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by HereticPr1me
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help! New rat sneezing!
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Help! New rat sneezing!

TL;DR new home sneezes are a thing, isolate her and monitor for a couple of weeks, use paper-based bedding and make sure she is a girl. Hi, and welcome :) Firstly, it is good practise to always keep a new rat(s) separated from the others for a couple of weeks to watch for any signs of infection or i...
by HereticPr1me
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Slightly uncoordinated
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Slightly uncoordinated

Honestly, Ive never seen this behaviour. How is she now ? Based on how you describe her movement, and that she's ok at speed but jerky with slow movements, I think I would look at fine motor control. How is her dexterity when manipulating pieces of food ? does she hold it ok, can she grab with both ...
by HereticPr1me
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Hi guys!! New fur buddies!
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Hi guys!! New fur buddies!

Hi, and welcome to FR ! :D Sounds like youve got a good handle on what youre doing, so just a couple of quick additions from me: If you get bit make a high pitch "Eeeee" sound. This is how they communicate something they dont like to each other, youll see it works. If its a top loading carrier, chan...
by HereticPr1me
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New single rat
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: New single rat

Daaah thats great to hear :love: :D
She'll really appreciate the ratty company of her new friend - they both will !
by HereticPr1me
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Rat rehoming and rescue help
Topic: How to adopt lab rats?
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: How to adopt lab rats?

They *can* be, but its a condition of the license whereby the experiments are such that the animal can be rehomed at the end of the study. It does happen in the UK, I have two myself that were used in "behavioural" experiments at a university lab. I know someone who also had a rabbit where iirc the ...
by HereticPr1me
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat just had surgery please help - odd procedure???
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Rat just had surgery please help - odd procedure???

In terms of post op / open wound care, the key is keeping the wound clean. Manuka honey can work wonders - especially the vet grade stuff. Theres also Vetericin wash and gel that is good too. Rats are incredibly good healers and youre hopefully seeing the tissue granulating and new skin forming by n...
by HereticPr1me
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Lump in throat

Aww that's good news, bless 'em :)
Hopefully itll stay gone now !

Scritches to both :love:
by HereticPr1me
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Lump in throat

Paws crossed all goes well :love:
by HereticPr1me
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump in throat
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Lump in throat

Ive not seen any tumour lumps on the throat myself, did it come up quickly ?
Im wondering if its maybe an abscess ?
by HereticPr1me
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat safe rugs
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Rat safe rugs

Not sure about rat safe materials, Id assume most rug/carpet material ought to be non toxic.

But...I would also say, in my experience, that a rubber backing will likely encourage them to chew it.

Id go with something light enough you can stick it in the washing machine from time to time ;)
by HereticPr1me
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Senior aid and other vitamins
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: Senior aid and other vitamins

Heya, hope your boys are doing well :oldbuck: Youve probably found the answer by now but thought I share that Viovet has the ingredients listed as : Ingredients The following shows the mg/10ml. Liquid Glucosamine HCL - 300mg Omega 3 Fatty Acids - 125mg Chondroitin Sulphate - 120mg Phosphatidylserine...
by HereticPr1me
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Forum notices and help
Topic: Forum move - new format
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Forum move coming up

Ooohh, this new setup is nice.
Runs great on a mobile now :)

Happy new forum version :birthday:
by HereticPr1me
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear Infection or Pituitary Tumour?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: Ear Infection or Pituitary Tumour?!

Sorry Im late to this, but that's a superb result :)
Go Ziggy \o/

As an addition,
Ive used steroids loads of times, occasionally for weeks at a time (PT) but I didn't know they could, potentially, cause that kind of reaction, so Ive learned something important here myself, thank you both ;)
by HereticPr1me
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Odd behaviour after ear infection
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Odd behaviour after ear infection

My boy Seavers (aka Colt Seavers from the fall guy) came to me as a rescue with a very bad inner ear infection. He would literally corkscrew in my hands. I treated with ABs and the infection cleared up, the tumbling stopped, his balance was mostly good. But the head tilt remained with him for the re...
by HereticPr1me
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: The Crazy Rat Trip
Replies: 36
Views: 3448

Re: The Crazy Rat Trip

How wonderful :)
Congratulations to all !

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