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by Dutchie
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Home remedy for mites
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Home remedy for mites

Thank you! :girly:
by Dutchie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Home remedy for mites
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Home remedy for mites

I hope it's okay if I ask my question here:
My youngest rats are 3 months old now. The group has been scratching extensively so I want to use ivermectin ( a product from beaphar)
Is it safe for the youngest three?
by Dutchie
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rats suddenly nervous
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: New rats suddenly nervous

My rats were like this too at first. Getting out of the cage themselves and walking all over me, and then the next day they would be scared again. If you like, you could read my topic about it. You can find it by clicking on my user name. I've had my rats for about 3 months now and they're doing gre...
by Dutchie
Mon May 30, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Behaviour 6 weeks old rats against the older ones
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Behaviour 6 weeks old rats against the older ones

Thanks for the replies.

I worry too much about my rats :lol:
They are still doing great.
I tried taking some pictures today but I'm not pleased with the results. So now I'm looking for a good but affordable camera.

Glad I found this forum. It's been a great help!
by Dutchie
Mon May 30, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Toffee bit us! New behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Toffee bit us! New behaviour

How is Toffee doing now?
by Dutchie
Sun May 29, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Behaviour 6 weeks old rats against the older ones
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Behaviour 6 weeks old rats against the older ones

Okay, so my new 2 rats are here! (yes 2, I was supposed to get one but I couldn't choose :mrgreen:) The little ones are a little over 6 weeks old and...well...not scared one bit. I've had them since yesterday. They met with my two girls (6 weeks older) on neutral territory. All went well, after 20 m...
by Dutchie
Tue May 24, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice

Thank you!
Once they're settled after the introduction I will post some pictures.
by Dutchie
Sun May 22, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice

An update: They are doing great :) I have moved them from the seperate room to our hallway and this has worked wonders for them. They have a lot more activity going on around them, and smells and noises etc. Both ratties are much more lively now and love it whenever there are people around. They lik...
by Dutchie
Tue May 17, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How often to wash hammocks
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

Re: How often to wash hammocks

I change them at least once a week...my girls pee in them :P
And not just because of the smell but mostly for the rats themselves, since they are so susceptible to respiratory infections.
by Dutchie
Mon May 02, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Getting rats to use a wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Getting rats to use a wheel

Some rats love it, others don't... not much you can do about it I think. :|
by Dutchie
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice

Time will tell, thank you Mayamy :dumbogirly:
I will continue with picking them up, petting them etc.
They are young so it should be possible for them to overcome their fear.
by Dutchie
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice

The dogs are around me the entire day. My cat walks by the cage sometimes but the rats don't seem to mind. (The breeder has cats and dogs) There are no scary smells or noises, not that I can think of anyway.They don't even flinch when the dogs bark so I don't think the dogs are the problem. It's dis...
by Dutchie
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice

Okay, i'm confused.... now the rats are scared again. :| They came up to me, enjoyed free range... but since yesterday they act as if they barely know me.. I don't get it. I've got them almost 2 weeks now! Will this get better over time? What could be the reason for this behaviour? When I pick them ...
by Dutchie
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice

Thanks for all the help Elizabeth :dumbogirly:
by Dutchie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: Finally i've got rats again....but could use some advice

Were making progress here. They start to enjoy having me around now. They come up to me and bounce around their cage. :) They get out of their cage by themselves now! But I do have a quiestion: They are 7 weeks old and they start to chace each other so one ends up on her back with the other one stan...

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