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by Aalice
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How long does Harkametcin take to kick in?
Replies: 1
Views: 83

How long does Harkametcin take to kick in?

Hi. Just treated all 4 of my bucks for lice. Having many pet rats throughout my childhood this is my first time having to treat lice.

I'm assuming they don't cross species with us humans? They give me the heebie jeebies...!

Anyway, how long will it take to notice the effects??
by Aalice
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Kitchen roll vs shredded fleece
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Kitchen roll vs shredded fleece

Hi! My boys reeeaally like to tear apart kitchen roll and use it as bedding but we are going through a LOT of towelling :lol: I was considering buying some fleece and shredding it up for them to then use as their bedding as this will probably be more durable and maybe (?) reusable if I put them in w...
by Aalice
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Dealing with a bully
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Dealing with a bully

Thankyou so much for the reply. Maybe I should get them all neutured...? As for feeding - I scatter feed but he will stay away from any of it while the others are busy foraging. I do however include lots of cage enrichment with lots of treats hidden in different bits and bobs that never gets fought ...
by Aalice
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Dealing with a bully
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Dealing with a bully

Happy New Year!! I have 4 Bucks that I love dearly. I bought them together from a lovely breeder and they have always been happy, sociable, friendly rats. Lately I've noticed that the dynamics have changed in their cage. They have a huuuge cage, lots of room! But one of them, Cracker, has taken to w...
by Aalice
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Is free range a forced activity?
Replies: 2
Views: 2872

Is free range a forced activity?

I have four 8 week old (tomorrow) bucks.... Who I LOVE!!!! I have had them since Saturday and I've been doing a mixture gentle and forced bonding. Sometimes I'll offer my hand with treats on for them to clamber over, sometimes I'll pop them in my big cardigan to run around in and other times I'll st...
by Aalice
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How do I wash hammocks/soft items
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

Re: How do I wash hammocks/soft items

I was considering this. I wasn't sure if it'd be too harsh. I guess if I rinse well it'll be fine..
by Aalice
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Oblong Grass Nest (PAH)
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: Oblong Grass Nest (PAH)

Thankyou!!!
by Aalice
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Oblong Grass Nest (PAH)
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Oblong Grass Nest (PAH)

I bought a Grass Nest from Pets At Home and now I'm wondering if it's safe for Rats.....? I know there's certain things they can't have because of their delicate respiratory systems. Please help?!
by Aalice
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How do I wash hammocks/soft items
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

Re: How do I wash hammocks/soft items

Thankyou so much!

I don't suppose I could boggle your brain about cleaning the cage itself. I really want to stay as far away from harsh chemicals as I can.

I have seen a few things about white wine vinegar and water 1:1 ratio. Does that sound sufficient?
by Aalice
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How do I wash hammocks/soft items
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

How do I wash hammocks/soft items

Hello! I am due my first lot of Baby Ratties this weekend. I had lots as a Child and I have some very fond memories but I am struggling to remember the cleaning regime.... Lots of people have mentioned they wash their hammocks/blankets and things. What do you wash them in? I know rats are so sensiti...

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