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@  CindyR : (09 November 2017 - 08:51 AM)

I'm in too!

@  lollyh : (07 November 2017 - 12:23 PM)

ha!! i am in.woohooo. :clap: :thanx: :happydance: :yay: :ratlol:

@  lollyh : (30 October 2017 - 08:59 AM)

Rip my sweet Winston. :bigeyecry: I am gonna miss you sweet boy.you are with nougies in heaven.

@  lollyh : (24 October 2017 - 11:21 PM)

Yes I am Roos but I know their is a problem with the forums.it was put on Facebook..apparenting it was hacked & we waiting for tails to fix.on my pc it won't let me in.says decriptive website in big red writing.i am only getting in on my ipad. :ratsad:

@  Rattieroos : (23 October 2017 - 07:43 PM)

Hello..anyone still on here.?

@  lollyh : (23 October 2017 - 09:29 AM)

Hey everyone.is the forums back up & running?.

@  Rattieroos : (16 October 2017 - 11:28 PM) Oops wasnt finished. I will miss them like mad. :cry: :cry: :cry: This will no make my losses this year 9 :( :bigeyecry: I have 12 rescues left. My 10day old babies are turning 1 year tomorrow already. I will always have my few rats but I can't take on rescues anymore. At least for a while. Hope everyone is well.. sad to see the forum so quiet. I know I'm one of the quiet ones. @Lolly, thanks, missed you all too. I'm sure you and Winston miss her gentle nature. *hugs* *hugs*
@  Rattieroos : (16 October 2017 - 11:21 PM) Not able to be on much lately but had to tonight. I had to say goodbye to my beloved Grandpa Roo and his faithful Nibbs this evening. My heart felt like it was in pieces. Roo would have turned 3 next Tuesday. I keep expecting to see them in their cage or have them on the bed with me.
@  lollyh : (03 October 2017 - 09:07 PM) Hey Roos.yes!!. we have missed you. *hugs* thank you swty.miss her gentle nature so much. Poor Winston is also missing her too.
@  Rattieroos : (30 September 2017 - 08:31 PM) Hey all, haven't been on for ages. @ Lolly, so so sorry about Nougies :ratangel:
@  lollyh : (28 September 2017 - 09:01 PM) hehehe after all our rattie talking. :ratgiggle: .i forgot to ask you about the new posting method for here. lol
@  Caryn : (28 September 2017 - 08:52 PM) lol Was lovely to finally meet you in person after all these years :D
@  lollyh : (28 September 2017 - 03:54 PM) So today i finally got to meet my fellow noogan caryn today while up at the Spca.i was so excited to meet her.i screamed her name like a mad person. :clap: lol
@  Caryn : (27 September 2017 - 08:44 PM) Ah no :(
@  CindyR : (27 September 2017 - 12:56 PM) Aaarrrggggg! I can't seem to post any pics with this new image site. My pc refuses to work with it.
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:40 PM) for the most part, the NB images are done, but please drop me a PM or an email (not here in the chat) if you see any more 3rd party photobucket broken image links (excl posts made by members other than admin/Tails)
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:07 PM) yay banners done so far
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 12:39 PM) @lollyh, dont think he's a RN member :) and I'm so so sorry about Nougies :( :( :(
@  DiscoMoose : (19 September 2017 - 10:34 AM) i'm really sorry Lolly. She was most beautiful and special girl. I am thankful that she could go peacefully at home, with those she loves. <3 rest in peace dearest Nougies. All my love and compassion to you, Lolly <3
@  lollyh : (18 September 2017 - 09:56 PM) hi all.my very special nougies passed away this morning at 2:20am. :ratsadlook: .she reached 3 yrs & 2months.gonna miss her so much.she passed with sweet winston by her side till the end.

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robynlyn

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So I know male rats should have low protien diet. So does that mean even vegetables should be fed once awhile a week along with egg and chicken bones. Like spinach . brocalli and cauliflower. I am wondering this as I don't give chicken or egg very often. But what if billys skin itch is not mites. As it's none of others who have scabs and the itch.
should i rather give more cooked corn carrots peas gem squash sweet potato Rice pasta.
And what about pasta twists that have spinach tomato are these Okay in dry food mix.

Sorry always wonder if there should be difference in males. Other then oranges nit allowed.

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I'm having the same issue with Milo.  More than a month or so ago I treated the lot for mites as Milo was full of sores, and then a week later I had to dose  him again.  He was fine and scab free till this morning when I found blood marks on his side.  Cutting his nails is not possible.  I need like two people to hold him down when I do it. 

 

They hardly get protein.  I think the last time was last Wednesday which was a bit of chicken.  I've cut out alot of different foods, but no difference.  I really think he is just very sensitive to mites because he only starts to show signs of improvement after the second dose of revolution.

 

I would just rather cut down on the peas, corn and carrots and those are full of sugar. Instead of spinach try pok choi for a difference  You are generally giving what I'm giving, so I don't know. 

 

Oh, and somewhere I read that the coloured pasta was not good.  Can't remember where I saw that.  Maybe keep to normal pasta to be safe.

 

Also, keep treatsto once a week.  I know this sounds cruel :ratgiggle:  but rather give them a small piece of fruit.  I sometimes have an idea the chocolate might be a cause for flare ups, so I'll rather not take the chance.  Think he gives off a chocolate smell and all the mites flock to him.  He does smell amazing though lol

 

Otherwise go for a skin scrape and let them see what nasties they find.  Might be a option.



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Ja very wierd at vet. The only thing that helped him last time. Was a anti biotic injection and this blue spray. They don't like carrots that much anyway and peas and corn are my cool me down treats. thx.

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So I know male rats should have low protien diet. 

 

It's not just males, all adult rats need a lower protein diet than younger bubs up to 12wks of age :)   There really isn't any significant difference in requirements between male and female rats at all with food.  Besides things like oranges and other citrus that shouldn't be fed to the boys of course.  But general diet remains the same.

 

Individual rats however may react to certain foods though, just like people who may find that specific things don't agree with them.  


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