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by Little_Lovelies
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Older Rat Thinks He is Young Again.
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Older Rat Thinks He is Young Again.

Hey there, I’m really sorry to hear all of that, it sounds like he’s giving you a lot of scares :( How’s your little guy doing today and have you been able to get him to the vets yet? If you don’t know of a good rat-savy vet in your area people here can often help :) It’s lovely that he’s taking so ...
by Little_Lovelies
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Multiple choking episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Multiple choking episodes

Hi ScissorCrow, I'm really sorry to hear that that's happening, it's heartbreaking and terrifying to watch every time, even if they clear it a few seconds later a go right back to eating. One of mine is the same. He started doing it around Christmas time, went from once or twice, to once or twice a ...
by Little_Lovelies
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Best air purifier to get for rats respiratory systems
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: Best air purifier to get for rats respiratory systems

I got this unit ~ https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/283984906596?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=283984906596&targetid=938148484936&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006621&poi=&campaignid=10204071303&mkgroupid=104953043274&rlsatarget=aud-629407027585:pla-938148484936&abcId=1145...
by Little_Lovelies
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?

Hiya Cub, Thanks so much for all the tips! You were not wrong, I thought it smelt like a lovely milkshake, but my little angel said heeeeeeeeell no! It ending up taking forever to get it into him as he got more and more wise to is, so meal-times were a big nightmare but he's fiiiiinally off the stuf...
by Little_Lovelies
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bar chewing, causing rust on newish cage :(
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Bar chewing, causing rust on newish cage :(

Oh that’s a massive relief thank you! I assumed it would be pretty bad. I read so many things about what to cover it with that I assumed it must be a serious hazard. Thanks so much!
by Little_Lovelies
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?

Having just started reading about Pica I thought it was worth pointing out that he’s been prescribed Loxicom & Synulox while we wait for test results. He eats the Loxicom happily but hates the other. How weird that there could be a link between opiates and the behaviour, I had assumed that he might ...
by Little_Lovelies
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?

Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! What’s Pica? I’ll do a search for it as well of course but would love an expert definition :) EDIT: scrap this part as i just found it in the glossary thank you. The poor little angel had actually just been to the vets a day or two before for a limp,...
by Little_Lovelies
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Is eating (not just chewing) Lava Ledges ok?

Hey there,

My boys have had lava ledges for months, and all of a sudden yesterday one has decided to start eating them! I’ve crept up on him about 4 times now and i’m sure he’s actually eating bits not spitting them out, is this ok??

Thank you all!
by Little_Lovelies
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bar chewing, causing rust on newish cage :(
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Bar chewing, causing rust on newish cage :(

Having just inspected the areas again I can see that the colour of the newly exposed metal is grey, and the ares that i’m worried have rusted are brown, but they’re not redish or flakey etc. (only the plastic coating), so maybe this isn’t rust after all? Again probably just wishful thinking, but I d...
by Little_Lovelies
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bar chewing, causing rust on newish cage :(
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Bar chewing, causing rust on newish cage :(

Hi guys, One of my fellas chews the bars at dinner time and i’ve just noticed that a few of his favourite chewing spots are now a little rusty on the inside. It’s not noticeable from the outside so I’m upset that I didn’t realise sooner. Presumably any rust on a spot that he chews needs covering as ...
by Little_Lovelies
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Azithromycin dosege (human variety) for rats, help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Azithromycin dosege (human variety) for rats, help needed

Wow I can't believe how much has changed since that was written! What a shame the page isn't kept up-to-date. He's been pretty good about taking it most days, seems to depend what mood he's in! lol.

Thanks so much for explaining all of that, it's really interesting to know more about this stuff :)
by Little_Lovelies
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Azithromycin dosege (human variety) for rats, help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Azithromycin dosege (human variety) for rats, help needed

Hi Cub, Thanks SO much for your reply! I was looking on http://ratguide.com/meds/antimicrobial_agents/azithromycin.php and clearly getting the maths all wrong! I get so confused with the mg Vs. ml thing that I loose the plot a little! I can see now that it says 8mg per pound. I still don't really ge...
by Little_Lovelies
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Azithromycin dosege (human variety) for rats, help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Azithromycin dosege (human variety) for rats, help needed

Hi guys, I've been meaning to get back here for months and have never quite got that far sorry! I hope you're all well :) Our vet is fantastically knowledgeable about rats and has prescribed Azithromycin for our 650g male ratty who has been on and off antibiotics for respy things ever since we adopt...
by Little_Lovelies
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Are all types of kale ok? And which dark chocolate?
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Are all types of kale ok? And which dark chocolate?

Loving that last reply! : D

Thank you all for the advice : )
by Little_Lovelies
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Edible gnaw treat for boys on a diet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Re: Edible gnaw treat for boys on a diet?

Wow great ideas thank you all! In terms of the puzzle feeders, could anyone link to one that they use? There are so many out there that I'm a bit overwhelmed and would love to find one that someone else's ratties loved from a reputable source (non-toxic plastic etc.) They have a pets at home treat b...

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