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I am quite glad mine are unrelated! They have inherited the lovely lickiness of the domestic side and the cautiousness of the wild side, thankfully! No bites here.....just polite rats who sniff first rather than grab!
- Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:20 pm
- Forum: Habitat
- Topic: Who has had explorer/SRS trays made?
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Perspex will get eaten. Half-wild & wild rats rats have no mercy.HereticPr1me wrote:Im planning to join the "Perspex explorer" brigade this week too The damn wildies have destroyed every side of the correx base that had lasted over 5 years, lol.
I have heard of certain tyes of colouration/ coat patterns being referred to as 'high white' and that they are susceptible to megacolon. Is a husky classed as high white? I'll do my best to upload photos but its quite difficult from my phone and it dosent take the best of pics. As I mentioned, it d...
- Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:34 pm
- Forum: Health
- Topic: Tell me about delayed implantation please
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No it's not, and I have only heard of one case outside of a lab setting to be that long. The other longest were 4.5 and 3.5 weeks respectively.
Will quote myself from another forum :lol: They are more common in hairless rats yes, as in some strains the skin is actually much thicker and more leathery. Cysts in the areas described are generally retention cysts and in entire bucks usually happen where there are lots of sebaceous/oil releasing ...
Multiple lumps post-op are not normal in any rat - even if they are cysts, a sudden multiple occurance is highly abnormal and therefore worrying. Multiple cysts occurring a few weeks after neutering in hairless rats very common, and not that abnormal at all due to some strains having much thicker s...
My wild and half-wildies seem far more sensitive to ill or dying rats and tend to stay with them until they die, then they 'bury them' with substrate, or something I saw yesterday for the first time, physically push the body away with the front feet and then 'bury' it in a far corner of the cage awa...
Spaying/neutering half-wild rats may not help, even if you presume it's hormonal (the usual thing in fancy rats) as you aren't dealing with any animal of the norm.....you have their domestic side doing battle with their instinctual/wild side, and it can make for some very mixed up rats. I find the o...