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by Hobbit Stealer
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia Methods (ETA at the vets)
Replies: 12
Views: 4289

Re: Euthanasia Methods (ETA at the vets)

I once had a horrible old dinosaur of a vet inject my rat straight into the heart without anaesthetic. He screamed and I have never forgotten it, or been back there. I wish I had complained. I have to say reading your experience, I would definitely not be happy about this. The vet technically perfor...
by Hobbit Stealer
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Experience with testicular tumors
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Experience with testicular tumors

I'm really sorry for your loss. I had an experience with testicular tumours and it affected the rat in question really badly. It totally changed his behaviour and he became an absolute tyrant in his cage, not sure if this was due to the tumour affecting his hormones, or if it was due to pain. I thin...
by Hobbit Stealer
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Cheap and easy dry food for rats
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Cheap and easy dry food for rats

I don't agree that because many wild rats are living off leftover chips and rubbish out of bins that our pet ones don't really require an appropriate diet fed to them. Especially as they are natural foragers and I believe as much variety as possible is good for them. I would rather give them a mix w...
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Other rat care
Topic: Kong?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Kong?

Rats seem to love chewing rubbery things so I think a kong would get destroyed almost immediately! You can get feeder balls made of hard plastic, but like squeakrat says they do have a good go at just chewing them open (they're not daft) so mine only get them for short periods of time. I quite often...
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Raising Friendly Rats! ETA taming underage kittens
Replies: 10
Views: 2777

Re: Raising Friendly Rats! ETA taming underage kittens

I think the outcome of 3 week old babies being homed is not a good one :( That is the youngest I have ever heard of an irresponsible breeder selling kittens. Really shocked :( Sorry to be negative, but I do think it's really important to make that clear on here because you never know when potential ...
by Hobbit Stealer
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Do rats get the hump?? haha
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Do rats get the hump?? haha

One of my boys sulked for 3 days after I gave him a bath. He wouldn't even look at me and would turn his butt to face me.
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Wild nuts/seeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: Wild nuts/seeds?

Not acorns or conkers as far as I know.
I've fed sweet chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts that I've picked up before (I gave the sweet chestnuts cooked)
by Hobbit Stealer
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: RatOutofHell Rescue taking a break
Replies: 17
Views: 7260

Re: RatOutofHell Rescue taking a break

Sorry to hear this Jackie. You must put yourself first. Look after yourself and take care. You've done amazing work and I just wanted to offer support at this time. You deserve a rest after everything you've done for rats in need over the years :)
by Hobbit Stealer
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Are most male rats lazy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Are most male rats lazy?

I think a lot of it depends on the environment they are given. My 7 bucks have an 'active' set up which encourages them to do a lot of climbing, they run on their while, and are always on the go and causing chaos during free range, just at a slightly slower speed than females! I see lots of people p...
by Hobbit Stealer
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Why do you use FR?
Replies: 23
Views: 8982

Re: Why do you use FR?

Message boards I find are much for useful for a catalogue of information - you can search posts, they're organised better, you can find things, they're grouped together etc. FB groups don't have that. Posts get lost. Also for me, FB rat groups tend to collapse into whiny drama after a certain period...
by Hobbit Stealer
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Other rat care
Topic: Money saving tricks....
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Re: Money saving tricks....

CARDBOARD BOXES!! :mrgreen:
by Hobbit Stealer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Where to buy a Furet plus?
Replies: 21
Views: 4000

Re: Where to buy a Furet plus?

cyber ratty wrote:... £120! :shock: - not the sort of price we're after. ;)

there's this one in Wantage on preloved for £40 :luck:
:lol: I haven't the foggiest what is the "going price" for a Furet, I've never had one, just thought I would share though just in case
by Hobbit Stealer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Where to buy a Furet plus?
Replies: 21
Views: 4000

Re: Where to buy a Furet plus?

Pets Corner do, but not sure how the price compares
by Hobbit Stealer
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: shunamite diet substitutions
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: shunamite diet substitutions

I think Burns kibble is used quite often, and if I'm not mistaken The Rat Warehouse online shop sells it in small batches if that helps? :)
by Hobbit Stealer
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Boys starting to get a bit chubby - What should I change?
Replies: 18
Views: 3265

Re: Boys starting to get a bit chubby - What should I change

Take out the banana chips from the banana brunch. The same happened with my boys and I had almost instant results :)

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