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by soulphish
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Giving baytril
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Giving baytril

Chicken and sweet squash baby food went down a treat with baytril mixed in. Also having read a few threads on the old forum last night it occurred to me to use my finger rather than a spoon to give it them and they much preferred that, since they wouldn't go near the same mix on a spoon. Panic over...
by soulphish
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Show your set up
Topic: Terenziani/ Critter/ Duval etc. cages
Replies: 11
Views: 6139

Re: Terenziani/ Critter/ Duval etc. cages

This is my current set-up (Critter 3). And I was worried that I was over filling it with stuff, but looking at other set-ups, I think I'm under doing it! I recently turned the top level around so the holes in the floors are not on top of each other (because I also recently removed the ramp to the to...
by soulphish
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Giving baytril
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Giving baytril

Yes, "the look" can come out regularly. Especially if I stick my finger in the cage to stroke them when they are busy cleaning themselves. They just step back a little bit, just out of my reach, and stare at me. As if to say "how dare you?!". Haha!
by soulphish
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Giving baytril
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Giving baytril

It was recently suggested to me to use baby food. Like banana custard, or apple sauce. If its tasty enough, they wont mind. I've used Nutella in the past myself. One of my girls loved it, cleaned the spoon every time! But another one wont touch it! I currently have to feed all 4 of my girls Baytril,...
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Include Republic of Ireland?
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Include Republic of Ireland?

Thanks! I will!

I appreciate the point in the right direction!
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Include Republic of Ireland?
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Include Republic of Ireland?

Hi All! I've noticed that I'm not the only one on this forum from Ireland. This is because this seems to be a great site, with an enormous wealth of knowledge. Rats are not that common as pets in Ireland. So there isn't much of a following, but the few that there is, need somewhere to call home onli...
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

Of course, distract them fast! Haha. Shame my girls arnt really the cuddly type. Cookie can be, but not enough to distract her. Looks like food it is! Haha. They take after my own heart! :D
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

Oh, OK. That would be a lot easier!

Is Aloe Vera safe? Becauae they would surely ingest some while cleaning, which is impossible to prevent!

I know a saline solution is safe, its just "clean water" right?
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

Bathing them easier said than done. We dont get water out with them much (which we are going to change) so they seem to avoid it. We tried to bath them the other day actually, and couldn't get away from the water fast enough. We gave them a big storage container with a little water and a ramp (with ...
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

Oh sorry. Sophie and Cookie definatly are showing symptoms. I think Noodles had a faint rasp on her lungs I think the vet said. Spaghetti hasn't shown any symptoms though. But because it looks like 3 have it, the vets wants to protect Spaghetti. Rather than it just constantly spreading from one to a...
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

Ya, all three of the girls that got injections seem to have redness on their necks, and scratch at it regularly. Ok, so I'll wait until next week, and if no improvement, I'll go in again and ask for Doxycycline to combine with Baytril. Or should it be combined if not used together form the start? Sh...
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

Ok, back from the vet now. Passed on all of your advice, and the vet agrees. She didn't give any injections, and gave me Baytril to give orally instead. I won't put it in the water, just in tasty food twice a day. She also agrees that Cookie was probably chocking, as opposed to vomiting. I suggested...
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

Just looked up Baytril Burn. Sophie got that last time she was sick. But she was on the brink of death. Hadn't eaten for days, and was barely breathing because she was so congested. She had to get at least 2 injections a day for about 5 days in a row. As well as us having to basically force feed her...
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: How to follow threads
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: How to follow threads

Ya, the search is good. used it a few times already. Nothing worse that a search engine that doesn't work well.
by soulphish
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Health
Topic: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)
Replies: 43
Views: 865

Re: A LOT of red mucus around the cage? (Pic heavy)

I love the amount of care and attention everyone is showing here! Thanks guys! OK, so I need to make sure I word this right. I appreciate all your opinions, and I agree with the logic of all of them. I have no problem hand feeding the girls their medicine, especially with the idea of baby food (geni...

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