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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
    • Replies: 1
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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. Rat keeps scratching open his wound!

    So I was on here a few weeks ago regarding a scab that wouldn't heal and it has now been 4 weeks and after trying all suggestions the wound still can...

    Started by fluffy470‎, Today 09:48 AM
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    Today, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  2. Are these ok to give Loki?

    My mom got Loki some baby formula stuff to hopefully get him drinking. She got Gerber Good Start Say for Sensitive Tummy for babies 0-12 months, and...

    Started by Camelle‎, Yesterday 11:37 PM
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  3. Unhappy Dragging his back legs

    Hi there One of my 2 boys, JD, has recently been dragging his ass on the floor instead of using his back legs. They seem to drag behind him. At...

    Started by charli‎, Yesterday 11:13 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    Today, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  4. Rat keeps sticking tongue out

    I recently purchased a young female rat from a breeder. Whenever I handle her she sticks her tongue in and out, much like a lizard or snake. Is this...

    Started by FraternalSuns‎, 10-28-2014 07:35 PM
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  5. Euthanasia using Valium?

    I've decided to put my baby Stitch to sleep, but I do not approve of the method which our vet uses... Is there any way other than an injection into...

    Started by Lesti‎, 10-28-2014 12:31 AM
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    Today, 02:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Postponing surgery due to respiratory issue, at home treatments for tumor growth

    Bijou has been rattly that last few days which makes me very uncomfortable to put her under anesthesia to have her lump removed plus a spay. I've...

    Started by Finnebon‎, 10-28-2014 09:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 02:05 AM Go to last post
  7. Vet frustrations

    Grizz hasn't been feeling well the last two days-- sneezing rapid-fire and red gunk around her eyes. I called to make an appointment with the vet we...

    Started by Marz42‎, Yesterday 03:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Olive ate aloe vera!

    During snuggle time Olive tore a chunk off of my aloe plant and started eating it. I took it away right away but he got a little. It says it causes...

    Started by rubysrats‎, Yesterday 10:57 PM
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  9. Unhappy Not being himself. Was he traumatized?

    My boy Oxnard had a strange accident happen about a week or two ago. I didn't hear it happen, but what I assume happened is that he fell and tried to...

    Started by Teapig‎, Yesterday 09:03 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  10. How long to try respiratory medication before switching or adding other meds?

    Preview My rat, Vera, was spayed yesterday. So far, she's doing great recovering from the surgery. She does have mild respiratory disease...

    Started by About Pet Rats‎, Yesterday 09:18 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  11. Frozen baby food

    Hi there. I buy hard if Purity - baby food, then split them into portions and freeze them. I use these for my boys when I don't have fresh veg at...

    Started by Akarah‎, Yesterday 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  12. Loki Update

    LOKI POOPED!!!!! Sorry just had to shared that. It's the first time in at least since saturday probably longer. and I got him to eat a bit of a...

    Started by Camelle‎, Yesterday 02:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  13. Exclamation Tail injury! Please help

    So Coconut had a little injury in the tip of her tail a couple weeks ago, I treated it and a scab formed there. It seemed okay. Now an hour ago they...

    Started by Pitacoconut‎, 10-28-2014 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Vet says it's myco...

    Just got back from the vet who said Louise is battling myco right now. Her wheezing got worse and her nose is all snotty. Poor lady. At the office...

    Started by Kelseyrawr‎, Yesterday 11:02 AM
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  15. Sour smell from ears

    Hello! I recently took in a year-old ratty from my friend who could no longer care for her rats. She had porphy eyes and nose when she arrived, but...

    Started by Minky‎, 10-28-2014 08:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  16. Seizures

    Hello, and thanks to anyone who may be able to assist with this. I have 5 rats, two that are near a year old, and three that about 4-5 months old...

    Started by Sylvanik‎, Yesterday 06:52 AM
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    Yesterday, 08:59 AM Go to last post
  17. Neutering the half wild boys-

    We are expecting to have issues once the boys start getting all their big boy hormones in. It would be preferable to not spend a huge amount at...

    Started by mimsy‎, Yesterday 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 42
    Yesterday, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  18. how long do wild rats live for?

    ok, the internet is all over the place about this one...first i researched domestic rats, apparently they live for about 3 years (although my...

    Started by ratatat2‎, 10-27-2014 03:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  19. How much chocolate for a URI?

    So I know small amounts of chocolate over 70% can help with URI stuff. How much should be given? What about with raw honey, how much of that should...

    Started by Marz42‎, 10-26-2014 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  20. I need advice on a tail injury.

    Gypsy cut her tail about 2 weeks ago... possibly down to the bone. Her tail is nice and pink for about 2 inches, then it is one big scab all the...

    Started by Mattsrats‎, 10-28-2014 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 81
    Yesterday, 08:18 AM Go to last post

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