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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: 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 01:28 AM
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  2. 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 02:38 PM
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    11-15-2010, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 10:35 PM
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  4. 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 08:47 PM
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  5. 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 07:36 PM
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    01-14-2010, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 12:04 AM
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  7. 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 07:16 PM
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  8. 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 05:12 PM
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  9. 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 02:42 AM
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  1. Oddly shaped rat...

    This is Graine and she is 29 month old. Her sister Mistigri died during surgery to remove a prolapsed tumor on her vaginal wall in late July. She...

    Started by Gribouilli‎, Yesterday 07:32 PM
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  2. Rat Growing Extra Tooth

    I noticed one of my female rats had an unusually large muzzle (the area where the whiskers grow), so I checked to see if her teeth had anything to do...

    Started by Kann‎, 09-23-2016 06:27 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    Today, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  3. Chewing question- missing teeth

    So little girl's top incisors pulled a disappearing act and her bottom teeth rubbed her upper gums. She has already been to the vet for a trim and...

    Started by Fireball249‎, 10-23-2016 04:30 AM
    • Replies: 5
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  4. To remove or not to remove?

    2+ year old rescue rat with 4 tumors... 2 on each side. They are about the size of large grapes. They just keep popping up. The vet is willing to...

    Started by Grotesque‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  5. Rat's urine smells stale/bad. Need help with compounding Septra 80mg/400mg pleeease!

    I've had my new nine month old rat for six weeks. He isn't active in his cage no matter how big or small it is. He just lays there depressed, isn't...

    Started by luvmy4rats‎, 10-20-2016 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  6. Weird sounds

    Hi there, this may be a long thread but I like to give as much information as I can. I already posted this in the 'say hello' section because we are...

    Started by Majlen‎, 10-17-2016 07:36 PM
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  7. Vertigo in rats?

    I took my rat to the vet on Monday for a URI and a possible ear infection and was told she had vertigo. He gave her a shot of steroids and...

    Started by thelmaandlouise‎, 10-19-2016 05:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 58
    10-23-2016, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Can I give these treats to my Ratties?

    Hi, I haven't posted in a while. I was wondering about 3 different treats if they were safe for my rats. Sorry for spelling errors ahead of...

    Started by AllAnimalsLover‎, 10-23-2016 05:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-23-2016, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  9. URI not responding to antibiotics

    So about 3 weeks ago Zeeky started getting a little bit of crackle in his breathing. I had some Baytril on hand (22.7mg/ml liquid) so I started him...

    Started by Dan203‎, 10-04-2016 05:41 PM
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    10-23-2016, 02:28 PM Go to last post

    Hi All, I am so sad right now for my little guy Calvin. He and his brother were neutered a week ago and all went very well. Neither of them...

    Started by Harvey&Calvin‎, 10-19-2016 12:53 PM
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    10-22-2016, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  11. Possible last moments for Cooper

    My second-youngest, Cooper, has unfortunately fallen ill. Her weight has always fluctuated quite heavily and quickly but it has never been an...

    Started by cirice‎, 10-19-2016 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-22-2016, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  12. How to tell if it is pneumonia or just a respiratory?

    When I went to bring my bottom cage out for out time, Ginger was laying down with puffed up fur. She didn't wake up when prodded though she was...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 10-21-2016 12:45 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-22-2016, 09:26 PM Go to last post
  13. Post Head Scab That Won't Go Away

    Hello! My rat, Andy (male, albino, 1 year and 1 month old, only rat) has a bald patch on his head, right in front of his right ear, where a nasty...

    Started by JoeyRatt68‎, 10-18-2016 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-22-2016, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  14. Diet not working for obese rat who doesn't like to exercise.

    I've tried putting Ginger on a diet. I let her eat a little bit when the food comes out and then I take her out of the cage while her cagemates...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 10-21-2016 08:30 PM
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    10-21-2016, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  15. Rat with pneumonia?

    So on Thursday, my girlfriend took our rats to the vet because weird things kept happening(ex: one of them was making the weird guinea pig sounds,...

    Started by mjneptune‎, 10-21-2016 09:43 PM
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    10-21-2016, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  16. Sick rat don't know what's wrong don't know what to do

    I know I should take him to the vet but I really don't have the funds right now since I recently took a different rat to the vet to get treated for...

    Started by Owlett‎, 10-20-2016 09:38 PM
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    10-21-2016, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  17. How Many Rats Does a Tube Of Kitten Revolution Treat?

    I want to purchase a box of revolution for kittens to have on hand in case of a mite or lice outbreak. I come in contact with a lot of non pet rats...

    Started by DamselChum‎, 10-19-2016 03:52 PM
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    10-21-2016, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  18. Does bedding really matter?

    I know you're not suppose to use pine, but is fleece really that bad? For the first year or so I didn't use anything on the shelves of my DCN. I...

    Started by Dan203‎, 10-20-2016 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-21-2016, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  19. What kind of paint is safe for rats?

    I want to paint my cage a cute pink but obviously I don't want to harm the rats when they chew on the bars. Only one of my babies is a bar chewer but...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 10-21-2016 11:27 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-21-2016, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  20. !Strange Deaths!

    The day before yesterday I noticed one of my girls was acting a bit lethargic and I could hear her breathing but it was only a faint squeak and I...

    Started by ray‎, 10-19-2016 09:59 AM
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    • Replies: 41
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    10-21-2016, 08:14 AM Go to last post

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