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by Little_Lovelies
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Azithromycin dosege (human variety) for rats, help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 310

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: 310

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: 310

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: 823

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: 1107

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...
by Little_Lovelies
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Are all types of kale ok? And which dark chocolate?
Replies: 4
Views: 823

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

I think i read somewhere that curly kale isn’t, but i may have got that the wrong way around. Basically i’m wondering about the kale in an Asda mixed leaf salad bag. Is it always the same type used in bags of salad? I’m not much of a chef so for all I know one type could be ‘desert Kale’ ; ) I’ve he...
by Little_Lovelies
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Edible gnaw treat for boys on a diet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Edible gnaw treat for boys on a diet?

Hi all, Anyone got any good tips for a healthy edible gnaw treat that takes a long time to eat a little of? My boys’ previous owner really over fed them so they’re on a diet and absolutely manic at meal times. I’d feel a lot better being even stricter with their portions until they’re a healthy weig...
by Little_Lovelies
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Temperature & Humidity Ranges
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Temperature & Humidity Ranges

Wow, 23° is very hot. I have one girl who starts to go flat at that temperature. I let the temperature drop to 14-15° and that’s fine for them. In my old apartment during a very cold winter I couldn’t get it above 10° and my naked girl was under the blankets a lot, but the hairy ones were fine, alt...
by Little_Lovelies
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Stupid question but, does anyone give their guys & girls a nightlight?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Stupid question but, does anyone give their guys & girls a nightlight?

No, I don’t give them a nightlight, but it isn’t dark in my living room (curtains aren’t completely closed). I don’t think it would be harmful to give them a nightlight as long as it isn’t to bright. It isn’t dark outside either. Hi Frodo Quin, Thanks very much for the advise and it's nice to meet ...
by Little_Lovelies
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Stupid question but, does anyone give their guys & girls a nightlight?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Stupid question but, does anyone give their guys & girls a nightlight?

Hey all, I've read in a load of places that a rats' eyesight is only a small part of how they navigate, but I still hate turning the light out at night when I've given them an adventurous new layout. I try to make every layout as safe as possible with no big drops, but I know I mustn't make them so ...
by Little_Lovelies
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Temperature & Humidity Ranges
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Temperature & Humidity Ranges

I've never had any experience with the PDSA myself, but most vets get very little training on rodents in general (nevermind rats specifically), and then get very little experience treating them, so I am entirely unsurprised by a veterinary organisation that mostly sees dogs and cats not knowing the...
by Little_Lovelies
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cheap, tip-proof flying saucer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: Cheap, tip-proof flying saucer?

Wilful little cuties! Will do and nice to meet you : )
by Little_Lovelies
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: Temperature & Humidity Ranges
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Temperature & Humidity Ranges

Thank you both so much, that is a HUGE relief! When i came down one morning to find the temperature down to 18 i felt like the worst ratty mum ever and have been scared to turn the heating off ever since?! I try to take most things with a pinch of salt and assess the source etc. but you would think ...
by Little_Lovelies
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Temperature & Humidity Ranges
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Temperature & Humidity Ranges

Hi Guys, So until we adopted our little babes we had had our central heating set to go off from about 12am-6am, and then again from around 8am-3pm as we had no pets. I've read on the PDSA website that they should be kept at 23 degrees and on the RSPCA's one that the room should be between 19-25 degr...
by Little_Lovelies
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cheap, tip-proof flying saucer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: Cheap, tip-proof flying saucer?

Haha, yeah that's very likely to be on the list thank you : ) I just wanted them to have both if at all possible.

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