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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. How did this happen? Mites!

    Well not long after I posted about Kairos's bumblefoot problem, just a few minutes ago I noticed, by chance, that Tux has mites on his lower back. I...

    Started by Daniel‎, Yesterday 02:31 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  2. Rat URI was getting better then sudden honking noises?

    This is like my 3rd question so sorry, i'm a very parinoid rat mom. So i got my new rat Butterscotch(and his two brothers) on march 21st, age is...

    Started by PinkCoatedRat‎, 03-30-2015 12:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  3. Question About Spaying

    I feel like I need to get my girls spayed because I've heard so many scary things about mammary tumors. But, what are the real benefits to getting...

    Started by Millie & Daisy‎, Yesterday 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  4. EMERGENCY! 3 rats with URI sudden gasping!

    So i got 3 male rats on march 21st 2015. They are approximately 6-8 weeks old. I noticed the sunday/monday after i got them one of them seemed...

    Started by PinkCoatedRat‎, 03-28-2015 05:21 PM
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  5. trying to chew her fingers off

    Monkey has just had a tumour removed. Since she's come home she's been obsessively chewing her fingers. For 5 hours now. I'm at a loss. what can...

    Started by Oriane‎, 03-26-2015 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  6. Reoccurring bumble foot on Kairos

    Kairos is starting to get old now, and for the first time 2 months ago I noticed he had bled all over his cage levels. He had bumble foot and I...

    Started by Daniel‎, 03-23-2015 06:26 AM
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  7. Old Age?

    I'm a little worried about my oldest rat, Tilly. She's been shedding a LOT lately, and her fur on her back isn't soft, it's fairly coarse. She's the...

    Started by Vegn‎, 03-25-2015 01:31 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 01:17 AM Go to last post
  8. Pink eye

    I appear to have mild possible pink eye in one eye, the cage needs cleaning and I need to lean in to clean it, and they WILL get contact when I do...

    Started by Fusion200‎, 03-27-2015 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-30-2015, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  9. Question Diatomaceous earth for treating mites, is it safe??

    I just read a post someone made swearing by this stuff over Revolution, olive oil and Dawn to treat mites and scabs on a rat... I had planned on...

    Started by Teapig‎, 03-27-2015 12:23 AM
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    03-30-2015, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  10. URI Suddenly Taking A Turn For the Worst

    Guys, I'm at such a loss now... They've been on Sulfamethoxazole Suspension and now they're on Baytril and the Baytril was working! Then Neera...

    Started by Sabatea‎, 03-28-2015 12:14 PM
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    03-30-2015, 09:14 AM Go to last post
  11. concerned mama

    When checking in on Beau, I noticed a droplet or two of blood had soaked into sone of his bedding. His behaviour appears normal, and he is still...

    Started by BeauspplMama‎, 03-29-2015 07:50 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-29-2015, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  12. Exclamation Emergency post: rat refusing to eat or drink

    Hi, My rats have been healthy up until now. When they first moved in, there was lots of sneezing, but now I don't hear any sneezes. One of...

    Started by supersciencegrl‎, 03-29-2015 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-29-2015, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  13. CLEAR nasal discharge- Is the Orbax working?

    Hi, as I wrote in my "Say Hello" post, I bought two 6 week old male rats about 2 weeks ago. Without repeating the whole story again, they both came...

    Started by Rhythm9‎, 03-28-2015 10:54 PM
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  14. So many abscesses!

    So, Bonnie is prone to getting an abscess just under her chin.Twice now i've flushed it clean and treated it twice daily for a week afterwards but...

    Started by Jess <3‎, 03-28-2015 05:27 PM
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    03-28-2015, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  15. Travel from 430ft to 8840ft for week vacation with 2.5yo rats on myco meds?

    Our family is considering a week long vacation this summer to the Angel Fire NM area. We will be taking 2-5 dogs with us (haven't decided which will...

    Started by autokate‎, 03-28-2015 09:54 AM
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    03-28-2015, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  16. I think Clover is close to the end

    So Clover is not terribly young - she's two - And she's got a tumor on her cheek that is just getting larger and larger. She's still eating and...

    Started by Tao.and.Laughter‎, 03-27-2015 09:46 PM
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    03-28-2015, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Evy has HLD. D=

    Evy has lost the use of her hind legs. I've kind of seen it progress over the past few weeks, but it really did not show until a few days ago after I...

    Started by Phantom‎, 03-23-2015 12:49 AM
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    03-28-2015, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  18. Tumor troubles. Advice welcome

    Thistle's tumor has grown exponentially; I will provide photos taken today and last night. This thing is huge. She's been put on metacam for the...

    Started by Hey-Fay‎, 03-27-2015 09:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-28-2015, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  19. Putting Rats on a Restricted Calorie Diet

    I've read a lot of stuff on the Internet these past few days suggesting that rats live longer when they are on low-calorie diets. Is this true, and...

    Started by Millie & Daisy‎, 03-27-2015 04:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-27-2015, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  20. Swaying head?

    My rat Peyton is swaying her head from side to side. She does it slowly and while standing still just staring. I'm very concerned because she has not...

    Started by madihicks4‎, 03-25-2015 10:03 PM
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    03-27-2015, 05:49 PM Go to last post

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