Search found 70 matches

by Feline
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods my rats ate today
Replies: 823
Views: 87499

Re: Fresh foods my rats ate today

My guys got cooked spinach this evening which they really liked :P
by Feline
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Tic tac wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 3070

Re: Tic tac wheel

Has anyone got any experience of the plastic ones. Are they flimsy as they look like soft plastic. My lot defo use wheels but I'm still looking for a brand that is quite as so far any of the so called silent ones are anything but. I have a plastic one for my African Pygmy hedgehog- it's perfect for...
by Feline
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods my rats ate today
Replies: 823
Views: 87499

Re: Fresh foods my rats ate today

My poor rats were too hot on Tuesday and sleeping on the ladders and sprawled on the floor of the cage. I gave them a fan which helped blow the hot air about a bit and they seemed to like it. They also got a dish of water with frozen peas to dunk for. They loved them :lol: JarJar looking a bit hot a...
by Feline
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Please help with awful rat smell!
Replies: 7
Views: 3400

Re: Please help with awful rat smell!

I drilled holes in the bottom of my rat's Sputnik pods so the wee doesn't stay in there with them. Hammocks get rotated in the washing machine- I don't wash them all at once, but change one for a clean one every day (I have at least 2 sets of hammocks). Some substrates seem to be better than others ...
by Feline
Wed May 18, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: How often to wash hammocks
Replies: 17
Views: 3818

Re: How often to wash hammocks

I just had to drill a hole in the bottom of my 2 sputniks as my rats seem to be enjoying peeing in them and then sleeping there while sodden in their own urine :roll: At least now it will drain. I give them 3 hammocks and put 2 in the wash every 4 days in rotation. There are 5 boys in there though :D
by Feline
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rescue rats arriving at weekend- intros necessary!
Replies: 26
Views: 3511

Re: New rescue rats arriving at weekend- intros necessary!

They now have access to both levels of the SRS and the Tictac wheel downstairs. The extra space hasn't caused much in the way of squabbles so far. They have spent more time sleeping in different places, but the rats in each group tend to change constantly so there's no obvious avoidance going on. Lu...
by Feline
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cushing syndrome
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Cushing syndrome

How was a diagnosis of Cushings made?
It actually requires 2 blood tests to diagnose. If that hasn't been done then I suspect he has a PT rather than Cushings.
by Feline
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Galastop useage
Replies: 9
Views: 3130

Re: Galastop useage

I can't find anything that explains the mechanism by which it triggers abortion. It reduces prolactin levels, so it's likely to be some indirect result of this (hormone interactions are always complicated, and prolactin could impact on lots of things). I would have thought that it's possible that i...
by Feline
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Calcivet dosage help please.
Replies: 10
Views: 1857

Re: Calcivet dosage help please.

Make sure you also offer a bottle of plain water. That way if you do make it too concentrated for some reason it doesn't put your rats at risk of dehydration or mineral overdose. As a general rule it's safer to make up supplements weaker than the recommended strength rather than stronger. My 5 are g...
by Feline
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: SRS modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: SRS modifications

I was wanting to remove the whole of the shelf section, and have the wheels attach to the bottom of the cage itself - but having peered closely, I'm concerned that the wheels wouldn't fit directly into the cage frame. As it happens, I've now discovered that I've got room to turn my SRSs into triple...
by Feline
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: first rat! can't wait!
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: first rat! can't wait!

If you get them young enough they should be freaked out enough to bond in a new scared environment- just be sure they are both female :lol:
by Feline
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: SRS modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: SRS modifications

Looking at my SRS you could remove the bottom shelf= however it will make the structure at the bottom a bit less strong. That could turn out to be an issue if you stacked another heavy cage onto I guess. The steel tubing of the SRS is pretty robust though. If I was going to remove the shelf myself I...
by Feline
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Lack of success with the carrier method - please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Lack of success with the carrier method - please help!

Sounds like you haven't given it long enough in the carrier. Mine were in there for over 3 days even though it was a pretty tight squeeze (but that's kind of the point). If your carrier is too small borrow a cat one from somewhere that can take a water bottle. I can highly recommend a nice long driv...
by Feline
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ivermectin groomed off?
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Ivermectin groomed off?

No, don't repeat straight away. Ivomec also works orally so they may or may not have all had a full dose anyway (assuming the grooming ring was even!).
by Feline
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: New rescue rats arriving at weekend- intros necessary!
Replies: 26
Views: 3511

Re: New rescue rats arriving at weekend- intros necessary!

Obi-Wan and Yoda seem to have formed a particularly close bond- here they are on top of someone else
Image

Go to advanced search