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  1. Iffy rescues and outright lies on petfinder?

    I'm sorry in advance if this topic doesn't belong here or has been done to death, buuut...

    I visited quite a few private rescues listed on petfinder while I was thinking about adopting a guinea...
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    Re: Rat health = a money sink?

    Yeah. I've never owned a horse or another animal that could feasibly live for 25-30 years -- but I've heard that it's like losing a family member. (Not that I haven't done my share of crying over my...
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    Re: My rat cage

    Aah, I'm actually jealous of you. I sweep up the adoptable rats that I can find in the Kansas City area. There are so few that I've even resorted to "adopting" the returns from Petco.
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    Rat health = a money sink?

    I think this is going to sound more like a vent/rant because I'm just depressed and a little frustrated.

    I've kept rats for over seven years now. In the terms of a rat's lifespan, that's a lot of...
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    Re: Whats wrong with showing?

    Hm. I used to do "shows" with my rats at the local library - chatting about rat care, etc., letting the kids handle the rats... It's not the same noisy atmosphere as a rat/small animal show, but...
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    Re: Good Rat Cages

    I know. It's not caused by the wire alone, but also by the presence of urine and feces. Like I said, wire flooring can cause discomfort and cuts on rat feet, but you need the addition of something...
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    Re: I have been thinking

    The R-70 is 24" x 14" x 24" and that's the perfect size for two rats. It's a pretty good deal, the cage and the rats for only $25. It should house them comfortably, but if you /want/ a bigger cage at...
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    Re: I have been thinking

    There's a thread on the wonderfulness of rats: http://www.cavycages.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6247

    In short, yes, they make great pets.

    Pros:
    They are very intelligent animals who can be...
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    Cavies and mycoplasma?

    I have rats right now. Thinking about getting a pair of piggies within the next few months.

    My rats are kept in our living room, as would the cavies.

    But I was thinking. (Maybe I think too...
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    Re: Good Rat Cages

    Er, sorry, I'm really not stalking you or anything. (Just hyper and trying to put off studying, so I'm prowling the forums.)

    It really hasn't been proven that wire floors /cause/ bumblefoot....
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    Re: Wearing fur coats . . .

    Perhaps the misunderstanding comes from the fact that we probably live in entirely different worlds. I am familar with Kansas and small town North Dakota, which are not environments conducive to PETA...
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    Re: Good Rat Cages

    I've kept my rats on both wire and plastic over the years. My problems with wire floors are -
    1) They're harder to clean because you have to pick out little bits of grime and poop that tends to...
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    Re: Wearing fur coats . . .

    Has anyone ever changed anyone's mind about wearing fur just by walking up to them? I imagine that if you approached some stranger out of nowhere, they would be more confused and offended than...
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      Re: Vegetarian Recipes

    Daal over basmati saffron rice:

    the daal -
    1 cup red lentils
    1 slice ginger, 1 inch piece, peeled
    1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste ...
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    Finals. *cry*

    Any other highschool/uni students finishing up their finals this week?

    I've got one more to do - it's going to be a massive, absolutely impossible final on Primate Life History. Two pages of...
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    Re: Stuff your rats have eaten.

    Ohhh yeah. The clothes that my rats have eaten holes through...and someone they always manage to eat my favorite shirts/pants, y'know?
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    Stuff your rats have eaten.

    I was recently cleaning out a nest that my rats built in the back of our couch, and I found:
    several used tea-bags
    a complete set of silverware (fork, knife, and spoon)
    about $40 of shredded money...
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    Re: Living with Disease

    Hey there. I know exactly where you're coming from. I dealt with severe SI for years and years - over 15 inpatient stays because of it, and numerous nights spent in the ER. I've been SI-free for...
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    Re: Where do you buy your stuff?

    Thanks you guys. I'm bookmarking everything and taking down notes on what kind of feed and hay that ya'all think is best. (I know that the local humane society sells petcare items, so I'm going to...
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    Re: nintendogs

    The Sims 2!

    The crazy thing is that I don't really play the game that much, but I can't stop downloading new objects and clothes for my Sims. It's. So. Addictive.

    My boyfriend's parents are...
  21. Re: our home is turning into a zoo...and we love it!

    Oooh, this is an old thread but I want to answer anyway. :silly:

    I live in a two room (not bedroom - room) apartment with my boyfriend, two cats, and six rats. The rats are separated into two...
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    Re: Good Rat Cages

    ^ I don't know who moderates this forum, but perhaps it would be handy to have a sticky with some good rat-site links?
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    Re: Where do you buy your stuff?

    Thanks to both of you! I'm bookmarking all the sites that you guys have suggested. (And oh my, it just makes my day to see large roll-a-nests for only $6. How sad is that?) I'm going to go through...
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    Where do you buy your stuff?

    I'm sorry, I know this is probably a newbie question and has been asked a million times before - but where do you guys buy your food/bedding/toys for your cavies (and other animals.)

    I live in a...
  25. Re: Newbie. (Insert creative title here.)

    Yay! A fellow rat-lover.

    I guess my only hold-back in getting a cavy is that I've heard that they don't have as much personality as rats do. (Although this obviously depends on the individual...
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