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by Pipsqueak
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rats and a toddler?
Replies: 0
Views: 933

New rats and a toddler?

I have kept rats in the past but our last one passed away a week before my son was born. He is now 2.5 and I would love to get rats again. I've fallen in love with a pair of 4 month old males and I can't stop thinking about them! Would you say my son is still too young to have rats in the house? He ...
by Pipsqueak
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Zog is not her bright self, reasons?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Zog is not her bright self, reasons?

All my rats are from ROOH Shiprat. Everyone else is lively and healthy.
by Pipsqueak
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Zog is not her bright self, reasons?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Zog is not her bright self, reasons?

Oh, I have noticed something... Her skin is hanging loosely on her! What does this mean? Dehydrated? There is access to 2 bottles that are both working. And someone has soft smelly poos. I was wondering if I should keep her seperate so I can keep an eye on her?
by Pipsqueak
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Zog is not her bright self, reasons?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Zog is not her bright self, reasons?

My 7-8 month old rat, Zog, doesn't seem right these last few days. She seems tired and her eyes appear half closed all the time. She is coming over for food and seems to be eating fine. Last time I got them out for free range I had to get her from the hammock. She's usually the first through the doo...
by Pipsqueak
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: post op sneezing
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: post op sneezing

Hi, fudge is fine today thanks! Feisty as ever and gave me a nasty nip when I tried to pick her up and put her in the carry case. There's gratitude for you for caring about her! She knew where she was going though and really hates the vets and me since her op!
by Pipsqueak
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: post op sneezing
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: post op sneezing

I just worry because I didn't seek treatment early enough for a previous ratty, Squeak, after she was sneezy and she passed away of pneumonia. You learn from the past. I do have baytril but I didn't want to give her any of that whilst she is on these other drugs. I'll keep an eye on her.
by Pipsqueak
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: post op sneezing
Replies: 5
Views: 163

post op sneezing

My Fudge had a lump removal on Wednesday and has been recovering nicely. She is on metacam as an anti inlammatory and has been started on galastop to try and prevent regrowth. She is plump and lively and eating well. However today I have noticed her sneezing a lot. Should I be worried about her ches...
by Pipsqueak
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: black patches on and off lump!
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: black patches on and off lump!

Both Luna and Fudge are recovering well :-)
by Pipsqueak
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Health
Topic: black patches on and off lump!
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: black patches on and off lump!

The vet thinks the "abscess" might be a necrotic tumour :-( not good. She's lost a lot of blood so vet gave her subcutaneous fluids and adrenaline to try stop the bleed. She's trying her on baytril for a week to see if it clears up. But if It's a tumour it won't. Luna is booked in for an op on her t...
by Pipsqueak
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: black patches on and off lump!
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: black patches on and off lump!

It's definately all blood and no pus....
by Pipsqueak
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: black patches on and off lump!
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: black patches on and off lump!

Yup you've scared me! The earliest I can get to a vet is if they'll take her at the emergency Sunday surgery! I'll assess her first thing in the morning!
by Pipsqueak
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Health
Topic: black patches on and off lump!
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: black patches on and off lump!

Just to let you know it's definately an abscess! Luna came out to see me this evening and I noticed some blood on her fur. I started to panic and called fudge out, shaking the treat box. Finally she came out and I picked her up. Her groin lump has burst! I had blood all over my hands, blood on my ju...
by Pipsqueak
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: black patches on and off lump!
Replies: 10
Views: 339

black patches on and off lump!

My hoodie, Fudge, developed a small lump towards her groin area about 3 weeks ago and its currently about grape sized. However last night I noticed a rucked up area on the top of her head. I just thought it was from washing or something but on closer inspection she appears to have a pigmented area t...
by Pipsqueak
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Health
Topic: does Berry have a pt?
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: does Berry have a pt?

Appointment at 11am :-(
by Pipsqueak
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: does Berry have a pt?
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: does Berry have a pt?

She is still struggling on today, is eating minimally but is refusing to drink. She also has diarrhea and is unable to clean herself. I had to give her a wipe down with a damp cloth this morning. If she is still with is in the morning we'll have to take her to the vets. Horrible, horrible condition ...

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