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@  Caryn : (20 July 2017 - 09:01 AM) There are some updates. I see the forum banner isn't working either, so assume Tails hasn't received the update email. Looks like we can't use it for 3rd party IMG pic posting anymore. Not sure if existing images used on the forums will be restricted or only future posts. Will have to find another file host site :(
@  DiscoMoose : (19 July 2017 - 10:14 AM) hey Lolly, not that I know of . . .
@  lollyh : (17 July 2017 - 03:07 PM) Hey all.just received an email about photobucket & upgrading your account.anyone else receive this email?.:unsure:
@  Rattieroos : (16 July 2017 - 11:17 AM) Hey all, so we can never learn enough... I still don't know why some of my rats chew paper?? They actually eat it. Does anyone know why? :bigeyerat:
@  Rattieroos : (15 July 2017 - 07:15 PM) Thanks Caryn and Lolly, I'm assuming it's mammary, don't know for sure yet. My vet is on leave :( only back on the 24th! I'll see if we can wait but if it grows by next week I'll have to take her to the other vet.
@  lollyh : (14 July 2017 - 10:44 AM) oh no roos. :ratsad: that's awful.i am so sorry. *hugs* .7 months is young.
@  Caryn : (14 July 2017 - 07:13 AM) Ah no, that's terrible. Had one girl, Apple, who also got her first one really young. Didn't have a vet back then who could spay either. Sending :goodvibes:
@  Rattieroos : (13 July 2017 - 11:18 PM) I found a lump on Peaches late this afternoon :ratsad: I think it might be a mammary tumor based on positioning :( She's only about 7 months now. It was such a shock! :ratsad:
@  Caryn : (12 July 2017 - 01:46 PM) Sorry, Tails is the one who organises the Christmas in July. I don't get involved with that unfortunately. Hopefully she will still run it like usual this year :bigeyerat:
@  lollyh : (12 July 2017 - 12:53 PM) awww no roos & amber.i am sorry to hear this. :ratsad: but i understand *hugs* .maybe caryn or tails can do a post & see who is able to partake or not. :) my finances are also tight.
@  Amber : (12 July 2017 - 12:00 PM) I'm so sorry Lolly but I can't afford to be part of Christmas in July either :ratsad:
@  Rattieroos : (11 July 2017 - 09:40 PM) Seriously no money for Christmas in July :ratsad:
@  Rattieroos : (11 July 2017 - 09:39 PM) Thanks Loll :D
@  lollyh : (11 July 2017 - 03:09 PM) Soo its JUly fellow noogans,are we still gonna have xmas in july?. :wub: :wub:
@  lollyh : (09 July 2017 - 10:41 PM) shoo roos,that is awsome news with emo, :clap: .hope he continues that way. *hugs*
@  Rattieroos : (09 July 2017 - 07:16 PM) :D
@  DiscoMoose : (09 July 2017 - 07:08 PM) That's so awesome about Emo! Well done Emo!! You go boy!
@  Rattieroos : (09 July 2017 - 12:47 PM) Correction ~ his IS a black Berkie. Not was :ratno: He's just so rusted now that he's not so black anymore.
@  Rattieroos : (09 July 2017 - 12:44 PM) Had my mischief of 5 boys running around on the bed with me just now.. still too sore to do much... anyway... I was just thinking and wanted to share...... My grandpa Emo is almost 2 yrs and 4months and he's never needed a vet!!!!! That is soooo awesome, he was a black Berkie from a home litter and we never even knew who his father was. :yogiedance: :tummykiss: :Kiss: my precious children. Love them all sooooo much. Just thought I'd share :D :P
@  Rattieroos : (09 July 2017 - 12:43 AM) Thanks Moose, I just looked now and her neck ones have completely cleared and the hair has grown back. :yay: and that was without using the regal. She still has a few smaller ones that she scratches open but I left her for a few days in the bigger cage to settle with Duff and was so chuffed when I saw her neck now :D


Quick update on our new addition

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So I haven't updated on my whole clan for a while now. Still haven't been able to do goodbyes for FiFi, Bass and Bangerang!

While trying to bring no's down because I just can't rescue anymore with my fibro taking over so badly. We went from 20 in Jan to 14 by June. Losing 6 babies in less than 6 months was quite tough. Then all of a sudden Plums mom and sisters started going for her and basically attacking her. There were no warning bites. These were real worry ones.. to her neck and face and basically everywhere. I had to separate her but she was way too scared to get to know any of my others and so i kept her alone next to me for a while, hoping she would heal but then she started almost self mutilating.... she just has scabs everywhere. I treated twice with Revolution, had her on viral guard, coconut oil and various other attempts. So here's where we come to new addition.... I got a little 6 week old Dumbo PEW from a rescue that Lora did. She lent me another XL cage and the two have settled nicely together. Still early days for the scabs but I haven't seen new ones.. praying she'll heal now and be all good. If she is still not any better by next week I'm taking her to the vet to see if maybe it's an immune disorder or possibly a parasite that Revolution doesn't kill. Vet can check her poo first and take it from there. Holding thumbs though, praying and if anyone has any extra goodvibes that would be great.

My grandpa Roo is 2 and 9 months now and still doing well after Bangerang and Bass. It was good to put Nibbs with him before they went. That just went well from the start. My next in line grandpa is Emo who turned 2 in March, he's good too. And then Thunder who was 2 in May. The boys from that last rescue I did are so big now and I love having all 10 in my room with me. Dove never accepted anyone after Roxie and FiFi passed so suddenly but she plump and happy and in no way depressed. She comes for her morning breakfast and evening meal.. has nests all over her penthouse and covers her food bowl even though she's alone. Such a beautiful girl with the smoothest softest tail ever. She is in Jamie's room. The other 4 girls (mom and sisters) are in the mansion in the lounge.

Sooooo now instead of 5 cages, I have 6. My ratties are happy though and that makes me happy. Especially on my very sore and bad mornings or when Jamie is totally freaking me out, there is nothing better than putting your hand in amongst a bundle of sleeping ratties :D It breaks my heart that I won't be able to take in any more that need homes, when I'm down to one or two cages that will be good. I can't stop completely. They are my heart and my passion.

Ok,, so much for quick update.. but I haven't posted in a while and I've missed it. I have pics of my new baby but not loaded on photobucket yet. So will post when I have them. Hope everyone is well and aside from those we are aware of, that other ratties are doing well. :wave:
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My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Nibbs, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Emo, Roo, Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass and Bangerang :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:



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Glad to hear getting a new friend has settled Plum.  Sending :goodvibes: she carries on nicely.   And sending :goodvibes: to all the seniors in the house too!


Sounds like your mischief is all doing well in general though, happy to hear :)


Looking forward to newbie pics :clap:

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I cant believe Thunder turned 2 in May! Time has passed by so quickly. I remember when you got him, he was tiny! And then he turned into such a beeeg boy! And then you got your set of even bigger boys...


I'm glad that your grandpa's are doing well  :thud:


Also really good to read that your ratties are a source of joy to you on your difficult days  *hugs*  *hugs*  *hugs*

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Sending tons of good vibes to you and all your fluffy babies!
Looking forward to pics of all the rats!
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