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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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KatD

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Hi All   :wave:

 

Just wondering if it is safe to give my boys Chamomile tea with Rooibos and honey bush? It is Caffeine free and to sweeten just a little I plan on adding a little bit of honey to it, I will alternate this with normal rooibos and honey (I plan on giving them tea 3 times per week, so I'll alternate it to only giving them Chamomile once a week) - chamomile is also really good for bunnies, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs :ratyumm: it soothes them and also aids in digestion

 

Also, Primrose is said to aid digestion and also keep the respiratory tract healthy, can I use the Primrose oil capsules and sprinkle this once or twice a week over their veggies, as I would do with my Omega3 and 6 oil capsules?

 

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I know rooibos is fine but not sure about the others, sorry not much help :huh:
My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:

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I've been reading up on it a bit...seems that as long as it is caffeine free it should be fine, they actually use Chamomile tea before new rats are introduced to a mischief and then obviously with aggressive rats to calm them. So I figure it's safe, there are a host of natural teas you can give them, from Jasmine to mint it seems, golden rule is the caffeine part :drool: 

 

I can't find much information on Evening Primrose but the plant itself is seems to be harmless to rats, they encourage you to sprinkle the seeds on the greens of your small animal (bunnies, rats etc.), the oil comes from the seeds so I don't see why it should be a problem if I give it maybe once a week to them.


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To add....there is so many conflicting information on the web!! :banghead:

 

Apparently, the following foods should be avoided completely

- raisins

- grapes

- onion

 

Even the RSPCA's website says to avoid raisins, which I thought was just fine to give as I wanted to mix a small amount in with their dry mix

 

HELP!! *blush*


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:loveyoueyes: My beautiful boys :loveyoueyes:

Moe & Mishca

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Max & Micah

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I've always fed grapes and raisins.  For dogs and cats these are very toxic, but never heard of them being an issue for rats and never ever had an issue feeding them.  They're not on the common list of dangerous foods that is found online on various rat sites and some info recommends grapes for cancer fighting properties, hydration during car trips, etc

 

In terms of the tea, it should all be fine as long as it's caffeine free.  However, if you're ever giving antibiotics or pharmaceutical meds at a later point then try to limit their intake as there is some evidence that rooibos affects drug absorptions.


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I've also always fed grapes, the rats peel them and all my rats have all loved grapes whereas not all of them like raisins but I've never heard or read that they're bad or toxic. I know raw onion is a no-no. Didn't know about rooibos tea and antibiotic.
My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:

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I just don't feed raisins, because some can be high in sodium, so I generally just stay away from it. Tea is fine, just as Caryn says. With regards to the evening primrose, I'm not sure, but I don't see any harm in using it. I myself use flaxseed oil that I toss over their food three times a week. Anything to keep our kids healthy.
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