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@  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)

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@  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)

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@  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:

@  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.


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My Boy will NOT eat veggies!

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GeorgieH

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Hi there,

 

So I think I have a naugty boy on my hands... I feed Reggie Rat and he loves it all and cleans the plate.

 

However, the ONLY Veg i can get him to eat are green peas. He loves them. But he won't eat anything else. I've tried cooking it even!!

 

Some fruits he kind of thinks about but won't really eat unless I refuse to feed the Reggie Rat.

 

Had him for quite a while, and I try my best.

 

I also have concern about his weight, I think he may be chubby. Is there anything I should/can do?

Please note I live in PE where it is very difficult to find any speciality rat products. It is a mission just trying to find reggie rat sometimes!!

 

Any tips????


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I am a relatively new rat mommy and I LOVE my boys. I've had Rattatat for 8 months and decided to get him a friend! He is called Jelly Bean and both are the sweetest little guys! :ggmr:


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Jay

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Hi there GeorgieH. .. I'm originally from PE so I know exactly what you saying when it comes to getting things for your babies. .. check out Mischief Rat Products on FB... you can purchase a range of products and good food for then their and then it shall be courier down to you... If may seem like alot to do so... but it is so so worth it...

As for the veg.. perhaps he is already full by the time you offer him veggies... cut down on your dry mix that it is finished by the afternoon and then feed him the wet food at 8 in the evening... he shall want to eat by then... check out PTA rattery page for for information on diet etc... and join the Pet Rat Support Group on FB too...

I'm sure many peeps shall assist and help you here as well... wishing you all the best... and all our babies get a little chubby at some point....
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Sometimes a rat just does not like certain veg. We've had rats that only ate certain veg but have slowly started eating more variety. Our boys will first pick out the best bits from dinner (peas or corn) they leave the rest (red peppers, carrots, cucumber, apple, broccoli etc) but by morning there is nothing left so they eventually eat everything. Our boys also learn from each other so if a new rat is not familiar with a fruit or veg they might not try it immediately but when they see the others eating they learn to like it. 

 

How old is this rat and what does he weigh? if he is on the chubby side then perhaps try scatter feeding or cutting down on food a little bit (peas are high in sugar so perhaps don't give him too much). 


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+1 to Mavdb.  I also find that young rats can be really fussy about veg and fruit until they got a bit older and then started eating them. So you have to just keep trying and leaving the food in the cage for awhile for them to investigate.

 

PS: If you're having trouble finding Reggie Rat locally, then try Takealot (if you use a tablet or phone to order then delivery is free)  I also find that Takealot is around R40 cheaper per bag than my local stores :)  

http://www.takealot....0g/PLID26782741


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Some only like cooked veg mine love brocalli... cooked pumpkin and sweet potato... millie. .. and love apples pears and bananas

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Thanks so much! Got him to eat cucumber and bannana... Will work on the other ones in the future!
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I am a relatively new rat mommy and I LOVE my boys. I've had Rattatat for 8 months and decided to get him a friend! He is called Jelly Bean and both are the sweetest little guys! :ggmr:


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Banana has been a big hit with all my boys as well.

Other veggies like broccoli and pumpkin they seem to like for a while, but as soon as I give them it too often they go off it and I have to find another veggie they like. And then I can only go back to broccoli or pumpkin later again. 


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