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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: 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
  2. 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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    02-05-2010, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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    01-21-2010, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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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    01-14-2010, 12:04 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 me, another moderator, or the admin with the...

    Started by AMJ087‎, 01-13-2010 07:16 PM
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    01-13-2010, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    08-10-2008, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    07-27-2007, 02:42 AM Go to last post
  1. How can you tell if a rat is overweight?

    I've been concerned about my boys, especially Comet. I know he's a big rat in general, but lately he's been noticeably heavier. For the sake of his...

    Started by kjgannon09‎, Yesterday 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 66
    Today, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  2. Question How much food to feed??

    So far I've just been feeding the rats whenever they run out. But it seems that my boys can just keep eating and eating and eating! - I feed them...

    Started by Juliah456‎, Today 09:37 PM
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  3. Please help urgent!!

    please help my boy dresden has been a bit snuffly for a couple of days, but all of a sudden hes gone really downhill, hes having real trouble...

    Started by lulabelle‎, Today 08:41 PM
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    Today, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Carefresh Complete Rat & Mouse?

    So.... NORMALLY I feed my rats Oxbow Regal Rat (as do most of you I assume, haha). BUT in my town it is literally impossible to find, so I have to...

    Started by thecavycorner‎, Today 05:44 PM
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    Today, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  5. purple spot on ear bruising?

    Today while I had my girls out my hairless rat fell and knocked stuff over on top of her, she had a bleeding lip, it was only a small spot of blood...

    Started by Mitsy‎, Today 06:27 PM
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    Today, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  6. Help with a Fat Rat

    I have a female rat who has gotten pretty fat. I don't feed many treats and what I do feed are often lower fat stuff like the Gerber Baby Puffs,...

    Started by Vegn‎, Yesterday 11:09 PM
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    Today, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Can you list me some UK rat food brands?

    I am considering changing my ratties diet. They are currently on Burgess's Suparat Rat Royale Food and just wanted to know of any other rat foods...

    Started by hrl20100‎, Today 07:51 AM
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    Today, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  8. Corn in treats

    A lot of treats on the market contain ground corn or corn flour. I was wondering if this was safe for rats? I know corn has a high risk of deadly...

    Started by CleverRat‎, 04-21-2014 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Newbie here, need advice with URI, Baytril in baby rats, dosage, side effects, etc.

    My baby boys are about 8-10 weeks old and one came home with a URI and I think the other caught it from him (they were housed together at the store...

    Started by Sherritasworld‎, 04-01-2014 07:53 AM
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    Today, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Another 2 lumps, belly region.

    Okay let me start out, about a month or so ago I found a small lump on my rat Brie under her armpit. I immediately started her on the turkeytail...

    Started by Jackie‎, 04-17-2014 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Today, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Unfortune URI and ear infection. Help!

    Ok here's my situation. I can afford bedding, food, and everything else my now 4 rats need but from past experience I know they are sick. Before I...

    Started by squidtea‎, Today 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Today, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  12. Green, Runny Poop?

    I am a pretty new rat mommy to two beautiful boys named John Adams and Little Bear. I've had Adams for about two months. He had a litter mate he was...

    Started by marmentro2353‎, Today 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Today, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  13. Just found a pea sized lump

    I check my elderly girl every day for lumps. I just found one. It's right under her lower left nipple and just above her lady parts. It's pea sized...

    Started by Hey-Fay‎, Today 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    Today, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  14. When is it time to call it quits?

    I'm feeling extremely worn down and tired. I just got 2 large tumors removed from Magic a month or so ago. I spent $300 on the procedure, and then...

    Started by Houdini‎, 04-21-2014 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Porphyrin: Getting them to hold still.

    So my one rat has excessive Porphyrin around his eyes. He kinda looks like a spotless panda in some lights now, and I want to clean them off. I...

    Started by Dkeno‎, Yesterday 06:59 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  16. Bad news

    Here is a recap of my situation: 2 weeks ago Pisser started to show signs of being sick. She eventually was sleeping very long and was difficult...

    Started by todd2212‎, Yesterday 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  17. Is there porphyrin with new home sneezes?

    I'm getting so frustrated, there's just no luck for me when it comes to rats. I took my sisters to the pet store to get their first rats. There...

    Started by Kisetsu116‎, Yesterday 03:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  18. Springtime Sneezes

    Its finally gotten warm here in MI and I've been sleeping with the window open and a fan going. For some reason my room is the hottest in the whole...

    Started by Hey-Fay‎, Yesterday 01:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 60
    Yesterday, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  19. How often do rats sneeze normally?

    I had all my rats on Enrofloxacin for two weeks (and a bit more because they were still sneezing after two weeks) and they're still sneezing. Not...

    Started by Kisetsu116‎, 04-21-2014 10:07 AM
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    Yesterday, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  20. Any idea what this is?

    Sorry the video is 45mb. It's from my phone. Just click the link and uncheck the "download add ons" thing and you can see it. My girl is 6/7 weeks...

    Started by missriley‎, Yesterday 02:51 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 82
    Yesterday, 12:25 PM Go to last post

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