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by amy104
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Dog vaccination and rats
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Re: Dog vaccination and rats

Just for reference the Bordatella vaccine is commonly refered to as the kennel cough vaccination. Its an elective vaccine, so you don't have to have it. Its the one they spray up the dogs nose.
by amy104
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Best cage layout
Replies: 7
Views: 7521

Re: Best cage layout

The cage liners made for Guinea Pigs often have wadding in. This will be really dangerous for rats as they will almost certainly chew holes in the liner and could get toes etc caught in the liner. They also scent mark alot more than piggies, they will get smelly quicker but if you start washing them...
by amy104
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage placement with dogs in house
Replies: 5
Views: 4992

Re: Cage placement with dogs in house

One thing I've just remembered is that one of the live vaccines for dogs (bordetella, I think) can actually transmit the disease to rats, so you'd need to keep the dogs and rats completely separate (separate airspaces) for a couple weeks afterwards each time they get the vaccine. Yes, its the kenne...
by amy104
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: SRS without stand
Replies: 0
Views: 1993

SRS without stand

Can you take these off and if so does it make it more difficult to clean? I'm really fed up of having to fish out loose substrate from underneath it now they are on carpet and its not such an easy sweep job.
by amy104
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Improving weight on a non food orientated rat
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: Improving weight on a non food orientated rat

He's really not big on sweet stuff so my usual go to such as Weight-Up Baby!, Porriage with Coconut milk etc he'll nibble at then get fed up. Same with Cous cous and other things I've tried. I'm starting to wonder if I'd be better off trying lots of small top ups instead of twice a day, but that's n...
by amy104
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Improving weight on a non food orientated rat
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Improving weight on a non food orientated rat

Latte regularly suffers respy flare and as a result his weight is pretty low. However he's not the biggest of eaters and all my usual ways of building up a poorly rat aren't really working, does anyone have any suggestions please?
by amy104
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Puppy Training Pads for post op care
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Puppy Training Pads for post op care

Cheaper shops like pound stores usually sell small packs of unscented ones. I use them occasionally for post op bunnies.
by amy104
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Round Bellys but Square Tails
Replies: 4
Views: 4711

Re: Round Bellys but Square Tails

You're a star thank you. :D
by amy104
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Round Bellys but Square Tails
Replies: 4
Views: 4711

Re: Round Bellys but Square Tails

Thanks Beri, their coats are actually not great, one has also been barbered, which was why these two specifically came to me because they wanted this pair to go to a owner who loved them for being rats, not for their looks.

And its a slight edge, not matchstick.
by amy104
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: Round Bellys but Square Tails
Replies: 4
Views: 4711

Round Bellys but Square Tails

I adopted 2 boys yesterday and both are a little square tailed, one worse than the other, but they are also a little fat around the stomach area. They were previously fed lab blocks but will be moved onto my own mix based on shunamite diet. Should I do anything extra for them to improve condition? B...
by amy104
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Echinaea/flowers in daily mix?
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Re: Echinaea/flowers in daily mix?

I add it to every other batch of food I make up as it's not as effective if taken indefinitely you are recommended to take a break.
by amy104
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: RatOutofHell Rescue taking a break
Replies: 17
Views: 11199

Re: RatOutofHell Rescue taking a break

You do amazing work but you also have a life and it is now time to prioritise, always here for you as is my coffee machine ;) :hearts: I totally agree with this. Sometimes you need to look after yourself first. You have made a massive difference to many ratties and I completely admire you. If you a...
by amy104
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Where to buy a Furet plus?
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

Re: Where to buy a Furet plus?

No help I'm afraid but if you have any joy please let me know as I'd love another so I can make a tower if needed for fosters.
by amy104
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Adjusting my mix to make it more Kidney Friendly
Replies: 12
Views: 4044

Re: Adjusting my mix to make it more Kidney Friendly

Thank you everyone. I bought the seed ages ago, so may be ok, but bag is nearly empty so I've ordered some from RR for the next batch.
by amy104
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Adjusting my mix to make it more Kidney Friendly
Replies: 12
Views: 4044

Re: Adjusting my mix to make it more Kidney Friendly

Ingredients: Barley, Peas, Cereal straw (treated), Wheat feed, Expelled linseed, Maize, Oats, Soya, Alfalfa, Calcium carbonate, Grass meal, Expelled soya oil, Salt, Dired carrots, Dried fruit, Mint, Natural vitamins, Vitamins and minerals, Di-calcium Phosphate, Herbs. Analysis: Protein 13.5%, Fibre ...

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