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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. Sauerkraut to help our Rats?

    In our educated group I probably don't have to mention the immune-protective role of probiotics ...but I think Sauerkraut may be our answer, as its...

    Started by Emergent‎, Yesterday 06:43 PM
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    Today, 03:40 AM Go to last post
  2. Which medicine should I use for injuries?

    Hey, Which medicines should I use for injuries like injured tail, bleeding nails and some common things in rats. Some home remedies also!

    Started by Sanat‎, Yesterday 09:55 PM
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  3. Dosing help

    So Wash is sick and I have left over baytril from when Simon was sick. Can someone help me figure out right dosage? Wash weighs 10.25 oz or 29g. The...

    Started by webspinnr‎, 12-16-2014 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  4. Which of These rat foods in best?

    hey guys it's me again. here in australia we have very limited choices with rat food so I have made a list of the rats foods available here that...

    Started by OverAGlassWall‎, Yesterday 08:39 AM
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    • Views: 131
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Sauerkraut to help our Rats?

    In our educated group I probably don't have to mention the immune and protective benefits of probiotics (think cancer)...but I think Sauerkraut may...

    Started by Emergent‎, Yesterday 06:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 28
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  6. We got the necropsy results back

    I'm a little angry with my friend, though I'm sure she didn't know. I guess I should be angrier at her boyfriend. We got Snow because my friend's...

    Started by Alice‎, Yesterday 12:35 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  7. Urgent!! Possibly broken tail, advice needed now!

    About an hour ago Thistle ran under my foot and I stepped on about three inches of her tail at the tip. She screamed and I got off her just as soon I...

    Started by Hey-Fay‎, 12-20-2014 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Sick Rat?

    My oldest rat, Lady, has been making weird noises when she breathes.. at first she would only do it for a few minutes at a time.. now she does it ALL...

    Started by Hannah7banana7‎, 12-18-2014 12:02 AM
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    Yesterday, 03:28 AM Go to last post
  9. My rats have been sneezing a lot

    Hey all! My rats have been sneezing a lot and I'm not sure if it's due to environmental factors or if it's something I should go to the vet for....

    Started by taylorkh818‎, 12-18-2014 08:35 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 03:23 AM Go to last post
  10. Slightly Bloody Nose

    Hi! My young (I'm not sure of her precise age, but she is about 5 inches from nose to tail) albino feeder female ratty, Rosie, has a slightly bloody...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 12-18-2014 06:34 PM
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  11. Forage box

    Hey everyone! I am trying to get some ideas for new foraging boxes and what to put in them. I have a routine now of what I do and I just wanted to...

    Started by gotchea‎, 12-20-2014 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Blocked Milk Duct? Tumor?

    Does anyone have any information on blocked milk ducts in rats? I noticed a soft moveable lump under one of Wafer's nipples today. I am assuming...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 12-18-2014 11:30 PM
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    12-20-2014, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  13. small lumps behind each front leg

    So Roxi has two lumps. They are both behind each one of her front legs and are quite a small size. I have noticed it for about a month, but with...

    Started by hrl20100‎, 12-20-2014 09:37 AM
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    12-20-2014, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  14. Giving my rats echinacea?

    I read somewhere that giving rats echinacea can help prevent respiratory infections. I gave some to my rats last night mixed in with apple sauce. ...

    Started by diinytt‎, 12-12-2014 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-20-2014, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Scritchy's worsening health issues

    In the passed few months Scritchy has begun to have so many problems... In October she went into have a lump removed (It turned out to be a large...

    Started by Ory‎, 12-18-2014 01:32 AM
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    12-20-2014, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  16. What do you think of Vetafarm Rodent Origins food?

    Hey guys, I live in australia and I have been searching for a good pellet diet but so far everything I have found has had lucerne (alfalfa) in it...

    Started by OverAGlassWall‎, 12-20-2014 07:41 AM
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    12-20-2014, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Australian Rat Foods?

    Hey everyone. I'm wanting to get some rats but have struggled to find healthy rat foods that I can buy in australia. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Started by OverAGlassWall‎, 12-17-2014 03:30 AM
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    12-20-2014, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  18. what skin cream is safe for rats?

    Ok so my boy lily has taken on a nurturing attitude ever since I got my baby girl rose. He loves grooming her and makes her bleed behind her ears cuz...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, 12-19-2014 07:42 PM
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    12-20-2014, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Hey guys, looking to pick your knowledgable brains, young sickly rat.

    My rat is only a few months old and out of nowhere he stated making a pigeon kinda sound. He obviously has some kinda fluid somewhere making his...

    Started by Sebastianrat‎, 12-19-2014 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-19-2014, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  20. hard flat lump a sign that it's cancer?

    Our second old man now has a medium sized lump. It's under the arm, and tighter to the body than his brother's lump, but still able to freely move....

    Started by Finnebon‎, 12-17-2014 11:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 125
    12-19-2014, 07:58 PM Go to last post

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