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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 10:49 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 02:28 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 03:38 PM
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  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 11:35 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 09:47 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 08:36 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 01:04 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 08:16 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 06:12 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 03:42 AM
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  1. metacam question

    my vet prescribed 1 drop orally, can i mix it with yogurt?

    Started by peace‎, Yesterday 05:16 PM
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  2. Question Swollen, purple foot. Sprain or fracture?

    One of my rat's foots has been swollen to multiple times its normal size for the last few days and it is purple/pink. She isn't using it at all, but...

    Started by Shisket‎, 02-23-2017 08:08 PM
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  3. New adoption rat, and possible mites

    Hi. We have recently taken in an adoption rat from a rescue centre (affectionately known as Leo). We are currently keeping him separate from our two...

    Started by kasharic‎, 02-23-2017 05:17 PM
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  4. What went wrong?

    So for like 6 months now I've been fighting a URI in Zeeky. I've tried every combo that exists and it just wouldn't go away. I finally decided to try...

    Started by Dan203‎, 02-21-2017 03:07 PM
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  5. Exclamation Broken Toe

    So my big baby Ratman has some how managed to break his toe. Keep in mind that I have just recently rescued him last minute and have not had the...

    Started by sammyterror‎, 02-23-2017 03:41 PM
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  6. Rat Terrified of Nebulator

    I haven't been here for a few months because of life, and also because one of my rats, Sebastian, can't seem to shake his respiratory issues. He's...

    Started by Andromeda‎, 02-18-2017 04:31 AM
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    02-23-2017, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Ear Infection - Treating?

    I'm 1,000 percent sure one of my rats has an ear infection. He has the classic head tilt (ruled out stroke or tumor). Problem is- he has ALWAYS...

    Started by Sox & Smokey‎, 02-23-2017 12:49 AM
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    02-23-2017, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  8. 1 passed away and 2 sick ?

    My rats have been having many problems recently it started with my one boy riley he was and old man over 2 i belive and it started with him getting...

    Started by Alashay‎, 02-22-2017 11:45 PM
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  9. Questions about tumors!!! Please help!!

    Hi all, I am fairly new to this forum.We adopted a rat from our local pound last September. She is a female albino. We named her Rosie Mae. Not sure...

    Started by rattietatt‎, 02-21-2017 11:27 AM
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  10. Diagnosed with pneumonia, not eating or drinking. Best liquid food for him to eat?

    So today my rat went to the vets and they told me he has pneumonia. He's been put on baytril but I'm going to buy some doxy to help that little bit...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 02-20-2017 06:43 AM
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  11. PT vs. URI or other? 4 yr old rat

    Just over 4 yrs ago, trapped/released wild rat. Day or two later, found her pinkies in attic. One survived, bottle fed with a string! No rat...

    Started by Templetina‎, 02-18-2017 12:41 AM
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  12. Question Myco in young and old rats

    Hello! I have two questions. 1. I have two young females, they are roughly 3 months and 4 months, they were both rescues. The 3 month one...

    Started by BlueDumbo‎, 02-20-2017 03:14 AM
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  13. A book we all need! Rat Health Care

    Hello! I just thought I would share what I think is an excellent book to have on hand. The book "Rat Health Care" By Debbie Ducommun has lots of...

    Started by BlueDumbo‎, 02-20-2017 03:08 AM
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  14. Smile Doxy and Baytril Dosing

    Hello, I've ordered my own medication from online and I'm just trying to sort out the dosing. I have seen this page...

    Started by BlueDumbo‎, 01-25-2017 03:56 AM
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  15. Rat eating her tumor

    Any ideas what else I can do? Vet told me nothing really but keep it clean. I just started saline rinses and out clean felt in her cage to help. She...

    Started by Djalhughes‎, 02-18-2017 09:03 PM
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  16. Post How much sneezing is considered normal?

    Hi! I got my two ratties around a week and a half ago, and one of them is sneezing a bit. I've read that new home sneezes are usually gone by now,...

    Started by Basil‎, 02-18-2017 10:16 PM
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  17. Baytril dosage?

    I swear I keep writing in here about medication and bully rats, so I'm sorry about that but I would really like to know about dosage for baytril. ...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 02-18-2017 10:56 AM
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  18. Oxbow Young Rat Food (company response)

    I emailed the company a week or so ago, questioning why the young rat food contained alfalfa. This was the response from one of the employees there....

    Started by Basiltheplant‎, 02-18-2017 10:09 PM
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  19. My 1,5 years old rat is diagnosed with a rare condition

    Hello everyone, i hope some of you can help me or maybe find my post helpful. So from october last year my male rat started regurgitating food. I...

    Started by Mel90‎, 02-18-2017 07:15 PM
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    02-18-2017, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  20. I'm getting worried. URIs.

    I took my rat, Kiki, to the vet a few weeks ago and it was obvious to him she had something wrong. He did some x-rays and determined she has a middle...

    Started by PixelFrenzy‎, 02-17-2017 10:22 PM
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    02-18-2017, 10:48 AM Go to last post

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