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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:

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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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Camarratery says that cinnamon is great in a rats diet, it has some amazing health benefits such as it aids in blood circulation for anti blood clotting, great for libido, stops the growth of fungi and bacteria, kills candida which causes respiratory distress and cancer and it also has unique essential oils which is an excellent source of trace element manganese etc and so on.

 

Now, my question is as follow, do you give them a cinnamon stick to chew on or do you use ground cinnamon in say for example their porridge?

 

**TO ADD:

 

I contacted Amy from Camarattery and she said that Cinnamon sticks are used

 

Also, very interesting I thought I would share, she gives her eggs raw with the shell, also she provides raw meats and organs (for the iron content), she said that there is no more risk associated with providing raw meats than cooked. Obviously this will be limited because of the Protein content.

 

There is a great list of a dry herb mix on her website which helps especially for the more natural remedy approach, she says to keep the mix in the cage till they have eaten it all - rats pick out what they need according to how they are feeling.

 

Another great tip was to use BRAGGS Apple Cider Vinegar (1tspn diluted in water - she says that her rats love the taste) especially when the seasons change and when moving them to new areas, like a new home to help with the respiratory distress. She has an entire section on why she uses that specific brand. I will however dilute it in a separate bowl as I do not want to mix it in my water bottles. You can get it at any Spar.

 

I decided to do a bit more research seeing as how I was mucking up with their diet *blush* 


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Interesting info thanks KatD, did she say you can give the cinnamon stick just like that? I know it's good for them but I didn't know that. Their are some home made treats that can be made with peanut butter, wholewheat flour, cinnamon and I can't remember the rest offhand. But I made it once and the rats love it. :ratyumm: You roll the dough mixture into thin snakes and then cut them and bake. I'll try find the recipe if you want it. I think it's the same homemade treats that I got from Ronelle when I won that prize. Only hers were way better lol
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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:

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Oh yes please! I would love the recipe!

 

Yes, she did say to give the sticks just like that, you just break it into smaller pieces. The smell also helps for increased brain function!


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Yip, Ronel makes cinnamon biscuits for her ratties. Tastes nice too for hoomans.  I can't imagine chewing on the stick itself.  It's horrid.  But a bit in their porridge is a win.


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I use grounded cinnamon in the peanut butter cookies as well as Amy's cooked mix. Also add the Apple cider vinegar to their cooked foods (See the PTA Rattery Dinner Menu) Ry rats are on the dry mix for the passed 10 - 11 months and the "dinner menu' since December: http://ratsforafrica.webs.com/diet
Scroll down on the page for the 'Dinner Menu' and Amy's cooked mix.
I base my dry mix on Amy's mix as well.


PEANUT BUTTER BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES

¼ cup peanut butter
1 banana
¼ cup uncooked oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional: Seaweed or dry herbs
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees and prepare baking tray. Mix peanut butter and banana until creamy. Add sugar, cinnamon, herb/sea weed and oats. Add flour ¼ cup at a time until a tough dough forms. Roll in snakes and cut small nuggets. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
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Thought I'd add some tid bits of information on this thread as I don't want to swamp the forum with bits and pieces of research :ratgiggle:

 

Ratty Facts lol

 

Did you know ....

 

If you have overweight ratties or ratties suffering with diabetes you can add coriander seeds to their diet

Coriander helps to stimulate secretion of insulin and lower blood sugar

It also reduces the amount of damaged fats called lipid peroxides in their cell membranes

It lowers their "bad" cholesterol (LDL) levels and increases their "good" cholesterol (HDL)

Interestingly the leaves of the coriander plant, which is also know as cilantro has many volatile oils with antimicrobial (an agent which kills micro organisms and inhibits their growth) properties   

 

I will be adding this to my Dry Herb Mix :ratpawcolour: 


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Interesting! Yesterday I made some geelrys and used too much cinnamon for my taste, so thanks to your cinnamon info I decided the rats can have it instead. Lucky animals - organic brown rice with cinnamon and sultanas :)
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Yip my recipe is the same as Ronels, I probably got the recipe off here I can't remember now. So glad Ronel gave it to because I'm only home tomorrow sometime.

Thanks Ronel, although same ingredients yours are much better than mine. Mine were eaten though. I must make them again. That was my first attempt so maybe they'll be better now :ratyumm:
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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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Cinnamon is also very good for diabetics and high cholesterol in humans, so I would imagine so in rats too? Didn't know about the coriander though, thanks for the tip :)
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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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Thanks CatD. I bought coriander seeds today. Might add a few in the dry mix or in the camarattery cooked mix. I have a few ladies on the round side...especially after auntie louise babysat the passed holiday!
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wow cinamon gets rid of ants and is safe for rats!


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Cinnamon has grea medicinal properties but bare also in mind that it has the property of being a Diaphoretic,meaning it induces sweat.thought I just share this with u all.

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Rats use their tails to cool down. They dont sweat to cool down like us.
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