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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:

@  DiscoMoose : (04 May 2018 - 01:19 AM)

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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Claire

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Hi there. I have recently become the guardian of two lovely rattie girls around 6 or 7 weeks according to the lady who hand reared them when their mum died while birthing them.
I have found that they are using their food bowl as their toilet instead of the lovely toilet I have for them.
Any suggestions on how to correct this?
The person I got them from used and ice cream container with a rock in the middle which they apparently climbed on to do their business. I tried putting a rock on the toilet but they are avoiding it altogether.
Appreciate your help, please.
Thanks, Claire

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Bubs that age can be full of nonsense lol   Using a "pee rock" does usually help.  Maybe try that again?  Otherwise, the only other thing would be to scoop up all the droppings and keep putting them in the correct litter area.  Sometimes this does help redirect them and teach them that that's a toilet area.


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Thanks, I'll persevere 🙈

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I know it's tough to get them litter trained in the beginning but if it's any consolation once they are then you'll never have to do it again.  If you get new bubs later on they will learn from the older girls and then they'll teach any newbies after that and so on.  They also pick up other little habits too from their elders.  It's very sweet to see it happen as they settle in :)  


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It is a good idea to persevere and what Caryn said about picking up the little poops and popping them in the actual toilet really does work. When i clean the cage while still potty training, i leave a couple in there. I had baby rescues that were about 10 days old when i got them.. i started out doing that right from the start, so everyday i was picking up their teeny droppings ( babies poops are so teeny) and popping them in the corner toilet. They learnt fairly quickly where the toilet was. They will wee in the cage and not always do that in the toilet but no poos anywhere but the toilet. I used to talk to them when i was doing it as well saying "this is your toilet, this is where you poo" but i do talk to my babies.
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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