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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 a moderator or admin with the following info to...

    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. chronic URI in young adult rat

    hi all! i'm looking for a little advice about one of my rats. i have a six month old albino boy rat who has had a chronic respiratory infection...

    Started by giraffevacuum‎, 12-06-2016 06:59 PM
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  2. Are spider bites a death sentence?

    I live in a desert and we have lots and lots of spiders, including black widows and tarantulas in the area. My boyfriends parents have opted out of...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, Yesterday 03:40 PM
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  3. Unhappy Sign of pain? Time to let go..?

    Hello, One my girls was diagnosed with a vaginal mass a couple weeks ago (they ultra sounded her). The vet said the mass was too big to operate so...

    Started by BlueDumbo‎, 12-06-2016 04:18 PM
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  4. Scabby rat - unkown cause. Help :(

    Mochi has had scabs since around July. It's not mites, as she's been treated for mites 3 times with no success, with proper dosage of Revolution, and...

    Started by Finnebon‎, 12-07-2016 05:10 PM
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    12-07-2016, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  5. Question Rat has mysterious ailment

    Hey all you wonderful rat owners out there. I have a mysterious ailment plaguing one of my daughters rats and I was wondering if someone in this...

    Started by Terispanx‎, 11-14-2016 04:53 PM
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    12-07-2016, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  6. Stubborn URI

    Charlie is still being treated for myco and a secondary infection with Zythro and clavamox, but is still sneezing frequently and gets congested every...

    Started by KatieS‎, 12-06-2016 09:58 PM
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    12-07-2016, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  7. Red stains in fur and fur loss. Help

    Recently my rat Kiki has has red patches of fur on the back of her neck that looks like blood. I've washed it off multiple times but it keeps...

    Started by PixelFrenzy‎, 12-07-2016 12:11 AM
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  8. Templeton Has Pneumonia :(

    So just this morning Temp had a sort of wheezing coughing fit which he had never had before, I immediately checked him out and I guessed from the...

    Started by anilec‎, 12-05-2016 09:14 PM
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    12-07-2016, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  9. Illness or aging?

    My girl tusk has always been very sweet and loving. She's fallen asleep while out to play 1-2 times before this but the last two days she just wants...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 12-06-2016 11:00 PM
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    12-06-2016, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Oxbow baby rat food

    I was looking at the ingredients of the young rat formula as I'll be getting two new baby girls on Saturday and I don't like that there's so much...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 12-06-2016 12:40 AM
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    12-06-2016, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  11. mites!

    one of my two rats has scabs and missing hair in a tiny spot on his back.. It seems like mites from what i researched. i removed all cloth...

    Started by babyheart‎, 12-06-2016 04:32 PM
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    12-06-2016, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  12. My rat is lying on his side

    My rat is lying on his side and won't get up He's breathing and when I set him standing up he won't move...

    Started by Phoenixel‎, 12-05-2016 12:47 AM
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    12-06-2016, 04:25 PM Go to last post
  13. My first experience with a tumor

    This sucks. I just found a tumor on Kara. I haven't been able to play with my rats (as in, hang out with them for a couple hours) since Tuesday,...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 11-17-2016 11:09 PM
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    12-06-2016, 04:07 PM Go to last post
  14. URGENT! I need help, please!

    So I noticed this yesterday, but my poor rat is seriously having trouble. I've made an appointment with my VET, but he wont be able to get in until...

    Started by Astry‎, 12-05-2016 09:29 AM
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    12-06-2016, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  15. urgent help needed please!!

    I am in need of some urgent help in regards to one of my younger male rats, Winston. He's between 10-12 weeks and a powdered blue self. I got him and...

    Started by megratty7‎, 11-29-2016 02:05 PM
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    12-06-2016, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Bone broth?

    So my local pet food treat place that sells dog and cat treats that are all natural and from local farmers was selling bone broth from different...

    Started by AllAnimalsLover‎, 12-06-2016 12:07 PM
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    12-06-2016, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs down Back again.. with more URI problems

    I've posted here multiple times about my lil guy Pippin who's been quite sick since October. (Sorry everyone, your input just helps me a lot) Let...

    Started by thepumpkinrat‎, 12-06-2016 02:37 AM
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    12-06-2016, 03:03 AM Go to last post
  18. Are her teeth ok?

    Hi everyone, i had a question about my girl peaches teeth. They dont seem to be causing her any pain or stop her from eating, but i don't know if...

    Started by keykaye‎, 11-23-2016 05:53 PM
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    12-05-2016, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  19. Need help with a stubborn abscess

    So I adopted a rat with a neurological condition (we think she has myco) a few months ago and she also had a small pus-filled abscess behind her ear....

    Started by allisonj30‎, 12-05-2016 03:00 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  20. Swollen leg/ankle?

    hi, my rat erin has congestive heart failure, and is on imidapril, furosemide, pimobendan and spironolactone. that's being managed fine for now. i...

    Started by Skyerobin‎, 12-03-2016 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-05-2016, 03:18 PM Go to last post

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