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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
    • Replies: 1
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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. Found a small hard lump - cyst?

    Hey guys - Having some bad luck this week. Just had one rat neutered today to remove a tumour. Now I've found something on his brother. I was petting...

    Started by Kitterpuss‎, Today 05:13 PM
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  2. Question about PEW Eyes

    Hello! My boy Grenn has had a rough go of it since I brought him home on April 4th. The person I got him from said he was 7-8 weeks old at the...

    Started by Roo‎, Today 01:47 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 33
    Today, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  3. Rat salad

    What are some good vegetables and fruits that you like to give your rats?

    Started by JAnimal‎, Today 08:09 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  4. Small lump on jax's throat

    So tonight I just discovered a lump on one of my rattys' throats, I'm trying not to worry til I speak to a vet in the morning as it really isn't that...

    Started by Rattybabies‎, Yesterday 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 54
    Today, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Testicular lump + neutering aftercare advice

    Hi Rat forum, I used to be quite active last year when I first got my boys, but I've not posted in absolute ages. Hope everyone and their rat...

    Started by Kitterpuss‎, 05-24-2015 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 81
    Today, 03:12 AM Go to last post
  6. Lice/mite/or dandruff

    My baby boys are getting this all over their fur. I am thinking its lice. Any advice? /URL]

    Started by tab‎, Yesterday 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Beaus struggles

    Recently my poor lil guy, got a finger caught in his cage. Severed the tip of his finger, I've been keeping it clean, and keeping an eye on it (as...

    Started by BeauspplMama‎, 05-18-2015 11:06 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 93
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  8. Blood in Urine

    My rat Penny has had blood in her urine for some time now. She is on her 6th day of Clavamox (prescribed for 14 days), and it isn't going away. I was...

    Started by tibblyg‎, Yesterday 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  9. Hey guyssss.... Not sure if this is the right place to post this but...

    My little rattie, Basil as soon as i got him he was sneezing allot and i searched on internet about it and apparently is normal to rats to sneeze...

    Started by edajade‎, Yesterday 01:39 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 106
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  10. How Often To Feed A Rat

    Hi! Just the other day, I realized why my CUppy-Cake was so skinny, her two older cagemates are "bullying" her by stealing her food. When I...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 05-23-2015 08:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 135
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Carmen stinks?

    So RatForum, I've been around the block a few times. Stuck my nose into things here for a couple of years now. But this is a problem I'd never...

    Started by Smilebud‎, 05-25-2015 01:54 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 98
    Yesterday, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  12. Exclamation sick baby - home treatment? stroke? please help

    Roxy, almost 2 years old, may have had a stroke. I've been gone and my friend was watching the rats so they were okay this morning at 11, but by the...

    Started by facetiousMadman‎, 05-25-2015 10:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 54
    Yesterday, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  13. Runt

    I have a runt from a litter who is now 5 weeks old. I want to know what are the possibilities of him staying small forever?

    Started by elliotulysses‎, Yesterday 07:50 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  14. What Was The Oldest Rat You Ever Had Go Under For Surgery?

    My rat Chai is having a small lump removed and she is over 2 years old. I am scared. REALLY scared. She had a MAJOR surgery last November and...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 05-25-2015 11:04 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. nails and ow!!

    I just picked my baby Annabel out if her cage. Usually they fling their legs and tail out when I do that (for balance?) But Annabel accidentally...

    Started by aaronalphabet‎, 05-25-2015 06:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-25-2015, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Things go from bad to worse. Wound help

    My boy Connor fractured his leg. It was put into a splint to heal, but he scratched it off. Taking the hair on his ENTIRE leg with it. It's red and...

    Started by Yami-maru‎, 05-25-2015 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-25-2015, 06:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Abscess?

    Albus has been having various problems since I got him neutered including what I assumed was an enlarged lymph node on his neck which resolved with...

    Started by kksrats‎, 05-24-2015 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 76
    05-25-2015, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  18. Possible abcess?

    My female rattie is about 18 months old. A couple weeks ago I noticed a small bump on the side of her neck. I left it alone hoping it would go away....

    Started by meredithmaisy‎, 05-24-2015 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 47
    05-24-2015, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  19. Overheating

    As a first time rat owner, I'm worried about my little guy overheating in my room. I just have one rat right now. (If everything goes well, I'm...

    Started by kemrk9‎, 05-24-2015 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 51
    05-24-2015, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  20. Exclamation FLAGYL? Why?

    I took my girls to the vet the other day because they've had severely loose, foul stools. They gave me some flagyl for the diarrhea. It's working...

    Started by Millie & Daisy‎, 05-24-2015 12:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 120
    05-24-2015, 10:22 PM Go to last post

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