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Post by Zoundz on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:03 am

Bumblefoot is sometimes genetic, and often seen most in very overweight rats. No ledges cause it - certainly wire doesn't. However, when a rat already has it, wire can make it hurt and make it worse, and plastic ledges that aren't cleaned and dried daily can also make it worse as wee builds up there.

Best thing if you *have* bumblefoot in a rat is to keep it clean clean clean - use vetbed and restrict levels in the cage at all.

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Post by kirm on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:31 am

Alrighty then. Thanks for all that info. Wow, there sure is alot of information out there on these little critters and alot of it seems to be very misleading - so glad I found this fab site Big Grin

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Post by siofradh on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:05 am

hiya, just thought i'd let you know that there's three rat boys in kildare animal foundation that need homes Smile and the chicken wire is a great idea Smile and my dog is actually a bit scared of my rats har har! she'll go up to the cage to smell them, then they'll lick her and she'll run away! Laugh
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Post by Liathium on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:34 am

I want to renew the topic as I have a question about a link posted earlier on.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lazy-Bones-Rat-Ferret-Single-Double-Triple-Storey-Cage-Optional-Stand-/250951192551?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Small_Animals&var=&hash=item80126b017d - Is this the actual cage or just the stand? I was surprised about the price.
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Post by Dangerousbeans on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:44 am

If you open the link you'll see a box marked CAGE: with a drop down menu, if you select the options the price changes.

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Post by Liathium on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:49 am

Dangerousbeans wrote:If you open the link you'll see a box marked CAGE: with a drop down menu, if you select the options the price changes.

Oh, silly me. Thank you c:
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Post by Dangerousbeans on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:52 am

No problem, when looking for cages I thought the same Laugh
Took my "I know everything" 14yr old to point it out Embarrassed

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