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Rat Care Corner / Re: Eye could use some advice! (Get it? Har har.)
« Last post by purple rat on May 17, 2018, 08:10:08 PM »
I love that picture with his head in the glass :BlueDumboSmile:
Keeping fingers crossed that he won't need surgery
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Eye could use some advice! (Get it? Har har.)
« Last post by RooRat on May 17, 2018, 05:07:53 PM »
Good news - no surgery yet! The vet says that since his eye doesn't appear to be infected or weepy or anything, he wants to hold off on deciding about surgery until Jack is a little bigger. That shouldn't take long, though - his weight nearly doubled in a week!  :shocked2:
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Eye could use some advice! (Get it? Har har.)
« Last post by RooRat on May 17, 2018, 09:55:27 AM »
He's definitely making himself right at home :yelcutelaugh:



I'm planning ahead in case surgery is necessary (which seems likely, since his eye is looking a bit angrier instead of better). I'm going to get a few quotes from local vets, but the vet I used when I lived 2 hours away is also on my list of vets to get quotes from (I trust them, they were great with Pyp, and while Daisy was a dog and not a rat, she was also very high-risk for anesthesia and they knew exactly what to do).

I know it's not ideal to stress out a rat with travel before surgery, but I really do trust them, and I have family up there I can stay with (so I could go a day or two early, let him settle a bit, then take him in for surgery), so I want to get a quote. Anyway, if I do use them, I don't want to haul his huge cage up there, but he's currently in the "What can I chew/destroy?" discovery phase, so I don't feel comfortable using a plastic-bottomed cage, especially since we'll be away from home. I figured since he'd be going for surgery, a temporary hospital tank perhaps wouldn't be the worst thing (he's a monkey - climbs everything, and doesn't always exercise care when descending :yelcutelaugh:). What size tank should I plan to buy if I end up needing one?
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I don't have an FN but I love the pics!
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Ranking? It's nice--they send you a daily reminder.
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What are you studying?
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We put things in artificial whipped cream. They go nuts. Also check out the Lilspaz 68 video showing how she medicates rats, It's genius.
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Rat Care Corner / Re: First time owning a patchwork rat.
« Last post by Been to the Mountaintop on May 16, 2018, 08:48:15 AM »
Avoid anything that produces splinters, like shaved aspen bedding, or lint like most fabrics that shed. They have a problem getting things in their eyes.

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RooRat, he's home! Clearly!
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Eye could use some advice! (Get it? Har har.)
« Last post by AstridBeatrix on May 15, 2018, 11:18:44 AM »
He is so cute!  :heart:
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