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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. Rough Coat

    So my boy willy I had adopted at a shelter had really rough coat and he smelt and his white seemed dirty so I did a slight wipe down the first night...

    Started by Kchilson02‎, Today 10:57 AM
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    Today, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Hairless tail and hiccups?

    Ever since I got my double rex, I just assumed that it was normal that his tail was more rough and textured than my furred guy's tail, but I've...

    Started by Jodie‎, 05-24-2016 11:23 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Today, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  3. I think Merry might be Bloated and in pain?

    Hi, so I just got home from a doctors appointment. Its 5 pm and I have not checked on my rats since around 8 am this morning. I go to open the cage,...

    Started by Fu-Inle‎, Today 03:58 AM
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    Today, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  4. Sudden weight loss/porphyrin coming from eye

    My 1 year-old boy Jasper has recently lost a lot of weight after months of being "the fat one" and I'm starting to worry about him. I switched food...

    Started by gingerspice‎, Yesterday 07:03 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  5. Random Baby Food Ingredients - Safe?

    Hello, everyone. Back on page 2, I have a whole thread about my wife and my baby ratty girl, Taki. She started getting better, before regressing....

    Started by LoveOurBabies‎, Yesterday 11:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Today, 12:34 AM Go to last post
  6. Stubborn wound - where would you go next?

    My lowest ranking lady rat got into a scuffle with her sisters and got bit in what was probably the worst place possible for an otherwise ordinary...

    Started by Paleo‎, 05-24-2016 09:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  7. Can I just "decide" to give them doxy?

    One of my ratty girls had a URI several months ago and recovered pretty nicely -- she has always been / still is a sneezy rat that just, well,...

    Started by Veileddreamer‎, Yesterday 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  8. Stupid, Stupid Me...

    The one time we can't take him to the vet any time soon I really hurt one of my babies... I feel so completely stupid. It's all my fault and all I...

    Started by Fraido‎, 03-23-2016 09:08 PM
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  9. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  10. How long to wait for complete sterilization

    I will be asking me vet as well but my guy won't be in until the 6th of June for his snip I currently have 5 females now he's currently being...

    Started by Kchilson02‎, Yesterday 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  11. Can Rats Get Sick From A Fan Breeze?

    I usually have the AC on but when the rats have play time I switch to the fan as to not chill them. They like to run on the bed so I'll make a wall...

    Started by Grotesque‎, Yesterday 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  12. Lice and ants

    Hi everyone. My two boys ended up getting lice (my vet and I think it happened when we went outside for a little while about a week and a half...

    Started by Kal.burk‎, Yesterday 02:58 PM
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  13. Neuter Aftercare

    So tomorrow's the day for my boy Xeno's neuter. Any advice for aftercare? I've got pain meds sorted for him through the vet, seperate cage when he...

    Started by Nev&Remus‎, 05-19-2016 01:25 PM
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  14. Still not sure what's going on...

    Hi again guys, Dash STILL has scabs and open wounds around her shoulders and back. I've treated them with revolution and eliminated food allergies...

    Started by doctorowl‎, 05-24-2016 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  15. Question Rat not interested in new food

    Hey, so the Oxbow Essentials Regal Rat finally came in the mail yesterday and I filled up a bowl for them. The young rats seemed to like it. However...

    Started by Ratatoullie‎, 05-22-2016 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-24-2016, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  16. Going In For Surgery

    One of my two little rats is going in for surgery next week. She has a growth in her armpit and apparently some sort of thickening around the same...

    Started by Kenowhereman‎, 05-23-2016 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-24-2016, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Wound.

    One of my girls has a big wound on her neck in the front. It looks like it's already healing, its a decent sized circle, how do I help her? Is she...

    Started by Ratlettes‎, 05-23-2016 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-24-2016, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  18. Dieting

    For all thier life my boy have free fed on Oxbow Regal Rat. But two of them have gotten fat, and lazy, over the last six months or so. Lately, as...

    Started by Dan203‎, 05-20-2016 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-24-2016, 02:29 AM Go to last post
  19. Question Portion control?

    So I have four lively young girls who have been mostly free-fed Oxbow Regal Rat since I got them a few months ago. I've noticed they all are starting...

    Started by mghemm437‎, 05-22-2016 06:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-23-2016, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  20. Advice for neutering

    So I have 5 females unspayed and I have a SCN so I wanted to give a single female a loving forever home so I have been waiting and watching shelters....

    Started by Kchilson02‎, 05-23-2016 06:34 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    05-23-2016, 08:14 PM Go to last post

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