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by Muskrat
Fri May 22, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanization Cost UK
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Euthanization Cost UK

Ring your vet and ask them directly, as the cost varies wildly in my experience. He should see the vet for an check-up before you come to that decision anyway really.

Sorry to hear your poor rat is unwell :(
by Muskrat
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bordetella - please help!
Replies: 24
Views: 1148

Re: Bordetella - please help!

I'm sorry you've had this worry, I hope you have someone around for lots of hugs! I've been both involved with rats and working in kennels (boarding, rescue and stray kennels) for about 6 years now and have probably seen just about every different strain of KC, as well as MANY things which rats (and...
by Muskrat
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I think my rat just went blind
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: I think my rat just went blind

Good luck! When Esme was on drops I used to hold her with one hand - thumb and little finger meeting under her chest/armpits, with the knuckles of my first two fingers resting either side of her head behind her ears. She quickly learned to just stay still for two seconds while I did this, and I'd ju...
by Muskrat
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I think my rat just went blind
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: I think my rat just went blind

Esme's cataracts appeared (they very much appearered rather than developed! One day her eyes were normal, suddenly they were weird! So probably different to what you're describing!) when she was 18 months. We treated for glaucoma for a couple of weeks and considered diabetes, but in the end settled ...
by Muskrat
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I think my rat just went blind
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: I think my rat just went blind

Esme did develop very early cataracts and lived happily with them for a long time. In the end hers were put down to some kind of head trauma - she was incredibly skittish and it wasn uncommon for her to spook and fall/jump off things in attempt to flee. I will try and dig up some more info on hers -...
by Muskrat
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Head tilt, infection and neurological symptoms
Replies: 67
Views: 2300

Re: Head tilt, infection and neurological symptoms

How is she today? :hearts:
by Muskrat
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Head tilt, infection and neurological symptoms
Replies: 67
Views: 2300

Re: Head tilt, infection and neurological symptoms

My only experience of head-things is Tomten's tilt which lingered after his ear infection cleared up, and Burdock's general gross head infection so possibly not much use. She does look in need of cuddles though, poor little lady :(. If Laura is unable to help then Emmie will be back and forth to new...
by Muskrat
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Infected eye, nasal passages and ears? Urgent!
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Infected eye, nasal passages and ears? Urgent!

Thank you Alison. He's actually looking a bit better, his eye isn't porphy any more, just a bit scabby on the surface, he doesn't smell so bad and his ears are the same - no better, no worse. He's ok in himself, cheerful and hungry! I honestly wasn't expecting him to improve, so pleased he's looking...
by Muskrat
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Infected eye, nasal passages and ears? Urgent!
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Infected eye, nasal passages and ears? Urgent!

After Ptarmie died this week I noticed his brother had a sore eye, just a bit cloudy and dry looking. He went off to the vets and it then looked scratched and he was making chewing motions (but with nothing in his mouth and definitely not bruxxing). There's nothing wrong with his teeth. He got some ...
by Muskrat
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Oldies eating loads but still losing weight?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Oldies eating loads but still losing weight?

I think you may be right and it's a combination of age and weather. They do have extras, but generally just some of the healthier parts of our tea. They don't get too much because Ptarmie has a bit of a sensitive tummy and too many veggies give him very stinky, not-nice poos! :lol: I may have to sta...
by Muskrat
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Oldies eating loads but still losing weight?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Oldies eating loads but still losing weight?

We have 3 oldies - Oak (30ish months, respy and has always been small and skinny, but well in himself), Burdock (26ish months and very healthy) and Ptarmigan (26ish months, recovering from a lump removal but otherwise fine). Before Ptarmie had his operation, him and Burdock were the same weights the...
by Muskrat
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ptarmie's uncomfortable problem - Foreskin issue!
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Ptarmie's uncomfortable problem - Foreskin issue!

Hehe poor Ptarmie!
by Muskrat
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ptarmie's uncomfortable problem - Foreskin issue!
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Ptarmie's uncomfortable problem - Foreskin issue!

Ptarmie had an operation to remove a large lump to the left of his manhood. It's healing up okay, despite him pulling the glue off and it looking a bit infected, it looks much better now. Anyway, I don't know whether it's just because the skin is tight from healing or because of how close the incisi...
by Muskrat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Health data collection
Replies: 35
Views: 1042

Re: Health data collection

How many breeder rats (past or current over 18 months) have you owned: 4 male 0 female How many of these have had more than one resp flare up needing medication, or long term symptoms: 0 male 0 female How many of these have developed mammary lumps: 0 male 0 female How many rats from other background...
by Muskrat
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Happy Birthday FR
Replies: 35
Views: 4312

Re: Happy Birthday FR

Happy birthday FR!

Thank you to everyone who keeps the forum running so smoothly :hearts:

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