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@  lollyh : (31 August 2018 - 10:43 AM)

Thank you moosie & caryn.its been hard. :ratsadlook: .

@  Caryn : (14 August 2018 - 07:24 AM)

Thank you Discomoose :) Lollyh, so very sorry about Rascal :ratsad:

@  DiscoMoose : (12 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

congratz on your promotions Caryn and Settican (:

@  DiscoMoose : (12 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'm sorry about Rascal Lolly :( RIP sweet girl...

@  lollyh : (03 August 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Rip my beautiful rascal. :bigeyecry: my last girl. :ratsad: .play hard up their sweetheart.you made it to 2yrs & 8 months despite 2 tumors..i am gonna miss you so much. :Kiss: :wub:

@  Settican : (03 August 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Woohoo promotion! Thanks Tails :D

@  Caryn : (03 August 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Thank you :D I got a promotion :yay: lol

@  Tails : (02 August 2018 - 01:25 PM)

@caryn and @settican, welcome to the Admin Team!

@  Caryn : (11 July 2018 - 07:25 AM)

She says she has had the captcha disabled, so the problem should be solved now. Hopefully people are able to join up without hassle if they try again.

@  Caryn : (08 July 2018 - 10:57 AM)

Ah geez, I'll see if I can reach Tails about it

@  ronelrat : (08 July 2018 - 10:02 AM)

There are people wanting to join the forum who says they received a message asking for a security code?

@  Caryn : (07 July 2018 - 05:49 PM)

Two of my girls over the years have had strokes. Both were still alive when I found them but suffering side effects ie: paralysis, loss of cognitive function. Sadly there is not much that can be done if they are very far gone, smaller strokes can be treated and rats can recover. Seizures are horrible. Mavdb had a couple of boys with issues, you may be able to find posts here on the forum.

@  lollyh : (07 July 2018 - 01:56 PM)

Thank you caryn.im so heartsore.i went out for dinner last night & he was fine,came back home 1 hour later & found him at the bottom of the cage like he was didnt know where he was . :puppy_dog_eyes: .do you have any knowledge on seizures or strokes?

@  Caryn : (07 July 2018 - 12:23 PM)

So very sorry :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (07 July 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Lost my moo lastnight. :ratsad: I'm still in shock.

@  lollyh : (29 June 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Thank you caryn sway. *hugs* *hugs*

@  Caryn : (27 June 2018 - 08:53 AM)

You're not mad at all for wanting to help her :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (25 June 2018 - 04:33 PM)

Thank you caryn.yes i know you would.:-).i love her so much.i dont care about the cost.really i dont.even though everyone around me says im mad & just put her down. :bigeyecry: .no unfortunately i don't have an edgars account.

@  Caryn : (25 June 2018 - 11:43 AM)

Sorry you're going through that with your girl. You know I'd opt for the surgery, Dr O says he can do it and I trust him completely. I realise cost is an issue though. Do you have an Edgars acct you can pay with or can you sign a debit order with them? That's what I usually do for larger surgery costs.

@  lollyh : (25 June 2018 - 09:34 AM)

i have such a hard decision to make. :bigeyerat:


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JUN 17: What is the best way to intro adult rats?


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Poll: JUN 17: What is the best way to intro adult rats? (4 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best way to introduce adult rats?

  1. Keep them in cages next to each orher for weeks (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Neutral territory like the bath...keep a water spray bottle on hand. (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. Chuck them in together and hope for the best (3 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  4. Change toys and objects around (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. Take them for a drive in a carrier (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Orher.... Please specify (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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ronelrat

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It us always difficult to introduce rats after a certain age. What is the best way, in your opinion, to introduce adult rats?
Tell us about your experiences.

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CindyR

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Once I did the cage side by side thing.  I think it stressed me out more then the actual new rat  :P

 

I have always just put them in and just watched for a bit.  Immediately you can see what the reactions are that will decide if I should just leave or split up.  Thankfully there was no bad issues besides bullying but that's it.  

 

My best intro was with Ghost.  He just took over the room  :laughCry: and screw the rest.



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Rattieroos

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When much older I do the same as Cindy. Sometimes I put them all in a small carrier cage while I completely clean and change things up a bit. Then kind of show them around 'new cage' and still keep an eye on them.. you can generally see quite quickly if it's not going to work out.
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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Amber

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The only adult I introduced was Sammy to my Mischief when it was quite small. I treated them like it was any other newbie, so vanilla essence, time in the bath and then together in a scrubbed clean cage. It went pretty well so I guess I got lucky. Sammy did have the most perfect personality though so that helped.

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DiscoMoose

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I've never had to intro adult rats to each other. Only always a baby to an adult or adults... so no experience with this... 


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Caryn

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+1 to Discomoose, always just had new babies, never any new adults
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