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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
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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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  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. URGENT - please help, my rat is making weird noises

    Here is the youtube link I made. You are going to have to turn your volume up. At one point it looks like he is struggling to breath in that his body...

    Started by TanyaB‎, Today 12:11 AM
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    Today, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  2. Risk of a house mouse. Mites or Disease?

    Low and behold we now have our first mouse. He popped out under a cabinet while I was watching Netflix, he was a cute till thing, we stared at each...

    Started by Mball77‎, 04-22-2015 06:47 PM
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  3. Scabs all over body

    I was checking over Denna today and I noticed that she had a few scabs. I gave her a bath and realized her whole backside is covered in them. I...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 04-21-2015 09:08 PM
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  4. Transition back to solid foods/blocks?? Forgot how to eat!

    My boy Malcolm fell very ill with a resp infection 1 week ago. He has been on Baytril and Doxycycline since that time. He's only 1.5 yrs. He refused...

    Started by silkpajamas‎, 04-21-2015 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  5. Question Ratrations?

    Does anyone know what age my rats can have an 'adult mix'? I've bought the 'mums and babies mix' that should last a few months, and have also bought...

    Started by HaleCry‎, 04-22-2015 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  6. Bijou just had her second surgery. Should I worry about this behavior now?

    Bijou had 2 more tumors removed on Tuesday. She had a spay and one tumor removed in December. Both times it took a few days for her to recover...

    Started by Finnebon‎, 04-23-2015 08:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Something's wrong with Rory's foot!

    Tonight I noticed Rory was having trouble walking and keeping one of his hind feet tucked close to his body. He is using that foot to scratch himself...

    Started by ponderosa‎, 04-23-2015 12:29 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-23-2015, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Possible Stroke? Need advice.

    Hi Everyone! A little over a month ago I posted about my female rat, Annabelle. She started acting erratically and doing a head tilt, plus in new...

    Started by dustbuster‎, 04-22-2015 03:01 PM
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    04-22-2015, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  9. Is my old rat dying?

    My first girl, Astrid, has been acting very very strange for the past week or so. I originally had to move her to her own bin because her sisters...

    Started by Moody‎, 04-17-2015 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-22-2015, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  10. What to do About Ear Infection

    Persephone is a nearly 2 year-old female. About a month or so ago she displayed a head tilt with rolling. She was treated for three weeks and the...

    Started by nanashi7‎, 04-22-2015 10:29 AM
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    04-22-2015, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  11. School and SDA?

    Going to an animal "school" and with the time I come home from it I cannot wait 4 hours to meet my rats, any tips?

    Started by Fusion200‎, 04-22-2015 08:53 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-22-2015, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  12. Penuomia

    I just now left the vet, one of my younger boys scared me yesterday by suddenly being very lathargic and having very shallow breaths. I wasn't able...

    Started by MOA‎, 04-15-2015 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-22-2015, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  13. Makeing a vet appt for Snowball

    her back toe nail Is all black and blue looks really bruised I'am wondering how she did It ? It also looks a little red around It , she doesn't...

    Started by MomToRats‎, 04-21-2015 10:47 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-22-2015, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  14. Human albuterol inhaler for resp distress?

    TLDR: ok to use human albuterol inhaler on rat for multiple days? My boy (1.5 yrs) became very ill with a resp infection 1 week ago. He has been...

    Started by silkpajamas‎, 04-21-2015 11:39 PM
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  15. is Natures Miracle good to use?

    I just ordered some of this cleaner and the wipes to clean the cage Is this good to use?

    Started by MomToRats‎, 04-21-2015 10:04 PM
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  16. 10% Baytril?

    I just ordered baytril for my newest little girl who has minor URI. She weighs 10 oz. How much shoul I give her? Does it have to be diluted? She...

    Started by theRatGirl‎, 04-19-2015 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-21-2015, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  17. Mazuri for nursing?

    Is this food good for nursing mothers? If not, what's a better alternative?

    Started by elliotulysses‎, 04-21-2015 04:48 PM
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  18. Need advice, hesitant about lice treatment.

    Last night I discovered that my girl Ava had a few lice. She's not completely covered, but I know I need to nip it in the bud before it gets too bad....

    Started by etolou‎, 04-21-2015 09:46 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-21-2015, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  19. Rat Breathing Heavily

    I've started to notice one of my rats sitting in a corner of the cage and breathing heavily. What should I do? She seemed fine this morning. Do I...

    Started by anniedog‎, 04-19-2015 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-20-2015, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Air steamer for URI?

    Two of my three rats have a lot of respiratory issues, so I was just wondering if A steamer would help a bit ? Of course, in addition to their meds.

    Started by Destiny‎, 04-19-2015 07:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 55
    04-20-2015, 05:16 PM Go to last post

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