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by Wilcox_87
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pituitary dwarfism
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Pituitary dwarfism

Hello all, I picked up my three new fur babies a couple of weeks ago, and the girl said that one of the boys was very small, a runt as she called him. When I went to collect him I realised that there was far more to him than just being small. He has a very short face with big ears and the biggest ey...
by Wilcox_87
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Health
Topic: PT support
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: PT support

Thank you :) What a shock it must have been with your girl :( Sorry for your loss. It is awful to just watch them deteriorate, knowing that there is nothing that you can do to help. I have a couple of 17 month old bucks lined up for Damon that I am picking up weekend after next. I can’t bring myself...
by Wilcox_87
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: PT support
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: PT support

We had to say goodbye to our sweet little boy this morning. I couldn’t convince him to stay in any of his beds last night. He spent the whole night on the floor of the cage in the open. When I picked him up this morning he was wet with pee. I put him on the floor and he just kept rolling on his side...
by Wilcox_87
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: PT support
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: PT support

I tried him with the RR elderly/sick soft food last night and he wouldn’t touch it unfortunately, that is why I tried with the baby food and he ate that okay. He hasn’t been able to eat dried food since Thursday night. He just couldn’t hold it and was shredding it and not eating it. He looked a lot ...
by Wilcox_87
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: PT support
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: PT support

My poorly baby is home from the vets. As I suspected, his x-rays didn’t really show much but at least we know he doesn’t have any large internal tumours hiding away. The vet agreed with me that it is most like a pituitary tumour :cry: On the x-ray his tummy looked like it had more gas in it than foo...
by Wilcox_87
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: PT support
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: PT support

Thank you both! I have read on a couple of the European forums that Bromocriptine can be a wonder drug, if it is a prolactin sensitive PT, however it looks like it can be difficult to get hold of here, I will see what the vet says. Will the vet be able to get hold of human Cabergoline tablets? That ...
by Wilcox_87
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Rat rehoming and rescue help
Topic: 3 adult unsocialised males, North East
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: 3 adult unsocialised males, North East

UPDATE

These two beautiful boys have now gone to a wonderful home :hearts: :luck:
by Wilcox_87
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Health
Topic: PT support
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

PT support

So it seems like the inevitable has happened, after 6 years of rat owning I have most likely come across my first PT :cry: My boy Klaus is approx 21 months old and is showing a lot of signs of a PT. He is weak on all legs, off balance, struggling to climb, struggling to hold food, keeps stiffening h...
by Wilcox_87
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Rat rehoming and rescue help
Topic: 3 adult unsocialised males, North East
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: 3 adult unsocialised males, North East

UPDATE Unfortunately, one of the hooded boys passed over the rainbow bridge yesterday evening :cry: The lady caring for them said that he was absolutely fine about an hour earlier, active and not showing any sign of illness but she found him dead when she went back in. We are thinking it was either ...
by Wilcox_87
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: Rat in garden with collar? Possible pet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Rat in garden with collar? Possible pet?

Any update on this little one?
by Wilcox_87
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Rat rehoming and rescue help
Topic: 3 adult unsocialised males, North East
Replies: 2
Views: 685

3 adult unsocialised males, North East

Contact details: FR username Wilcox_87. I do not currently have the rats but the lady who runs the rescue has asked me to help find them a suitable home and has given me full permission to be a primary contact. Rescue organisation: Hartlepool Animal Rescue, Rehab and Rehoming. Location: Currently i...
by Wilcox_87
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cozy Pet Cage
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Cozy Pet Cage

I have had multiple cages over the years and sometimes it can be really difficult to find a corner toilet that will attach properly, especially if you have rats that enjoy furniture moving :lol: There are some toilets out there that have plastic threads that stick between the bars and then a plastic...
by Wilcox_87
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat's swolllen front paws!
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Rat's swolllen front paws!

Hello, welcome to FR and the World of rats! I use the Calprofen dosage that Bazu worked out a couple of years ago which is 0.04ml-0.12ml per 100g of rat http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=30170&p=280095&hilit=Calprofen#p280095. Two of mine will take it straight from the syringe bu...
by Wilcox_87
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

Hope she is doing better now
by Wilcox_87
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Senior aid and other vitamins
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Senior aid and other vitamins

I started giving Senior Aid today as two of my three bucks are now starting with HLD, one of them seems to be progressing rather quickly :( On the bottle it says that it also contains “a full compliment of vitamins and minerals”, but it doesn’t say which ones. As it is fed on a daily basis does this...

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