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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. Revolution Without Prescription From UK Online Retailer

    Hi,Before I post this information I just want to say that I don't want to cause a debate on self medicating v vets as we all know that the vets are...

    Started by Jordibird‎, Yesterday 07:25 PM
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  2. 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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  3. caring for rat with multiple strokes

    i'm looking for general advice for caring for a rat who has had multiple strokes. i will provide some details. i would appreciate any experiences or...

    Started by crow‎, 09-18-2016 04:25 AM
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  4. Neutering: After care & what to expect?

    Hello! So I have group of four females and I'm looking to add two males. I've found the two males I would like, from a responsible breeder near...

    Started by AmbientWanderer‎, Yesterday 01:24 PM
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  5. Harley (Long Haired Rat Breed) Not Responding to Amoxi, Baytril or Doxy; What next?

    I fell in love with an 8 month old long haired albino rat on Kijiji while looking for cages and drove one hour to pick him up. The first night I...

    Started by luvmy4rats‎, Yesterday 11:48 PM
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    Today, 06:39 AM Go to last post
  6. Transporting sick rat with breathing problems?

    Hello! So one of my rats has come down with something (not the one with the tumor, if you've seen my other thread - it's her sister). She doesn't...

    Started by Munchies‎, Yesterday 09:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 11:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Neuter or not to Neuter?

    Hello, I have two male 3 month old rats. They have just recently, gotten VERY stinky. I believe this is due to age. I clean their cage at least...

    Started by Harvey&Calvin‎, Yesterday 03:09 PM
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  8. mites?

    So i have horrible luck/timing with my rats health. I was checking on my girls just now and on my oldest i found tiny little red bugs that are super...

    Started by keykaye‎, 09-24-2016 11:53 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  9. What do you feed YOUR rats?

    Hello! So I'm new to rats. I know they have just about as diverse diets as humans, but I don't know what that should look like on a regular...

    Started by MrsWeasley‎, 09-20-2016 09:10 PM
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  10. Dying Rat?

    So I got my first rat a few months ago and she was only a few months old, a couple days ago she started not coming out as much, and being kinda...

    Started by winteredset‎, 09-24-2016 10:21 AM
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    09-25-2016, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  11. Eyes and nose issue?

    Hey guys I'm getting really worried about my little girl Ingrid. I got her from a pet shop about 2 and a half weeks ago and I'm pretty sure she has a...

    Started by NataleeLiane.x‎, 09-22-2016 12:22 AM
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    09-25-2016, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Question Cost for tumor removal?

    Hello! One of my rats has developed a lump near her hind leg on the side (closer to her back than belly). It's half round-ish and about the...

    Started by Munchies‎, 09-16-2016 03:38 PM
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    09-24-2016, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  13. URI? (Video with sound)

    Hi, guys, one of my girls started making this strange sound and I'd like your opinions on it and if it's something serious. They both just finished a...

    Started by dontmindme‎, 09-23-2016 07:24 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-24-2016, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  14. Neutor- rat won't leave incision alone

    Hi everyone! My Rat Axel just got home from the vet, he was just neutered today. He won't leave his incision alone! Like at all. I picked him up at...

    Started by Fayrie‎, 09-22-2016 11:18 PM
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    09-24-2016, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  15. Rat Growing Extra Tooth

    I noticed one of my female rats had an unusually large muzzle (the area where the whiskers grow), so I checked to see if her teeth had anything to do...

    Started by Kann‎, 09-23-2016 06:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-24-2016, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Help! I'm a bad mom :(

    So, my babies are still in the (used) cage I bought when I got them. It has those see through tubes in it and on the side. Right now they are little...

    Started by MrsWeasley‎, 09-20-2016 09:19 PM
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    09-23-2016, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  17. Rosie's Tumor has Grown

    Hello! My female rat, Rosie, had her tumor first appear about 3 months ago. It was small and barely noticeable until a couple weeks ago, it got...

    Started by Trio of Trouble‎, 09-22-2016 01:26 PM
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    09-23-2016, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  18. HELP, brown spot just showed up on my rats tail??

    My hairless rat has been taking doxy for a URI for about a week and a half now. Last night I gave them their meds and went to bed. When I woke up...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 09-21-2016 01:55 PM
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    09-23-2016, 05:01 AM Go to last post
  19. Exclamation Lou rapidly loosing weight with big scab on shoulder

    Hello all, as you might remember I posted a thread not to long ago about my boy Lou. It was about his unkempt fur/ tiny scabs/ sneezing that he has...

    Started by j_silv‎, 09-21-2016 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-22-2016, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Rat Breathing Problems

    Last Sunday I noticed one of my rats was making cooing noises when I went to feed him. After doing some research and realizing this could indicate a...

    Started by Emma13‎, 09-17-2016 09:42 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    09-22-2016, 04:37 PM Go to last post

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