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by starstar
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Ideas to fill up my new cage to spoil my new rats? :)
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Ideas to fill up my new cage to spoil my new rats? :)

There are some brilliant ideas in these sections... http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=49 http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=65 Most of which I have had a go at making for my lot. Just one thing you may wish to change once the ratties are use to their cage. Change fro...
by starstar
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: What kind of coat does my rat have?
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: What kind of coat does my rat have?

I am not sure if their is a coat type for "soft fur" but one of our bucks Taz has, what I call, girly fur as his is very soft and silky.
by starstar
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Should I clean out the cage??
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Should I clean out the cage??

Thank you as ever for the advice. I will do a full cage clean in the morning. I think some toilet roll pinata etc might be in order.
by starstar
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Should I clean out the cage??
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Should I clean out the cage??

It is not due a clean yet, but as Mario passed away last night the other 3 seem awfully quiet. Luigi is constantly looking in the box where Mario slept and digging about in the substrate as if he is looking for him. Should I clean out the cage today to remove Mario's scent? would it help?
by starstar
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: could any of these ingredients be harmful to rats?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: could any of these ingredients be harmful to rats?

Thank you so much for all that Beri. I will get a urine test done just in case. We have not tried metacam , I was worried about starting it too early, as you say dosing would end up getting higher as time went on. He is booked in for a check with the vet on Tuesday but I do have a test kit so if any...
by starstar
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: could any of these ingredients be harmful to rats?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: could any of these ingredients be harmful to rats?

Hi Beri, I just copied exactly what is on the bottle. We use this for our dog and Mario one of our rats has developed HLD and I just wondered if the ingredients were ok, would it be worth trying a couple of drops (will have to calculate the exact amount of course). It worked so well for the dog and ...
by starstar
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: could any of these ingredients be harmful to rats?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

could any of these ingredients be harmful to rats?

Ammonium propionate E280 1000mg/kg Xanthan gum E415 32,800mg/kg Bromelain extract 76,000mg/kg Yucca Schidigera extract 76,000mg/kg D-glucose 30,000mg/kg These are the ingredients in Inflamex - this is the product we give our GSD who went off her legs nerly 2 years ago and it has given her a new leas...
by starstar
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Head tilt and off colour
Replies: 26
Views: 857

Re: Head tilt and off colour

Stritches to Ollie.
by starstar
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Managing HLD tips/advice
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Managing HLD tips/advice

Thank you :)

Youngsters would be a problem. My son has decided he does not want any more ratties, so we have 4 elderly bucks all 30 months old.
by starstar
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Managing HLD tips/advice
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Managing HLD tips/advice

Mario our 30 month old entire buck is loosing muscle tone on his back end :(. I have already re-arranged the cage layout for our Loki (also 30 months). Mario is starting to "shuffle" rather than walk about the cage and it all seems rather gradual. I am going to ring the vet Monday to get him checked...
by starstar
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New rescues, probably pregnant
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: New rescues, probably pregnant

awwww congratulations - of sorts. I hope all goes well with them.
by starstar
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 23322

Re: Wild about Wildies

Great news :D
by starstar
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 23322

Re: Wild about Wildies

So glad she is home. xx
by starstar
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Do rats understand negative re-enforcement?
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Do rats understand negative re-enforcement?

OK I have never done this with rats, but it worked with ferrets. My problem was the ferrets digging at the carpet. Each time I picked on up and told them no, the second they went back down they were at the same spot digging. I was told that the contact was considered a reward, basically being picked...
by starstar
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What happened to Puzzle??
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: What happened to Puzzle??

So sorry for your loss. As said nothing is your fault and you may never know the reason why. Just remember Puzzle was well cared for and loved completely by you and Pocket. xx

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