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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Olli and Smoaky
« Last post by purple rat on February 08, 2018, 07:17:44 PM »
they are sooooooo cute!!
Home Squeak Home / Re: Double Rat Manor
« Last post by purple rat on February 08, 2018, 07:14:05 PM »
I've had a Martin's 695 zip-tied together for the last four years and none of my rats have ever chewed through.  Even the ones who like to chew through hammocks and liners have never bothered the zip-ties.

I love your double Rat Manor :thumbsup2:
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Olli and Smoaky
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on February 08, 2018, 03:42:28 PM »
So cute!  :heart:

I have a soft spot for curly whiskers~
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Olli and Smoaky
« Last post by gramma2jaakk on February 08, 2018, 02:39:34 PM »
They are adorable! Thank you for sharing a picture of them. <3
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Olli and Smoaky
« Last post by TrendyK9 on February 08, 2018, 01:34:00 PM »
So i figured it was time to introduce the girls.....

Everyone, meet Olli and Smoaky! And yes, the names are intentional.

Olli is the smaller of the two, the one with the most white on her. Smoaky is the darker one with the blaze face. They're roughly 6 weeks old now, and i've had them for about two weeks. They're growing like weeds and have easily doubled in size since i got them. They're big enough to shoulder surf, finally, and they absolutely love finger wrestling.

I'm pretty sure that Olli is a double rex, which is a welcome surprise. When i got her she was definitely a rex with curly fur, but it's been thinning out like crazy as she grows. There are no signs of any skin issues like mites, she isn't itchy, they haven't even had sneezies. So... double rex?

It's been a while since i've had rats and i'm stoked to have them again. They're living in a double rat manor (i posted a thread about it) and i'm trying to litter train them. It's easier now that their poops are no longer mouse size! We'll see how it goes.
Pack Rat Swap Meet - Marketplace / Re: Kat's Rat Mats is back!
« Last post by javakittie on February 07, 2018, 07:18:30 PM »
My first Semi-Annual Sale Event is coming up soon! From February 23rd to March 9th find savings up to 30% off of all your favorite cozy cage accessories!

Rat Care Corner / Re: Talking In His Sleep?????
« Last post by lilspaz68 on February 07, 2018, 04:31:29 PM »
I have rat phoned him and his lungs sound normal.

Keep an eye on it, it may just be nasal, but these can turn into infections that go into the lungs and cause serious problems.
Rat Care Corner / Re: Rat Cancer Vaccine
« Last post by lilspaz68 on February 07, 2018, 04:30:29 PM »
wait to see the expense of this treatment, as to whether they will release it to veterinarians for rats etc.
Home Squeak Home / Re: Double Rat Manor
« Last post by TrendyK9 on February 07, 2018, 03:50:16 PM »
So, i managed to do it: a double rat manor! I like the layout so far but we'll see how easy it is to clean next week. That'll be the deciding factor for me - if it's a PITA to clean then i'll think of something else. Wouldn't be hard to put the two RMs back together and return one or both of them lol. I like the footprint of this, though - they have room to run AND climb and it's not taking up a whole lot of space in that room.

I had to zip tie the two cages together instead of clipping them, since the clips i bought wouldn't work. If i find different clips i might try again, but zip ties work for now. My question to those of you who have zip tied Martin's cages (instead of using the c-clips), have you ever had a rat chew through enough zip ties that they got out?! That's my only concern - the rest of the cage is woven together so even if they chew the ties they can't get out, but the seam where the two cages meet (back, top, front) aren't hooked together like that (i couldn't get the cage to cooperate to do that lol). If they chew the ties i bet they could get out. So far they haven't shown interest in the ties, but i did find a gnawed on piece of fleece liner so..... Any suggestions for a back up? Should i c-clip it, if possible? Are there any hooks/clips anyone can think of that would work?

I might do something different with the middle level. And i need more stuff to put in there for them to play with. It's a WIP but it's together.

I wanted all the fleece to match but i mis-judged how much i needed. So there are arrows on the bottom, tie die middle, and tiger print hammock. Oh well!

Rat Care Corner / Re: Rat Cancer Vaccine
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on February 05, 2018, 10:34:24 PM »
Hmmm... Interesting.

Personally, I wouldn’t call it a vaccine. Vaccines are preventatives. To me it sounds like a treatment. This is just my opinion.
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