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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: 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
  2. 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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    02-05-2010, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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    01-21-2010, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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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    01-14-2010, 12:04 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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    01-13-2010, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    08-10-2008, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    07-27-2007, 02:42 AM Go to last post
  1. Poorly rattie not eating

    Hello :) Last week I took one of my rats (Pip) to the vets as she started breathing heavily and her activity levels dropped. She has a respiratory...

    Started by BananaCustard‎, Yesterday 08:39 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    Today, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Exclamation Aftercare of a rat that nearly choked himself to death...

    Hello All Long story short - My youngest rat disel choked on a bit of food night before last. The whole process of dislodging the food took about...

    Started by xbexidabestx‎, 04-18-2014 04:32 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 164
    Today, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  3. Question Baby food?

    Hi can someone tell me what types of baby foods are ok to feed a rat? I need something to mix in with my girl's medicine. I know the citrus stuff...

    Started by Urbanwolf‎, Today 01:28 AM
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  4. Exclamation Facial Swelling - Possible Severe Baytril Reaction but I'm not sure. URGENT!

    Hey guys: Tanto had an abscess located on the front of his throat when I picked him up from my friend's house last week. It was not interfering...

    Started by ILoveMyMonsters‎, Yesterday 08:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  5. can a rabbit spread an illness to a rat?

    So my sister got a rabbit for Easter and she is a sweet, healthy bunny as far as we can tell. But after handling her should I be afraid of my rats...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 04-18-2014 09:46 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Treating Rat Lice

    I've been trying many different ways to treat the lice, trying to find a solution that doesn't rip a hole in my wallet and works well for my three...

    Started by Biku‎, 04-18-2014 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  7. am I to be worried?

    I've noticed a change in cloud the past week. He is a little puffy, but not too noticeably. His cheeks look quite puffy. The nails on his hands and...

    Started by Cloud‎, Yesterday 02:27 PM
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  8. Leaving pets for a few days what to do?

    1st sorry if this isnt the right place to post this. I was really unsure of where a question like this should go. Leaving pets for a few days what...

    Started by blacknight‎, 04-03-2014 09:13 PM
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    Yesterday, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Question getting a hairless girl today!

    hello all! happy Easter!I'm adopting a hairless girl (about 7 weeks old) today! I've been doing research, and I just want to verify a few things I...

    Started by stacibolluyt‎, Yesterday 10:19 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  10. Black/white fancy rat genes vs. champagne rat genes?

    (I ended up posting this in the wrong forum because I didn't realise there were more forums than what I was seeing.) On April 1 my partial...

    Started by Ruggy‎, 04-19-2014 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  11. Small lump on male rat back?

    I just joined the rats for some cuddling, and when I rubbed Baxter's back, I felt a small lump there. I've never felt it before.. It's just a tad...

    Started by raving_ratties‎, 04-19-2014 11:54 PM
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    Yesterday, 04:45 AM Go to last post
  12. Swollen ankle. Giant red lump on bottom of foot + bleeding.

    My rat Al doesn't get along with my other rats, so he has to live alone for now. I was cleaning their cage two days ago and one of the rats jumped...

    Started by watthemath‎, 04-19-2014 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 03:13 AM Go to last post
  13. Sophie is skin and bones thin, need dietary advice!

    Aside from treats, my rats get rat blocks and they seem to love them. I was holding Sophie just now and noticed she is way skinny compared to her...

    Started by Mattsrats‎, 04-19-2014 09:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-19-2014, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Pimple just above eyelid

    This is something that happened a couple weeks ago. Kairos started to get a pimple just above his left eyelid - a delicate spot. But when I...

    Started by Daniel‎, 04-17-2014 08:23 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-19-2014, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  15. oxbow vs harlan teklad

    I'm torn between Oxbow for Adults or Harlan Teklad 2014. Would a mix of the two be better, or just Oxbow, just HT'14 etc...?

    Started by RexRat‎, 04-17-2014 11:56 PM
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    04-19-2014, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  16. Putting weight on a baby rat

    I have noticed my new baby is skinny. He is about two months and right now is eating a mix of the food the breeder had him on and the food my adults...

    Started by thenightgoddess‎, 04-19-2014 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-19-2014, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  17. Exclamation IMPORTANT! Rat Health Bad!

    I recently posted about my rat who has been falling over regularly , he has gotten far worse in the last hourHe won't walk around and is falling...

    Started by peterat‎, 04-18-2014 06:35 PM
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    04-19-2014, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Does rat fur grow back?

    I was pouring some honey into the girls bowl and Sohpie stuck her head right into it. She had honey on the top of her head between her ears and...

    Started by Mattsrats‎, 04-19-2014 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-19-2014, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  19. Question can i kiss my rats?

    hi everyone, i love to cuddle with my ratties though always have doubt if i can kiss them or no. so just wanted to know is it harmful for my...

    Started by mihirsinh20‎, 04-13-2014 05:53 PM
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    04-19-2014, 05:13 AM Go to last post
  20. Holly fell 63"

    When I clean the cage I open all the doors and my girls climb around the outside of the cage. Today Holly fell from the top of her DCN. She was...

    Started by shelld‎, 04-18-2014 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 77
    04-19-2014, 01:16 AM Go to last post

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