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by Stovokor
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 50889

Re: Wild about Wildies

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! :lol:
by Stovokor
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Who has had explorer/SRS trays made?
Replies: 122
Views: 47706

Re: Who has had explorer/SRS trays made?

HereticPr1me wrote:Im planning to join the "Perspex explorer" brigade this week too :D The damn wildies have destroyed every side of the correx base that had lasted over 5 years, lol.
Perspex will get eaten. Half-wild & wild rats rats have no mercy.
by Stovokor
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Megacolon or pregnant??
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: Megacolon or pregnant??

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...
by Stovokor
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Megacolon or pregnant??
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: Megacolon or pregnant??

We don't really have any issues with Megacolon in the UK, so she is likely pregnant.
by Stovokor
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tell me about delayed implantation please
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Tell me about delayed implantation please

Pyometra....can be open or closed, or it could be a tumour or mass.
by Stovokor
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tell me about delayed implantation please
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Tell me about delayed implantation please

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.
by Stovokor
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tell me about delayed implantation please
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Tell me about delayed implantation please

They can technically delay for 6 weeks after mating....that's the longest I have seen recorded.
by Stovokor
Thu May 30, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lumps appeared on hairless rat
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Lumps appeared on hairless rat

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 ...
by Stovokor
Thu May 30, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lumps appeared on hairless rat
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Lumps appeared on hairless rat

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...
by Stovokor
Tue May 28, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Is this a PT?
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Is this a PT?

PT'S rarely come on on suddenly, so it could be something else like a stroke or similar. I would try and get him to a vet sooner than tomorrow.
by Stovokor
Thu May 23, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Buck seems to be losing weight daily.
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Buck seems to be losing weight daily.

I would vote kidney related issues to be honest.
by Stovokor
Thu May 09, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 50889

Re: Wild about Wildies

I have seen burying too....but never actually pushing a body across an explorer base from the back left corner to the front right corner.
by Stovokor
Thu May 09, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 50889

Re: Wild about Wildies

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...
by Stovokor
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 50889

Re: Wild about Wildies

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...
by Stovokor
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fits in relation with respiratory problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Fits in relation with respiratory problems?

Yep, lack of oxygen to the brain can cause fitting. I have seen it in a few cases of pneumonia.

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