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by Caza66
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Mystery illness and not eating
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Mystery illness and not eating

Poor Kyle. It could possibly be heart issues. Are there any other symptoms? Does he lie hanging off a hammock? How is his breathing? Is he still lethargic?

It is difficult to test for heart problems and putting out for X-rays could potentially cause problems.

Hope there are improvements soon.
by Caza66
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Play pen for 3 baby boys
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Play pen for 3 baby boys

Can you block off a hall or the bathroom, just need to make sure there is nothing chewable or holes they can get stuck in.
by Caza66
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Hungry boys
Replies: 3
Views: 3441

Re: Hungry boys

Will try that. I go through phases of scatter feeding but find that I don’t know if they have anything left. Will see how it goes.
by Caza66
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Adopting rats with Bordetella?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Adopting rats with Bordetella?

Well done for taking them in. Yay, happy rats.
by Caza66
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Hungry boys
Replies: 3
Views: 3441

Hungry boys

My group of boys are sooo hungry. I feed them 15g each of dry mix a day, in 2 feeds and fresh food on top of that. Within an hour their bowls are empty, so I usually give them another small handful of dry mix at bed time. There is only 1 chunky lad so I am thinking that what they are getting is okay.
by Caza66
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Which sex to choose
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Which sex to choose

Everybody has their own opinions on this. Having had both I always preferred males but I may be changing my mind with this group I have, it has taken them ages to settle. On the health side females tend to have more mammary tumours, which can be removed but you have to consider the cost and recovery...
by Caza66
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Is this cage big enough as temporary accommodation
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Is this cage big enough as temporary accommodation

I think that will be ok. I have kept 4 rats in a mamble, which is 100x54x64. Just a thought, if you are getting a pair of rats, adding another to the group is a good idea, although you will have three rats the same age, as they get older it will save you being in a ‘lone rat’ situation and three rat...
by Caza66
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introducing new rats to resident cats?
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Introducing new rats to resident cats?

I have a group of rats and have had various groups for 6 years, I also have a cat. I do not let the rats out in the same place as the cat. I know people say that cats make rats nervous as they are natural prey for them, but I can say I have seen no evidence. However, it doesn’t mean to say that ther...
by Caza66
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: Advice please

Was it this Saturday or next you were getting your rats? Love to see some photos.
by Caza66
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cut on leg
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Cut on leg

I think I am going to separate for the holiday. I don’t think Odin will be with us much longer but he is hanging in there. He has lost a lot of weight despite eating very well and always being first to the bowl even through the rush. I will just have to start with intros again when I get home. :roll...
by Caza66
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: Advice please

I use cardboard squares, or finacard as the substrate in the cage and breeder celect cat litter for the toilet. You can use shavings such as bedmax or aubiose but I’m not keen on it, although as I have a bale I mix it 50/50 with cardboard bedding.

Have fun with the bubbas.
by Caza66
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cut on leg
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Cut on leg

Come home today to find star-lord pounding on Odin. Odin is an old boy with hld. I stopped it happening immediately but Odin has a cut on his leg, I think it has happened sort of accidentally. The cut isn’t deep, just the top layer of skin but it is staying open. Does this warrant a vet visit? I don...
by Caza66
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Three-Way Intro Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Three-Way Intro Advice

I agree, intro all at once.

Good luck :luck:
by Caza66
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Hip Dysplasia
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Hip Dysplasia

Poor thing. :o I've never heard of this. I hope somebody else will be able to help.
by Caza66
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Neutered buck being aggressive
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Neutered buck being aggressive

Neb is still terrorising the group. It's not always the youngster he is after, there is my boy old boy who has hld. I've never had such a troublesome lot. I would appreciate any advice.

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