss of appetite probably being due to grogginess. Shu was exactly the same and not her usual bitey self got at least 12 hours ;) The vet said 10 days for Shu too, and I kept to that because I was worried the others would pull out her sti...
by pinksaffy
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you know when it's time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: How do you know when it's time?

Thanks for the advice, Rhian :).

I did have the rest of the rats on a 12 hour rotation with her but they kept trying to flip her or jump on her and she was getting very stressed and porphy. Is there any way to get around this?
by pinksaffy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you know when it's time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

How do you know when it's time?

I'm just looking for some advice. Nezumi, our18 month old rat, has a very large, rapidly growing, inoperable lump on her back. It's so large now that she can't lift one of her legs and moves around using her front legs and remaining back leg. She's showing no signs of pain although does have a littl...
by pinksaffy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: found a tumour on Zima :(
Replies: 43
Views: 5019

Re: found a tumour on Zima :(

It sounds like Zima is having a similar op to what our Shu had two weeks ago. I think it's pretty routine. Shu's fine now, as I'm sure Zima will be, and running round the cage like a maniac, although she is still a little bald on her tummy :lol: . Good luck, best wishes and scrtiches for Zima :luck:...
by pinksaffy
Mon May 21, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hard lump on back
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: Hard lump on back

Ok, it's bad news. The vet has confirmed it is a tumour and has only given Nezumi a week more before I should consider having her PTS. I'm devastated. :( As the lump still feels hard underneath the vet has said it's still likely a tumour. Nezumi's also fine in herself, showing no signs of pain or il...
by pinksaffy
Mon May 21, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Hard lump on back
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: Hard lump on back

Thanks for the replies and sorry for my late one, I hadn't realised people had replied. So Nezumi finished her course of Baytril and the lump just got bigger and bigger and harder and harder. I took her to the vet last week, different vet same practice, and he concluded that antibiotics were not goi...
by pinksaffy
Fri May 04, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Hard lump on back
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Hard lump on back

I was just wondering if anyone had seen the following before. Over five days Nezumi developed a grape sized lump on her lower back. It is hard and feels like bone under the skin although the vet has told me it's more likely within the muscle. She has had no reduction in movement; both her hind legs ...
by pinksaffy
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The Savic Royal Family
Replies: 114
Views: 26226

Re: The Savic Royal Family

I have my SRS! :D And the rats are loving it! :love:

It's so much easier to interact with them, although they are slightly confused by the walls becoming a door :lol:

I can see what people mean about substrate escaping,though. :roll:
by pinksaffy
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The Savic Royal Family
Replies: 114
Views: 26226

Re: The Savic Royal Family

Just ordered a SRS and I'm soooo excited! :D :D :D Went to tell the girlies, who are currently in a Jenny. I bet they are wondering what I'm making all the fuss about. :dumbo: :roll: I've been thinking about getting a better cage for almost a year now and what with a bit of Christmas money, a leavin...
by pinksaffy
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat Cataracts
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Rat Cataracts

Roland, my oldest female ratty (31 months), had just been diagnosed by our vet with cataracts in both her eyes. I was very surprised by how quickly they appeared. I'd been away for 3 weeks for work, while the OH looked after our pets, and returned to a blind ratty :( . She seems to be coping well th...

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