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by cyber ratty
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Possibly pregnant rat!
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Possibly pregnant rat!

That's good news :)
by cyber ratty
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Forum notices and help
Topic: Forum downtime - Monday 15/10/18
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Forum downtime - Monday 15/10/18

I shall attempt to upgrade the archive forum today, so please continue to use this one as normal.
by cyber ratty
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Forum notices and help
Topic: Forum downtime - Monday 15/10/18
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Forum downtime - Monday 15/10/18

So I did have a go, but failed. I'd taken a backup before my attempt and have now restored it - so if you managed to post something inbetween I'm afraid it will have been lost.

I'm just waiting for some advice before I try again, but hopefully it will be tomorrow.
by cyber ratty
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Forum notices and help
Topic: Forum downtime - Monday 15/10/18
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Forum downtime - Monday 15/10/18

I shall be attempting to upgrade the forum software tomorrow morning - I've not done it before so I'm not sure how long it will take me, but hopefully it will be back before lunchtime.

Once I've successfully updated the current forum, I'll do the same for the archive.

Wish me luck!
by cyber ratty
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Advice following a vet visit.
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Advice following a vet visit.

Your brain is right, there is no point in separating them, and it is actively the wrong thing to do from a social aspect. When rats have respiratory symptoms, the usual culprits are organisms which all rats have anyway so they can't infect any others, and if there were to be a new virus (e.g. brough...
by cyber ratty
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Possibly pregnant rat!
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Possibly pregnant rat!

A belly that is pregnant rather than just well fed has a different shape to it. Near to the due date, you should start to see the bulge spreading around the side, like a thick belt (the uterus is horn shaped). This girl delivered a litter of 10 a day after this picture was taken http://ang.homedns.o...
by cyber ratty
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Feeding Advice

We have an article listing safe fruit and veg here , although keep fruit to a minimum as it is high in sugar. If you want to buy something ready made for their main diet, I recommend Rat Rations #11 . Don't use a bowl for their dry mix, measure out about 15g per rat per day and scatter it over the l...
by cyber ratty
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Possibly pregnant rat!
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Possibly pregnant rat!

It's not easy to tell whether a rat is pregnant until very close to their due date (total gestation is usually 23 days), and actually unless the vet is experienced with an ultrasound, they may not be able to tell anyway. Since you've already had her for over two weeks, there won't be long left. If y...
by cyber ratty
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Rat rehoming and rescue help
Topic: In need of rat to join my two females
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: In need of rat to join my two females

It may help if you indicate roughly whereabouts you are.
by cyber ratty
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Substrate recommendations - finacard and green mile comparison
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Substrate recommendations - finacard and green mile comparison

I've never had any problems with finacard being dusty, but I know they changed the manufacturing process a while back to address some of the issues people had reported about dust, so it's worth trying a new bale to see what you think. Definitely use some sort of substrate though, rather than a layer...
by cyber ratty
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Invasive rat
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Invasive rat

I would advise you to not let her do that (plenty of health reasons to not let rats into your orifices!)- and it's better to set ground rules from the start before it becomes too much of a habit.
by cyber ratty
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Hi guys!! New fur buddies!
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Hi guys!! New fur buddies!

I've no idea what the tissue trick is, but rats are very different from hamsters - they will respond best to confident handling, don't let them avoid contact with you. Firstly, ensure there is nothing enclosed within the cage, and if possible, arrange it so that you can reach the rats with two hands...
by cyber ratty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Overly dominant rat
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Overly dominant rat

I would go ahead and neuter him, it doesn't sound like anyone is happy as things are, so there's no point in letting the behaviour continue.
by cyber ratty
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New member - one sexually aggressive male rat
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: New member - one sexually aggressive male rat

If the one being humped doesn't seem to mind, then don't worry about trying to stop it. However I agree with the previous comments - a group of 3 or more works best for rats anyway. :luck:
by cyber ratty
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New single rat
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: New single rat

Use the carrier you transport the rats around in - this one is good quality, or this.

Rats do best in a group of 3 or more, so I really do recommend getting her two friends. :)

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