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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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  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. Exclamation New Petco rat with URI: Can I do this? Please help!

    I recently adopted out a rat from Petco who I had absolutely fallen in love with, she's a beige either mismark or variegated hooded~~~♥♥♥ ...

    Started by Naku‎, Yesterday 10:33 PM
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  2. rat shaking?

    My girl who's about 11 months old has started shaking aggressively at random. It'll be when she's completely alone in her cage under her little...

    Started by liesel‎, 04-02-2014 01:29 AM
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  3. Weird lump on Buddy's tail

    Today I was playing with Buddy and I noticed a hard lump about half way down his tail. At first I assumed it was some food stuck to it, but I tried...

    Started by Dan203‎, Today 12:20 AM
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  4. I'm trying everything, but the ratties grunt on...

    Sigmund has always been slightly sneezy. She'll sneeze a couple times in an hour playtime. So, about a month ago, I noticed her making a very soft...

    Started by cvieira‎, 08-18-2014 03:32 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  5. I've got till 6 pm to make a decision. ADVICE PLEASE.

    I'm sorry, I'm freaking out. Nimbus has been going through ups and downs all week. He's been to the vet a few times this past week, and has been on...

    Started by Mball77‎, Yesterday 04:06 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Baby's got a booboo!

    My sweet little Robin (the rat who was found under the deck) appears to have an abscess or something. I've had her just over a week, and I noticed a...

    Started by kayepaye‎, Yesterday 09:50 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Overgrown teeth

    How do I know if a rat has overgrown teeth? What's the average teeth look like?And if they are overgrown, how would you fix them?I got a look at...

    Started by jeriibearii‎, Yesterday 09:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 39
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  8. under weight ratty?

    A couple days ago I got a second rat from my local petsmart. Compared to my first rat (Blaze) he kind of looks a bit under weight. I don't have a...

    Started by Hedgian‎, Yesterday 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  9. Medicine (urgent please)

    My rat that I've had for 2 and a half weeks has always sneezed a bit. It hasn't been constant. Just a sneeze every couple minutes. My other rat...

    Started by Hedgian‎, Yesterday 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 71
    Yesterday, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Please answer my short rat respiratory health questionnaire!

    If you think your rats have been affected by respiratory disease please answer my questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RVCrathealth ...

    Started by Rosetrumpet‎, Yesterday 08:46 AM
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Tempy broke his nail, what do I do about it?

    Tonight I went to let the boys out of their cage and I noticed Tempy was favoring a front paw. I examined it and it looks like he broke one of his...

    Started by Dan203‎, Yesterday 12:50 AM
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  12. HELP!!! Mites from a dead wild rat

    We just got a call from my father in law to say they have a dead rat in their ceiling and are being bitten by mites. He wants my husband to go up...

    Started by lovemyfurries‎, Yesterday 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Omega-3 (Fish oil)

    Would it be okay to put tiny drops of fish oil on a baby ratties food? Would it help with her fur? Momo is my smallest baby and she needs a little...

    Started by thatprettyarcanine‎, 08-19-2014 11:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  14. Things got bad quick, and I don't want to make a big mistake

    We never found any more crystals (may have been something they dragged in) in the urine but Nimbus started slowing down so I took him to the vet....

    Started by Mball77‎, Yesterday 02:02 PM
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  15. Potential prolapsed uterus - any info greatly appreciated

    Hi, my girlfriend and I noticed a small red lump about the size of a pea today just next to our female rat, rumple's privates. She doesn't seem to be...

    Started by AlexA1591‎, 08-19-2014 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  16. Found tumor on Cindy Lou Who and update on the others

    When I played with Cindy today I found a lump. Luckily it is still very small, just barely noticeable. I've been through this with her sister...

    Started by Ilovemybabyrats‎, 08-14-2014 01:20 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Bottled vs Tap Water

    I've heard of some people only using bottled water for their rats, and when I googled it, I saw some people claiming that the fluorine in tap water...

    Started by Zaraxae‎, 08-18-2014 02:06 PM
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  18. Is She Losing Weight?

    I have a sinking suspicion that my baby Pancake is losing weight. She is very fluffy so it's hard to tell, but she seems more bony to me. I'm not...

    Started by RadiantRatties‎, 08-19-2014 08:18 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  19. Arg. My last girl rat has a tumor

    Or some kind of hard growth. It doesn't feel like the tumors my other girls had. It's not round, and it's hard. I'll have to take her to the vet.

    Started by cccgina1‎, 08-18-2014 11:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  20. Is there such a thing as a "good" dry mix?

    My girls get Harlan Teklad as the main portion of their diet, but I would like to add some kind of dry mix for them to give them a little variety....

    Started by cvieira‎, Yesterday 01:44 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 39
    Yesterday, 07:32 AM Go to last post

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