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by Fancy Rats Admin
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Litter training
Replies: 0
Views: 4851

Litter training

Litter training Most rats can be litter trained to some extent. A very few rats will use a litter tray for all their waste, but the majority will only at best reliably use it for droppings and will urinate in small quantities all over the cage. This is because rats use urine scent as a territorial ...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Interpreting rat behaviour
Replies: 0
Views: 5502

Interpreting rat behaviour

What are they trying to tell you? Interpreting rat behaviour Aggressive behaviour When ‘taking on’ another individual a rat will generally only progress the confrontation as far as they need to in order to establish superiority. These behaviours therefore build on each other. Chasing – ‘seeing off’...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How does smell influence behaviour
Replies: 0
Views: 4540

How does smell influence behaviour

How does smell influence rat behaviour? Having seen a normally docile buck aggressively bite the pet judge at a show I began thinking about his behaviour and (from a rat's point of view) what might explain it. There are a number of physical occurences that might explain his behaviour, but I was int...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: General infection and safe practice
Replies: 0
Views: 4641

General infection and safe practice

Prevention is better than cure Many of the illnesses that affect out rats are infections that can be passed from individual to individual. Understanding how infection happens and steps you can take to help protect your rats may help to reduce the incidence of illness in your colony, and if we are a...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: When to take your rat to the vet
Replies: 0
Views: 4822

When to take your rat to the vet

When to take your rat to the vet. The following are emergencies requiring immediate veterinary assistance. Even if this is outside of normal surgery hours you should contact your vet's emergency service immediately and they will be able to advise you on the phone or meet you at the surgery. unconsc...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Quarantine
Replies: 0
Views: 4703

Quarantine

Quarantine Historically within the rat fancy in the UK, quarantining of new rats (or post-show rats) has generally not been practised or considered necessary. Rat shows were generally seen as low risk affairs, as they were gatherings involving a moderate number of breeders to exhibit their rats. Ra...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Steroids
Replies: 0
Views: 4575

Steroids

Steroids General Steroids are very potent drugs, with several known side effects, so vets may often seem reluctant to prescribe them for rats, but when prescribed correctly, can give the impression that they really are 'miracle drugs'. Sometimes, if a rat has had a stroke, or is struggling with cer...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 0
Views: 4603

Parasites

Rat parasites There are two main parasites that use the rat as a host to the extent that they pose a real threat to our pet rats' health. These are the Spined Rat Louse and the Rat Fur Mite. Many other parasites do trouble our rats from time to time such as fleas, worms and sarcoptic mange, but the...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Metacam
Replies: 0
Views: 4525

Metacam

Metacam Metacam is the brand name for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) meloxicam. It also has good analgesic properties. It is in the same class of drugs as ibuprofen and aspirin, but suitably prepared so as to be safe for animals. Much research has been done to develop a safe NSAID...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ivermectin
Replies: 0
Views: 4490

Ivermectin

Ivermectin Brand name Ivomec. Was until recently a prescription only medication for spot on use but a single use vial is now manufactured by Beaphar for use specifically on small animals. This product is called Anti-Parasite Spot On and is sold in a number of pet shops and online. Ivermectin is a b...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Topic: Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting
Replies: 0
Views: 6032

Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting

Guidelines for posting This forum is a read-only forum. Posts may be made only by Fancy Rats Admin and registered rescuers. If you have rats needing rehoming, you can submit a post as follows: All registered members are able to submit rats for listing on here, using the template and sending by PM t...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: North of England
Topic: Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting
Replies: 0
Views: 6459

Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting

Guidelines for posting This forum is a read-only forum. Posts may be made only by Fancy Rats Admin and registered rescuers. If you have rats needing rehoming, you can submit a post as follows: All registered members are able to submit rats for listing on here, using the template and sending by PM t...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Midlands
Topic: Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting
Replies: 0
Views: 6202

Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting

Guidelines for posting This forum is a read-only forum. Posts may be made only by Fancy Rats Admin and registered rescuers. If you have rats needing rehoming, you can submit a post as follows: All registered members are able to submit rats for listing on here, using the template and sending by PM t...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: East of England
Topic: Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting
Replies: 0
Views: 5950

Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting

Guidelines for posting This forum is a read-only forum. Posts may be made only by Fancy Rats Admin and registered rescuers. If you have rats needing rehoming, you can submit a post as follows: All registered members are able to submit rats for listing on here, using the template and sending by PM t...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: South West
Topic: Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting
Replies: 0
Views: 5938

Rats who need new homes - guidelines for posting

Guidelines for posting This forum is a read-only forum. Posts may be made only by Fancy Rats Admin and registered rescuers. If you have rats needing rehoming, you can submit a post as follows: All registered members are able to submit rats for listing on here, using the template and sending by PM t...

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