Bekah, Fern looks just like my girl Zenny II. I'm not sure if it's just the way they're made or if they have tumors or what but Zenny II also is active and swimmy. I'd leave her where she is unless she starts to struggle swimming.
Choc, yes, I did. :( Her liver shut down. Although we got her liver working again, she developed a neurological disorder and a blocked colon. I still miss that cat.
Laki! The appointment went well. The vet verified the URI and said that it's ridiculously common in rats and also ridiculously difficult to completely get rid of. Both girls get doses of antibiotic twice a day for 21 days. Since they never used it, I took the wheel out of their cage and they have more room.
When I have a chance, I think I'll make my girls go fish for peas too. :)
Kinetic, pics! You've got to post pics of your new hammy!