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by ScissorCrow
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Scab/Wound on back
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Scab/Wound on back

Did she get a baytril injection at the vets? If so it could be Baytril Burn
by ScissorCrow
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess, need help with cleaning!! Thank you!
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Abscess, need help with cleaning!! Thank you!

I don't have much experience with this, but could you distract him by letting him lick something yummy off a spoon?
Possibly wrapped in a towel to restrict movement if needed.

Such a difficult place to have an abscess.
by ScissorCrow
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Health
Topic: wound post neuter (warning: graphic pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: wound post neuter (warning: graphic pics)

How is he doing now?
by ScissorCrow
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Site pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: Site pictures

I think deleted photobucket images result in a placer image like on the 7th post down on this show your set up thread.

Could you maybe just start a new account, either on pb or a different site like tinypic?
by ScissorCrow
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice please - Lump on male rat, vet won't touch it
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Advice please - Lump on male rat, vet won't touch it

Sorry I can't offer any advice, but if you let us know where you're located someone might be able to recommend a nearby vet who's good with rats.

EDIT - Sorry, I see you've already asked about vets elsewhere
by ScissorCrow
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Health
Topic: how many times a day for baytril?
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: how many times a day for baytril?

The hooting noise when sleeping is a combination of a bit of mucus getting stuck and compression of the airways. Rats have a habit of sleeping with their heads in really daft positions ("ooh, I've got a resp infection! I kknow, I'll fold my neck double and sit on my own head! :roll: ), which doesn'...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: sick rat
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: sick rat

How is she today, any improvement after 4 days of Baytril? From what you've said about her; off her food, poor balance and not cleaning porphyrin (red stuff) from her face it sounds like she has hurt herself quite badly. If she hasn't improved after a course of antibiotics and her quality of life is...
by ScissorCrow
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Health
Topic: sick rat
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: sick rat

Hi, sorry to hear your rat isn't very well at the moment.
I can't offer much advice, I'm sure someone will post soon, but if you could tell us where you are located, someone might be able to recommend a vet that has experience with rats in your local area.
by ScissorCrow
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Nail Tail
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Nail Tail

Well, after 30 minutes of panic wondering if their tails were dying, falling off and/or being eaten I think I've reassured myself it's just 'nail tail' and is common, please can someone confirm? Since I've had them their tail tips have been pinkish, I'd considered they had been degloved since they w...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: I'm new is my rat mix safe please help
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: I'm new is my rat mix safe please help

I can't offer much advice, but to help someone will need to know what sort of rat food it is. I've heard some rats are allergic to sunflower seeds, and they have high fat content. I think Special K is 17% sugar which is too high, you want under 4% I believe. If you have a read through some of the ol...
by ScissorCrow
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Mix Check Please
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Mix Check Please

Thanks for your speedy reply. I think for now I will purchase more 11a complete mix, a copy of The Scuttling Gourmet and do some research into the protein levels. If, for example, the chickpeas are 25% protein and the soya flakes are 30% protein, where does that leave me? Am I aiming to have between...
by ScissorCrow
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Mix Check Please
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Mix Check Please

Rather than do my assignments I've spent this evening attempting to make a food mix. I seem to have contributed to the RatRations site going offline just now, so will ask my questions here... If I plan to make a 10kg total amount am I right to have: 55% base - 5.5kg of RR base containing paddy rice,...
by ScissorCrow
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Operation for an Abscess?
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Operation for an Abscess?

Saw a different vet today and he didn't mention lancing it, we're going to let it develop naturally, going back on wednesday. He's started being a bit picky with his Baytril, will have to experiment with new flavours to cover it. He didn't like ribena, honey on the tip worked until today. Did manage...
by ScissorCrow
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Operation for an Abscess?
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Operation for an Abscess?

Randy developed an abscess a week after his neuter operation and I took him to the vets to double check what it was and he was prescribed .25ml baytril twice a day and to go back on saturday to see how it gets on. The vet suggested that he gives Randy general anesthetic and drains it, from the threa...
by ScissorCrow
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Barbering due to pain?
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Barbering due to pain?

Thanks for your replies. The vet didn't find anything obviously wrong, but said it could be an old injury and arthritis is the cause of the pain, the vet I saw for his check up said I could put him on lifelong anti-inflammatories. Does anyone have any advice or experience of something similar? A bes...

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