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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. Vets that spay near Charlotte, NC

    Hey guys. I'm looking for a vet near Charlotte to spay my ratties. The only vet I've found so far quoted me $300 per rat. Is that a normal price? It...

    Started by Hdawg‎, 06-14-2015 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  2. *Chronic* and un-treatable respiratory disease- How contagious?

    Hello, I currently have 5 rat babies. 2 are older and 3 are new additions. My oldest female penny (who is over 2) has been on antibiotics for over a...

    Started by KyleeHinde‎, Today 02:52 PM
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  3. Using Revolution?

    I made a previous post about my rats having scabs and saying I was going to use ivermectin to medicate them. However, I read a few horror stories...

    Started by xStatic‎, Today 08:24 AM
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  4. Prednisolone dosage

    My vet prescribed some prednisolone for my boy, and the dosage she has on the bottle is 0.57ml... which seems like a lot to me compared to all the...

    Started by Gussy‎, Today 09:32 AM
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    Today, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  5. All healed then-- well, not. I need help. i just dont know anymore

    So Connor, my darling little dumb-butt broke his paw around may/june-- then scratched off the cast, tore up his leg-- but now, it was all healed...

    Started by Yami-maru‎, 07-01-2015 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Today, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  6. Broken whiskers?

    I've recently noticed on one of my rats, on one side of her, her whiskers look as if they have snapped (they are bent awkwardly and some of them look...

    Started by Dilly‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
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  7. Emergency! ! Possible pregnant rat!

    On the 19th of June I bought 2 rats from Petco(they only sell females ). One a fancy and the other a dumbo. Both female. ( I've checked )over the...

    Started by Cnmartin0617‎, Yesterday 07:27 AM
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  8. Abscess/cyst? Advice please

    One of my does has quickly developed a large raised area on the back of her neck. It has several scabs on it that look infected, I'm taking her to...

    Started by LisaPizza‎, 07-01-2015 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 04:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Probiotics for a picky rat on antibiotics

    So I posted earlier about my picky rat baby not liking people food and refusing to take a probiotic yogurt to help while on antibiotics. I have found...

    Started by Frankiemay‎, Yesterday 04:10 PM
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  10. Itchy rat with skin lesions: Not mites!

    My rat has been scratching her skin off since last year. We thought it could be mites, so we brought her to the vet. The vet gave us revolution,...

    Started by solvicula‎, Yesterday 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  11. Question One rat with scabs

    One of my male rats has some scabs on his back/shoulders. I only noticed them yesterday and I think they have gotten worse. My other male rat and all...

    Started by xStatic‎, 07-01-2015 04:00 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  12. Weird waddle when walking

    Lately I've noticed that Buddy is walking a bit funny. He has a sorta waddle, like he's always straddling something when he's walking. I've felt him...

    Started by Dan203‎, 07-01-2015 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-01-2015, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  13. Rattie Wipes

    So I was just wondering if there were any good cleaning wipes I could use on my boys. I don't want to put them through a bath but my bigger rat has...

    Started by mis.kay‎, 07-01-2015 07:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-01-2015, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  14. Post Wounds on rat

    I have two rats. One is a slighly larger white rat and the other is a hooded rat that is slighly smaller. However the smaller one seems to be...

    Started by RowanBlack‎, 06-28-2015 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-01-2015, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Giving leftover ChlorPalm to my other rats?

    So my vet and I are currently in the process of trying different drugs to help my boy who has labored breathing, and ChlorPalm did not help him at...

    Started by Teapig‎, 07-01-2015 12:21 PM
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  16. Flare-Up With Neera Again

    Neera's having another flare-up. I just recently moved rooms, so they're both getting acclimated to their new environment, but Dela's taking it a lot...

    Started by Sabatea‎, 07-01-2015 11:36 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-01-2015, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  17. is she hurt?

    I was taking my girls out of the cage today and saw that my Alice has red on her eye. Is she hurt? What can I do? Annabel has been tackling her...

    Started by aaronalphabet‎, 06-25-2015 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-01-2015, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Bit rat tail

    I was cleaning my girls tails tonight with a baby wipe and as I was cleaning primalas tail, Daisy came up and tried to grab the baby wipe away from...

    Started by dguizzy‎, 06-26-2015 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-01-2015, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  19. Urgent - Rat Showing Signs Of Pain

    Dash - a fairly young rat approximately 6 months old is walking slowly, arching her back, sucking in her sides, and standing her hair up. Her lungs...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 06-26-2015 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-01-2015, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Water in Rat's Ears?

    I just gave one of my ratties (Maggie) a bath b/c she got some stuff/gunk on her fur! Now there are scratches all over me, from her trying to claw...

    Started by Kipcrash‎, 06-27-2015 11:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 78
    07-01-2015, 12:00 PM Go to last post

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