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@  Caryn : (16 May 2018 - 11:01 AM)

How strange :blink: I get to the usual full site :/

@  DiscoMoose : (15 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Ah... makes sense about the warning page. So glad she found a workaround, so as not to scare of potential new forum peeps... still, if I visit ratanooga.co.za I get only a 'hello' on the page *blush*

@  Caryn : (13 May 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Tails created the alternative forum address to get around that big red warning page, hence the redirection. No idea what's going on in general though, haven't heard from Tails in ages :( The main Ratanooga.co.za website though is still up and running as per normal.

@  DiscoMoose : (11 May 2018 - 03:24 PM)

I was also not so down with the big red virus warning the forum was making (i knew it was safe, but it disturbed my sense of loving things that are orderly) - so i'm happy that's gone. Some other observations: why is the forum redirecting to internot.co.za? what is happening to ratanooga.co.za? the page source over there is just a single 'hello'...? hmm curiouser and curiouser... ;)

@  DiscoMoose : (09 May 2018 - 12:00 PM)

I've been missing in action *blush* happy to be back though :boogie: once a regular always a regular I guess :Kiss:

@  lollyh : (05 May 2018 - 04:22 PM)

moosie!!!! where you been swty? :clap:

@  DiscoMoose : (04 May 2018 - 01:19 AM)

Hai guys :wave:

@  lollyh : (20 April 2018 - 10:48 AM)

Yes ronel & roos.you need to come in more often.we need to get our old regulars back on here. :clap: :happydance:

@  Rattieroos : (13 April 2018 - 11:23 AM)

Cool I must come check more often now again. :)

@  Caryn : (12 April 2018 - 07:11 AM)

:clap:

@  ronelrat : (10 April 2018 - 05:34 PM)

Oh wow! the first time in MONTHS i managed to sign in!!

@  Caryn : (03 April 2018 - 07:31 AM)

:D

@  lollyh : (02 April 2018 - 07:54 PM)

Thank you Caryn. *hugs* hope you are had a Great Easter weekend too swty.

@  Caryn : (02 April 2018 - 07:43 AM)

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Easter weekend :D

@  lollyh : (30 March 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Happy good Friday everyone. *hugs* :clap: :tummykiss:

@  lollyh : (08 March 2018 - 06:51 PM)

How is everyone doing? *hugs*

@  Caryn : (15 February 2018 - 09:36 PM)

That's terrible, so very sorry Rattieroos :cry:

@  lollyh : (15 February 2018 - 07:18 AM)

Oh Roos.i am so very sorry about dove & peaches. :bigeyecry: awful to loss 2 ratties so close together & sweet peaches.i know you had such a soft spot for her. :bigeyecry: :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (15 February 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Oh cluna.i am sorry.sweet baggs.how is Baer doing?. *hugs*

@  Rattieroos : (14 February 2018 - 11:42 PM)

Recently lost Dove and Peaches as well. Dove had an ovarian tumor that even the vet was shocked at the size. I let him do a necropsy and he let me stay. Then Peaches had 3 lumps removed but somewhere within the 1st or 2nd day recovery from the surgery, she must have had a stroke or a blood clot :bigeyecry:


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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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