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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. Roam-around Balls

    I know roam-around balls are bad/unhealthy for rats, but what are the reasons, exactly? I'd like to know if there are any that are healthier/less...

    Started by rainbowrats‎, Today 01:03 AM
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  2. URI (Is my vet wrong)?

    So I took Vinny into the vet because I was worried about a possible URI. He makes this whistling noise from his notsrils whenever he sniffs the air....

    Started by Dkeno‎, Yesterday 09:12 PM
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    Today, 05:39 AM Go to last post
  3. Am I over reacting? HELP

    First off I would like to introduce you to my two orphaned baby ratties, their names are Sophie and Bob and they are 5 weeks old and have been hand...

    Started by Baby‎, 09-16-2014 11:59 PM
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  4. Fostering wild rat babies HELP!!

    I am going to be fostering 2 of 5 baby rats that were found in a locals yard.. I dont have much hope as they have been without mom, food and bathroom...

    Started by december333‎, 09-08-2014 11:00 PM
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  5. My rat is bleeding from her ear

    3 months ago I noticed my rat seemed disoriented and stumbling to one side. I took her into the vet and the vet said that it was most likely a minor...

    Started by Ory‎, 09-09-2014 03:40 AM
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  6. Allergy relief?

    What can I give Cannoli for allergies? My apartment gets really dusty. And no matter how much I dust and clean I even find myself sneezing when I...

    Started by december333‎, Today 12:10 AM
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  7. Hello and I need some urgent help.

    Hello my name is Polly, I'm new to this site and sadly I have really sad news. Firstly allow me to say that I have had rodents my whole life,...

    Started by BonkersPo‎, 09-16-2014 09:55 PM
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  8. How do I tell if they have mites?

    When I first got my rats I noticed one of then had a tiny pink puncture wound on his neck. It quickly scabbed over and healed up and I just assumed...

    Started by livenatso‎, 09-17-2014 07:18 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Spaying?

    Does spaying have any benefits if the rat is already in the menopause? If it is over 1 year old? Is it worth spaying?

    Started by Fusion200‎, 09-16-2014 12:40 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Red face Antiobiotics For Rats

    Hello everyone reading this. I would post this in Rat Health, but I don't have access yet. As the title probably gave away, I'm looking more into...

    Started by 2ratshack‎, 09-15-2014 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Rat lice query

    Hey I've bought two new baby rats and I've noticed one of them has lice. The pet shop I got them from has givenme ivermectin topical which I used...

    Started by AlexA1591‎, Yesterday 03:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  12. Giving Yucca to rats?

    Hi! My rabbits have Yucca in their pellets, and it really helps with odor, so I assume the same applies for rats, but I just don't know in what form...

    Started by euneirophrenia‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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  13. rattie went underwater- is sniffly now...

    My 3 boys were fishing for peas in the bathtub yesterday and Dexter dunked his head underwater to get a pea. When he came out it sounded like he had...

    Started by hybanana‎, 09-17-2014 10:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  14. Barbering

    Hello there! I posted on here a while back thinking that two of my rats might have had bites/mites, but as it turns out the biggest option is that...

    Started by Kuraudia‎, 09-17-2014 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  15. Emergency Chip post spay picking at stitches

    http://www.ratforum.com/showthread.php?p=1573794#post1573794 That's her previous thread . I don't know what to do I keep stopping her but she's...

    Started by Gannyaan‎, Yesterday 03:33 AM
    • Replies: 5
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  16. Vet Today (Robin)

    Update on Robin: His mass has doubled in size, while he still eats and drinks like usual, he seems to be getting frustrated, as the mass is much...

    Started by Namaste_RatMother‎, 09-17-2014 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 7
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  17. I squished my rats toe :/

    So, I was letting my rat run around my office, and I accidentally rolled my desk chair on her front foot. I'm not sure yet if any bones are broken,...

    Started by SarahN‎, Yesterday 04:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy My little boy is probably fine but I don't know

    I got him from a pet store (2 months ago) that had him in a tank with 7 others and the air holes at the top were so clogged with dirt that it was a...

    Started by Shari1999‎, 09-17-2014 08:37 PM
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    09-17-2014, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  19. ring tail?

    somewhere i read ring tail could be caused by corncobb bedding i use this sometimes but have never seen it in person

    Started by darkiss4428‎, 09-16-2014 11:40 AM
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    09-17-2014, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  20. Peaches update... Pray for us!

    Peaches is in surgery guys, the vets doing an exploratory laparotomy right now. The scans and X-ray only showed that there was something in her chest...

    Started by Bronte18‎, 09-15-2014 05:56 AM
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    09-17-2014, 06:56 PM Go to last post

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