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

    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. Regarding Older Rats Not Doing Well & Indoor Heat Warning

    I've kind of noticed that there are multiple threads about older rats not doing too well kind of all turning up at the same time... and...

    Started by Rat Daddy‎, Today 02:36 PM
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  2. Rat is getting weaker and weaker

    Hello! I have two female rats. One is two years old and other is about 10months old. They live in different cages as they fight everytime they meet....

    Started by KrissHero1‎, Today 05:00 AM
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  3. Help ! What precautions do I take for a pest treatment happening in my apartment buil

    We got a notice yesterday saying my building is doing 'pest exterminations' tomorrow, but they didn't disclose what they'd be using or how they would...

    Started by mystic.mercury‎, Today 10:30 AM
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  4. Limping

    My 5 month old girl is limping. No signs of bumblefoot but her back right foot is quite lame.. Putting no pressure on.. Thoughts of what it could...

    Started by Cloyphish‎, Yesterday 08:35 AM
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  5. Unhappy Is It Time To Let Go?

    Hey guys, I am down to two rats now. My boy Jim just passed away in July and now one of my two remaining girls (Bailey) is looking pretty...

    Started by MJ502‎, Yesterday 11:23 AM
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    Today, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Sick, old, slowing down, something else?

    My girl Penelope has been acting... odd for the last maybe six weeks. (Please don't judge me for "waiting" six weeks! She's always been a kinda moody...

    Started by Veileddreamer‎, 08-22-2016 07:38 PM
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  7. Has anyone had a rat with neurological problems?

    I work at an animal shelter and a rat came in with what they said is neurological problems. The poor thing has pretty much no balance and is always...

    Started by allisonj30‎, 08-20-2016 08:44 PM
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  8. Question Pedialyte?

    I posted earlier today about my rat Bailey. She is sick and the vet wants me to give her Pedialyte because she has become very thin. I have never...

    Started by MJ502‎, Yesterday 01:29 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  9. Post Mite treatments.

    So everyone on this thread at some point may run into mites. I had this problem when i got my boy einstein he infested the trio. I found a...

    Started by CourteesRatties‎, 08-26-2016 12:20 AM
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  10. Any thoughts?

    Ripley is two years old and has been diagnosed with chf for coming up to five months now, medicine has been really helping. this past week maybe(?)...

    Started by Skyerobin‎, 08-23-2016 12:06 PM
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  11. Rat ate something unfortunate

    Howdy. Earlier today my mom gave my rat Morri a bit of uncooked potato, she is now acting as though she has a bit of a stomachache. I looked it up...

    Started by Wolfgirl44‎, 08-26-2016 07:29 PM
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  12. Good vets near Mooresville, NC

    I thankfully haven't needed to take any of my ratties to the vet thus far, but my older boy, Phoenix, is starting to get on in age (about 2 years and...

    Started by dopeydemon‎, 08-28-2016 04:20 PM
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  13. Revolution dosages

    I have treated my rats with a very small dosage of kitten revolution to treat a lice problem, it's been a week and while it significantly helped in...

    Started by Asteria‎, 08-26-2016 08:02 PM
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  14. Exclamation rat having seizures or strokes

    several hours ago my 1 and a half year old male rat westley had what appeared to be a seizure. he was sleeping calmly until he shoved his paws in...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 08-22-2016 05:23 PM
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    08-27-2016, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  15. Excessive Weight gain and potential blood in the urine

    Hey guys, I'm in need of some advice here, the soonest I can get to a vet who handles rats would be between 3 and 4 hours. One of my rats has been...

    Started by mattyboi‎, 08-26-2016 05:30 PM
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    08-26-2016, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  16. Please help

    So last week I had to say goodbye to my little guy Bud. He suddenly became rather sick. He couldn't move, except for one back paw, which he was using...

    Started by moshpitgirl‎, 08-21-2016 12:13 AM
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    08-26-2016, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Oldish Rat Losing Weight

    These are my first girls, I don't know much about elderly rats other than what I can gather from watching youtube channels. My girls, Navi and...

    Started by Kamira‎, 08-22-2016 10:55 PM
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    08-26-2016, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Revolution: best spot to apply it! Can I apply it anywhere on the skin?

    ok I know that everywhere it says to apply Revolution on the shoulder blades...pulling the fur apart... However, everyone who ever did that, knows...

    Started by Gribouilli‎, 08-25-2016 08:22 PM
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    08-26-2016, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  19. Just something I discovered if your rat has a necrotic wound...

    One of my rats has a malignant tumor that split and went necrotic. The vet gave her a very poor prognosis if we went through surgery so we are doing...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 08-24-2016 10:01 PM
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  20. Unhappy Seizures or something else?

    Good Afternoon Everyone, Last night was scary. I was vacuuming the area in front of my boys cage, I look over and notice Linuce acting funny. He's...

    Started by Pixxiies‎, 08-23-2016 12:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-24-2016, 03:29 PM Go to last post

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