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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
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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. What do you feed your rats?

    What rat food brand do you buy for ur rats? What do you supplement it with (veggies,fruits)? How much protein, calories, ect should the rats be...

    Started by Cookie_Rat12‎, Yesterday 08:31 PM
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    Today, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  2. Neuter

    How much do you think is TOO much to pay to have a rat neutered?

    Started by peace‎, Today 01:19 AM
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    Today, 08:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Any Vet Techs/Veterinarians Out There?

    Not looking for medical advice because I know how hard that is to give without a physical patient, but I wanted to know if anyone has seen a patient...

    Started by RatAtat2693‎, Yesterday 05:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  4. Rat Teeth & Tumors

    So my baby girl Aphrodite has had a tumor in her lower groin for a few months, and it just keeps growing. The vet has already recommend that I do not...

    Started by dguizzy‎, 02-10-2016 11:26 PM
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  5. Need an Objective View on Euthanasia

    The Context: I've been nursing my boy, Remus, since Saturday, Feb 6th, when he uncharacteristically crawled into a t-shirt on my lap and went to...

    Started by RatAtat2693‎, Yesterday 12:11 AM
    • Replies: 5
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  6. Skin condition?

    Hey everyone, My baby blossom has suddenly developed these scab like skin lesions and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify them. The...

    Started by fox2296‎, 02-09-2016 05:17 AM
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  7. Bumblefoot, nothing is helping

    On 9/22 I posted a thread about my boy Axel having sores on both back feet. I started out washing his feet with Dial antibacterial soap and spraying...

    Started by HighwayStar‎, 12-09-2015 08:12 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  8. URI help

    I believe that my rats may have a URI (god they are falling apart). I was not sure because i have only had them for 2 weeks and just thought it was...

    Started by fox2296‎, 02-10-2016 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  9. Older Rat Not Eating Enough

    My oldest rat, Pastoolio, has always had a bit of an issue when it comes to his weight. Out of all of my boys he's always been on the more lean side....

    Started by Phantom‎, 02-09-2016 10:37 PM
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  10. The Time Has Come...

    One of my rats has developed a tumor. At least at this moment, I am pretty positive that it is a tumor. From what I have read online, I think it's...

    Started by Fraido‎, 02-08-2016 05:30 PM
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  11. Do rats have to eat meat to be healthy?

    My rats eat a mixed rat food with fresh fruits and veggies everyday, but I was worried that they needed more to be healthy. I asked my roommate...

    Started by Electric‎, 02-09-2016 10:28 AM
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  12. euthanizing an old confused rat

    i posted here a few days ago about my old sick rat. he's still going, but he has been acting VERY strange and I'm not sure what to do. he will get a...

    Started by erose‎, 02-10-2016 04:26 PM
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  13. Beet greens (and cabbage)?

    Just curious: is it okay to feed beet greens to my rats? I know that carrot greens are okay, but what about beets? Also, I know that red cabbage...

    Started by RattieFosters‎, 02-09-2016 02:21 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  14. Talking Tumor Inquiry

    My Duke has a tumor. I actually found out about four weeks ago when I brought he and his brother in for myco issue. Basically I do plan on getting it...

    Started by mis.kay‎, 12-16-2015 11:27 PM
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  15. period? bladder infection?

    Senshi is around seven months old and female I've had her for a couple of months now and she occupies a cage with another female of the same age...

    Started by senshi‎, 02-10-2016 06:12 AM
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  16. Food mix. Is it okay.

    I was on the rat rations website and i noticed they had their own mixes which they said were nutritionally complete. There is an elderly one which I...

    Started by JAnimal‎, 02-06-2016 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
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  17. Chewing Forearms?

    Hi guys! My 2 girls have lately been scratching and biting their forearms a lot. It almost looks like excessive barbering but there isn't any hair...

    Started by peace‎, 02-09-2016 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-10-2016, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  18. concerned about extremely lazy rat

    My rat, Spice, has been extremely lazy for the past couple of days. She wont go out of the cage unless I pick her up and move her there. She is not...

    Started by Summer102‎, 02-07-2016 09:53 PM
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    02-10-2016, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  19. Possible seizure?

    This morning, my older rat (19 months) Denna was acting strange. When I first saw her, she was frozen in an odd position, half holding herself up...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 02-08-2016 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-10-2016, 03:21 AM Go to last post
  20. In desperate need of advice..

    Honestly, I'm at a loss here. This is my little Louise, the best and sweetest rat I've ever had. And by far, my favorite. So lately, she's had...

    Started by mrowfs‎, 02-09-2016 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 76
    02-09-2016, 07:40 PM Go to last post

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