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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. I think Athos is dying, what can I do?

    Athos is just under two weeks off being two years old but he's been wearing a lot thinner than his brother this past month or so. He's become quite...

    Started by lalalauren‎, Today 06:37 PM
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  2. Long-term management of allergies?

    Our boy Jesse is allergic to my girlfriend's cat. He goes into violent sneezing fits if directly exposed to the cat's fur, and even when the cat...

    Started by Cyrix‎, Today 04:45 PM
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  3. Self-compounding Doxycycline and Enrofloxacin: Your experiences?

    I am seeking input from those who have had experiences (good or bad) in obtaining their own doxycycline and enrofloxacin by means other than via a...

    Started by autokate‎, Today 02:41 PM
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  4. New rats; different breeders; quarantine method

    I am picking up some new rats at the end of April with the rat show in my area. However, I am getting 2 rats from a new breeder from up north and...

    Started by LilCritter‎, Today 01:26 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Is This Normal Development?

    I've never raised a rat from a young one before so I'm a little concerned. My young rat (she is about 5 months old) has suddenly gotten very wide....

    Started by Grotesque‎, Yesterday 02:21 PM
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    Today, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  6. bald patch on baby

    my babies are now all split and in separate cages and very happy but I noticed one of the boys has a bald patch on his bum. is it where they're all...

    Started by aimleigh‎, Yesterday 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Today, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Fattening up very young new rat

    Hi guys! I picked up my 6 new little ones Saturday and one of them is quite a bit younger than the others. I'd say she is 5 weeks (at most) while...

    Started by artgecko‎, Today 09:08 AM
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  8. At emergency vet right now with Mouse.. bleeding from vulva

    This morning I got up at the usual time to give Charlie and Mouse their MC medicine. Luckily when I picked up Mouse, I noticed she felt a little wet....

    Started by Finnebon‎, Yesterday 05:32 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  9. Help

    I alrady posted this in another sectipn. A pregnant rat that I am taking care of went into labor about 5 hours ago. She was bleeding but not having...

    Started by theRatGirl‎, Yesterday 11:30 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:31 PM Go to last post
  10. why did my rat die?

    So, Friday night, my first rat that I ever got had passed away. Her name was Juno and she was precious, very calm and tame and very intelligent, she...

    Started by mrowfs‎, Yesterday 04:59 PM
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  11. question about spaying!

    I am getting my girl spayed on wednesday. She is going to be staying overnight at the vet but how long can I expect her recovery at home to be before...

    Started by new_rattie_mommy‎, Yesterday 03:36 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  12. New 2 month old baby breathing strangely

    This is Prescott. I just adopted him today and I just realized he is making a strange sound when he breathes and it seems heavy (you might need to...

    Started by SheerBliss‎, Yesterday 08:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Very URGENT - Please help quickly! What's going on with her breathing?

    Hi all.. So, something's up with precious little Mango. She's just under a year old and yesterday I noticed that something is strange with her...

    Started by MangoTango‎, 02-27-2015 12:55 PM
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  14. Can rats eat banana peels?

    I haven't fed it to them, I was just wondering if its alright for them to eat because I make a lot of smoothies and it seams a waster to throw away...

    Started by diinytt‎, Yesterday 03:28 PM
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  15. Unhappy We have to have Pancakes put to sleep in the next couple days... Help us spoil him!

    Dumplekins was put to sleep early this month, and now it seems to be his brother's turn. This time feels worse because it feels like it shouldn't be...

    Started by Finnebon‎, 02-26-2015 04:57 PM
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  16. Having males fixed vs not?

    Hi y'all - I've got the opportunity to take in some boys. I've got two girls, and two cages, so nothing big there (I do NOT want babies!). I was...

    Started by Tao.and.Laughter‎, 02-28-2015 03:08 PM
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  17. Any Long Term Effects of Antitumor Herbs?

    So, a few of my girls have tumors. Currently, they're just on wheatgrass powder while I get turkey tail mushroom and golgi berry juice. Generally,...

    Started by nanashi7‎, Yesterday 12:05 AM
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    Yesterday, 01:14 AM Go to last post
  18. what should i feed younger rats?

    it's been a while since i've been on this forum, but i'm posting here again because in the very near future i'll be getting two more male rats! i've...

    Started by zuldrak‎, Yesterday 12:09 AM
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  19. Respiratory Distress... Please help

    Neera has been sneezing for a while... I got more sulfamethoxazole suspension from my vet and treated her (And later, Dela, when she started sneezing...

    Started by Sabatea‎, 02-28-2015 11:37 AM
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    02-28-2015, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  20. Nutri-Cal

    Algae's due in for surgery Monday, for a tumor removal and spay.. The vet said although she doesn't have to fast the night before because rats can't...

    Started by ilovescience‎, 02-27-2015 02:25 PM
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    02-28-2015, 08:46 PM Go to last post

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