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by newbie1522
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hip Dysplasia
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Hip Dysplasia

Hi, I have not been active on the forum for a while but my last couple of vets visits have left me a little stumped. One of my foster girls (approx 16 months) developed a limp (no swelling, happy to be examined and handled with no squeaks), after a week of loxicom and no improvement the vet recommen...
by newbie1522
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: injury during introductions
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: injury during introductions

Hi Cub Thank you for responding. The wound is a 1cm long gash, 2mm deep. At first I though it was a bite wound but I cannot see any teeth marks so it is possible it is from claws. So far going slowly seems to be working. I am hoping I just rushed thing as I have only done introductions once before :...
by newbie1522
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: injury during introductions
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: injury during introductions

Hi Again, I have been doing a bit more research and my new plan is to go back to square one. Pop all three in a neutral space (the bath tub plus towel) and observe. If all seems well pop in my smallest (cleaned) carrier, hopefully they will jump in themselves (although my oldest girl may need a hand...
by newbie1522
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: injury during introductions
Replies: 4
Views: 243

injury during introductions

Yesterday we picked up a mother and daughter pair (approximately 15 and 8 months old) to keep our lone doe (approximately 22 months) company after the sudden loss of her cage mate. Our doe had a mammary tumour removed on monday. We are using the carrier method for introductions. This morning I notic...
by newbie1522
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: introductions
Replies: 1
Views: 180

introductions

Hi all,
Just a quick question. How long after an operation should I wait to do introductions? (between adult does)
Thank you :?:
by newbie1522
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lone Rat
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

Lone Rat

Hi - I have been absent from the forum for some time but am back for some expert advice and the voice(s) of experiance. Sadly one of my girls died last week :halo: :love: and I am now left with one girl (21months old) with a small (suspected) mammary tumour. (She has had several removed already and ...
by newbie1522
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: modifying furret XL tower
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: modifying furret XL tower

Thank you for replying to Mary Rhian33, I have not been able to check the forum regularly.
I gave been doing a but if research and Im not sure she has HDL, her symptoms fit PT with respiratory issues..... :(
Have vets app for Saturday morning.
Fingers crossed that I am wrong!
by newbie1522
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: modifying furret XL tower
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: modifying furret XL tower

Thank you for the suggestions.
This is the cage http://www.zooplus.co.uk/esearch.htm#q=FURET%20TOWER.
Will try to modify this weekend.
Thank you for the advice
by newbie1522
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: modifying furret XL tower
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

modifying furret XL tower

Hi, One of my girls is struggling with the tunnel in the XL tower (used to get from the bottom to the top cage). She is 2 years old in one week and I think her age is starting to catch up with her. :olddoe: :love: Does anyone have any advice / ideas / experiance of modifying this tunnel? Part of it ...
by newbie1522
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Health
Topic: ill rat off food
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: ill rat off food

Hi, thanks for the ideas. Sorry i have not been able to post sooner. Caza66 - she is on synulox, terbutaline and loxicom orally and amikacin and bisolvon by nebuliser I have been able to get her to eat and she is acting more like herself which is a huge improvement! I am focusing on getting the anti...
by newbie1522
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ill rat off food
Replies: 5
Views: 485

ill rat off food

My 14 month old girl is suffering with a respiratory infection. She is currently on 2 meds (by nebuliser) and 3 meds (oral). The probelm is she is hardly eating anything and I am really struggling to get the oral meds into her. So far I have tried soya yoghurt, flavoured soya milk, chocolate soya pu...
by newbie1522
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: how to kitten proof the wire door of a cat carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: how to kitten proof the wire door of a cat carrier

Thanks for the pic Ratbubble, nice modding ;) but as I am using the carrier for introductions I am not sure how the cable ties would stand up to my chewers. Acapae_wolf - can I ask what kind of mesh you used. I am not very DIY savy (i wasnt kidding when I wrote I need an idiots guide :oops: ) Thanks...
by newbie1522
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: planning first introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 478

planning first introduction

Hi, I am hoping to get two kittens to add to my existing group on three one year old girls and am trying to plan my introduction strategy well in advance, hopefully this will mean I am calmer and feel more prepared and there will be no nervous human to upset the rats. Sorry for the rambling post and...
by newbie1522
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: how to kitten proof the wire door of a cat carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 919

how to kitten proof the wire door of a cat carrier

Hi There, I am preparing for two more kitten to join my group of three one year old girls some time in december. I hope to start introductions in my cat carrier but the spacing on the front wire door is too big for kittens. I have read opsts on the form of people using wire or mesh to make carriers ...
by newbie1522
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: can anyone recommend a rat carrier?
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: can anyone recommend a rat carrier?

Thank you for your advice. I have just ordered the marchioro carrier, plus some treats :D

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