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by D-S-C-S
Thu May 29, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing rats
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Sneezing rats

I will be going to the store once my fiancé gets back from work tonight so I will have a browse at the products! I really didn't think about the litter, I feel terrible! They have been using that since I got them, I've taken it out and put some cut up tissue paper but no doubt they will be so confus...
by D-S-C-S
Thu May 29, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing rats
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Sneezing rats

I will lose the pellets right now then, what would you recommend as a litter ? Also I've noticed everytime I change the liter Stefan try's to eat it?!?! Even when there's plenty of food in the cage which worries me because it's very odd the others don't do this. These are the first male rats I've ow...
by D-S-C-S
Thu May 29, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing rats
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Sneezing rats

I should probably add that they are all rescues which came to me in bad states, all but 1 was bedded in wood shavings and hay etc so were sneezing before I got them. The one who was bedded with wooden pellet type stuff doesn't seen to hav any symptoms actually. Also I use a wood based cat litter for...
by D-S-C-S
Thu May 29, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing rats
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Sneezing rats

In their food is a mixture of oats and seeds and nuts biscuits which are 12% protein (for dogs) different types of cereals plain with no sugar or salt of course, muesli etc. it's all made up in bags now but I researched it for a while and spent a lot of money for good quality food for them to make s...
by D-S-C-S
Wed May 28, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing rats
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Sneezing rats

The vets have given them both an antibiotic (baytril) which they get twice a day. She also gave an oral powder to use once a day to help with their breathing, she said they have a mild case of resp disease but because of the ployphryn they could have an infection. Their weight is also perfect for th...
by D-S-C-S
Wed May 28, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing rats
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Sneezing rats

Their diet is good I make sure they get everything they need. The vet I previously used was not experienced with rats at all (they are great with all other pets) but didn't even pick up my boys when I've taken them previously. I've had them for a while the ones who are sneezing, I have made an appoi...
by D-S-C-S
Wed May 28, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Sneezing rats
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Sneezing rats

I now have six rats ill list their names and ages (they are all rescues and rehomed rats) Sergi will be 2 in June Cuddles has just turned 1 Damon and Stefan are 8 months Bubbles and Casper are the baby's 8 weeks old So almost all of them sneeze, most of them were bedded in wood shavings before comin...
by D-S-C-S
Mon May 26, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump found on male rat
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Lump found on male rat

Hi there, I need some advice. About twice a month I weigh all my rats and give them a check over (checking for lumps, checking their teeth, listening to their breathing and heart etc) just to make sure they aren't loosing weight too quickly and basically for peace of mind for myself so that I know t...
by D-S-C-S
Tue May 20, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: Washing time
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

Re: Washing time

Yeah they are very clean animals! They clean themselves all the time, I started giving baths when I noticed my oldest rat sergi (he was alone when he came and VERY lazy) had a yellowish greasy stain on his back, I figured it was because he was getting fat and lazy to clean himself. In his previous h...
by D-S-C-S
Tue May 20, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Physique
Topic: Washing time
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

Re: Washing time

Of course, I would never put them in water if they don't like it! But I wasn't sure if I should wash them with a product is all :)
by D-S-C-S
Mon May 19, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Washing time
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

Re: Washing time

Oh! The peas in the tray sounds like a good idea! I do it for something different for them aswell but I will try the pea tray thank you :)
by D-S-C-S
Mon May 19, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Washing time
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

Washing time

Hey there, looking for some advice regarding my four male rats. As many of you probably already know they can be rather "smelly" not too bad, but I like to give them a bath every so often. What does everyone wash them with? I've only ever used water as I'm scared incase their skin gets irritated, do...
by D-S-C-S
Fri May 16, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Urgent!

Hi there I recently posted about my rats and their weight. I made a new play space for them today that I had went over with the Hoover and thoroughly cleaned to make sure they didn't pick anything up and try to eat it. This included a large plastic bin with bits and bobs in it, fabric, old shoes, sl...
by D-S-C-S
Fri May 16, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Overweight rat?
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: Overweight rat?

I do have pictures but I'm not sure how to upload them to this forum ... I tried to copy and paste but somehow it didn't work hmm. Sorry about that, he does waddle and has to rest quite often, he isn't as active as the others. I personally prefer that they eat fresh food rather than rat food, I make...
by D-S-C-S
Thu May 15, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Overweight rat?
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Overweight rat?

Hi there, wondering if I could get a little bit of advice. I have 3 fancy rats and 1 dumbo rat, all male 2 came together and the other 2 I added after a while. The 2 I had already are 7 months old (Stefan and Damon) and the other 2 are around a year old not exactly sure (cuddles and sergi) cuddles i...

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