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

    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. How much does a check up cost?

    Obviously I know it varies depending on where you live and the vet you go to, but I was just curious what the average cost for a rat check up is. I...

    Started by thelmaandlouise‎, Today 08:17 PM
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    Today, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  2. black tooth

    my rat's upper tooth (one half) has a black outline. she is probably about 5 months old and she is otherwise healthy. her mouth doesn't seem to be...

    Started by erose‎, Today 09:02 PM
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  3. What does normal rat breathing sound like?

    So, one of my boys has a mild URI. He was sneezing and making 'guinea pig' noises however that has stopped now with antibiotics and hes doing much...

    Started by Loopy_rats‎, Yesterday 06:53 PM
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  4. Rat Lump Turned Black Overnight!!!

    Spicy developed a tumor under her armpit. It was large but not otherwise affecting her. Today I looked at it and it is black! What is going on? Is it...

    Started by Grotesque‎, 06-25-2016 04:22 AM
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  5. Smile C60 anti-aging oil to help rats live longer

    Okay so i recently starting taking c60 olive oil myself and giving it to my rats and I was wondering if anyone has tried it. Its this charcoal in...

    Started by Fayrie‎, Today 05:39 PM
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  6. What's wrong with my rats balls??

    I know it's a bad picture but my mom sent it and it's the best she could get. She said he doesn't seem like he's in pain and it's just really weird...

    Started by Lucas‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
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    Today, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Ruby is getting physically weaker and has chronic URI's

    Hello everyone, Ruby is 6 months old, approx 280 grams, and has struggled with URI's her whole life. I've dosed her with...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 06-14-2016 10:31 AM
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  8. Previously black eyes rat turning red?

    Over the last few months I've noticed one of my rats, who I previously thought had black eyes, seems to have dark red eyes. I didn't notice it in the...

    Started by arianne‎, Yesterday 10:59 PM
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  9. Loss of balance, possible head tilt

    Buddy seems to be more clumsy then usual lately. Also when he walks he seems to sort of lean to one side a drift that direction a little. From what I...

    Started by Dan203‎, 05-31-2016 12:34 AM
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  10. Introduction gone bad - pain relief for injured rat?

    Skip to the last paragraph if you don't want to read the story. I got a new baby rat Dustball 2 weeks ago, and today he turned 8 weeks old. I...

    Started by dionkasper‎, Yesterday 01:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  11. What's your feeling on rat mixed diets? +Questions about rat diets in general

    My rats are on a very low quality diet until Monday, when I get paid, and I'm trying to get an idea of everything I'll need to buy. My question is,...

    Started by thelmaandlouise‎, 06-19-2016 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  12. Castration; am I doing the right thing.

    My boys have been so antisocial since I bought them home. They sleep at opposite ends of the cage (a 3 storey affair) and they've started scuffling...

    Started by Heyyouguys‎, Yesterday 07:08 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    Today, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Are succulents toxic to rats?

    One of my girls outsmarted me and managed to get out of the safe area. She found my succulent pots and decided to give it a try. I caught her almost...

    Started by rats-in-aulis‎, Today 01:17 AM
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  14. Rat Multivitamin?

    My local pet store sells small animal (Rats included) mutivitamins. Both liquid drops ...

    Started by LoveWithRats‎, Yesterday 01:14 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Rat hiccups?

    So I've had my two rats for a little over a year now, and ever since I got them I've noticed that sometimes they sort of go into convulsive...

    Started by Squeakfluff‎, Yesterday 08:28 PM
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  16. Need advice for an eye infection

    So, I'm pretty sure Sam has an eye infection. :/ Last night I noticed his right eye had pretty substantial porphyrin staining, and he was squinting a...

    Started by Andromeda‎, 06-26-2016 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  17. Can they have chronic URIs?

    Two months ago Ollie got the squeaky nose of a URI. I put him on some Orbax I had on hand but it didn't really knock it out so I took him to the vet....

    Started by Dan203‎, 06-05-2016 01:34 PM
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  18. Rat nails

    How do you trim your rat's nails? Do you take them to the vet, clip them yourself, just file them, etc?

    Started by MelanieRose‎, Yesterday 10:41 AM
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  19. Tips for hiding taste of cabergoline?

    Hi everyone, My beloved rat, Anna, was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. I know I don't have much time left, and I'm trying to give her the best...

    Started by Leraine‎, 06-26-2016 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  20. Herb Salad - Is it safe?

    Hey there! So, I am interested in giving my rats a herb mix as a treat. I looked around on this forum and I found one thread talking about this...

    Started by Midia‎, 06-26-2016 09:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 04:07 AM Go to last post

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