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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. Unhappy Congested Rats

    I have two male rats, both rats have had some respiratory problems in the past and both been on Baytril and recovered. However they started making...

    Started by atengiz‎, Today 10:49 AM
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  2. Hairless Rat Covered In Pimples!!!

    She is too squirmy to photograph, but Olive has developed pimples all over her body. I say pimples because after a few days, they come to a head and...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 10-03-2015 12:57 AM
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  3. Eating Paper

    This could be completely normal but I was tearing the little frayed edges of my paper off and my boy Hartley ran up and just devoured a good size...

    Started by mis.kay‎, Yesterday 10:05 PM
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  4. Opinions needed on two seed mixes

    Hi folks! In addition to my rats' staple diet of lab blocks (native earth / harlan 18%) I feed fresh veggies, oats, sunflower seeds, dried whole...

    Started by artgecko‎, 10-04-2015 05:16 PM
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    Yesterday, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  5. Illnesses or Diseases Transferred?

    Hello everyone! I was just curious about something.. I've tried to read up on it through the internet but wasn't quite sure what to believe. I was...

    Started by KennaBoo‎, 09-30-2015 12:00 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Does this Enrotril dosage sound right?

    Hello again My Rat Pipkin has an Upper respiratory infection and I went to get some Enrotril at the vets today and just wanted to check it was a...

    Started by Loopy_rats‎, 10-01-2015 12:59 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 03:07 PM Go to last post
  7. new rattie, health concerns

    it seems i'm allowed to post in this topic now ! sorry for the double post. i finally was able to get my rats today-- who are 10 months old and...

    Started by beardedrage‎, 10-04-2015 06:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  8. Rattie "coughing"

    My ratties have both made this coughing/wheezing sound, but only at one period of time each, and both made it once while they were out of their cage...

    Started by KaylaMarie‎, 10-04-2015 11:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  9. Rats Won't Stop Fighting!

    So my two male ratties will not stop fighting. I purchased Otis first. He is around a year and four months. Milo was purchased in March and is about...

    Started by RattieJournal‎, Yesterday 02:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  10. Funny breathing after aircon comes on.

    So I am in Australia and I just came back from camping over the long weekend. Ace's breathing is louder than normal and her nose seems irritated,...

    Started by Medilia‎, Yesterday 03:20 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Cone for a rat?

    So I had to take one of my four new boys into the vet for an emergency the other day. I had previously separated the older and younger pairs of the...

    Started by Dark_Sama‎, 10-03-2015 07:47 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  12. Aggressive tumors, URI, mites, and loss of mate.

    Hi, everyone! Hope all is well. I'm posting here today because I am in some desperate need of advice. I have a wonderful male (2 years old next...

    Started by PeytonCara‎, 10-01-2015 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  13. Litter question

    I've been using Kaytee litter but it is sort of pricey. Is the All Living Things litter acceptable? The package just says small animal. I'm not sure...

    Started by Wtpooh‎, 10-02-2015 06:48 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  14. Red dot on paw?

    So my baby Oli has this red dot on her paw? She's about 6 weeks and doesn't live with another rat at the moment. There is also a possibility she's...

    Started by j_silv‎, 10-04-2015 12:30 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-04-2015, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  15. Rat mite question

    I'm pretty sure my rats have skin mites. They are itching and making sores on the skin. I checked them thoroughly to make sure it wasn't lice. I am...

    Started by fireeyes2899‎, 10-03-2015 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-04-2015, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  16. Vet called volcano-like growth on my rat 'reactive skin' without explanation

    What does this wound look like to you? It is round and raised like a volcano. The inside of this circular growth is black and off white. The growth...

    Started by luvmy4rats‎, 09-30-2015 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-03-2015, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  17. Need HELP FAST!

    So my boy Ramses has been sick for 3 days, he's 2 years 4 months old. He cant hold food, he makes movement with his front paws when i try to feed...

    Started by Ratmann‎, 10-01-2015 09:44 AM
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    10-03-2015, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  18. Sluggish all of a sudden?

    I'm a little worried because one of my girls, who is normally the quirky don't-pet-me-I'm-too-busy type, who will squiggle out of your hands if she...

    Started by Willieboo‎, 10-02-2015 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-03-2015, 02:11 AM Go to last post
  19. Uri or possible pneumonia

    I just noticed that Gus is making these weird gurguling noises and so he probably has some fluid in his lungs so maybe pneumonia. He is going to the...

    Started by JAnimal‎, 10-01-2015 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 81
    10-02-2015, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  20. What is this?

    So my girls are getting older and with age of course comes illnesses and inevitably eventually death. so my almost 3 year old has what I thought was...

    Started by liesel‎, 09-30-2015 04:12 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 101
    10-02-2015, 05:57 AM Go to last post

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