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by Tingles84
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Can't get my boy to take medicine... Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: Can't get my boy to take medicine... Help

Been trying him with custard... He loves it but knows when it's medicated! He's sneezing all the time but the vet said he's otherwise very healthy... No wheezing or anything, lovely coat etc. We're inclined to think he's allergic to his bedding or something so my partner is going to get some differe...
by Tingles84
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Can't get my boy to take medicine... Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Can't get my boy to take medicine... Help

Hi, My rat has been given anti biotics and anti inflammatories for a possible chest infection. I can't get him to take them. He isn't fooled by hiding them in tasty treats, I can't hold him still for long enough to get it into his mouth. I tried putting some on him to lick off during grooming and th...
by Tingles84
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Breaking the treat habit!
Replies: 0
Views: 8299

Breaking the treat habit!

Hi all, I've got one of my babies to the point where, if I open the door and put my hand out, he runs out. All good. Used the same method on the other one and now he won't come onto the hand if there's no treat. The other one will come out with or without a treat, but little Fred will come to my han...
by Tingles84
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Getting rats out of the cage
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Getting rats out of the cage

Hi,
What is the best way to get rats out of the cage? I reach in and pick them up but my other half reckons it's better for them to learn to come out on their own. I'm worried that waiting for this might make them less sociable and more wary of coming out.
What do you reckon?
by Tingles84
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rats and trust
Replies: 1
Views: 1227

New rats and trust

Hi folks, On Wednesday I took ownership of 2 male rats, Charles and Fred. They were six weeks old on Wednesday so still tiny. They were well handled by the breeder. They come out of the cage OK, and Fred seems to have found his favourite spot (under my ponytail on the back of my neck) but Charles wa...

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