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by Stovokor
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 51843

Re: Wild about Wildies

HereticPr1me wrote:The way they fight is strange too, they seem to just walk up and lunge at the face and neck with both hands, it looks different to how Ive seen fancies scrapping (sidling up, foofing and tumbling)... bolder perhaps.
That's all-out aggression, not sorting out heirachy, that's why.
by Stovokor
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Please someone help!
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Please someone help!

Herbal supplements are no substitute for real medication, they are just an 'add on'. Your rat really needs to see a vet as it sounds like a respiratory infection. Where abouts are you located? If you are anywhere near me, I am happy to foot the bill for you this time, as rats can go downhill very qu...
by Stovokor
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Neurterd rat infertility
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Neurterd rat infertility

Studies say 7-10 days is fine. I wait minimum of 10 days personally.
by Stovokor
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible virus.
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Possible virus.

Most of my older rats in two of my lines are fit and well till death too, then jut drop dead, their heart gives in eventually.
by Stovokor
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible virus.
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Possible virus.

At around 3am, I went to check on them as I'd woken up in the night and found Axel dead - he was cold and hard so must of been dead for atleast an hour. He was 2 just last week, so he is too young to die of old age, especially since he was perfectly healthy and active a mere 5 hours before hand. So...
by Stovokor
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Persistent head tilt
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Persistent head tilt

If he is happy and still able to do what he likes doing....why euthanise? Yes he may look a bit weird, but if he has a good quality of life, the only issue is the human perception of him and your distress.
by Stovokor
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Deslorelin implant
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

Re: Deslorelin implant

rufusrat wrote:Lucy has had the deslorelin implant. The cost was £58.34.

Fingers crossed for an improvement with her behaviour. :)
Wow....that's like a spay, AND a lump removal at my vets, or almost 2 castrations :shock:
by Stovokor
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumours in males and females - any clear differences?
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Tumours in males and females - any clear differences?

Lisacarv wrote:Any of you know if the lumps is quite hard that it might be a bad cancer
Cancer is actually pretty rare in rats to be honest.
by Stovokor
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumours in males and females - any clear differences?
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Tumours in males and females - any clear differences?

Does are more prone to mammary type tumors - I don't know if they have more mammary tissue than males and it's something to do with that? Partly yes :) that and the fact that does have more hormones floating around their bodies which tend to feed tumours such as fibroadenomas and so on. Their posit...
by Stovokor
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April*
Replies: 270
Views: 77569

Re: Discussions relating to Hantavirus

I especially love the part about pregnant women and the advice to them, it's well, a classic :lol:

But seriously though, I am not bashing the HPA or anybody involved, but it really does make me chuckle, sorry!
by Stovokor
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April*
Replies: 270
Views: 77569

Re: Discussions relating to Hantavirus

RCTLisa wrote:Had some information from the HPA this morning:

Guidelines are now available from their website: http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFile/H ... 7138246716
From the guidelines...
Do not kiss pet rodents or hold them close to your face.
But surely that's the best part of keeping rats?! :lol:
by Stovokor
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Penis Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Penis Problems

A purpleish tint is quite normal in rats, as the blood vessels are so close to the surface, so it can give them a really weird looking penis or a creepy looking purple vagina :lol:
by Stovokor
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Other than a cataract, what could a cloudy eye be caused by?
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Other than a cataract, what could a cloudy eye be caused

A corneal abrasion can cause quite severe clouding in some cases too.
by Stovokor
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent, blood loss and/or clotting issues in Roans
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Urgent, blood loss and/or clotting issues in Roans

Vitamin k does not work in a platelet pool storage deficiency, and would be a little pointless.
by Stovokor
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent, blood loss and/or clotting issues in Roans
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Urgent, blood loss and/or clotting issues in Roans

There are no clotting issues relating to the Roan gene, however there are issues relating to RED-involving and British/Powder blue involving rats, is your rat one of those aside from Roan?

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