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Don't rush into medicating with antibiotics, over use is a very serious problem, and vet advice should always be sought unless you have years of experience with rats. Hopefully a vet wouldn't charge for a full consultation again for the same problem. Does he have any other symptoms of illness? Do yo...
Oh that's better - although I'm now going to say you should actually carry on with the baytril until they've had at least 7 days of it, otherwise you could end up with baytril resistent bacteria. I'd give it twice a day though - 0.1ml each time if your rat is about 200g, 0.15ml if they are 300g, or ...
0.02ml is very low (suitable for a 40g rat! ... not sure how you'd even measure that little), and I agree with cub, antibiotics shouldn't be given as a precaution in this sort of case. They could be dealing with a low level infection, and if they don't have any signs of being unwell (lethargy, stari...
- Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:02 pm
- Forum: Rat rehoming and rescue help
- Topic: Looking for 2 rex ratties in London
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Rescues will sometimes have rexes available, but you could be waiting a while for one, let alone for more, so I would suggest you contact breeders who work with rex from the NFRS breeders list . Also, I strongly recommend starting with a group of 3 rather than 2, it enables the rats to form a variet...
- Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:50 am
- Forum: Habitat
- Topic: Conjunctivitis - gel won't stay in rats eye
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I recommend making a rat baguette! Using a towel (not fleece as it stretches), sit her on it and wrap it around her so that it fits snugly round her neck to prevent arms slipping out, and then continue to wrap quite tightly to prevent wriggling. Once constrained like this, you should be able to open...
- Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:04 pm
- Forum: Feeding
- Topic: Looking for a new complete mix/base mix
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You can kill the moths off by freezing what food you have left - it's the temperature that causes them to hatch out, there's no negative effects on the rats, but it isn't necessarily nice for you. The commercial mixes all have something wrong with them - poor quality protein, too high in protein or ...
I haven't met a venturer, but Jemma has made a triple, but the top third is a separate cage (it's very tall!). It doesn't have a grill across the middle, so the middle tray can just be lifted out to open the cage up. She, and other people who now have it seem very happy with the cage. link to a sell...
Splitting the food is fine - it's especially helpful if there's a greedy rat in the group as it enables the others to get more of a fair share. The best mixes are from Rat Rations , choose one of the complete mixes 7, 8 or 11, and supplement either with daily rat 3 (powder), or Dr. Squiggles daily e...
I agree - scatter feed a dry mix, but I would start off with 15g per rat, your boys are still teenagers, and probably going through a growth spurt, so may even need as much as 20g each. Weigh it out, and if you see them getting fat then reduce it, but if they seem to lose condition then increase it.
- Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:50 pm
- Forum: Reference (under construction)
- Topic: Work in progress
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Please note that this section will be built gradually: updating those articles which have become out of date, and recreating some threads which rely on pictures that photobox no longer allows us to view. It's going to take a while to work through everything, so in the meantime, please continue to us...
- Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:27 am
- Forum: Forum notices and help
- Topic: Forum move - new format
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Ooohh, this new setup is nice. Runs great on a mobile now :) Happy new forum version :birthday: Thanks - hope it proves more useful all round now. :D Note that there are two styles to choose from, either the standard Prosilver (largely blue) or if you pop into your user control panel, under board p...