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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 02:28 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 03:38 PM
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    11-15-2010, 06:09 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 11:35 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 09:47 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 08:36 PM
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    01-14-2010, 01:14 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 01:04 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 me, another moderator, or the admin with the...

    Started by AMJ087‎, 01-13-2010 08:16 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 06:12 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 03:42 AM
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  1. Rat always sniffling?

    My rat Shrieksy has always had the sniffles since I bought her over a year ago. I've taken her to the vet a lot (almost once a month cause I'm afraid...

    Started by Ory‎, 01-24-2015 03:44 AM
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  2. Rat feels warm

    VERY warm to the touch, should I turn down the warmth (if it is possible, I'm not sure) and/or give them cool water bottles or ice to lick? My room...

    Started by Fusion200‎, Today 05:48 AM
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  3. Exclamation New baby rat is constantly sleeping - is she okay? Please help!!

    Hi all,Today I added two beautiful eight week old girls to my mischief. Intros are going well and even though they're still in separate cages, when...

    Started by MangoTango‎, Yesterday 05:49 PM
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  4. Wagging?

    Sometimes, once in a while, one of the rats will wag a little bit, not so much and not so hard, pretty softly, he makes no noises or anything like...

    Started by Fusion200‎, Today 05:31 AM
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  5. can rats eat cuttlebone?

    I give my Smokey my parrot cuttlebone mixed in with his dry food and I gave Snowball just a small piece and she gobbled it up , I don't think it...

    Started by MomToRats‎, Yesterday 10:23 PM
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  6. Spent grain from brewing

    What do you guys think of adding some spent grain to the girls diet? Their about 4-6 months right now and full of spunk. My handsome gentleman friend...

    Started by untidyvenus‎, Yesterday 05:02 PM
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  7. Nakie care?

    i just got my first nakie( double rex actually) and was wondering if there is any special care I should be aware of. I know she will have a tendency...

    Started by elliriyanna‎, 01-06-2015 11:34 PM
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    01-25-2015, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Avoderm on rats?

    My nakey girl is super flakey and has dry skin right now, I do not have any olive oil on hand right now, she also needs a bath and usually I would...

    Started by elliriyanna‎, 01-25-2015 09:54 PM
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  9. Question Found small bump?

    Hi everyone! So just a few minutes ago, I decided to bathe my rats. This isn't something I do super often, but I'm sort of glad I did tonight. While...

    Started by Mattie‎, 01-25-2015 08:34 PM
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  10. Incense - is the smoke or smell?

    I know that burning anything, incense especially, is dangerous and can really damage my rats' respiratory systems. But what exactly causes the damage...

    Started by transcendentalmj‎, 12-12-2014 05:28 PM
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    01-25-2015, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  11. Cheeping rat?

    Ok, so Bilbo is usually quite vocal, he always "chatters" when I'm holding him but today I noticed him sitting in his cage making a sort of cheeping...

    Started by emilie16‎, 01-20-2015 02:58 AM
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    01-25-2015, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  12. How much sneezing is too much sneezing?

    My little boy was stored in a crowded aquarium at the pet shop. He sneezes maybe once or twice every ten minutes. Is that normal or is there a...

    Started by emilie16‎, 01-20-2015 05:59 AM
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    01-25-2015, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  13. Artificial sweeteners and herbal remedies questions

    As many of you know Thistle has developed what we think is a mammary tumor. It's about the size of a large, unshelled pecan and is located on her...

    Started by Hey-Fay‎, 01-23-2015 11:58 PM
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    01-25-2015, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Please pray for Cookie

    Cookie was bleeding from her vagina yesterday. It stopped, then started again last night. taking her to the vet in a few minuets. So afraid this...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 01-22-2015 04:29 PM
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    01-25-2015, 01:51 AM Go to last post
  15. How much fruits/vegies is too much?

    I've been offering fruits and veggies (I looked at a list to see which are okay to eat first, obviously) to my rats to see which ones they like. ...

    Started by Toxicat‎, 01-18-2015 02:34 AM
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    01-25-2015, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  16. My Pituitary Tumor Experience: Athena

    I have found their to be a bit of a lack of PT info, despite it being touted as the third leading cause of death in female rats (or otherwise highly...

    Started by nanashi7‎, 01-20-2015 11:32 PM
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    01-24-2015, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Unhappy Advice on a slow fat rat...

    So Iggy is turning into a chunk. Like, borderline to the point of 'yeah, that's quite a fat rat'... Now I'm not overfeeding or feeding too many...

    Started by dokkajane‎, 01-24-2015 05:21 AM
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    01-24-2015, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  18. Lots of sneezing

    Monty and Poe are constantly sneezing since I got them. We have been to the vet soooo many times it's not even funny. We're going again in the...

    Started by Maddie‎, 01-24-2015 04:55 AM
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  19. Denna is choking; I can't help

    This morning, I went to check on and he's the rats and I noticed that Denna want as perky eager for baby puffs as usual. Upon closer inspection, I...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 01-23-2015 11:18 AM
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    01-23-2015, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  20. Allergic to Bedding or URI?

    So I have two male rats that I bought back in June at a pet store that was not taking care of them. I took them straight to a local exotic vet who...

    Started by lyss323‎, 01-22-2015 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 96
    01-23-2015, 12:59 AM Go to last post

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