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by Purepsycho
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Female intro help!
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Female intro help!

Thanks for the replies. Caza66, she seems very healthy, no obvious signs of illness, and I'm not 100% sure she is 2, she definitely seems younger as our older girls don't come into season anymore. Its good to know you've had positive experience with a spay :) Amy, Mina lived with a big group of rats...
by Purepsycho
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Female intro help!
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Female intro help!

Hi everyone, I'm after a bit of advice re female intros. Me and the OH picked up an older girl Mina as company for our old girl Nema a month or so ago when her other cage mate passed away. Mina and Nema traveled home together (approx 2 hours) in a carrier with no issues at all and we thought great, ...
by Purepsycho
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Show your set up
Topic: SRS/Explorer/Ferret & Critter Nation/Aventura style cages
Replies: 83
Views: 37246

Re: SRS/Explorer/Ferret & Critter Nation/Aventura style cage

Wooo so after 8/9 years of keeping rats I've finally done away with the furret towers (which are great spaces but a frickin nightmare to clean!) and got the SRS! I've wanted one for soooo long and I'm not disappointed with it. The access is great and our girlies are loving the space! Still got a few...
by Purepsycho
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Too old for an op?
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Too old for an op?

Thanks all, and fingers crossed for your oldie Daffee :luck:
by Purepsycho
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Too old for an op?
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Too old for an op?

Just to update, Tifa went in for her Op last week, her lump got rather large quite quickly and she sailed through, there were 2 lumps growing next to each other apparently! Shes absolutely fine now and back to her cheeky old self again. Altho she really hates having her meds and squeals at us, but b...
by Purepsycho
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Too old for an op?
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Too old for an op?

Yesterday I found a mammary lump on Tifa, my oldest girl. She's just over 3 now which is amazing. I'm in a bit of a dilemma about whether to chance an op or not. I know the risks of any op and being older the risks will be higher. Tifa is the healthiest rat I have ever owned. She has never once show...
by Purepsycho
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Why are tumors like buses?
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Why are tumors like buses?

I'm very very relieved to say both Boo and Agnes sailed through their ops today and are snuggled up together tonight.
Now I just need to hope they leave their stitches alone!! :)
:love:
by Purepsycho
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Why are tumors like buses?
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Why are tumors like buses?

Our Booboo

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Agnes in the middle

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And Winter :)

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by Purepsycho
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Why are tumors like buses?
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Why are tumors like buses?

Not had any for a good 6 months (yay!) and now we've had 3 pop up within the last couple of weeks. Winters already been in and had hers off last week shes done really well and was pinging in the hospital cage a few hours after we bought her home and its healing nicely :) Boo and Agnes are booked in ...
by Purepsycho
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Depressed post op rattie
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Depressed post op rattie

We lost her last night! :cry: I can't beleive it.
I thought she was just a bit depressed but it looks like that last op really took it out of her. I feel so bad for putting her through it all now. :(

Good bye my precious little girl, we tried our best for you xxx
by Purepsycho
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Depressed post op rattie
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Depressed post op rattie

She was very out of it when we picked her up yesterday (her op was fairly late in the afternoon and lasted a long time apparently). But she hasn't picked up today like most normally do so can only assume shes been through so much and with the new cone really is feeling fed up! She's on Loxicom for p...
by Purepsycho
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Depressed post op rattie
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Depressed post op rattie

My girl Stitch (who is very aptly named!) is not a happy rattie right now. She's had 3 lump removals in about the last month and a bit, 2 of these in the last week. She had to be re stitched twice more on one of them as she keeps pulling the stitches out. The vet even put in staples but she'd had th...
by Purepsycho
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Seizures
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Seizures

I'm not sure if I should take him back to the vets on account of "he had zithromax and it's not worked, try something else" and pump him full of more medication, or just kind of leave him to it. I'd definately suggest going back to the vets to advise this. There are so many unlicensed meds for rats...
by Purepsycho
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Seizures
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Seizures

David said that Thor never seemed to react badly to the Zithromax before, when he was fostered with us while you were on holiday. He was being syringed by mouth with his dose daily, always took and ate a choccy straight after and never showed a bad reaction to the meds. Is it possible to build up a ...
by Purepsycho
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Yet more questions about resp issues...
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Yet more questions about resp issues...

SadakoStacey wrote:You'll find that if you only have shredded paper on the base of the cage that it'll vet very soggy and extremely stinky quite rapidly!!
This is very true! :lol:

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