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by Fancy Rats Admin
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Hantavirus Announcement-please see poll re testing sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 23544

Hantavirus Announcement-please see poll re testing sessions

We would like to share some recent discoveries about a virus that has been found in some rats. The Hantavirus is carried by rodents and can be transmitted to humans via dried excreta and urine or saliva. The rodents are not affected by it and do not show any symptoms. The Seoul strain (not to be con...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Forum notices and help
Topic: FR definitions of Rescues and Sanctuaries
Replies: 0
Views: 4937

FR definitions of Rescues and Sanctuaries

Since many of our members provide homes to rescue rats, we'd like to define what FRA considers to be a Rescue for the purposes of clarity regarding fundraising and donation decisions. In our view, a Rescue is an establishment through which animals pass from a previous home to a suitable new permanen...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Bulletins
Topic: FR definitions of Rescues and Sanctuaries
Replies: 0
Views: 5572

FR definitions of Rescues and Sanctuaries

Since many of our members provide homes to rescue rats, we'd like to define what FRA considers to be a Rescue for the purposes of clarity regarding fundraising and donation decisions. In our view, a Rescue is an establishment through which animals pass from a previous home to a suitable new permanen...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Sanctuaries
Topic: Web Directory: Sanctuaries - Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 5932

Web Directory: Sanctuaries - Guidelines

For the purposes of this Web Directory, a sanctuary is defined as an establishment which offers to take in rats and give them a secure permanent home with themselves.

Some Rescues may operate a sanctuary on the same premises as their Rescue, but we ask that it be listed separately in here.
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Rescues
Topic: Web Directory: Rescues - Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 4881

Web Directory: Rescues - Guidelines

For the purposes of this Web Directory, a Rescue is defined as an establishment through which rats pass from a previous home to a suitable new permanent one. Please include the approximate number of rats normally cared for at any one time by the Rescue, or a range if this varies considerably. Note t...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Bulletins
Topic: Banner adverts for the year 2012/2013 - requests now invited
Replies: 0
Views: 5564

Banner adverts for the year 2012/2013 - requests now invited

The new advertising year will run for 12 months starting from 1st November. We apologise for the delayed changeover, there will be no charge for the additional two months of the 2011/2012 year. Having examined the traffic flow to each forum over the past year we have decided to adjust the cost of ea...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Bulletins
Topic: Forum Maintenance - Friday 14th September
Replies: 1
Views: 5503

Re: Forum Maintenance - Friday 14th September

The upgrade has been applied.
by Fancy Rats Admin
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Bulletins
Topic: Forum Maintenance - Friday 14th September
Replies: 1
Views: 5503

Forum Maintenance - Friday 14th September

Please note that there will be some disruption on Friday September 14th because the forum will be undergoing an upgrade. This is likely to involve the forum being temporarily unavailable during the middle of the day. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but hopefully the upgrade will a...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: Breeding and birthing - what happens when things go wrong?
Replies: 18
Views: 43581

Breeding and birthing - what happens when things go wrong?

A continuation of this thread on the old forum which was started after a couple of members contacted the admin to suggest that we have an ongoing thread where people can document the negative side of breeding. A reference thread, not so much to say what to do in these awful situations - but rather t...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Bulletins
Topic: Scope extended for Other Pet Related Chat
Replies: 0
Views: 5486

Scope extended for Other Pet Related Chat

Please note that the Other Pet Related Chat forum has been renamed to Other Animal Related Chat to allow topics relating to animals of any sort (other than rats!), including pets, farmed, wild, etc.
by Fancy Rats Admin
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Bulletins
Topic: Discussion of rat availability
Replies: 1
Views: 5941

Re: Discussion of rat availability

Please note that the forum rules have been amended as shown below in bold: Stating the availability of animals who are advertised in the rehoming sections is permitted across the board so long as a link to the relevant post in Rehoming is also provided. The reason for this change is to enable member...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Double posting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Re: Double posting?

Bumping is permitted after a reasonable period of time. As a general rule please allow at least 3 days for a response before bumping a topic, and don't then repeat the bump. In forums where the autoprune is set to a short period, a bump post may be used to save the thread from being pruned (e.g. in ...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Expansion of the Obituaries forum
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Expansion of the Obituaries forum

The Obituaries forum is a long established and valued part of the Fancy Rats site and we are aware that many members find it of comfort to be able to post a remembrance thread in there. However, we have noticed that there are also times when members wish to make a post during the time leading up to ...
by Fancy Rats Admin
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Adult chat?
Replies: 85
Views: 17191

Re: Adult chat?

OllySmirnyAJ wrote:Could someone from Admin please check the FRA inbox :)
I sent a request to join the Adult section last night and it's still lurking in my outbox.
The pms are usually checked each day, please allow at least 24 hours before expecting a response. :)
by Fancy Rats Admin
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Contagious infections record
Replies: 13
Views: 35582

Contagious infections record

Please use this thread to share information about any viral or other contagious infections. Thanks

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