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by Zedrobber
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation

This is the THIRD TIME I've had to re type this reply! Stupid internet. :x I was just worried because I won't be able to step in quickly or safely if Anatole goes for one of them in a carrier; I would hate for one of them to be hurt or killed because Anatole is so unpredictable. But if you think it'...
by Zedrobber
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation

Quick update: Anatole was neutered on Tuesday with no complications and he's had his post-op check up today, everything is fine :) He hasn't bitten me (yet) since the op, but he's still angry :lol: He has been sidling and bog-brushing at the new boy's cage when free ranging but obviously we've not i...
by Zedrobber
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation

Thank you everyone for the replies, they're all very helpful! So Anatole is booked in for his neuter on Tuesday; I think I will follow your advice and leave it a few weeks until introducing them after that. He's calmed down a lot since their arrival and is no longer fixated on their cage, so I've le...
by Zedrobber
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation

Thank you for your reply! It's good to be able to hash things out coherently. I have read (and done :lol: ) the carrier method several times and usually do it as a second or third stage to the intros- I do find it very helpful! Usually I'm intro'ing younger rats or very old and gentle rats, it's thi...
by Zedrobber
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Looking for advice on specific introduction situation
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Looking for advice on specific introduction situation

Hello all. I find myself in a situation I haven't had before in 10 years of owning rats, so I wondered if you could help me. :D I currently own two young male rats- about 5-6 months old- Anatole and Dolokhov. Anatole is fine with Dolokhov and they get along great, but is very unpredictable with peop...
by Zedrobber
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Newbie rat owner - rats out of the cage
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Newbie rat owner - rats out of the cage

I used to have a makeshift set of panels- large, light mdf boards hinged together with brackets from B&Q :lol: I had a few of them in rows of two or three and used them to make a sort of cordon so they couldn't get into the cracks. You could also hinge a few together and make a large pen around you....
by Zedrobber
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Other rat care
Topic: Long train travel with rats - a good idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: Long train travel with rats - a good idea?

Mine have all just slept through long journeys, not even noticed them :lol:
by Zedrobber
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Hiding Amoxicillin.
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Hiding Amoxicillin.

Jam, peanut butter or baby food all work with my lot!
by Zedrobber
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ZGT vs abcsess?
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: ZBT vs abcsess?

I'm not sure whether they can abscess without tumours being there at all; but my Cato presented with an abscess there before any tumour was visible- it didn't show for quite a long time after the abscess was open and draining, to be honest. Hopefully someone will know, and good luck :hearts: hope it...
by Zedrobber
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Can I please get some advice re: badly healing abscess- pics
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Can I please get some advice re: badly healing abscess-

Thank you everyone for the kind words and advice, vet appointment is booked. Cato is doing really well at the moment; eating well, drinking, happy and energetic, so hopefully we have a while yet. Will obviously keep a close eye for his decline and do what I have to at that point.
by Zedrobber
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Can I please get some advice re: badly healing abscess- pics
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Can I please get some advice re: badly healing abscess-

Oh no, my poor little lad. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
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by Zedrobber
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Can I please get some advice re: badly healing abscess- pics
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Can I please get some advice re: badly healing abscess- pics

Hey- Cato went to the vet recently to be treated for an abscess on his face. The vet lanced it and drained it, and sent me home with baytril. Routine, I assumed- I've had a few abscesses in my time and this has always been a good solid treatment. However Cato's abscess has now turned into a rather n...
by Zedrobber
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Vets?
Replies: 16
Views: 909

Re: Vets?

I pay £12 for a consultation, but I'm up north so it's cheaper in general.
by Zedrobber
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump on Cato's jaw/chin- can I just get opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Lump on Cato's jaw/chin- can I just get opinions?

Thankyou for the reply.

Cato had his abscess drained and has some antibiotics to help. :) Vet was confident that's all it was.
by Zedrobber
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump on Cato's jaw/chin- can I just get opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Lump on Cato's jaw/chin- can I just get opinions?

Obviously I will be calling the vet to make an appointment as soon as it opens tomorrow; however for now I'd like just any experiences, thoughts, suggestions as to what it may be. This was NOT here yesterday; I check my boys daily for lumps and bumps. It's a small, slightly larger than pea sized lum...

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