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by frodo quin
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: Potential owner looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: Potential owner looking for advice

Can’t you take take them with you when you are traveling? I would only do that if you don’t have to fly and have an experienced vet there as well as at home. I consider a week quite long to not receive any attention. Less than normal, okay, but non at al…And wat about other care? Things like cleanin...
by frodo quin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Rewarding Moments
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Rewarding Moments

A wonderful post :hearts:
by frodo quin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Doe seems to be on high alert all the time
Replies: 15
Views: 2123

Re: Doe seems to be on high alert all the time

I can imagine
by frodo quin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hormonal Implant for rats
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Hormonal Implant for rats

Great that you see positive changes!

Did they happen to tell you more about their experience with implants and why they choose this over neutering?
by frodo quin
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: favorit toys
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: favorit toys

Mine don’t play whit those kinds of toys either. What they do like: a roll of toilet paper (put on top of the cage with a strand of paper hanging in the gage) to build nests, paper tea bag’s hanging on a string, filled with food, stuffed toilet rolls with food inside, a feathers on a stick cat toy (...
by frodo quin
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Fresh foods suggestions

I would have never thought of making seitan for the rats! I'm making it tonight so I may well put some aside that's not heavily seasoned for them to try. That’s how I do it as well. I make their pumpkin – seitan dish when I make mine, but I don’t season theirs or only put some rat appropriate herbs...
by frodo quin
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Quality of Life Advice Please
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Quality of Life Advice Please

So sorry to hear about your loss! Has the The Governor other friends or is he on his own?
by frodo quin
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to build op the group
Replies: 31
Views: 4572

Re: How to build op the group

The idea is the same, but it usually goes a lot easier, so you can go through the process faster. I would expect that you can have them in a half-decorated cage in 24 hours.

I don’t use a carrier but introduce them on neutral territory and move on to a small cage if they don’t show aggression.
by frodo quin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Fresh foods suggestions

Some things I feed my rats regularly when they are young: -broccoli with lentils and quinoa -celery and tofu (blended) -Pak choy, sweet potato (blended) and chickpeas -kale, nettle and yofu (blended) -pumpkin, peas, and homemade seitan (gluten flour and chickpea flour) -a salad of leafy greens, chic...
by frodo quin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hormonal Implant for rats
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Hormonal Implant for rats

No experience with implants, but curious to know more about them. If the vets aren’t keen on spaying, they definitely shouldn’t spay your rat (or preform any other operation on them). As cub says, a vet who is capable of preforming surgery on rats is very necessity if you have rats. They will need s...
by frodo quin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Doe seems to be on high alert all the time
Replies: 15
Views: 2123

Re: Doe seems to be on high alert all the time

Did her behavior change back after she got of the meds or was she still getting them?

Good luck at the vet tomorrow.
by frodo quin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Strange recurring infection
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Strange recurring infection

No, she didn’t take a swap. We actually never do, unless an infection isn’t responding well to the antibiotics. She gets a painkiller and two kinds of antibiotics by the way. One local and one oral.
by frodo quin
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Strange recurring infection
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Strange recurring infection

One of my girls had an abscess on her troth a couple of months ago. Friday night I noticed that it came back, and my vet operated on Saturday. The abscess wasn’t well capsuled in, but the strange thing was that, surrounded by pus, there were lymph glands. My vet took a biopsy and the tissue will be ...
by frodo quin
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: My mom does not want a rat because they smell
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: My mom does not want a rat because they smell

I agree with cub and cyber ratty. Rats (yes always plural ;) ) are in many ways very different than hamsters, the smell is one of them. Rats poop a lot more, there are more of them and they drink a lot more and therefor also pee a lot more. It is mostly the pee that makes the cage smell quickly. Rat...
by frodo quin
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Grieving advice
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Grieving advice

To make things difficult ;) , I wouldn’t if the don’t want to. They want cuddles, but don’t want to explore. I would give them their cuddles and some time to grieve. In my experience, they need that, and it takes about a week until the worst is blown over. Then they can use distraction and new cage ...

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