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by tehbean
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Suitable cage?
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Suitable cage?

As far as I know, the fewer levels the better as the rats get more physical and mental stimulation making their way around just using hammocks, perches, ropes etc, so if either of those could be taken out altogether that would be good ...the tray isn't as deep as I'd go for but there are other ways ...
by tehbean
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction questions
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Introduction questions

OH MY SQUEE BABIES
*cough* I mean, I hope they all get on well soon, I'll be over to steal, I mean cuddle them, before long :) :luck:
by tehbean
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat wheel
Replies: 24
Views: 2088

Re: Rat wheel

Theyll be fine for a week or two without any wheel, as long as they have other stuff in the cage for entertainment, like wood chew sticks or treats hidden in egg cartons and stuffed old socks
by tehbean
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Rats and tuna fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Rats and tuna fish

Eek I've been eating tuna every day at work for about 6 months now! Might start to cut down hahaha! Didn't realise it wasn't so good for ratties, though I only ever gave it two or three times, in very small amounts :) Should i worry that the cat gets a bit of tinned (in spring water) tuna mixed with...
by tehbean
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Two ops tomorrow... ETA now UTI... ETA crystals present
Replies: 67
Views: 3532

Re: Two ops tomorrow - do I keep them together?

Hope it goes smoothly :luck: when i got mine home from the vets the first thing i did was leave the carrier open on the bed to let them toddle out, so i could watch for ten mins to make sure the anaesthetic hadn't caused any after effects, and if there was any seepage from the wound it would have sh...
by tehbean
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Two ops tomorrow... ETA now UTI... ETA crystals present
Replies: 67
Views: 3532

Re: Two ops tomorrow - do I keep them together?

I would keep them together, and do a 'hospital cage' set-up - fleece rather than substrate to prevent substrate pieces irritating wounds, somewhere warm and cosy to snuggle up and nothing they would need to climb or stretch to reach. I had one boy in for de-lumping and his brother for xray at the sa...
by tehbean
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Soft paper-type substrate brands
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: Soft paper-type substrate brands

No idea what its called or what it's made of but the new animal part of poundstretcher (pet hut I think) sell something that looks very Fitch-like. Never gave it a go, and it could be that teabag stuff people are talking about.
by tehbean
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Glaucoma, eye removal :(
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Glaucoma, eye removal :(

No advice to give, just hugs and wishes for healing :luck:
by tehbean
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Snuffling and cold symptons
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Snuffling and cold symptons

If you're still struggling with what do next - i had the same problem, a boy seeming fine sometimes and struggling others, he had an x-ray which showed one lung was full of fluid and the other fairly normal so it basically depended which side he was leaning or sleeping on as to how much noise he mad...
by tehbean
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Please help! Really bad side-sucking
Replies: 34
Views: 2874

Re: Please help! Really bad side-sucking

Keep going with Frusol, it can help, it eased Cheerio's breathing enough to keep him going for a couple months after an xray showed he had one totally fluid-filled lung. Sorry I can't offer a brighter outlook :(
by tehbean
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Nees help, pus in penis!
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Nees help, pus in penis!

Sorry I can't help, doesn't sound like anything I've heard of, definitely get a vets opinion on it. Eating, drinking and playing are good signs though for his recovery :)
by tehbean
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help - is this an injury or porphyrin?
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Help - is this an injury or porphyrin?

Thanks for the replies, honestly I have no clue what the baldy patch is either, I figured that as he's gotten older and more poorly in general, he's just got more scraggly-looking... maybe I should be concerned though. I'll keep an eye on him. I think the redness is porph, it definitely looks like i...
by tehbean
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help - is this an injury or porphyrin?
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Help - is this an injury or porphyrin?

Cheerio has pretty bad respiratory problems (one good lung, one full of fluid) He has just developed this redness around one eye, I noticed it yesterday http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/jennpeanuts/4fa2fd60-f0d5-4510-88cb-0976ca652d28.jpg http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z159/jennpeanuts/f1...
by tehbean
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Loss of appetite and Disorientation
Replies: 26
Views: 1909

Re: Loss of appetite and Disorientation

So glad to hear he's improved :)
by tehbean
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Loss of appetite and Disorientation
Replies: 26
Views: 1909

Re: Loss of appetite and Disorientation

Hope he's well soon, he is a good age, my respy boy has been ignoring food a bit lately, I've put it down to wariness because he's got bitten by his brother a couple of times recently, and I've only ever seen them argue over food. Any chance yours could be hiding from a grumpy cagemate by barricadin...

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