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by ElizabethW
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Meds For OAP Chest Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Meds For OAP Chest Problems

I'm no expert, but the baytril dose you mentioned in your first post sounds low for a 600g rat, I don't know what others think. Is he still having the same dosages now as in your first post or are they different? Just wanted to clarify because it might help someone more experienced than me offer you...
by ElizabethW
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Spot-like lump on rex buck's back
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Spot-like lump on rex buck's back

Not an expert, but possibly a cyst? We've dealt with a couple and they've felt almost like a dried pea under the skin and were around the same size as one too. I would keep an eye on it for now and see if it gets any bigger than pea sized, in which case it could be an abscess. Maybe someone else wil...
by ElizabethW
Fri May 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat Death
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Rat Death

Hello, so sorry to hear about your loss, it must have been an awful shock. I'm not an expert so can't really offer any advice about what might have happened to your boy but with regards to adding new friends, if you are left with only one rat then getting him some company quickly is really important...
by ElizabethW
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Lump in throat

So glad it was 'just' an abscess...Sending scritches :love:
by ElizabethW
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Lump in throat

Hoping everything goes well today x
by ElizabethW
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Forum notices and help
Topic: Forum move - new format
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Forum move coming up

Like the new set up and it's great that it's mobile friendly now too - thank you for all your hard work :D
by ElizabethW
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: What is a suitable age to introduce babies
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: What is a suitable age to introduce babies

Hope all goes well :luck:
by ElizabethW
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: What is a suitable age to introduce babies
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: What is a suitable age to introduce babies

I love Rocket's ears :hearts: Hope they're settling in well, they look quite at home!
by ElizabethW
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Issues within the group after complicated neuter
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Issues within the group after complicated neuter

Thank you so much for the replies and reassurance :) We're almost there with healing so I'm hoping to maybe try again with putting them back together tomorrow and praying that Oswald behaves himself; I think he's getting his own back for all the beatings up he's had :roll: It's the first time we've ...
by ElizabethW
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Issues within the group after complicated neuter
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Issues within the group after complicated neuter

Ten days ago we had one of our bucks, Marley, neutered for bullying his two cagemates (neither of whom are neutered.) As he'd already opened himself back up before leaving the vets and seeing as we couldn't put only the calmer one of the others in with him we made the decision to separate him for a ...
by ElizabethW
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rat Introductions making me nervous!
Replies: 23
Views: 976

Re: Rat Introductions making me nervous!

How are things going? :luck:
by ElizabethW
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Another problematic introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Another problematic introduction

Best of luck, let us know how you get on :luck:
by ElizabethW
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: What is a suitable age to introduce babies
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: What is a suitable age to introduce babies

All the kittens we've introduced have been between 9 and 11 weeks, but we look at their size too and whether they are yet big enough to 'hold their own' if necessary during intros (we usually wait for the dinkier ones to grow a bit first,) don't know whether this helps. Exciting, you will have to sh...
by ElizabethW
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Where to find new rats (Sheffield)
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Where to find new rats (Sheffield)

The problem with pet shops is that the rats there are bred for quantity rather than quality, meaning that they are often more prone to health problems or are nervous around humans. Our very first pair of rats came from an 'exotics' pet shop and we were thought because they weren't from Pets At Home ...
by ElizabethW
Sat May 20, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Paddy - URI
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Paddy - URI

No advice but just to let you know I'm thinking of you, let us know how he gets on x

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