Hello

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello

Post by dani. on Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:28 am

I'm brand new to the forum. I picked up my beautiful rattie boy this morning, an 8 month old hairless. I last had rats 4 years ago, so hope I haven't forgotten too much.

This is my first ever hairless pet - so excited! I am trying to leave him alone until this evening, to give him time to settle in - but keep peeking in. He's so handsome - I can't believe I have a hairless rattie Big Grin

Looking forward to getting to know all the regulars on the forum.

Dani

dani.
Junior Member
Junior Member

Posts : 49
Join date : 2014-08-27
Location : Omagh, Northern Ireland

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello

Post by smokierat on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:05 am

Welcome to the forum Smile I would definately recommend getting your handsome new boy a rat friend,they are such social animals.

_________________
Proudly owned by The Squirmin' Vermin and The Micicles,past and present Smile
avatar
smokierat
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 881
Join date : 2011-09-26
Age : 31
Location : Cork (city)

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello

Post by dani. on Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:21 am

Hi Smokie,

I agree about the buddy - loved watching my last group of girls together!

I need to explore this a bit. My new boy struggled with his male cagemates as a youngster, and thrived when his second owner (I'm his third) took him as a single rattie. So I'm worried about trying to bond him with a male - but having been thinking about a girlfriend. I need to think about getting her neutured (have great vet, but reluctant to put a hairless under an anesthetic.) Not decided yet - some research still to do. Have never had to bond rats before - my last group were from the same litter.

All advice much apppreciated! Smile

Dani

dani.
Junior Member
Junior Member

Posts : 49
Join date : 2014-08-27
Location : Omagh, Northern Ireland

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello

Post by DJF on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:38 am

Welcome!

_________________
The Mischief: Monica, Edie, Tilda & Ed

Gone Fishing: Maud, Constance, Peig, Hillary

"As the Amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part of it was deciding who the people were, and who were the rats."
avatar
DJF
Oldie
Oldie

Posts : 311
Join date : 2012-12-19
Age : 32
Location : Dublin/Tipperary

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello

Post by eoghan on Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:04 am

Hi,

I wouldn't go down the spaying route. Neutering the male would be safer as its less invasive. Not sure whether anesthetic/surgery would be more dangerous for a naked rat but I can't see how it would be. Once the rattie is breathing fine then he should be grand. Probably best to find a younger man rat.


_________________
Eoghan.

"Never interrupt the enemy when they are making a mistake"

"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip"


Proudly Commanded by
Squeak, Rafiki, Piscin, Raticate, Dizzy Beag, Smoulderin' Cinnabun, Smoked Sassafras, Bree, Shrimp-a-Sioráf, Bella, ButterFlobbles, Poptee, Ping
Evil Oscar Wilde(M), Cú Chulainn(M), Sir Didymus(M)
Previously Commanded By
George, Ghostie, Ralf, Tuffy, Pixie, Willow, Flea, Nibblet, Rose, Tulip, Gypsy, Bluebell, Crimp, Annie,Jiggly Puff of Blue Smoke, Dizzy, Noodles(M) And Smokie(The Supreme Commander)

https://plus.google.com/+EoghanDuggan/
avatar
eoghan
Oldie
Oldie

Posts : 204
Join date : 2013-08-05
Age : 31
Location : The People's Republic of Cork

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello

Post by Zoundz on Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:33 pm

I agree with Eoghan, neutering is no more dangerous for hairless than any other variety, and spaying is highly invasive and difficult for girls. I would definitely try two young boys though, if you can.

xx

_________________
Laura Woods British Blue
Bongo Fury Rattery - Hobby rattery breeding for Russian varieties and Mink and Cinnamon with plans for Pearl based in the future. Based in West Cork. We are NFRS and IFRA members.
avatar
Zoundz
Administrator
Administrator

Posts : 2043
Join date : 2011-09-25
Age : 32
Location : Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

http://www.irishrats.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum