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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. Help!!! Red bulging eye?

    So there's a lot going on right now and I haven't been able to spend a lot of time with my rats this week but Im hoping I didn't overlook this, but I...

    Started by Rugrats‎, 04-28-2016 10:51 PM
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  2. Snak Shak BAD for rats IMO

    I saw some people using Snak Shak huts from eCONUTRITION for their rats here and on other forums/groups those last couple of months... Just wanted to...

    Started by Gribouilli‎, Yesterday 09:48 PM
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  3. High pitch wet sneeze

    Hi all, One of my girls, age 6-7 weeks has been having what has been told to me as being wet sneezes. They are high pitched and rather worrying....

    Started by Cloyphish‎, 04-26-2016 09:21 AM
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  4. Help Treating Pneumonia

    One of my two baby rats was diagnosed today with pneumonia as opposed to the general URI the vet said he had 3 days ago. She changed his antibiotic...

    Started by Sammig2719‎, Yesterday 04:37 PM
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  5. A good brand of bottled water?

    Our water has fluoride and chlorine in it, which probably isn't good for rats, so I want to buy bottled water for them but I'm not sure which brand....

    Started by Kai‎, Yesterday 04:10 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  6. Small pea-sized lump on his back??

    I just noticed that my 1 year-old fancy rat, Lucifer, has a tiny lump on his back about an inch behind & just above his elbow and it's approximately...

    Started by gingerspice‎, 04-28-2016 02:09 PM
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    04-29-2016, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  7. How should I be treating something like this?

    I haven't seen anything like it online so I have no idea what I should do as far as treating it. Its possible its just an out of control cyst, but it...

    Started by futureshadows‎, 04-29-2016 02:37 PM
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    04-29-2016, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Mycoplasma, Sulfatrim & a bad vet?

    Hi all, long story but will try to keep it brief! One of my rats has been making noises whilst breathing for a while (2 months-ish) and recently my...

    Started by CateLW92‎, 04-21-2016 03:46 PM
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    04-29-2016, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Food

    How much food(pellets)

    Started by Rattielover965‎, 04-29-2016 05:38 PM
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  10. May be coughing?

    My male Brechin seems to be coughing. He doesn't make any noise when he does but his body jolts like he is. It's not a seizure, I'm sure of that,...

    Started by GreenEyes‎, 04-29-2016 04:35 PM
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  11. Choking? Regurgitation? What do I do when this happens?

    Just had a scary incident and I need some advice on what to do if it happens again. Chappie and Grimlock were sitting having something to eat,...

    Started by notbritney‎, 04-29-2016 11:42 AM
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    04-29-2016, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  12. Will one application or treatment of revolution kill off all mites for good usually?>

    I bought two baby rats a couple of weeks ago from a breeder, and one had mites/skin rash so we took her back and got a different one and allowed for...

    Started by Bowi‎, 04-28-2016 10:51 PM
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    04-29-2016, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  13. Does this rat look healthy?

    Link to YouTube Video This rat is 14 months old. He's lived in 2 homes and been returned to the breeder twice because he was getting picked on by...

    Started by Minky‎, 04-28-2016 10:18 AM
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  14. Sudden Weird Smelling Poop

    I've had my rats about a month now (new rat mom). I am a teacher and they (two males) frequently go to school with me during the day. They have...

    Started by MeganR‎, 04-21-2016 11:58 PM
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    04-28-2016, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  15. Veggies - how much is too much?

    I'm getting conflicting information about how much veggies I should be feeding my rats.. Sources on the internet say "only 20% of their diet"...

    Started by Cloyphish‎, 04-27-2016 09:18 AM
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    04-27-2016, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  16. aquatic azithromycin

    I have a watch list on Ebay for azithromycin. I don't need any right now, but since it's hard to find, I thought I'd share the results. I didn't look...

    Started by catty-ratty‎, 04-27-2016 12:10 PM
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  17. Blood? everywhere, no visible wounds

    Okay so woke up today and was freaked out by a cage covered in dots of pink stains.I'll put the pictures of their house. I didn't find any wounds or...

    Started by Forgetfulberry‎, 04-17-2016 03:24 AM
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  18. Question African soft furred rats...?

    *I apologize if this is the wrong section to post- it said care but I'm not sure if that means just health. :) There is a breeder near where I...

    Started by weaselaferret‎, 04-26-2016 04:45 PM
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    04-27-2016, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  19. Head shaking/vibrating

    I have a 13 day old Rex Siamese baby whose head shakes side to side really rapidly. It looks really weird and I'm not sure why he's doing it but I...

    Started by Rinty‎, 04-23-2016 03:54 PM
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    04-26-2016, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  20. Exclamation Only eating baby food, not drinking, VERY active, feeling around... I'm so confused?!

    Hello, and thank you for reading. This is a LONG post, as I started posting on rattit with little luck. I'll break down the info from oldest to...

    Started by LoveOurBabies‎, 04-23-2016 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-26-2016, 09:23 AM Go to last post

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