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by Yamazumi
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Would you pts together?
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Would you pts together?

Unfortunately Murphy passed away snuggled up in a warm igloo on Sunday evening, and I made the decision to take Pablo the next day even though Murphy going made me really challenge it. It was hard because he would still make the effort to come to the cage door and would dive in for food, but other t...
by Yamazumi
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Would you pts together?
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Would you pts together?

I think I may have to have murphy pts, he can't maintain his body temperature and I found him horribly cold last night out of his igloo, I've been reheating the heat pad every couple of hours but he still seems cold, he will eat and drink a little if I offer it to him but he's incredibly weak. He's ...
by Yamazumi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Reoccurring lumps
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Reoccurring lumps

Pablo has had several lumps removed this year, first in April, then one three weeks ago and one two weeks ago. The one he had removed three weeks ago has grown back (this was the same place he had one removed in April) and I thought it was just an incision site abscess at first, it seems to have abs...
by Yamazumi
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: The expense of keeping rats
Replies: 24
Views: 2406

Re: The expense of keeping rats

I've added up all my vet bills before, but not for individual rats. Last I checked it was about £1000 over 2 1/2 years, but that also included for rabbit spays/neuters/vaccs etc. Adding cages, bedding, and food on top of that and I'd say easily over £2k. All my boys have been neutered, so that was £...
by Yamazumi
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pablo can't catch a break
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Pablo can't catch a break

Pablo is almost 30 months, he had two small lumps removed back in April, a neuter last week (that should have also been a lump removal but wasn't), and a huge lump removed today (about satsuma sized) that I noticed two weeks ago when it was probably hazelnut sized. Since last week he's grown a lump ...
by Yamazumi
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Would you be annoyed?
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Would you be annoyed?

Pablo had a lump removed back in April, he's had an abscess since then but I kept it flushed and it healed up nicely. Last week a lump appeared in the same place and grew pretty rapidly, it's currently about the size of a walnut. Now, today he was supposed to get it removed, the other day when I was...
by Yamazumi
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Good but cheaper vets for neuters
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Good but cheaper vets for neuters

When I moved to Chester and got one of my boys neutered it only cost me £34.50, then it went up to £40 and then £45! Now spays and neuters are the same >.< I had four boys done this year within the space of a few months, and another five done at the end of last year, I just don't think about it too ...
by Yamazumi
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Would you neuter a 27 month old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Would you neuter a 27 month old?

Whilst I think there still may be a lump under it all, it turned into an abscess which burst a couple of days ago, it got quite big (walnut sized) and a lot came out of it, was rather gross (at one point I had him facing me and it hit me in the shoulder :sick: ). I've been flushing it a couple of ti...
by Yamazumi
Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Would you neuter a 27 month old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Would you neuter a 27 month old?

Whilst deciding not to neuter him (due to your inputs, thank you) I discovered today he has another lump a little lower than one of the ones he had removed at the beginning of April. Do you think it'd be wise to have it removed? Or to see how it grows? It's about the size of a blueberry at the moment.
by Yamazumi
Wed May 29, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear infection/head tilt
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Ear infection/head tilt

I'd say he was distinctively different to my russian blue, but I couldn't really say anything other than that because I'm not exactly an expert on colours ^_^ he's usually around 530g, so one of my smaller boys but certainly not tiny.
by Yamazumi
Wed May 29, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear infection/head tilt
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Ear infection/head tilt

I'll ring em up early tomorrow and try for an appointment after my exam I think. I'll take my steroids along and ask about those along with co-amox. Prometheus is great thanks! He's such a lovely boy. I have real difficulty posting photos on the fourms these days, but this link http://imgur.com/a/f0...
by Yamazumi
Wed May 29, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear infection/head tilt
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Ear infection/head tilt

Are you suggesting I get an appointment asap? It wasn't quite clear, I can't do tomorrow easily due to an exam, but I can get one for early Thursday.

I do have steroids, but wouldn't want to give them without the vets insistence, certainly not sure on dosages with them.

Is co-amox amoxicillin?
by Yamazumi
Wed May 29, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear infection/head tilt
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Ear infection/head tilt

Ivan has what appears to be an ear infection, I think it's an inner ear one, but is definitely causing a visible head tilt. He's about 500g and is currently on 0.3ml of baytril twice a day and he's back at the vets in two weeks for a check up, and has been on the meds for about 5 days now. However, ...
by Yamazumi
Fri May 24, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Would you neuter a 27 month old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Would you neuter a 27 month old?

Just for the sake of two groups being able to live together? Pablo is my only boy not neutered, I considered it when he had two lumps removed in April but decided against it for no real reason. He's got a little bit of hld but other than that he's healthy and very active, he comes out for a few hour...
by Yamazumi
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Health
Topic: I need advice about Doyle
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: I need advice about Doyle

Could your vets not remove the cancerous tumours? Also as it is bothering him too its worth a go. I guess like us and other animals rats can get it too. Baytril having tasted it by accident thanks to one of my lot it tastes like bleach (not that I have ever tasted bleach) the smell of it. Mine hate...

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