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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: 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 09:49 AM
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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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. Exclamation Help!

    Alright, Peanut is sitting in my lap and is sounding like a duck. She is also making a clicking noise and opening her mouth open wide (This is...

    Started by WillaRat‎, Today 10:06 AM
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  2. Is it normal for an old rat to feel skinny?

    I've posted this in the health section because my almost 2 year old male rat buddy had pneumonia at the beginning of this year and lost 40g in weight...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, Today 02:50 PM
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    Today, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  3. Help With Sexing/Gendering

    Hello all, I have a 29-day old little baby here that I'm having trouble sexing. It looks as though he may be a he, but his little bits aren't quite...

    Started by odolby‎, 05-20-2017 02:28 AM
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  4. New home sneezes

    My rat that I've had for a week has been quite sneezy and squeaky, so I took her to the vets who had no idea about rats (I phoned ahead and asked if...

    Started by Samanamkmj‎, 05-19-2017 01:15 PM
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  5. Pneumonia check in

    My little hairless rat Eva that I posted so much about has pneumonia. :(. I think she came to us with a URI but because we didn't know her and she...

    Started by teniosa‎, 05-20-2017 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-20-2017, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  6. very small lump on rat's throat?

    i noticed several days ago that my 9 week old boy dorian has a small lump directly on his throat. it is shaped exactly like a grain of rice, perhaps...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 05-20-2017 01:02 AM
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    05-20-2017, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  7. 3 month old rats possible URI

    I posted a few weeks ago I think about my rats I got around April fourth. They have been sneezing and they still sneeze to this day but they just...

    Started by macydingus‎, 05-20-2017 06:08 PM
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    05-20-2017, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  8. Best antibiotic for UTI

    My male rat Spartacus has a UTI I believe. What is the best antibiotic for UTI's?

    Started by mommy2paul‎, 05-19-2017 10:45 PM
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  9. How long should I wait??

    So my girls finished their antibiotics a few days ago so how long should I wait before bringing them into my room? My other rats are in there and I...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 05-13-2017 02:06 PM
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    05-18-2017, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  10. Heart murmur - when should I PTS?

    Hi all, First, I would like the opinion of this forum in regards to Dolly - my rat with a heart murmur, prior to taking her to the vet. My vet...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 05-15-2017 07:43 PM
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    05-17-2017, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  11. Ice on a swollen hand?

    My boy Squirms broke his hand after getting it closed in a door today. I rushed him to the vet who said it was indeed at least a fracture. I have ten...

    Started by Prince‎, 05-13-2017 08:07 PM
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    05-17-2017, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  12. Need help dosing powdered amoxicillin for my rat

    So I have some powdered amoxicillin that says it is 10% per 100 g. One of my rats is showing signs of an upper respiratory infection and I need help...

    Started by allisonj30‎, 05-14-2017 01:58 AM
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    05-16-2017, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Parasites or skin cancer (or something else)?

    Hello, Please help. My rat is having skin problems, he is scratching himself to blood. I've been to two different veterinarians a few times in...

    Started by RatWhisperer‎, 05-05-2017 01:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-16-2017, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  14. When can I cut off my rat's gauze?

    I feel like my rat's gauze is getting in the way of her healing quicker? It's day 5 of her recovery and she's scabbing from what I can see, it's...

    Started by Ratlettes‎, 05-14-2017 06:57 PM
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    05-16-2017, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  15. Should I make a Vet appointment?

    Hello! I have two rescue boys who have both had previous respiratory problems, and came into my care about a month ago. The original owners had...

    Started by masonbee‎, 05-15-2017 03:29 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-15-2017, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Fresh Food=Diarrhea

    My rats get diarrhea every time I give them fresh fruit and vegetables. And yesterday I gave them carrots and their poop was orangish brown. They...

    Started by Danes'n'Rats‎, 05-06-2017 11:52 AM
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    05-15-2017, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  17. How urgent is Jimmy's respiratory problem?

    Hi, I just heard Jimmy going err-err-err. Beau made the same sound a couple months ago and wound up taking two antibiotics for three weeks. It's...

    Started by raqathta‎, 05-13-2017 02:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-14-2017, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  18. Pituitary Tumor Possibly?

    Hello, I lost one of my girls to a PT tumor only 2 months ago and now I am beginning to believe her sister is showing early signs of a PT tumor....

    Started by BlueDumbo‎, 05-14-2017 04:28 AM
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  19. Urgent URI issues

    I posted a few days ago about my rat Doris, who suddenly came down with a severe URI last weekend. Her breathing was very laboured and she was...

    Started by Miss_Rattie‎, 05-13-2017 06:20 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-13-2017, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  20. Rats foot is swollen and he's not using it

    So Last night I was getting my four boys out to play and my oldest boy who's getting close to three wasn't using one of his back legs and was really...

    Started by morsel‎, 05-11-2017 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 64
    05-12-2017, 11:09 PM Go to last post

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