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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 02:28 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 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-15-2010, 06:09 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 11:35 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 09:47 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 08:36 PM
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    01-14-2010, 01:14 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 01:04 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 08:16 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 06:12 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 03:42 AM
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  1. Rats sitting and peeing in the same place

    I have a Petco Rat Manor for my two girls. I use fleece with puppy pads underneath on the shelves, and I put a wooden house on one of the shelves for...

    Started by ponderosa‎, Today 03:29 PM
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  2. Congestive heart failure

    I just joined today because I love rats. But unfortunately my old man Sparrow is passing away. He's has congestive heart failure. And its taking him....

    Started by SparrowTheRat‎, 11-21-2014 11:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  3. Is my rat doing ok?

    My rat is on about her 21st day of pregnancy and there are a few things that are kind of worrying me about her. First of all for the past like 4 days...

    Started by Rattygurl‎, Today 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Today, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  4. Worried about depression? Is it too late to introduce another rat?

    I have two boys who originally got along fantastically. After a while, though, one of them started getting really aggressive - I've gotten my fair...

    Started by ambrose‎, Yesterday 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  5. Can Rats Eat Grass?

    Hm... This is a question that I haven't seen before... Can rats eat grass? And what are your thoughts on taking your rats in the backyard in the...

    Started by PixelPog‎, 11-21-2014 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Today, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Help respiratory infection?

    I got my rat fuzzi a couple months ago with his brother hopper. They were fine up until about 3 weeks ago. Fuzzi has been making a strange noise it...

    Started by ratty213‎, Today 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Today, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Neutering is torture?

    One website is against it, says it probably will kill him, is it ok to neuter a boy? I have girls in the same room. What happened when you did?

    Started by Fusion200‎, Yesterday 10:07 AM
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  8. Another rat with a lump :'(

    So I just lost one rat (Rhona) due to her having an infected mammary gland. I felt a lump and thought it was a tumor. So we took her to the vets, and...

    Started by hrl20100‎, Yesterday 06:07 PM
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  9. Chews?

    So my rat ash would rather chew my string bracelet, blanket, iPhone 6 case which is rubber, my shirt or my charger (which I stop him right away!)...

    Started by bluenova_11‎, Yesterday 08:59 PM
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  10. Clipping nails?

    So we need to clip are rats nails? My mom said when she has a rat she didn't and he was fine. Do they chew there nails to clip them?

    Started by bluenova_11‎, Yesterday 09:03 PM
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  11. Nail artistry..

    I think the dreaded day has arrived - it's time to clip the nails on our three boys. They're 4 months old so they're all quite handfuls and...

    Started by TodosMapaches‎, 11-15-2014 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  12. At Odds With Vet - To Put To Sleep?

    Remus has pneumonia, bacterial. For about two weeks now we've been battling it. We've been to the vet three times already. We go again Saturday and,...

    Started by nanashi7‎, 11-20-2014 05:34 PM
    • Replies: 9
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  13. New vet!

    So we visited a new vet at Sherlock Bones, Dr. Tim Paul. This is in Carmel, Indiana, near Indianapolis. We were told that if we printed out a coupon...

    Started by rudecrudetattooedfatgirl‎, Today 02:31 PM
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  14. Is it OK for rats to chew on newspaper

    If I made a paper mâché dome for them with newspaper and they chewed it , would it be bad for their health ? They will just chew it ,not eat it right...

    Started by Nijidoragon‎, 11-15-2014 08:37 PM
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  15. Respiratory Infections -- Confused!

    OK... So the other day I noticed Olaf was wheezing. As soon as I noticed it, I brought him into the bathroom and ran the shower on hot -- I let him...

    Started by PixelPog‎, Today 05:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  16. Dosage help?!

    I have doxycycline capsules 100mg and I'm not sure how much liquid to mix them with and what doses to give? I would be extremely grateful if someone...

    Started by morgang23‎, 11-12-2014 12:18 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  17. Surgery or no?

    Hello all, I'm trying to make a tough decision. My girl Zia just turned two years old, and this week I had to bring her to the pet ER for what...

    Started by echoskybound‎, Yesterday 04:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 40
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  18. What Are Your Thoughts On Neutering?

    The title says it all! What are your thoughts on neutering? I am picking up my 2 females in the next two weeks, and am considering of neutering...

    Started by PixelPog‎, 11-21-2014 08:08 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  19. Grunting rat noises?

    Okay, so I'm getting kinda concerned and I need to ask you guys something So one of my rats, about a week ago I started noticing him making odd...

    Started by pairaducks‎, Yesterday 05:40 AM
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  20. Question about bulk rat food

    I was just given a free 40lb bag of Oxbow Regal rat from a friend, and it was just opened. But the "Best Use by" date was back on August 14, 2014. Is...

    Started by dguizzy‎, 11-20-2014 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 123
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