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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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    04-22-2017, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  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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    01-14-2010, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  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. Getting rats!

    I really really want to get pet rats in the next couple of months , i have done alot of research. And of course when I want to get them , there is...

    Started by Littlebear‎, Yesterday 06:53 PM
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  2. Unhappy My rats got into a Tide laundry detergent pod

    My 6mo male rats Henry and dexter got into a tide pod for less than 10 seconds. Its been over an hour and they seem fine.... eating and sleeping and...

    Started by nicmazz‎, 04-23-2017 10:04 PM
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    Yesterday, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Help! My rat doesn't like any treats!

    Why does my rat not like treats? I gave her cheese she didn't like it, I gave her carrot she didn't like it, I gave her cheerios she didn't like it,...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-19-2017 12:59 PM
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  4. Head tilt

    One of my sisters boys that im watching suddenly developed a head tilt. I put him on amoxi right away since its all I have on hand. Its been about...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 04-23-2017 03:40 AM
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  5. Possible uterine tumor?

    One of my rats, Lily, started having vaginal bleeding about a week ago. She's 1y3m old. We got her to the vet a couple days later when they could get...

    Started by andrewcook95‎, Yesterday 03:01 PM
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  6. Look out for abscess after neutering!

    I wanted to make this post because I had no idea until I got one of my boys neutered that this can happen. I first found Mouse's abscess by his...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 04-23-2017 05:46 PM
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    04-23-2017, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  7. Question New home sounds?

    I got my 3 new rats about 8 hours ago and I've been sat here listening to them all night, and I've noticed one (maybe another I'm not too sure yet)...

    Started by betht‎, 04-19-2017 10:33 PM
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    04-23-2017, 06:19 PM Go to last post
  8. How to judge weight

    How do you assess if your rat is a healthy weight? I.e., should her hips/shoulders/belly look and feel a certain way?

    Started by teniosa‎, 04-22-2017 08:50 PM
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    04-22-2017, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Getting rats spayed

    So I just rescued 2 'male' rats from gumtree and as soon as I brought them home I saw nipples... uh oh! They're deffo girls as they have no balls...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 04-22-2017 03:29 PM
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    04-22-2017, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  10. Elderly Rattie Care

    Hey all. I'm just hoping to get some advice on the best care I can give to an aged rat. My "baby" boy, Silvua, has been with me for just shy of two...

    Started by Drakmanka‎, 04-20-2017 10:11 AM
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    04-22-2017, 07:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Dust?

    Would it be okay for rats to be put in a room with chinchilla dust? I am trying to choose between my bedroom and the chinchilla room and I know rats...

    Started by ratsxxx‎, 04-21-2017 10:08 PM
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    04-22-2017, 12:35 AM Go to last post
  12. New Rat Concerns (Skin, Eating, Temp)

    I just adopted a rat from the shelter. She is year and a few months old, name is now Poppy. I love this girl so much already. She's a cuddler but...

    Started by mis.kay‎, 04-20-2017 11:48 PM
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    04-21-2017, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Seoul Virus question

    Hi! So I'm hoping to get more rats this summer once I'm home after graduation. I'm in Michigan, and while Seoul virus hasn't been found here yet (I...

    Started by ratiesrule‎, 04-21-2017 01:38 PM
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  14. Time to Euthanize? :(

    So a while ago I posted about Pippins abcess which is now the size of an egg. (I believe there is a tumour growing inside/underneath it which is why...

    Started by Fu-Inle‎, 04-19-2017 01:34 AM
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  15. Help! Need some advice!

    I had my babies outside today to play and get some pics. Well I got a picture of my littlest girl's teeth and OMG they are so overgrown and cutting...

    Started by RattyMomma1‎, 04-17-2017 01:36 PM
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  16. Grapefruit and female rats

    Can a female rat have grapefruit?

    Started by Kai‎, 04-19-2017 02:23 PM
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    04-19-2017, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Developing Tumor at 2y 6m?

    Hello! I was petting my female rat, Holly, the other day, and I felt a little lump. I felt it a bit and since it was so small I figured it was...

    Started by Trio of Trouble‎, 04-18-2017 05:31 PM
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    04-19-2017, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  18. Rattie with Pneumonia

    Hey guys! I just wanted to vent about something! I have a male rat, roughly over a year old that was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday (April...

    Started by AshleyPi‎, 04-18-2017 04:29 PM
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    04-18-2017, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  19. Could this be an abscess??

    I've already got my boy booked in for the vets tomorrow at 3pm but I'm really worried, I've only just noticed it as he's still quite scared and...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 04-18-2017 11:21 AM
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    04-18-2017, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  20. Mysterious bloodstains

    The attached photo is of a small pet bed I bought for my ratties. Beauregard likes it and sleeps there a lot. I noticed these red stains on it...

    Started by raqathta‎, 04-16-2017 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-18-2017, 06:57 AM Go to last post

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