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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Wormtail » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:06 pm

Tori30 wrote:They really, really would. But if you don't believe what long term rat owners are telling you, and take on board what they say, then I dont know why you post for advice in the first place. You must know that your original question is going to upset the people on here who genuinely care for their animals.
No I doubt they would. And I do take peoples advice, if I thought I knew all the answers your right, I probably wouldn't post here.

And no I did not think my original post would upset grown adults at all. And your implying I don't genuinely care for mine?
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Amzy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:08 pm

Any answers on how it happened?
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Helzie » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:08 pm

Well, feelings aside, you've got a total consensus here - we're all agreed that this is a case for the vet.
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by SueN » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:10 pm

Amzy wrote:Any answers on how it happened?
Deaf ears ;)
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Linda » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:11 pm

I hope you have the rat on pain medication,
One of my boys lost about 1 mm of his tail and my first reaction was "vet".
Can you not afford to see a vet? Is that why you have not been yet?
I don't understand why you would consider inflicting pain on your own pet and why you don't get why other pet owners are upset by this.
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by stormsmuggler » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:12 pm

Maybe they should be cut off. The ears that is
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Nicky » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:16 pm

Agreed - vet visit required, without question. To attempt something at home without anaesthetic and pain relief would be sheer cruelty
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Shakespeare Rats » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:21 pm

That tail does not look at all healthy, it's a rather odd colour

I am Sussex myself maybe I can help ? Feel free to pm me :)
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by nmt100 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:23 pm

Does she have pain relief?


I don't care whether its infant calpol/calprofen or meloxicam I just want to know whether you have anything in and I will happily advise on dose.
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Laurali » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:27 pm

My boy got his tail jammed in the door and you should have heard the squeak. It had just broken the skin and I was panicking. I can't imagine how sore that tail is. Tails are not like nails that can be trimmed. They have a blood supply,bones,nerves and muscles so please do not think about dealing with this yourself. If it was her ear would you just cut that off? No. Do you know what happened to her tail? The only analogy I can think of is would you considered chopping off someome with diabetes toe if it turned black.
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by SueN » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:27 pm

Not one direct question has been answered, maybe we are better to boycott this and stop giving the poster the attention that he clearly wants ;)
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by NellyNoodle » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:30 pm

I'd personally like them removed from the forum, though I have a feeling they won't have technically broken enough rules.

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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Wormtail » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:31 pm

Linda wrote:I hope you have the rat on pain medication,
One of my boys lost about 1 mm of his tail and my first reaction was "vet".
Can you not afford to see a vet? Is that why you have not been yet?
I don't understand why you would consider inflicting pain on your own pet and why you don't get why other pet owners are upset by this.
My first reaction wasn't 'vet' because It was something so minor. And no I cannot really afford another vet surgery right now, I only had my other rat neutered a couple of weeks ago. I'm not inflicting pain on her though, I merely asked whether I could do it myself and that's why I'm baffled by some of the vehement replies.
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by nmt100 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:33 pm

I just want an answer as I am now seriously distracted from the presentation I'm attempting for a job interview. I was meant to be having a 10 minute break!
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Re: Tail gone bad

Post by Linda » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:35 pm

The thing is, it isn't minor if it tracks up the tail. And you were considering doing it yourself and so would have inflicted pain.
A gentler approach with forum members, maybe leading with the fact you can't afford the vet and you may be surprised at how much practical help you are offered.
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