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by ScissorCrow
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: over weight rat
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: over weight rat

Hi, sorry to hear about Artemis. What age is Darien now? It is important that rats have same species companions, humans just can't provide the same ratty comforts and behaviours. As for weight loss, you say he won't eat the science selective, how long are you leaving the food in the cage for before ...
by ScissorCrow
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pink eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Pink eyes

Did it advance into anything more?
by ScissorCrow
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction Stalemate
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Introduction Stalemate

Thought I'd update: Last night, day 2, the babies started rough housing, pinging around and fighting between themselves, frequently landing on and buffing into the oldies, standing on and scampering over them. Bless my old men for putting up with so much. Little ones were also humping Randy. Have se...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction Stalemate
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Introduction Stalemate

Thanks for your replies.

I've seen the babies attempt to groom the adults twice this afternoon, some squeaks of protest but nothing physical.

I knew I was being impatient really :oops:
by ScissorCrow
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction Stalemate
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Introduction Stalemate

Can I move to the next step even if they've still not mingled after 3 nights?
by ScissorCrow
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introduction Stalemate
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Introduction Stalemate

I'm introducing four 7ish week old bucks to three 2.5year olds. Yesterday morning after both sets had had their individual play times I put them together on a previously unexplored sofa, they did very minimal sniffing of each other then carried on exploring. The babies clambered over and walked past...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: HLD and swollen leg
Replies: 3
Views: 3397

Re: HLD and swollen leg

Thanks for responding. No abscesses that I can find, I've been picking him up 4 times a day to check his leg, haven't felt any strange lumps. His leg is normal colour now and nearly back to normal size. I'm taking him along to the vets on Monday when I'm there with Luka to see if the vet will prescr...
by ScissorCrow
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: HLD and swollen leg
Replies: 3
Views: 3397

Re: HLD and swollen leg

I checked him last night 3 hours after giving the loxicom and the swelling had gone down a bit but the joint was still noticeably enlarged. This morning it looks about the same, but I expect he's been sat on it most of the night. He was out of his bed on his own, whereas most mornings this week I've...
by ScissorCrow
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: HLD and swollen leg
Replies: 3
Views: 3397

HLD and swollen leg

Randy is 28 months. His hind leg movement had been deteriorating for the around 2 months but for the past 2 weeks he's gotten worse to the point he's dragging his feet under him, the toes are curled and he can't put them into the correct position under himself. I've been checking him for urine sores...
by ScissorCrow
Wed May 20, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fat rats and baby rats...
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: Fat rats and baby rats...

If you feed them straight after free range my suggestion would be to keep Uhura back for 10 minutes or so and allow the others to eat first. You can also get Uhura to do exercise like running in the hall or jumping up the stairs in the mean time, and can reward with small pieces of vegetable when ne...
by ScissorCrow
Sun May 17, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat

This morning Morris took a big drink of water, easily brought up something, and then took the loxicom and baytril with some weetabix.
Seems to be eating his breakfast ok, so must have somehow got something lodged in his throat I guess, and it cleared overnight.
by ScissorCrow
Sat May 16, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat

Thanks Anne, I did find and read your thread about Cove. Morris has only made the respy noise for a very brief period, and at the moment can't swallow anything so I can't get the meds into him :( Good to know Cove is better now. EDIT - I haven't heard of Bisolvon before, but I found a source that sa...
by ScissorCrow
Sat May 16, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat

No, just listened with a stethoscope. I didn't see her give him a feel all over.
by ScissorCrow
Sat May 16, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Possible inflamed throat, unable to eat

Morris is 25 months old, I haven't heard any respy sounds from him before, but he has choked numerous times in the past. This morning I got them out for free range and he was wheezing and clicking, so I gave him some cooked turnip and went to get the phone to call the vet for an appointment thinking...
by ScissorCrow
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: retitled: multiple lumps/abscesses, post op complications
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: possible Tumour removal

My boy Luka recently had a lump removal, it turned out to be a cyst though. It cost £118 including the consultation and they did free follow ups. You can ask your vets for an estimated cost.

Good luck making your decision.

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