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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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i just got my new babies today! i didn't have any idea baby ras were THAT cute.

one of them has been doing soft poos. and they've been sniffling. i've only had them for a few hours, so i don't know if they've been sniffling too too much. is it possible that it's because of the stress of being put in a different house?

i'll post some pics later when they're a little settled in.


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Babies:
rats: girls:belle, beauty and sweetness Boys: ronnie and oscar
Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
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chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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sounds cute cant wait for the pictures
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Lots of times when you get new rats they will go through a sniffling/sneezing period. You should be concerned if the sneezes sound wet or if there is a lot of porphyrin (red discharge) from the nose or eyes.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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so should i wait and see if it carries on and then take them to the vets?


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rats: girls:belle, beauty and sweetness Boys: ronnie and oscar
Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
quails
chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

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Unless it sounds like the more serious symptoms I described earlier, then I think it would be ok to just wait. It will probably go away as they get used to their surroundings.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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Congratulations on the rats. Baby Rats are very adorable. I would love to see pics if you have any. Good Luck : )
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CongRATS!
I look forward to pictures!


Rats will sneeze in new surroundings,that is normal.
However if they keep it up or there is a discharge or any labored breathing,then I would take them to the vets.




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there's no discharge and it doesnt sound wet. so i think i'll wait and see if it carries on.

i've taken some pictures but i cant for the life of me find the thing that connects my camera to the computer. i'll borrow my brother's modern camera tomorrow.

while i'm here, i might as well ask this. once they've been introduced, i'm going to connect two cages together with ferret tubes and effort so they have room to run around the four of them, also for room for little kim to get away from the babies if she needs to. would it be alright if i put the babies in the cage kim is in now and put her in the new cage? would i need to get rid of the smell with some fancy thing, or could i clean it like i do normally and let them take over the scent?


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rats: girls:belle, beauty and sweetness Boys: ronnie and oscar
Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
quails
chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

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You can just clean it normally.
Are you planning on introducing the babies to her to live together???
If so,then the smells will just make it easier.




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yeah im planning on them being cage mates.

would keeping them in the same room before i introduce them be a good idea? get like an "intertwining territory" or something going on.


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Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
quails
chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

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