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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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Claire

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So, I thought I'd share the funny experiences of an inexperienced, new rattie mom!  I have found it very difficult to find cages, toys, food and hammock beds etc. for rats in JHB.  Everything seems to be in Cape Town (unless I'm being really blond and looking in all the wrong places!)  So, I ordered everything on line and had it delivered to JHB.  Today, the beds arrived to much excitement.  Then I opened the box and everything was HUGE!  Hahahahahaha.... I had no idea how big they would be - needless to say, instead of having 3 beds to choose from, only one bed fits in the cage!  And the cool monster toy is TWICE the size of the cage (and it was the smaller toy!)  Big shout out to Annerie from Mischief - the items are gorgeous.  Totally my mistake for not realising the true size of everything.  I'm still giggling.  At least I have spare beds for when one is being washed.



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hehe...

 

how big is the cage for how many ratties? They need a lot of space so we need to check that the cage will be big enough (:


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Thanks. Yup, it's supposed to be ok - big enough for 3 females apparently. Tried to post a picture but couldn't figure it out. Caryn's how to on loading them on the third party website was great but I couldn't figure out how to then attach to my forum message??

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Caryn

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Mischief Pet Products is based in Gauteng, that is Anneri :)   There is nothing in Durban, I usually purchase all my fabric cubes, hammocks, tents, bunks, etc from Settican of Rat Comforts in CT though.  Her stuff is amazing.   And I buy all my cages from Petmania's online shop and deliver up this way from CT too.

 

You just need to copy the image link and paste it directly into your message where you are normally typing your replies or posts.  Make sure you choose the "BBCode Full" that has the [IMG/: bit on each end and your image will display as soon as you press post :)


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hehehe oh claire.shame man swty but don't worry about the mistake, as i have done a similar thing before from anneri except i ordered to small. :ratgiggle: :ratgiggle:

 

my biggest girl at the time (candi) squished herself into the small corner bed or at least tried too.& got her bottom stuck outside & head inside.it was rather funny as she was such a pedigreed upper crust lady rat.after man handling her & finally getting her unstuck.she scuppered off & sulked with paws crossed on my pillow.she was most upset & not amused. :laughCry:

 

my baby rats were happy as they got the smaller bedding instead. :tummykiss:


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I also buy from Settican, her goods are awesome and much loved. I even have the first few hammocks that I bought years ago. My boys love to chew their cubes to pieces but fortunately the hammocks and double bunks have lasted an age even though it's always a treat to get new bedding. The fleece she uses is really good quality. I have the added privilege of going to fetch personally as well.. being in Cape Town and having her 10 min from my daughters school :D
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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