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@  Caryn : (14 August 2018 - 07:24 AM)

Thank you Discomoose :) Lollyh, so very sorry about Rascal :ratsad:

@  DiscoMoose : (12 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

congratz on your promotions Caryn and Settican (:

@  DiscoMoose : (12 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'm sorry about Rascal Lolly :( RIP sweet girl...

@  lollyh : (03 August 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Rip my beautiful rascal. :bigeyecry: my last girl. :ratsad: .play hard up their made it to 2yrs & 8 months despite 2 tumors..i am gonna miss you so much. :Kiss: :wub:

@  Settican : (03 August 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Woohoo promotion! Thanks Tails :D

@  Caryn : (03 August 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Thank you :D I got a promotion :yay: lol

@  Tails : (02 August 2018 - 01:25 PM)

@caryn and @settican, welcome to the Admin Team!

@  Caryn : (11 July 2018 - 07:25 AM)

She says she has had the captcha disabled, so the problem should be solved now. Hopefully people are able to join up without hassle if they try again.

@  Caryn : (08 July 2018 - 10:57 AM)

Ah geez, I'll see if I can reach Tails about it

@  ronelrat : (08 July 2018 - 10:02 AM)

There are people wanting to join the forum who says they received a message asking for a security code?

@  Caryn : (07 July 2018 - 05:49 PM)

Two of my girls over the years have had strokes. Both were still alive when I found them but suffering side effects ie: paralysis, loss of cognitive function. Sadly there is not much that can be done if they are very far gone, smaller strokes can be treated and rats can recover. Seizures are horrible. Mavdb had a couple of boys with issues, you may be able to find posts here on the forum.

@  lollyh : (07 July 2018 - 01:56 PM)

Thank you so heartsore.i went out for dinner last night & he was fine,came back home 1 hour later & found him at the bottom of the cage like he was didnt know where he was . :puppy_dog_eyes: .do you have any knowledge on seizures or strokes?

@  Caryn : (07 July 2018 - 12:23 PM)

So very sorry :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (07 July 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Lost my moo lastnight. :ratsad: I'm still in shock.

@  lollyh : (29 June 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Thank you caryn sway. *hugs* *hugs*

@  Caryn : (27 June 2018 - 08:53 AM)

You're not mad at all for wanting to help her :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (25 June 2018 - 04:33 PM)

Thank you caryn.yes i know you would.:-).i love her so much.i dont care about the cost.really i dont.even though everyone around me says im mad & just put her down. :bigeyecry: .no unfortunately i don't have an edgars account.

@  Caryn : (25 June 2018 - 11:43 AM)

Sorry you're going through that with your girl. You know I'd opt for the surgery, Dr O says he can do it and I trust him completely. I realise cost is an issue though. Do you have an Edgars acct you can pay with or can you sign a debit order with them? That's what I usually do for larger surgery costs.

@  lollyh : (25 June 2018 - 09:34 AM)

i have such a hard decision to make. :bigeyerat:

@  Caryn : (18 June 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Hopefully we can get more old members back and some new ones :D


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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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