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by cyber ratty
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Another new sneezing rat topic
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Another new sneezing rat topic

Wow, that is excellent service - I hope it solves the problems :luck:
by cyber ratty
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Aggression and biting
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Aggression and biting

Given the lockdown, I think you're stuck with him for a while now, as a journey to return him would not be counted as essential.
by cyber ratty
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Suitable Mix Ingredients?
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Suitable Mix Ingredients?

The problem with parrot mixes is they are high in fruit which means they'll be too sugary for rats, but the milk thistle, beetroot, carrot, puffs, and possibly garlic sticks would be nice. Jungle Gold is Rat Rations. ;) The seed mix that RR sells is a good one. If you're mixing your own, look for he...
by cyber ratty
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Aggression and biting
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Aggression and biting

I'm assuming they have come from a decent breeder, but if you've any doubts then it might be worth double checking that he is a boy, as pregnant girls can become nippy. Moving rats when they are adults can be very disturbing for them, it's not usual to move rats at 4 months of age. How long have you...
by cyber ratty
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Suitable Mix Ingredients?
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Suitable Mix Ingredients?

I can recommend RR#3 as a base mix :luck:
by cyber ratty
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Another new sneezing rat topic
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Another new sneezing rat topic

Yes you can treat at home - the spot on sold in petshops (Beaphar?) tends to be a pipette with a dose for an adult, so only use a portion of it. It's also quite dilute so the rat ends up quite wet, I prefer to use harkamectin or pharmaq which you can get in a 5ml bottle and only 1 drop is needed, bu...
by cyber ratty
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Suitable Mix Ingredients?
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Suitable Mix Ingredients?

It's more normal to use a rabbit food as a base, and since rabbits and guinea pigs have very different dietary needs I wouldn't use the guinea pig mixes. The bird ones look okay, but you'd also need to add in lots of dried veg. I'd recommend this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extra-Select-Premium-Lar...
by cyber ratty
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Another new sneezing rat topic
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Another new sneezing rat topic

Has he been treated with ivermectin? It could be parasitic bronchitis, which is where bladder worms have migrated to the lungs.
by cyber ratty
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Suitable Cage For 7 Does
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Suitable Cage For 7 Does

The floor space would be a bit cramped - I do prefer the sort of space you get with a coco 100 or an SRS. It might be possible to make a coco 100 tower, but I think it would really be worth opting for a pet planet instead. If your budget could stretch though, a single Little Zoo Venturer would be bi...
by cyber ratty
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Commercial Base Mix?
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Commercial Base Mix?

None of the Extra Select foods look good. They all involve large amounts of high-fibre foods, which might be good for rabbits but is wasted on rats. I use Extra Select large pea and that's fine, it also has great copper levels. It's worth using two different mixes to even out any faults though. I a...
by cyber ratty
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Bedding

Yes it is safe.
by cyber ratty
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Bedding

Plospan should be fine, but don't use the sawdust, the classic says it's dust free so probably best to opt for that, although I prefer large flakes myself.
by cyber ratty
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Intro - time frame and quarantine?
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Intro - time frame and quarantine?

The best window for introducing kittens is between 9 and 12 weeks, and I would expect them to be over 200g by then. I generally introduce at 9 - 10 weeks and mine will be over 250g. No, if they are from a responsible breeder then there shouldn't be any quarantine worries, but you can ask them if the...
by cyber ratty
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Free roam space advice
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: Free roam space advice

You've got a good cluster there that I'd recommend - Lilliput, Renegade, Galactic, and also Kinra (Emmie Redfearn) which will be on the NFRS list in April. All of them are in Sheffield. Contact details are here https://www.nfrs.org/breeders_list.html And Emmie's FB page is here https://www.facebook....
by cyber ratty
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Free roam space advice
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: Free roam space advice

Whereabouts are you? We may be able to suggest some breeders for you.

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