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by 4Happyrats
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I think the rats I am pet sitting have URIS?
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: I think the rats I am pet sitting have URIS?

Greetings from South Africa. This person left you with the sole responsibility to look after the animals. It would be fair to say they trust your judgement if anything happens. The right thing to do in a situation like this where the animals are in distress, (and you can't get hold of the owner), ta...
by 4Happyrats
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat with pale triangle shape in his eye
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Rat with pale triangle shape in his eye

Hopefully, I can give you some advice here because I went through the same thing a month ago with my boy. If you see any 'strange' shape or colour deep inside (not on top) in low light there is definitely something wrong with the eye. Now, either one of two things is normally wrong: Glaucoma or cata...
by 4Happyrats
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Image of a DIGGING BOX for ratties
Replies: 0
Views: 2562

Image of a DIGGING BOX for ratties

Hi everybody Here is an illustration that I have made of a digging box for ratties. As a substrate, I use organic indoor potting soil without any fertilisers. Remember that there is NO soil in potting soil but only organic matter like bark and leaves. Even my rat with all his allergies is perfectly ...
by 4Happyrats
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Bad influence from other rats?
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Bad influence from other rats?

I don't know how much I can help, but I thought I'd have a go! I've only ever heard of learned behaviour acting in the opposite way - that if you put skittish rescues with social outgoing rats, it will help them become more confident. Not all rats like staying still and being cuddled - could it jus...
by 4Happyrats
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Bad influence from other rats?
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Bad influence from other rats?

My rats are getting more and more skittish by the week. Background: I got two females from a pet shop about 10 months ago. Obviously, they were abused because they were piled up in a fish tank. I could never manage to win their trust to the point where I could touch them. They will spend time in my ...

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