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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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  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. They Won't Eat Chocolate?

    My rats have the beginnings of respiratory infections (wheezing, heavy breathing, a sputter when I do the rat phone) so I have ordered them...

    Started by ksaxton‎, 07-29-2014 10:20 PM
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  2. Question Should I put him down?

    So, I've put rats down in the past mainly because they got to old and were suffering. But there are usually clear signs with them and I know it's...

    Started by BenLen‎, Today 01:15 AM
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    Today, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Deformed leg on tiny baby

    I posted before about a tiny rat kit i acquired and am hand rearing, While our potty issues have been resolved i have noticed that he/she now named...

    Started by CryingBird‎, Yesterday 04:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Please reply urgently!!

    my rats nose is bleeding, please do not say it is polyporhin because it is not at all!! I know what polyporhin is and this is not it, it's bright red...

    Started by amylouisejarvis‎, Yesterday 06:05 AM
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    Today, 07:36 AM Go to last post
  5. Uneasy

    Next Wednesday at 2:30 Jude has an appointment to be fixed. I'm really nervous but at the same time confident that everything will go without a...

    Started by Hey-Fay‎, 07-27-2014 05:03 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  6. Exclamation Please Help - My Rat's Battle With Myco - Advice Appreciated!!

    Hi everyone, Earlier in the month I noticed that both my girls were exhibiting signs of an URI. Mango was sneezing several times every few minutes,...

    Started by MangoTango‎, Yesterday 09:57 PM
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  7. Help me! Rat sneezing blood and clots (not porphyrin)

    I'm very worried about Betty. She is just over a year old, and is suffering from her first respiratory problem. It is very severe. She has been on...

    Started by BethTheBeth‎, 07-29-2014 06:53 PM
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Attacking

    I have a bunny that shares my room with me and my rats. My one girl doesnt seem to like other animals outside her species. She attacks my cats and...

    Started by isabelleharris‎, Yesterday 04:59 PM
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  9. Aging rat

    Hello :) One of my rats, Lala, is becoming quite old now, and it's really showing. She's no longer speedy, and has some falls in her cage. I have...

    Started by BananaCustard‎, 07-29-2014 07:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  10. Cut Eyelid

    I woke up seeing one of my rats have a cut open eyelid. The thing is, there isn't any blood and the eyeball itself doesn't look cut or injured in...

    Started by Trenix‎, Yesterday 02:32 PM
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  11. New hairless young rat, need help with age etc.

    So on Saturday I walked into a pet store and walked out with a rat. You've all heard that story before. We were told he was about 6 weeks old, but...

    Started by Capistrono‎, 07-29-2014 10:01 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  12. Help! Rat attempting to throw up?

    I know its biologically impossible, but he appears to be attempting to throw up. He's not only wretching, but stuff is coming out too in a sparse...

    Started by fluffy470‎, 07-24-2014 10:56 AM
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  13. Organic food?

    Do you feed organic vegetables and such? I can't really get my hands on everything organic, so allot of the things I feed are not organic, does this...

    Started by Fusion200‎, 07-29-2014 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  14. Runt

    One of my rescue litters has a runt that is only about a third the size of the other pups. I usually leave them to their own devices and have never...

    Started by kksrats‎, 07-28-2014 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  15. What can I do for a rat with a cut?

    One of my boys managed to get a cut on his butt, which makes me worry PLUS he's had his fur fluffed up for the last day or two so he's probably...

    Started by tigerstripesk8‎, 07-29-2014 07:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  16. Please help my youngest girl... I have already spent hundreds of dollars, and not she

    Hello! This is a picture of my girl- she has some kind of lump/irritation right at the opening of her vagina... I suspect she may need some...

    Started by Gannyaan‎, 07-23-2014 08:12 PM
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  17. Post Shelter Rats With Respiratory Infection??

    Hello everyone! I recently adopted my first rats about 6 weeks ago from a humane shelter, I adopted a mother, who is 2 years, her 2 daughters, who...

    Started by Emilie‎, 07-27-2014 01:55 AM
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    Yesterday, 05:35 AM Go to last post
  18. Advice on introducing a hairless to my four current full of hair females

    I have introduced an adult female to a 5 week old with no problem they were cage mates within two weeks then the new one had babies and I never had...

    Started by Paige‎, 07-28-2014 10:18 AM
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  19. Possible emergency!!!

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and take a variety of medications for it. One of them is sulfasalazine. I got my medications out and went to get water....

    Started by Kelseyrawr‎, 07-29-2014 10:37 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-29-2014, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  20. Female rat constantly leaking pee?

    Hello,I've noticed that when I have Molly out for free time that she will leave little wet spots (sometimes just a tiny drip) all over the place.....

    Started by jeriibearii‎, 07-29-2014 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 106
    07-29-2014, 06:46 PM Go to last post

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