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by izzerie
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Two males - power struggle or still hormonal teenagers
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Two males - power struggle or still hormonal teenagers

If they are not causing each other any physical harm and neither of them seems particularly distressed by what's happening then I wouldn't separate them. To me it sounds like typical boys; my three youngest lads are a similar age and they are best of friends but also rough and tumble, pin each other...
by izzerie
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Rat rations which one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Rat rations which one?

I would recommend any of the 11's as well :)
by izzerie
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: is it ever too late to tame a rat?
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: is it ever too late to tame a rat?

I don't think so - members on here have rescued rats at all ages and still been able to help them rehabilitate. However, it's generally good for the rats to have some well balanced rat companions to learn from too, as there's only so much that a human can achieve. what was your process for taming t...
by izzerie
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Soft food - balanced diet?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Soft food - balanced diet?

squeakrat wrote:Sadly Lyra died last night, so I don't need to worry about getting enough food into her anymore :(
:cry:

I'm so sorry for your loss.
by izzerie
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Distressed elderly rat help
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Distressed elderly rat help

I would personally agree that it sounds like PTS is the best option if he can only move his head. It sounds like he may have had a massive seizure or perhaps even a serious stroke. I would have thought at the very least the vet would have prescribed some steroids if they suspected CNS involvement.
by izzerie
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cage set up - Advice Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Cage set up - Advice Needed

You could also try covering the ramps with old socks to improve the grip, as in this example here I did for Horatio:

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by izzerie
Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sprain or break?
Replies: 37
Views: 2495

Re: Sprain or break?

Don't worry, I know it can be tough when there's a lot going on. Your maths is correct and the dose seems fine to me. It's a bit higher than my vet has recommended (he recommended 0.2ml/100g of body weight for cat metacam) but within the range I have used and that is recommended on the rat health gu...
by izzerie
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sprain or break?
Replies: 37
Views: 2495

Re: Sprain or break?

How much does he weigh?
by izzerie
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Hands and Lips
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Hands and Lips

No, licking doesn't indicate a lack of salt; it's just the rats being affectionate :hearts: Same with trying to lick your lips as well, although I can see how that would be annoying! To stop him, make a high pitched noise or perhaps click your fingers or clap and then move him away from you. If you ...
by izzerie
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice needed - lump in cheek and sores
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Advice needed - lump in cheek and sores

If you post your location someone may be able to recommend a more knowledgeable vet in your area to save the expense of a referral which I know is pricey! Flushing it involves gently squeezing out as much gunk as you can and using a syringe to rinse the cavity with warm water or hibiscrub solution (...
by izzerie
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: DIY Furet plus tower
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: DIY Furet plus tower

I've had 8 in mine but they were a well bonded group with a couple of petite rats in there as well. I would probably say 6-8 depending on the group.
by izzerie
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice needed - lump in cheek and sores
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Advice needed - lump in cheek and sores

That does look like a nasty little abscess. I would possibly recommend seeing if there is any way the vet could just lance the surface, to allow drainage, and change the antibiotics to baytril and coamoxicillin (synulox), as coamox tends to be more effective with these things. But, tbh, drainage and...
by izzerie
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Rescue care
Topic: Baby rat found outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Baby rat found outside

I think the course should be too weeks long. Dose wise I'm not 100%. Rat health guide suggests a dose of 30-40mg/kg has been successfully used in pet rats but I know doses of 100mg/kg can be use in severe infections. I would probably got for something in the range of 30-40mg/kg tbh. http://ratguide....
by izzerie
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Rescue care
Topic: Baby rat found outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Baby rat found outside

They'll want to give him a decent course of reasonable strength coamox as well, for lepto.
by izzerie
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice needed - lump in cheek and sores
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Advice needed - lump in cheek and sores

I can imagine! Sorry to be a pain!

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