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@  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.

@  Rattieroos : (18 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

@Lolly, thanks re Thunder. Winstons last moments were with his mommy. So sad :(

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:21 AM)

Ok cool.thanks carny.i will check the link on my pc today.

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:19 AM)

Oh no.i am sorry to hear that tails was talking about closing it down. :ratsad: I've made so many friends from here.

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

@lollyh: Have you tried the temp link to access it via your computer? This one works for me now without any "deceptive site" warnings http://forums.internot.co.za/

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

I'm not sure Tails is even around anymore :( She was talking about closing RN down altogether when they couldn't resolve the issue.

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Or can't tails start up a whole new forum &stake across all the email addresses...its a lot of hard work but could it work?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:03 AM)

@ roos & carny.i hope it's not the ending.ive been waiting so long to post stuff but can't on my iPad.i hope the forum gets resolved.totally agree with you caryn,Facebook is boring & soo soo depressing lately.the animal abuse posts arghh it's just awful.what about a ratanooga what's app group for all of us?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:58 AM)

A it late but Merry Christmas to all. *hugs* :tummykiss: .hope everyone had a blessed Christmas & a safe new year. :clap:

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:56 AM)

@roos.i am sorry to hear about thunder :ratsad: he was .such a special boy.after All you had been through with him.you gave him the best life. *hugs*


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Claire

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I'm devastated. Got home from work yesterday and Starshine was not in the cage. The boys are claiming ignorance and so I have no idea when in the day she escaped. I know the cats didn't get her because there is no evidence left behind. I have searched the house but she could be anywhere. Is there any hope at all that she will come back - considering I've only had her two weeks? What can I do to encourage her return? And do I need to get a new friend for Rattles immediately or should I wait? Very heartbroken

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Sorry about the million repeats! Don't know what's going on! BUT! Good news! Starshine is found!! She made a hole in the bedding and was hiding between the layers! Sooooo relieved and happy!
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oh no claire.that is awful news to hear.you must of been in such a panicked state but i am glad you found her though.shoo.you must of been so relieved. :yay: :boogie: :happydance:


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when my ratties escape or take a walk about-my house comes to a immediate stand still. lol .i go into panicked mode.every family member gets called,stop what you doing & we search as we have 4 jack russels.thankfully they don't have much interest in my rats except the youngest jackie called snoopy.but i cant take the chance.

 

in my experience usually if they have gotten out during the day.they usually will go curl up in a nice warm sleeping spot somewhere.then the rattie will come out later on at night looking for food & exploring,sometimes i have even let my other ratties out in my room to explore & help me find her.touch wood.the escapee comes running out when my girls go walk about. most of the time my escappes gave either hidden under my bed or in my bedroom cupboard. :Kiss:


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Thanks Lolly. Yes, very relieved indeed and my very sad little boy is happy too! I think ill be less panicked when they're older and completely used to us!
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Glad to hear you found her!   Almost 90% of the people I know who've had rats escape have found them wedged inside pillows, duvets, inners, etc lol    And I'm not surprised, my girls are all free roam and that's where they sleep most of the time by choice too :D

 

Have deleted the duplicate posts.  Not sure why but the forums been doing it for ages now where it gives an error or freezes, but the topic actually does post.  Sorry about that! :(


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