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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 01:28 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 02:38 PM
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    11-15-2010, 05:09 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 10:35 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 08:47 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 07:36 PM
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    01-14-2010, 12:14 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 12:04 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 07:16 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 05:12 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 02:42 AM
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  1. Pee rocks??

    What exactly is a pee rock? I mean the name seems to be pretty self explanatory but lol can I get one in a store? Or is it just a rock? I've been...

    Started by sarasmithhh‎, Yesterday 09:46 PM
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  2. Question Experiences Of Neutering Lads?

    So tomorrow, Rupert is booked into get his manhood taken firmly away from his. His aggression is getting worse and I want to try neutering as a last...

    Started by CatsRatsVeggies‎, Today 06:34 AM
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  3. Rusty patches on black rat's coat: diet-related?

    Hi there, my 9-month-old black rat Fred's coat is quite rusty-brown looking. I was wondering if it could be related to a dietary insufficiency. If...

    Started by Roonel‎, Yesterday 03:38 AM
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  4. Insects instead of meat?

    Haven't really had any GOOD meat for them to eat for a while (just the kinds with a 1000 preservatives, taste enhancers and such),they have gotten...

    Started by Fusion200‎, Yesterday 05:31 PM
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  5. Ear issue

    Hi everyone. My 11 week old dumbo has woken up with a cut or something on her ear. Do any of you have any idea what it could be? The other 2 does...

    Started by mollreed‎, Today 04:30 AM
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    Today, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  6. No medicine for a rat with nose noises?

    I was at the vets with the rat that made the fart noises when I listened to her nose close ocntact, they said that there was no sounds in the lungs...

    Started by Fusion200‎, Today 07:25 AM
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  7. Sudden lump under my rat's throat

    Once again, my rat Shrieksy has another problem. Before, it was a head tilt that the vet couldnt figure out what was causing it, and now she has a...

    Started by Ory‎, 10-09-2014 05:05 AM
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  8. Female mistaken for male

    I have had my ratties for about two weeks now. When I got them I was told they were approximately 5 weeks old, and were all male. However, one of...

    Started by ponderosa‎, 10-19-2014 04:43 PM
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  9. Poor little Wash...

    So I got three new ratties. One is definitely sick and I'm making an apt first thing tomorrow for him. All three are in quarantine but my question is...

    Started by webspinnr‎, 10-13-2014 02:37 AM
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  10. Is black coffee dangerous?

    Let the rats out tonight, and while I chased down one who was stealing a hairbrush to drag under the bed, another one was helping herself to my...

    Started by Finnebon‎, Today 01:17 AM
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  11. Invermicin for mites?

    I suspect my little mischief might have mites. :( I don't know of a place around here that sells revolution... would invermectin work? How much of it...

    Started by Pandorascaisse‎, Yesterday 02:45 PM
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  12. Rex with bald face is squinting

    Okay so you might have seen my post last night about my Maisie and her lump. Well recently I noticed my other girl, Cassie, is a bit squinty. She...

    Started by paigebrittain_‎, 09-12-2014 04:24 AM
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  13. help! my sketchy sketch ran under foot & got steppped on!

    Its not as bad as it sounds but it is at the same time. My rattie was running around the house & ran under foot & got stepped on. Both of his top...

    Started by twitchNsketch‎, 10-19-2014 05:26 PM
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  14. Upper Respiratory?

    Hello, I've recently adopted two male boys. However, it sounds like both of them have an upper respiratory issue. I've linked the video. I'm...

    Started by Snowdazey14‎, Yesterday 09:27 AM
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Rieshi mushroom?

    So I have ferrets and evidently something called rieshi mushrooms are used a lot for tumors. any thoughts?

    Started by Kinsey‎, 10-19-2014 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  16. Homemade mix is basically my only option...and I want to do it right!

    Hello, I've posted a few times in this forum before and got some good advice so, naturally, I'm here with my biggest question! I'm about to own rats...

    Started by rusalka‎, 10-10-2014 05:57 PM
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  17. Possible ear infection?

    For those of you who saw my most recent posts, in trying to help the rats at a local petstore I've been doing my best to stop the boys and girls...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 10-19-2014 12:59 AM
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  18. Question Mousie with sore tail

    Yes, it's a rat, we call them mousies as a joke. Our girl Nova (1 yr +/-) has a couple of sore spots on her tail. They are red, and she squeaks and...

    Started by Amethyst42‎, 10-18-2014 03:47 PM
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  19. CHOKING please help

    So she's been choking (frothy gagging all the signs) and still breathing.... I don't need to do the fling yet (I think) but can anyone else help with...

    Started by rivergirl10‎, Yesterday 02:39 AM
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  20. Unhappy My rat is drooling and lethargic?

    I started this thread last night on the Rat Behavior forum, and thought I had the problem with my rat solved, but this morning he is even worse! ...

    Started by cephres‎, 10-18-2014 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 64
    Yesterday, 03:41 AM Go to last post

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