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@  lollyh : (28 October 2016 - 11:15 AM) @ roos-did the lady deliver your new rat colony?. *blush*
@  lollyh : (28 October 2016 - 11:14 AM) so i put nougat back in her cage last night cause she attacked poor winston by 10pm.i left rascal in with him.added a extra hammock & found them both sleeping in separate hammocks above one another.rascal just wants out now. lol
@  lollyh : (27 October 2016 - 09:25 PM) @ moosie.thank you is very much a only thought now is do i put them all in rascal & nougats cage.will they fight or should i leave them for the night in his cage.its only really big enough for him. :ratsadlook:
@  DiscoMoose : (27 October 2016 - 09:11 PM) @Nikki - my thoughts are with you during this time *hugs*
@  DiscoMoose : (27 October 2016 - 09:11 PM) @Lolly aw, what a relief! :wub:
@  lollyh : (27 October 2016 - 09:06 PM) @ roos.oh my have your hands full.well to me God has chosen you for a reason swty.hope the babies are separate & the rest of the rat pack are illness free. *hugs*
@  lollyh : (27 October 2016 - 09:04 PM) @ moosie: giggle.yes i have.yes poor Winston,he is soo little too.she is bigger then he is. :ratgiggle: poor small boy.but you wont believe what has happen.a miracle i tell you.i put nougat in with them & no fights,nothing,squeaking from rascal but by 6pm i walked in my room & all 3 are sleeping in 1 hammock. like halloo, :blink: :blink: ,since when do they get on.its taken me how many times/months to put them together then today i just had enough,kill each other if you want & now this... like roos says my nerves.i'm finished :ratno:
@  DiscoMoose : (27 October 2016 - 08:43 PM) Lolly it sounds like you have your hands full over there! Poor Winston, being beaten up by a girl :bigeyerat:
@  raggedtoothg... : (27 October 2016 - 04:39 PM) @Nikki, have you contacted Mischief about the rats coming to you? Last I heard, they have very few rats at the moment and have people on waiting lists waiting for rats to come in. There's also a Mischief representative in CT with foster connections.
@  lollyh : (27 October 2016 - 03:51 PM) Now she's beating up poor Winston.oh well they can argue all day long till I can fix her cage.i will pretend I don't care. *blush*
@  lollyh : (27 October 2016 - 03:49 PM) You won't believe it,I just got home now & that rat is out again & this time I found my old girl rue on the floor,fallen out of honeys cage,filled with wee,porphrianed eyes & clearly her & rascal had at fight.sigh!!! So I put rascal back,leave the room for 2secs,get back & then I see rascal jumping off honeys cage :banghead: .so I put her in Winston's cage & she kicked Winston out his hammock!!.rascal is going to make take up drinking. :spit: .
@  DiscoMoose : (27 October 2016 - 02:48 PM) wow Nikki, that is so hectic!! Eish yoh... I wish I could help !!! I can help with prayer *hugs*
@  Rattieroos : (27 October 2016 - 01:20 PM) I am mad!!!!!!! Went to the vet with Onyx day before yesterday and there was a lady with two boys in a hamster cage... That was/is their living cage. One boy, an amber hooded, has such a bad ear infection his head is almost on the floor :( :( anyway I stopped her before she left and did my chat give info etc... I said even if his ear infection clears up he might have the tilt for life but I know and have seen one who copes really well. She said they're her son's rats and she got two from Northern Subburbs pet shop.. Don't know which one. Then she said " and then we had babies and then we had more babies" and " I just want to get rid of them all" shock and horror. I gave her my no and told her to send me her email address.. I mailed her Caryn's care guide and we've been speaking over the last few days. Told her the mom needs lots of protein etc... Welllllll as it turns out. SHE'S BRINGING THEM ALL TO ME AT 6PM TO BE FOSTERED. No other fosters close by that I know of. The babies are only just over a week. With the mom and another female. Then two boys of about 4/5 months or less, the one with the ear inf. He'll probably not find a home.. Except with me.... WHY do I do these things... Just when I feel I can cope again. We didn't even have money for food and petrol the last couple of days before JP got paid... Oh my word.. I'll need lots of prayer and strength. Lora is bring me her XL cage and I have the penthouse. So I'm good for cages.. Jsut strength, energy, money..time and more goodbyes for Jamie. Eish :!!: :!!: :unsure: :rolleyes:
@  Rattieroos : (27 October 2016 - 01:11 PM) Naughty Rascal..again lol keeps mom on her toes! Or nerves lol
@  Mavdb : (27 October 2016 - 12:47 PM) lol naughty Rascal
@  lollyh : (27 October 2016 - 09:40 AM) *hugs* back.we had a escapee last night again. :blink: .colour -black & white.wearing a is rascal. my room & cupboard,she makes more mess than my jack Russell. & her audacity.i knew she was in my cupboard so i still knock on the cupboard.knock knock anyone home. a few secs later.yess what hooman. :laughCry:
@  DiscoMoose : (26 October 2016 - 07:16 PM) aw thanks Lolly *hugs*
@  lollyh : (26 October 2016 - 05:25 PM) oh moosie.hahaha.i can just imagine.shame would of given that rat a good home.
@  DiscoMoose : (26 October 2016 - 04:54 PM) lol lol I remember the one time I phoned to go and collect a rat and when we started to discuss addresses, turns out the lady was all the way in KZN! I was so taken with the rat I didn't even notice the location *blush* *blush* *blush*
@  lollyh : (26 October 2016 - 03:52 PM) i know right.sometimes i am glad i am in durban so i can resist from far. lol lol

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