|Scale for monitoring rat’s weight.|
|Otoscope for looking in rat ears.|
|Pill cutter (splitter) for dividing tablets.|
Nebulizer and Mouthpiece (note: this can also be used while holding the rat in one’s lap. See: http://www.rmca.org/Articles/albuterol.htm ), Matte Cutter, Aquarium Sealant, Form of Heat, Sterlite Tub (or similar).
Trace a marker
line around the out-hole on the mouth piece and then put it on the
tub for an outline. Use the matte cutter to cut the hole. Cut a little bit inside the line so the mouth piece has a snug fit. The lighter was used to melt
some of the plastic off the cut circle, and scissors were used to flatten the melted plastic
along the sides of the opening until the mouth piece could fit
through the hole.
*Note: in addition (for this type of enclosure), cut or drill three small openings evenly spaced apart a few short inches from the bottom on one end of the container to support adequate air flow for the rat (if supplemental oxygen is not being used).
Nebulizer and container description also courtesy of Nathalie Baldwin at RatRaisins,Inc.
Posted on August 12, 2003, 10:09,
Last updated on January 26, 2011, 15:49