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  1. Petunia

    intro one neutered boy to 3 girls, same age, possibly related (fosters)

    thanks! all four are now living in the same cage, more or less peacefully. the 3 girls are squealers so it sometimes sounds like things aren't going well but in reality, there have been very few squabbles and none of them were physical. I hope that in time they will bond with each other, I...
  2. Petunia

    intro one neutered boy to 3 girls, same age, possibly related (fosters)

    ok sometimes I can answer my own questions lol I put the girls on a clean sheet, no more nipping me, problem solved! I also was too curious to see how they'd react to Smokey in a face to face intro, so after playtime this morning (they are getting play time twice a day most days) I put Smokey...
  3. Petunia

    intro one neutered boy to 3 girls, same age, possibly related (fosters)

    Hi all I got in 3 rescued female rats about 9 mos old, from a hoarding case where they were not properly fed nor housed. they are curious and active but not fond of being picked up. I've been working with them for just under a month and they are making great progress. last weekend I brought...
  4. Petunia

    brand new never used ferretrail playground - Fredericton NB

    SQ I don't have any rats of my own any more as I can't afford them so sadly I can't afford to get this wish I could, as rats love it but I'm flat broke and that's not likely to change any time in the next year at least.
  5. Petunia

    Rats biting each other?!

    where did you see that lilspaz68 (who is not a he, btw) said she is never wrong?
  6. Petunia

    Rats biting each other?!

    vets are often wrong, and many have not had as much experience with rats as lilspaz68 has.
  7. Petunia

    250+ Things Only Rat Owners Will Understand

    aww your Grumpy little helper appears to be mistakenly named, he doesn't sound Grumpy! <3
  8. Petunia

    I'm just curious

    oh, good! the wire grid spacing seems kind of big, based off the photos I've seen, I'd watch to be sure none of them are getting their feet stuck in it. it's so easy for them to twist an ankle, etc :P
  9. Petunia

    I'm just curious

    Noel, that cage has a wire floor, which is not good for rats to be walking on, do you have it covered with something solid?
  10. Petunia

    I'm just curious

    hire a sitter or get a friend to come in and feed, water and check on them many people who have rats will trade off rat sitting in the US at least, there are pet sitters who know how to care for rats and other so called exotics, and some vets will board your rats, esp those on meds, but it's...
  11. Petunia

    lone elderly female- for a short time only!

    thanks! well intro's were totally uneventful- they all liked each other right off the bat. It turns out that Happy is 33 mos old and Scarlett is just under 2, and we don't really know how old Maggie is (over 2 is the best guess, but how much over, no one knows) I'm so happy for them all that...
  12. Petunia

    lone elderly female- for a short time only!

    thanks guys, she has been wanting to hang out with me more, it's so sweet. she did seem to appreciate being near me all night, she would come over and sniff at the cage bars and beg for a puff, too cute. She stayed out in a hammock where she could see me, whereas before she was inside a hammock...
  13. Petunia

    lone elderly female- for a short time only!

    I just lost two of my sanctuary fosters (euthanized) which leaves me with an elderly foster girl, who won't be alone for very long (they are going to send me two more older girls to keep her company) I hate seeing a rat alone, and am spending as much time with her as I can, but of course that's...
  14. Petunia

    In need of some toys

    oh yes rats actually seem to prefer the free toys over store bought ones! lol boxes of all sizes are very popular! they love clean paper to shred. an almost finished roll of TP is a big hit, just be prepared to clean up after they have their TP party lol
  15. Petunia

    Vet in NH or Maine for neutering

    in New Hampshire, Dr Peck at Pembroke animal hospital has a lot of experience, also Dr Krogman in Hooksett at Northside Animal Hospital
  16. Petunia

    RIP Kitty

    so sorry for your loss, Kitty sure was a cutie <3
  17. Petunia

    Penis issue

    hi,sorry, no advice but that does look worrisome let us know what the vet says ok I don't know that there's anything else she can do for him at home
  18. Petunia

    brand new never used ferretrail playground - Fredericton NB

    ooh I wish I'd seen this!! these are very hard to find, I had some for my first rats and they loved them
  19. Petunia

    Sick little man

    so very sorry for your loss he was lucky to have you
  20. Petunia

    Quinn (summer of 2016 - December 17 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss and so sorry that the vets gave you such a hard time. please don't beat yourself up about this, you did all that you humanly could, it's not like you could have done the euthanasia yourself and without a cooperating vet, your hands were tied I, too, have cared for a...
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