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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. Medication

    I recently purchased this medicine for my rats http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UALNX2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00 I'm...

    Started by yungpossum‎, Yesterday 11:46 PM
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  2. (Important) Young Rat - Broken Hand?

    I wanna cry right now... I put my baby boys cage next to my girl Kit Kat's cage on the ground for a second to figure out a place to put them and like...

    Started by Chaolithe‎, Yesterday 01:07 PM
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  3. New Baby - Squeaky Breathing & Red Toe

    So I got my very first ratties today!!! They're very cute. A buff hooded 7-8 week old and a black eyed white-except-for-a-face-spot that's 5-6...

    Started by Alleyxandra‎, Yesterday 06:06 AM
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  4. Can rats have...

    Marigold, Cranberry, Mango and Mint? I was wondering because I'm thinking about buying a variety pack of Timothy Hay (when I need more hay for my...

    Started by amandad‎, 11-23-2015 03:12 AM
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  5. Need advise on solo rat and URI's

    Hi, So my question is, I only have one rat due to my other passing because of a stroke, but now my other one is lonely.. I planned to get some new...

    Started by Loopy_rats‎, 11-21-2015 07:41 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:39 AM Go to last post
  6. Gross warning! Foods to soften his poop, or make things go along more smoothly?

    My poor little Spartacus sort of has an issue with constipation, his poops are always MASSIVE, in length and girth. Not only that, but he has a...

    Started by Fraido‎, 11-22-2015 10:43 PM
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    11-25-2015, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  7. Timothy hay

    Is this safe for Lucky to play with? I see lots of fun chunks to shred in the pet store, and wanted to know if it's safe for her respiratory...

    Started by pbyeerts‎, 11-22-2015 02:48 PM
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    11-25-2015, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  8. Fleas, Rats, and Diatamaceous Earth

    Hi rat forum. I have cats and so does my housemate and we've been struggling with fleas for awhile now. It never gets severe, they just seem to...

    Started by crow‎, 11-20-2015 05:54 AM
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    11-24-2015, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Raw chestnuts?

    My wife bought a bag of raw chestnuts at the store for our ratties. Not sure if they're safe or not though. Can they eat raw chestnuts? Or do we need...

    Started by Dan203‎, 11-20-2015 10:40 PM
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    11-24-2015, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  10. No weight gain, panting, rashy tail

    I got my boys a couple weeks ago. A gray and white and an albino from PetCo (please save the lecture). The gray and white one is doing great,...

    Started by nancnancrevo‎, 11-24-2015 12:41 PM
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    11-24-2015, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  11. cold room and bald biju!

    so biju wouldn't come out for free range today shr is physically fine but it is mid 30's outside and my room has been chilly i brought her out and...

    Started by nataliea‎, 11-24-2015 04:03 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-24-2015, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Wispy coat - diet related?

    Some of my rats are getting this wispy-looking fur. As far as I know, the ones that are getting that way are standard fur types. I'm thinking it's...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 11-22-2015 09:23 PM
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    11-24-2015, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation VERY Sick Rat (I think)

    I have a female rat named Jude who will be two next summer and she's doing some strange things. 1. She is VERY thin. She was in such good...

    Started by WillowRat‎, 11-17-2015 09:44 PM
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    11-24-2015, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Question Lots of sneezing!!!

    I brought Rasta home from Petco about 3 days ago. In the store and in his carrier he was fine, as soon as I put him in his cage, I noticed he was...

    Started by 1stTimeRatMom‎, 11-20-2015 07:56 PM
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    11-23-2015, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  15. My rats hate lab blocks?

    I recently switched my rat's diet over from Reggie Rat to lab blocks to hopefully be healthier for my girls, but I'm worried. It seems they aren't...

    Started by RavenTheRat‎, 11-21-2015 06:32 PM
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    11-23-2015, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  16. 10wk old sleepy rat

    I got new rats on Saturday all around 10 weeks old. One of them had to see a vet on Sunday as she had a lump in/around her anus which by the time she...

    Started by septimus‎, 11-23-2015 10:38 AM
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  17. is this any good for treats?

    i saw this in a store near my house and was wondering if it would be any good as a ratty treat...

    Started by nataliea‎, 11-23-2015 02:26 AM
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  18. Exclamation Can rats over heat and if so how to stop it?

    Hi, I live in Australia and it's getting really close to summer so the weather has dramatically increased over the past few days (just to give you an...

    Started by Moo-Michonne‎, 11-21-2015 08:18 AM
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  19. Favoring/dragging hind leg and behavior change

    Today I noticed Merry was walking kind of funny and not as energetic as usual. My other two boys typically walk low to the ground, and Merry...

    Started by alexsayshi‎, 11-19-2015 06:36 PM
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    11-22-2015, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Rattie Update! // Panting

    I decided to make a new post regarding my girls, Penelope and Ivory. So Penelope had a tumor and just got it removed (I finally found a wonderful...

    Started by Emi‎, 11-20-2015 02:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-22-2015, 03:22 PM Go to last post

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