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by rattienewbie
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: been a long time, some advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4809

been a long time, some advice needed

Hi doubt anyone will remember me, not been on this forum for about a year and a half, probably posting this in the wrong place... Ive got 4 girls, 2 of which are nearly 2 (Holly and Daisy) and the other two are a year and a half (Bella and Nikita) Both Bella and Nikita have quite large mammary tumou...
by rattienewbie
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Boredom?
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: Boredom?

This sounds normal to me, they will be play fighting and might be establishing hierarchy, no blood no foul. But if you're worried about boredom theres a few things you can do for them while you are still figuring out free range space, heres a link to a thread on this forum but theres loads more idea...
by rattienewbie
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Varieties and genetics
Topic: High whites?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

Re: High whites?!

Hey I don't know much about megacolon so you should follow Mary's advice and speak to the breeder but I just wanted to show you pictures of my babies as 2 look similar to yours, got them 3 months ago and they are fine. Bella http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j358/Carrie_Connell/Ratties/DSC_1116_zp...
by rattienewbie
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Jumping Girls and 'rat-proofing'.
Replies: 9
Views: 2986

Re: Jumping Girls and 'rat-proofing'.

It might be easier to cover the gap in the bath. I had made an enclosure out of cardboard in the living room and it was fine to start but after a while two of the babies kept testing the boundaries and finding ways to escape. It was starting to get on my nerves because I felt that I was too busy pol...
by rattienewbie
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Sleepy rat
Replies: 8
Views: 2020

Re: Sleepy rat

I have the same problem with my 7yr old son :lol:
by rattienewbie
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: 2 weeks in and feeling disheartened.
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: 2 weeks in and feeling disheartened.

It will get easier, my first two pee'd themselves whenever I lifted them up till about 3 weeks in. These were my first rats so a lot of it was trial and error, I was anxious to build trust and at some points stressed which they no doubt picked up on. When I got a second pair of girls my approach was...
by rattienewbie
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat noises?
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Rat noises?

Don't feel any vibration, think I'll get her checked out just in case though, for peace of mind if nothing else, thanks everyone
by rattienewbie
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat noises?
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Rat noises?

Tried recording but its not getting picked up on the recording its too quiet. It kinda sounds like a dog whimper like when dogs are dreaming, just really quiet, and not along with every breath, just little bursts. She's highly excitable constantly pinging around during freerange and I don't hear it ...
by rattienewbie
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat noises?
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Rat noises?

Wasn't sure whether to post this here or behaviour since I think it might be behavioural but worried in case there was something wrong health-wise. I noticed that Daisy is making noises, its hard to explain really but doesn't sound nasal or hooty. I noticed this when I put her on my sons friends sho...
by rattienewbie
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Need help. New to petting rats. They're starving.
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: Need help. New to petting rats. They're starving.

Put a litter tray in the base and add substrate bedding (shredded cardboard ect) put their food in this so not only will they enjoy looking for food (natural behaviour) but it will also prevent it from falling through the bars. I would also look for a rat mix for them as this is provides a balanced ...
by rattienewbie
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Stuck with one rat
Replies: 28
Views: 8044

Re: Stuck with one rat

Hey Kimono, sorry to hear about your situation, its a tough one and no doubt frustrating for you. Its worth saying that just like with children adults also give in to bribery. Is there anything your parents have been wanting you to do, take on more chores around the house or improve your grades etc?...
by rattienewbie
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help! My new rat is not eating or drinking!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 4474

Re: Help! My new rat is not eating or drinking!! :(

Aw bless her, I agree with the others she needs someone her own age. I got my girls in sets of two and the older girls do play with the younger ones but the two babies zip about together when the others are lazing around. They also play fight with each other where they are more evenly matched, every...
by rattienewbie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Can you suggest a mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2713

Re: Can you suggest a mix?

Wow quite a lot goes into these mixes huh, maybe I ought to eat them myself, although I may pass on the Insectivorous Feast hehe :lol: Thanks for the help
by rattienewbie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Can you suggest a mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2713

Re: Can you suggest a mix?

That's exactly what I was looking for Jemma thanks a lot :D this sounds like a good starting point to me
by rattienewbie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Can you suggest a mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2713

Can you suggest a mix?

Hi there my two young does are currently eating a rat mix I got from the pet shop, its unbranded, basically all they had. Anyways I'd like to know exactly what my girls are eating and I don't really trust my pet shop. For instance there's dried corn in the rat mix and Im sure I read somewhere it lea...

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