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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. Possible heart problem

    Isis is about a year and a half and has recently been having bouts of rapid breathing but no wheezing, sneezing, or any weird sounds from her lungs....

    Started by kksrats‎, Yesterday 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  2. Rats tail injured! HELP.

    I got home from work and went to check on her and see how she was doing (she's been hiding behind the litterbox a lot because the other girls can't...

    Started by erikablanchettexo‎, 08-28-2015 08:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Today, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  3. Picky Eaters?

    I'm a new rat mom. I've had the two girls just over a week. I'm concerned about their eating habits. I've been feeding them Kaytee Premium Fiber Diet...

    Started by Wtpooh‎, Yesterday 08:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM Go to last post
  4. Cyst/Dried up abscess?

    So.. I feel horrible about this.. but one of my rats is not very friendly.. doesn't like being touched or held really besides a little side scratch...

    Started by onisteverina‎, Yesterday 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM Go to last post
  5. Rat Is Not Eating anything

    My sister's 2 year old doe is refusing to eat anything, and she is now very thin (we checked her teeth and they're fine). She is also breathing...

    Started by Kann‎, 08-29-2015 09:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Post One ratlet growing faster?

    My two boys are about six weeks and when I originally picked them up Bentley was the larger of the two and as of a few days ago jasper was 4.15 oz...

    Started by cookiebear<3‎, Yesterday 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  7. How to tell if old age is getting painful?

    My rat, Kitty, is over two years old and she has been showing her age. She is less active and slower than my younger rats. She also lost her alpha...

    Started by CJMoore‎, Yesterday 07:53 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Exclamation Lump on throat

    Hi So just 5 minutes ago, I discoved a small grape sized lump on my rat's neck. I have them out every day but have not seen it before, making me...

    Started by rats+and+books‎, Yesterday 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  9. Exclamation Doing my best for a sick rat... & nebulizer question?

    My boy Blue Jay has been sick for a while with what the vet says is pneumonia caused by Myco. It started in June when it was mild, and medication...

    Started by akihba‎, 08-28-2015 04:06 PM
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  10. Fragile Female Rat

    My older girl Hope has always been the skinniest when comparing her to her companion Casiss. But now that she is older she looks a lot worse. It's...

    Started by Chaolithe‎, 08-24-2015 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  11. emergency broken tail

    My rat jumped off something and broke the bone right above the tail, he can walk fine, but it irritates him and hurts when touched. What do i do?

    Started by Ghivlick‎, Yesterday 08:52 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  12. Will/did your rats eat Oxbow Young Rat formula?

    I recently became the mum of new 5 week old babies, and while I had Oxbow adult formula already, I thought it was better to buy them the young rat...

    Started by Willieboo‎, 08-26-2015 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-29-2015, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Unusual Eating Behavior

    When I feed my rats, they usually grab all the food and hide it around the cage. Yesterday, they took the food from the morning but left the...

    Started by Toxicat‎, 08-29-2015 05:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  14. Question Bald Spot on male rat's head?

    My 7 month old hooded standard furred rat is developing a bald spot on the top of his head. Why? What can I do to fix it?

    Started by theRatGirl‎, 08-24-2015 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-29-2015, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  15. Hair Loss on Rump?

    Loki seems to be going bald on his butt. I thought maybe he was barbering or getting barbered, but I can't catch anyone in the act. His skin in...

    Started by Mojojuju‎, 08-16-2015 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-29-2015, 05:35 AM Go to last post
  16. Lump/Tumour On Belly

    Yesterday I noticed my 2 year old girl has a lump on her mammary glands. It looks fairly hefty, but isn't causing her any issues. Going to call the...

    Started by Raya‎, 08-25-2015 01:43 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-29-2015, 05:24 AM Go to last post
  17. Marshall Bi-Odor/Good-bye Odor

    So I recently found a recommendation for Marshall Bi-Odor/Good-bye Odor for small animals(rats). It has quite a bit of really high ratings and people...

    Started by Rattatie‎, 08-25-2015 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-28-2015, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Rattle sniffles query

    Hi Guys, my two blue female rats (just turned a year old) have had the sniffles for about a month now. We've taken both to the vets and they were...

    Started by AlexA1591‎, 08-26-2015 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-27-2015, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Euthanize or not?

    My 1 year old rat Devi has been fighting a URI for a while. At first, I thought she'd get over it (she was getting better on her own), but then she...

    Started by LilCritter‎, 08-14-2015 02:16 PM
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    08-27-2015, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  20. Is feeder breeder rats' health at risk? Should he be reported?

    I went to a backyard feeder breeder to buy a hairless rat. He had twenty of them. Four or five were mothers and the rest were pinkies up to rats that...

    Started by luvmy4rats‎, 08-22-2015 10:46 AM
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    08-26-2015, 10:51 AM Go to last post

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