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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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    01-14-2010, 12:04 AM Go to last post
  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. Terrible discovery

    Well, the other day I was holding one of my rats, Masala, who is quite skittish, and doesn't like to be held, and I noticed he had a small bump under...

    Started by Enchilada‎, Today 05:12 PM
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    Today, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  2. What does it sound like?

    This is probably a stupid question, but what does a rat sneeze actually SOUND like? All the rats I've ever had have made squeaky "tscht" noises, and...

    Started by Mikiz‎, Yesterday 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Today, 06:16 AM Go to last post
  3. I treated my rat for mites, treatment ended 7 days ago. But.......

    She still has scabs on her belly. None on her back or neck where they were, There's no more bleeding,and her fur is better looking now. I haven't...

    Started by RavenTheRat‎, Yesterday 10:57 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM Go to last post
  4. What should i do?

    Last night my rat Talia didnt have much energy and wasnt eating much and starting making clicking noises. I think shes about 5-6 months old and last...

    Started by Cassmw996‎, Yesterday 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  5. Sudden Change In a Rat's Diet?

    Hi! My vet told me that the food I feed my rats is fine, but she reccomended I mix lab blocks into it. My question is, if I suddenly start mixing lab...

    Started by RavenTheRat‎, 07-25-2015 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  6. Help! Swollen eye, bulging out

    Eddie's eye is swollen and popping out so far that he can't blink. It's all dried and swollen and red and looks awful. I have no idea what...

    Started by cccgina1‎, Yesterday 02:29 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 03:28 AM Go to last post
  7. Rat scratching herself to pieces...

    Sigmund has been scratching herself nonstop for the last month. For the last few weeks it has gotten really bad. She has 1/4" lacerations at some...

    Started by cvieira‎, 07-22-2015 11:46 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-25-2015, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Elderly Rat Advice

    Chai is probably around 3. She is ridiculously ragged looking but eating well and holding weight. She sleeps a LOT but when she is out, she is very...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 07-23-2015 11:53 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-25-2015, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  9. I'm scared

    I haven't posted in awhile but I really need advice. Jojo just started jumping around and freaking out randomly and he buried himself in the corner...

    Started by Hedgian‎, 07-24-2015 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-25-2015, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  10. The Time Has Come To...Buy More Food!

    Alright so as the title states, I need more rattie food for my four. I'm coming to the end of the food I have for them and I'm in need of something...

    Started by Chaolithe‎, 07-24-2015 01:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-24-2015, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Mite/lice treatment at Walmart?

    Would the Frontline products like the ear mites treatments that Walmart sells work on rats? I think my three rats have mites or something since they...

    Started by AccioRat‎, 07-21-2015 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-24-2015, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Sudden death in new rat, any idea why?

    On Friday, I purchased two male rats from PetCo. They both seemed healthy and alert, as well as clean and there breathing was clear. When I brought...

    Started by Chillzone68‎, 07-23-2015 01:00 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-23-2015, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  13. Crooked Tooth

    Hi. My rat's tooth seems to have bent one way and is stuck there. It is puncturing her lip and I'm worried that it is hurting her. Is there anything...

    Started by redcoat‎, 07-18-2015 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-21-2015, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  14. What's better for a sick rat, Baby Food or Pediasure?

    My Little will eat bits of both but I'm trying to figure out if I should focus on getting more of one into her if it is more beneficial. Thanks in...

    Started by shizzoizzo7‎, 07-18-2015 03:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-21-2015, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Need to let the others out!

    Ok so I just adopted a lone girl from my cousin, she didn't know much about rats but took them in because the original owners decided they didn't...

    Started by Mitsy‎, 07-20-2015 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-21-2015, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Licking his own tummy for hours till it is soaked

    Moose has been licking himself a lot. Whenever I pick him up, his belly is soaked. I mean SOAKED, like he's been lying in a puddle. His hind legs...

    Started by Mojojuju‎, 07-16-2015 10:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-21-2015, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  17. Oxbow

    so I love oxbow but i'm trying to find new places to order from that might be cheaper. I currently get the 20lb bag for $60.00.

    Started by Mitsy‎, 07-20-2015 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-20-2015, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  18. Question How easily transmittable are rat illnesses to other rats in shared air space?

    The local small animal rescue here is struggling with a hoarding case of over 500 rats (and almost all the females are pregnant which means 100s of...

    Started by Finnebon‎, 07-19-2015 01:03 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-20-2015, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  19. Fun treat

    I like to make birdy bread for our conure. which is of course great for the rats as well. I'm lazy about the whole thing, so I take a corn bread...

    Started by mimsy‎, 07-20-2015 04:04 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-20-2015, 04:04 AM Go to last post
  20. Can rats eat zucchini?

    Can rats eat zucchini?

    Started by erikablanchettexo‎, 07-19-2015 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 91
    07-19-2015, 10:10 PM Go to last post

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