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@  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:

@  Rattieroos : (14 February 2018 - 11:38 PM)

So sorry about Baggs Cluna :ratsad:

@  Caryn : (12 February 2018 - 07:43 AM)

I'm so very sorry Cluna :ratsad:

@  Cluna : (09 February 2018 - 12:09 PM)

Thanks Lolly. It would probably be worse for me, but better for her as she loved us so much. She always wanted out of the cage and to be with us. When I found her, she even looked like she was trying to get out the cage. I can only hope that her best friend Bear was there for her at least. Man, we miss her so much. :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (05 February 2018 - 07:43 PM)

Oh cluna.i am so so sorry to hear about baggs. :ratsad: she went the best way.its not easy when they pass in your hands but maybe I've just had to many goodbyes like that.i hope your heartache eases soon.she will always be in your heart. *hugs* .we are all hear from you.

@  Cluna : (05 February 2018 - 12:58 PM)

Hi guys. I haven't been around in a while, and I don't know if you remember me or my ratties, Baggs and Bear. Sadly Baggs (nearly 3) passed on Friday. She was incredibly thin and her breathing was so heavy. Unfortunately, I found her in her cage in the morning and didn't have her die in my hands like I'd wished. She was my heart rat and I am still absolutely devastated. :bigeyecry:

@  Caryn : (19 January 2018 - 06:37 PM)

Thanks. Yeah, she was nearing 2,5yrs and had been on heart meds for CHF for close to 8mths. I got way more time with her than I expected to be honest, but it's never enough time :ratsad:

@  Rattieroos : (18 January 2018 - 09:17 PM)

@ Caryn.. Im so so sorry about Buttons!!!!! Only saw your post now when I checked to see if the forums worked.

@  Rattieroos : (18 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

@Lolly, thanks re Thunder. Winstons last moments were with his mommy. So sad :(

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:21 AM)

Ok cool.thanks carny.i will check the link on my pc today.

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:19 AM)

Oh no.i am sorry to hear that tails was talking about closing it down. :ratsad: I've made so many friends from here.

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

@lollyh: Have you tried the temp link to access it via your computer? This one works for me now without any "deceptive site" warnings http://forums.internot.co.za/

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

I'm not sure Tails is even around anymore :( She was talking about closing RN down altogether when they couldn't resolve the issue.

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Or can't tails start up a whole new forum &stake across all the email addresses...its a lot of hard work but could it work?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:03 AM)

@ roos & carny.i hope it's not the ending.ive been waiting so long to post stuff but can't on my iPad.i hope the forum gets resolved.totally agree with you caryn,Facebook is boring & soo soo depressing lately.the animal abuse posts arghh it's just awful.what about a ratanooga what's app group for all of us?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:58 AM)

A it late but Merry Christmas to all. *hugs* :tummykiss: .hope everyone had a blessed Christmas & a safe new year. :clap:

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:56 AM)

@roos.i am sorry to hear about thunder :ratsad: he was .such a special boy.after All you had been through with him.you gave him the best life. *hugs*


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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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