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by Stovokor
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Varieties and genetics
Topic: Coat type identification?
Replies: 2
Views: 4048

Re: Coat type identification?

Satin + rex = relaxed whiskers, that cannot hold curl well.
by Stovokor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Where would I go to ask about getting 2 new rats?
Replies: 11
Views: 7471

Re: Where would I go to ask about getting 2 new rats?

Try looking on the NFRS breeders list for ratteries close to you,
http://www.nfrs.org/NFRS_Breeders_List.pdf

Be aware that nobody ethical breeds hairless rats due to the increased health issues they have.
by Stovokor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Where would I go to ask about getting 2 new rats?
Replies: 11
Views: 7471

Re: Where would I go to ask about getting 2 new rats?

Where are you based?
by Stovokor
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: PLEASE help!! Previously friendly rat gone mad!
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: PLEASE help!! Previously friendly rat gone mad!

Sounds like hormonal aggression. Neutering usually helps.
by Stovokor
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Impaction - Lactulose ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: Impaction / megacolon - Lactulose ?

Ok...that's pretty bad. It's not anywhere similar to megacolon just in case your vet ever suggests it/treatment for it...wrong place for a 'blockage'.

I think that's a mass/growth/physical block of some sort. I am assuming she isn't that sluggish or weak?
by Stovokor
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Fat or pregnant
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Fat or pregnant

You could treat her with Galastop to end any potential pregnancy, as she only looks very young, and it's not ideal for a baby to be having babies.
by Stovokor
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Varieties and genetics
Topic: Megacolon age?
Replies: 9
Views: 3347

Re: Megacolon age?

Roan USED to be problematic when bred by itself, but you still can coax it out of many roan lines by combining with SOX10DOM (i hate that term) rats. I also say similar for Downunder x other white spotting genes as the 3 times I tried it, all with unrelated rats, well, it was a disaster and I even m...
by Stovokor
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ill rat, please help only had her for 2 months
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

Re: Ill rat, please help only had her for 2 months

What medication was she given and how much? Vets are notorious for underdosing rats.
by Stovokor
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: 2 weeks in and feeling disheartened.
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: 2 weeks in and feeling disheartened.

Are they really just 2 weeks old, or have you had them for 2 weeks?
by Stovokor
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hooting and side sucking
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Hooting and side sucking

Around 3.5-4 days due to their fast metabolism.
by Stovokor
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hooting and side sucking
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Hooting and side sucking

Don't forget that a 7 day steroid injection in rats does not last 7 days or even close.
by Stovokor
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Coat changes with age???
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Coat changes with age???

Sounds not abnormal, though perhaps a little younger than I’d like. I’d probably do a urine dip stick test if you’ve got one to rule out kidney issues as it can give a softer fluffier coat. Its not a bad thing to do once a month for older bucks anyway Just to add, that kidney issues in older rats, ...
by Stovokor
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Coat changes with age???
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Coat changes with age???

Lack of testosterone, happens as they get older...or when neutered funnily enough, hence people remarking how soft neutered bucks feel.
by Stovokor
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat Respiratory Disease Questionnaire Results!
Replies: 16
Views: 3384

Re: Rat Respiratory Disease Questionnaire Results!

Also I think metacam can help where it's damage/scarring from a previous infection, rather than a current infection. That's what steroids do too, but far, far better. Using metacam in respiratory infections or on severe lung damage is akin to putting a sticking plaster on a gunshot wound, but sadly...

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