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Forum: Rat Health

Topics related to rat health, care, and medicine. This includes topics about rat diets. Keep in mind we are not veterinarians and always recommend taking your rat to see one when they are ill.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pet Rat virus just discovered in Illinois and Wisconsin

    (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that pet rats are the source of an outbreak of Seoul virus infections in ...

    Started by Catsratz‎, 01-21-2017 10:49 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat Food Recommendations & Reviews (WIP)

    Nutritionally Complete Block/Kibble Type Foods "Lab blocks" or block/kibble type processed foods are formulated specifically for rats in mind and...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 08-31-2014 02:28 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Megacolon and High White Information

    Genetic megacolon occurs as a result of faulty cell development in the embryo stage. The nerve cells in the wall of the colon and/or rectum are...

    Started by lilspaz68‎, 09-14-2007 03:38 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Is Your Rat Sneezing? URI and Mycoplasmosis Information

    If there's anything you think should be added, please send me a message. Why is my rat sneezing? Persistent sneezing in a rat could mean many...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 02-05-2010 11:35 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat First Aid & First Aid Kit

    Thanks to lilspaz68 and AMJ087 for laying the groundwork in this sticky several years ago. Comprehensive First Aid Kit via the Rat Guide:...

    Started by AMJ087‎, 01-21-2010 09:47 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Good and Bad Food for Rats & Ratty Recipes

    What is good for your rats to eat Essentially, if it is ok for you to eat, then it is generally ok for the rats to eat. To make a comprehensive...

    Started by AMJ087‎, 01-13-2010 08:36 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Quarantine Information

    A recently adopted rat (Especially from the pet store) could have any number of rat diseases that just haven't shown up yet. One of the big ones is...

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 01:04 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Exotic Veterinarian List & Info

    Here you will find a list of vets recommended by our members. To keep things organized please PM a moderator or admin with the following info to...

    Started by AMJ087‎, 01-13-2010 08:16 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bathing Rats - What you should know!

    **Note that you should check out some of these links as there is other information on how to actually bathe your rats if its really necessary and...

    Started by lilspaz68‎, 08-10-2008 06:12 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abscess Treatment Outline

    Rat Guide informative link: http://ratguide.com/health/integumentary_skin/abscess.php How to treat an abscess at home: Items needed: -...

    Started by Stephanie‎, 07-27-2007 03:42 AM
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  1. Baytril dosage?

    I swear I keep writing in here about medication and bully rats, so I'm sorry about that but I would really like to know about dosage for baytril. ...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, Yesterday 10:56 AM
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  2. Oxbow Young Rat Food (company response)

    I emailed the company a week or so ago, questioning why the young rat food contained alfalfa. This was the response from one of the employees there....

    Started by Basiltheplant‎, Yesterday 10:09 PM
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  3. Rat eating her tumor

    Any ideas what else I can do? Vet told me nothing really but keep it clean. I just started saline rinses and out clean felt in her cage to help. She...

    Started by Djalhughes‎, Yesterday 09:03 PM
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  4. Post How much sneezing is considered normal?

    Hi! I got my two ratties around a week and a half ago, and one of them is sneezing a bit. I've read that new home sneezes are usually gone by now,...

    Started by Basil‎, Yesterday 10:16 PM
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  5. My 1,5 years old rat is diagnosed with a rare condition

    Hello everyone, i hope some of you can help me or maybe find my post helpful. So from october last year my male rat started regurgitating food. I...

    Started by Mel90‎, Yesterday 07:15 PM
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  6. PT vs. URI or other? 4 yr old rat

    Just over 4 yrs ago, trapped/released wild rat. Day or two later, found her pinkies in attic. One survived, bottle fed with a string! No rat...

    Started by Templetina‎, Yesterday 12:41 AM
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  7. I'm getting worried. URIs.

    I took my rat, Kiki, to the vet a few weeks ago and it was obvious to him she had something wrong. He did some x-rays and determined she has a middle...

    Started by PixelFrenzy‎, 02-17-2017 10:22 PM
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  8. CAR Bacillus in Georgia

    I thought I'd give a warning about this since I just read about it. The Georgia Rat Rescue has come in contact with CAR Bacillus. They are unsure as...

    Started by Sabatea‎, 02-17-2017 10:57 AM
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  9. Rat Terrified of Nebulator

    I haven't been here for a few months because of life, and also because one of my rats, Sebastian, can't seem to shake his respiratory issues. He's...

    Started by Andromeda‎, Yesterday 04:31 AM
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  10. Exclamation [URGENT] UK site for buying Baytril (without prescription)

    I am from the UK and as some of you may know, my rats have had problems with URIs all their life. I got them from PetsAtHome which didn't help. To...

    Started by hrl20100‎, 09-15-2013 02:36 PM
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  11. is it time to integrate the babies with the older rat?

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this... a week ago, I adopted a pair of 8 week old male rats because one of my older rats passed...

    Started by Reitanna‎, 02-17-2017 08:12 PM
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  12. Back to the vet, advice please!

    So Temples started showing signs of a respiratory infection on sunday, I can hear that breathing noise and the occasional guinea pig sound. I have an...

    Started by anilec‎, 02-14-2017 04:06 PM
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  13. Respiratory problems: should I start on antibiotics or wait for a vet check?

    Hello folks, My first rattie, Chu, has had mild respiratory problems ever since I got him (which was over half a year ago). At first, in my...

    Started by FlamingFox‎, 02-17-2017 03:52 PM
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  14. Rats still sounding ill after 10 days on septrin

    My rats have always had a bit of conjestion which tends to go pretty quickly but when I noticed that they'd started getting worse I took them to the...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 02-17-2017 02:53 PM
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  15. Chewing Out Scabs and Tumors?!

    So, I recently noted a small tumor right above the slit where Dumbo's penis would emerge from. It wasn't a big tumor but I did have a vet look at it,...

    Started by Maiden‎, 02-03-2013 02:05 AM
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  16. Question Rat with one eye closed?

    A few times today, with both of my rats, I've seen them wake up from naps in their pocket hammock with one eye closed/partially closed, and a little...

    Started by Basil‎, 02-15-2017 02:54 AM
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  17. Medication and Dosage Questions for Respiratory Problem

    My rat has been having respiratory issues, (congested, loud, labored breathing, some sneezing, porphyrin around the nose) and I couldn't find a vet...

    Started by anniedog‎, 02-15-2017 09:24 PM
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  18. Possible URI? Possibly more than that?

    Background information: I was using the carrier method to introduce my two females, Tumbles and Dot, to my neutered male rat, Mew. They were in the...

    Started by Basiltheplant‎, 02-15-2017 01:03 AM
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  19. Possible Tumor?

    Hi, everyone. I recently noticed a lump on my 2 1/2 year old boy Remy. It doesn't seem to be painful or obtrusive, but there is a grape-sized growth...

    Started by CosmicKat62‎, 02-11-2017 10:43 PM
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  20. Scabs On Back of Rat

    I apologize, this is likely going to be a fairly long post but I want to be thorough with this. Last summer I adopted a rat, Saffy, which I had been...

    Started by Sabatea‎, 02-12-2017 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-13-2017, 09:25 PM Go to last post

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