Tag Archives: rat health

And just like that…

Coffee Girl has left us. After yesterday’s post I messaged her breeder to let her know about the decline and new symptoms (difficulty with food, head shaking, frantic face washing, phasing out as if in pain). As we chatted we … Continue reading

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Growing up and growing old

Hello, and sorry for being so absent – there’s been relatively little to say so far this year! No doubt that will all change. Our two groups are getting along fine, mostly, and we managed to get some good photos … Continue reading

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In the wars

For the most part the five girls have settled down fine. The youngsters are growing quickly and love attention – always first to the cage door, and very keen to show off their prowess in the wheel. The older girls … Continue reading

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An entertaining month

Despite my optimism last time, Hallowe’en pretty much bypassed our household! Maybe someone will wear the batwings again next year. October proved to be a month of challenges – at the end of September my mum had a fall and … Continue reading

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Losing Dotsie

The first of our three rescue girls to leave us. I know from others who had rats from the same rescue that they are starting to have health problems and a few have already died so I have been keeping … Continue reading

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Another loss

You’ll have been aware that Sam and Susan (aka Samhain and Saturnalia) had some lumps last year and since then we have been treating them with Galastop, usually used to treat phantom pregnancies in dogs but often helpful at a … Continue reading

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Biscay

I posted a couple of weeks ago and mentioned that Biscay had an abscess on his jaw which we were treating. It seemed to be going well, and by last weekend was much smaller, so we were hopeful that it … Continue reading

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