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by Swiper
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Base Mix advice please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2422

Re: Base Mix advice please.

Where are you getting your rats (you should always have at least two) from? If from a breeder many will be able to advise what their rats do well on, so it's always worth discussing your plans. The other thing I'd really advise is buying a copy of The Scuttling Gourmet (ed 3) by Alison Campbell. It...
by Swiper
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Dry mix advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Re: Dry mix advice

I use Harrisons banana brunch as my base mix, rat rations are where i now order everything they have such an amazing range of food for there dry mix. I also will now be buying it in bigger bulks, my first order was at the beginning of the month still have some left but ordering my big lot on the 28t...
by Swiper
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Show your set up
Topic: Terenziani/ Critter/ Duval etc. cages
Replies: 11
Views: 12634

Re: Terenziani/ Critter/ Duval etc. cages

Here is our cage, the only thing to add is the wheel.


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by Swiper
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Facial Abscess - help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Facial Abscess - help!

Oh no, i'm so sorry your doing whats best for him.
Your in my thoughts. :hearts:
by Swiper
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Facial Abscess - help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Facial Abscess - help!

Awesome, they can tell you if all is normal for the recovery or if they would need to step in give it a bit of help to recovery.
by Swiper
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tilty
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Tilty

Well i have experience with Epilepsy in people, This would not leave any sort of tilt though but i am sure rats can have epilepsy. In people there is different types of seizures, which i am sure if a rat is epileptic there would be more than one type for them. What would be great is to rule out epil...
by Swiper
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Facial Abscess - help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: Facial Abscess - help!

It sounds just like an abscess one of my past rats had, it did end up needing to be operated on to have it removed first time round, it then got infected despite antibiotic after surgery, which then had to had him gassed to have it properly cleaned by the vet, carried on antibiotics and it then clea...
by Swiper
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Photo of my dry mix!
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

New mix :)

I binned my old mix and made up a new one. Harrisons banana brunch - 50 % Mixed Puff, of Buckwheat, Rice and Millet, Cornflakes, Wheetabix - 30% Burns chicken and brown rice dog kibble - 10 % Beetroot Flakes, Apricots diced, Dried Carrots, Peas, Flakes, Hemp seed. - 10% I am going to add in more see...
by Swiper
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Photo of my dry mix!
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

Re: Photo of my dry mix!

Ok here is a list of what i have ordered: Harrisons banana brunch Burns chicken and brown rice kibble Peas, Flakes Beetroot, Flakes Mixed Puff, of Buckwheat, Rice and Millet. Apricots, diced & of course The Scuttling Gourmet as suggested :) I will see where this gets me for my mix, most likely buy t...
by Swiper
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: First aid box!
Replies: 9
Views: 2303

Re: First aid box!

Lovely, i have bought a few bits on saturday and some today. I am asthmatic and have a blue inhailer so that's very handy to know thank you! Here is what i have right now: Hibiscrub (i had this from my mice.) Batryl Cotton buds Blue inhailer Syringes Calprofen (have this in all the time anyway lol) ...
by Swiper
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Photo of my dry mix!
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

Re: Photo of my dry mix!

Thanks, nice to see what others have for there dry mix, to give me a better idea. I'm going to order some base mix and the book suggested to start me off any way, i'm not going to look round in pet stores for the bases iv'e done a lot of travelling past two days, time to be a bit lazy order some stu...
by Swiper
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Photo of my dry mix!
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

Re: Photo of my dry mix!

Sounds like a lovely mix :p

Yes i am going to order one now, just having a browse at what they have for sale :D
Going to order a sputnik and cube from fuzzbutt as well :mrgreen:
by Swiper
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Photo of my dry mix!
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

Re: Photo of my dry mix!

Awesome thanks for all the answers, I will most likely order online from the suggested places instead of buying from the pet stores, i think that's my best option.

Out of curiosity could i ask what your mix is made up from? :)
by Swiper
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Photo of my dry mix!
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

Re: Photo of my dry mix!

Okay what base would be best since nuggets are on the list for base under the shunamite diet, i remember a while back i was told to use this as a base so did not think to get any different. Also what dog food would be better to use? Are the quantities okay? I also saw that nugget as a base was ok in...
by Swiper
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Photo of my dry mix!
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

Re: Photo of my dry mix!

Okay i will try give better details Base: burgess excel rabbit (60%) Dog food: Bakers meaty meals (10%) Cereal: (20%) - Adding some different cereal once i run up to asda, only cornflakes in there right now. Seed/Dry Veg/Fruit/Pasta/Grass/Herb - (10%) There isn't to much pasta in there kinda of adde...

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