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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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  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 a moderator or admin with the following info to...

    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. Grreat choice aspen bedding?

    I heard aspen is the most favored bedding for rats due to it's amazing Oder control. I've personally never used wood shaving for any of my animals...

    Started by KatieS‎, Today 02:37 AM
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  2. When a rat dies of old age

    When a rat isn't sick or has any sort of cancer but simply dies of old age what is usually the cause of death. Do you see it coming days or weeks in...

    Started by TeddyRoo‎, Today 02:06 AM
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  3. [URGENT] Tip of Rat's tail has turned BLACK!

    I just got home and checked on my (currently single due to recent passing of companion) rat and discovered that the tip of his tail has turned...

    Started by Azzie‎, Yesterday 09:19 PM
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  4. Pet Rat virus just discovered in Illinois and Wisconsin

    (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that pet rats are the source of an outbreak of Seoul virus infections in ...

    Started by Catsratz‎, 01-21-2017 10:49 AM
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  5. Seizure and a sick rat

    Hey all I'm glad I found this place. What led me here is the problems I've been having lately with my 2 year old male dumbo. He had what looked like...

    Started by TeddyRoo‎, Yesterday 10:54 PM
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  6. Multiple injuries to face, unknown cause?

    I've had my rats for a couple weeks now. I got them from the same pet store a couple days apart and there's every chance they are actually litter...

    Started by Kelseymh‎, Yesterday 01:36 PM
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  7. URI help

    Charlie who is about four months old now has had a respiratory infection for three months now. He was first prescribed azithromax and clavamox which...

    Started by KatieS‎, 01-22-2017 04:58 PM
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    01-22-2017, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  8. what do i feed my 3-4 week old rat?

    So long story short I got a really young rat (around 3 to 4 weeks old, I'm not sure)and I have no idea what to feed him. The only rat food I have is...

    Started by Lucas‎, 01-22-2017 06:59 PM
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    01-22-2017, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Taking a step forward or a step back?

    Poor Ginger has been battling a nasty respiratory for way too long now. We've been working closely with our vet who has been trying everything to...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 01-20-2017 11:14 AM
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  10. older rat losing weight

    my two year old boy alec has been quite rapidly losing weight over the past month or so. he was once very chubby but i can now see he is dropping by...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 01-22-2017 12:55 AM
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    01-22-2017, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  11. My Rat Is Dying, Looking For Support

    My rat is in his final hours. I have had him since 4 days old. I work for The Humane Society and he came in as an orphaned baby and I have raised...

    Started by Domino‎, 01-19-2017 04:31 AM
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  12. Uri/possible pneumonia

    My mother rat is very ill. (Shes not in the house with my rats, so they wont catch anything) she is sneezing a lot, has porphyrin staining, shes...

    Started by B'sMom‎, 01-21-2017 03:33 PM
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  13. Fur mites??

    My boy Casper has a bunch of scabs under his chin, behind his ear and on his upper back.. he also keeps scratching. From what I've read it sounds...

    Started by Sblass‎, 01-19-2017 06:58 PM
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    01-20-2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Caring For A Rat With Huge Tumor

    Hi My rat, Rosie, has had a tumor since late June/early July. It was growing slowly and steadily for awhile, but suddenly it got huge quickly. ...

    Started by Trio of Trouble‎, 01-10-2017 01:14 PM
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  15. Confusing eye problems?

    My seven week old feeder rat, Darwin, has occasionally seemed to have eye problems. Nothing ever major, no infections, but every once in a while one...

    Started by KatieS‎, 01-19-2017 03:15 AM
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  16. Chf

    Is congestive hear failure in rats common, especially when they are older?? I'm worried my girl is showing signs of CHF (it's not a uri) but I'll be...

    Started by Sblass‎, 01-17-2017 10:25 AM
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    01-19-2017, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Poorly ratty..?

    I may be worrying over nothing.. however I notice my largest rat, Bacardi has been a bit sluggish..Now he is the oldest rat, about 18/19 months old,...

    Started by Ingy‎, 12-30-2016 06:41 PM
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    01-19-2017, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Large face gash, Vet or home care?! (picture)

    My boys got into a scuffle, as is normal, but one came out wounded. He didn't seem phased when we found him, but the gash has since appeared worse...

    Started by Kelseymh‎, 01-18-2017 12:33 AM
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  19. Chronic URI?

    Hey guys! My buddy Bruce had a URI when I first got him and has completed treatment and been doing well since thenHe's been breathing fine,...

    Started by RatNamedBruce‎, 01-17-2017 03:03 PM
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    01-18-2017, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  20. Treating Potential Mites

    My big boy Finnley (who is currently asleep on my lap) has been very itchy lately, and has some small scabs around his shoulders, neck, chin and...

    Started by thepumpkinrat‎, 01-18-2017 02:38 AM
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