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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Help during COVID19 for Charities
« Last post by ratluver372 on Yesterday at 02:19:45 PM »
as part of the CARES Act which just signed into law last week, $10K of all loans are *forgiven#

non-profits are eligible
Economic Injury Disaster Loans  https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianthompson1/2020/03/29/getting-cash-for-your-small-business-through-the-cares-act/

the official guide : https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act

This was sent in by one of our supporters, Lin Zin. Hope it helps some of you!
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Pack Rat Swap Meet - Marketplace / Re: Kat's Rat Kreations
« Last post by Michael C on Yesterday at 01:53:04 PM »
You may want to make the page a little more public. I don't have a facebook account so I'm not allowed to see your page at all. Etsy is another option.
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Home Squeak Home / Re: Questions about taking rats on planes
« Last post by *Kat* on Yesterday at 12:51:03 AM »
15 years ago, some airlines allowed rats, though it was like $50-75 (but I think they charged per travel cage, not per rat). However, soon after that many of them stopped accepting anything but cats and dogs in the cabin, and you do NOT want to check rats as baggage, I doubt they'd survive.

So basically - check with the individual airlines, it's possible some still allow it. But I'd also note that one time, I forget which airline, did not say anything about species restrictions on their website, I had the vet certificate they asked for, I paid my $75, and I even flew down with the rats - and they literally changed the rules while I was out of town for a week and I wasn't allowed to fly back with them. It was a mess.

If you want to take them when you move, I would find a way to drive.

That's about how long ago it was when I flew with a hamster.   Do people still run rat trains, I know it used to be for rescues, but relocating pets it could be something people could organize again if lockdowns end
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Pack Rat Swap Meet - Marketplace / Kat's Rat Kreations
« Last post by *Kat* on Yesterday at 12:46:36 AM »
www.facebook.com/Katsrat1205 if you are looking for hammocks, harnesses etc come check out my FB store!
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Home Squeak Home / Re: Questions about taking rats on planes
« Last post by blazedrat on February 27, 2020, 03:47:19 PM »
Driving that far is not an option for me, it would be by plane. I don't even have my license yet, I'm working on that. It's 12+ hours. I haven't even drove for one. I recently got my permit.
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Remy biting
« Last post by RattyRodent on February 19, 2020, 07:02:16 PM »
Thanks for replying. Since I wrote that post Remy has stopped nipping. Maybe he overheard us say "neuter" and suddenly understands English. - More likely I think those nips are just food-testing and  that one blood-drawing incident was just a case of Remy thinking I had a treat and he wanted to nab it before Emile got to it. Anyway. he's been behaving fine lately.
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Home Squeak Home / Re: Questions about taking rats on planes
« Last post by brandy on February 17, 2020, 02:45:13 PM »
15 years ago, some airlines allowed rats, though it was like $50-75 (but I think they charged per travel cage, not per rat). However, soon after that many of them stopped accepting anything but cats and dogs in the cabin, and you do NOT want to check rats as baggage, I doubt they'd survive.

So basically - check with the individual airlines, it's possible some still allow it. But I'd also note that one time, I forget which airline, did not say anything about species restrictions on their website, I had the vet certificate they asked for, I paid my $75, and I even flew down with the rats - and they literally changed the rules while I was out of town for a week and I wasn't allowed to fly back with them. It was a mess.

If you want to take them when you move, I would find a way to drive.
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Remy biting
« Last post by gramma2jaakk on February 04, 2020, 03:23:42 PM »
Hi! I have not had a rat neutered to prevent biting/nipping, but I have heard it helps. I have only neutered one male, and it was because I was going to adopt 2 girls, and I sure didn't want an intact male in the same cage with them! Good luck with Remy, and come back to let us know what the outcome is.
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Rat Care Corner / Remy biting
« Last post by RattyRodent on February 01, 2020, 10:18:38 AM »
     Our rat, Remy, is an intact male and is prone to occasional biting.  Most of the time, he's nipping, but he wants to nip soft tissue body parts.  I (Mrs. Ratty) have to resort to putting my fist against my lips because when Remy crawls on me, he likes to sniff, lick, and nip.  But last night (1/31), Remy drew blood.  As Mr. Ratty was cleaning the cage, Remy suddenly jumped on his arm and bit down.  It startled Mr. Ratty enough that he yelled, "What did you do that for?!"  The only thing we could figure was that Remy thought Mr. Ratty's arm was food.  The thing is, Remy has been doing this more and more as he gets older.  Remy is black/brown with a white underside and is nine or ten months old.  He has a littermate named Emil, a hooded rat, same age, overall smaller than Remy, he doesn't bite and only nips at extremities as a form of greeting.  They were brought up together and occasionally play fight, no blood drawn. We adopted them in August 2019.
     Should we neuter Remy?  Will that cut down on the biting?
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Deep cut behind neck! Vet not open until Monday! Help??
« Last post by gramma2jaakk on December 23, 2019, 07:28:22 PM »
Well, it sounds like you are doing well with him! Just let us all know how he is doing and what the vet says too.
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