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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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    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. Doxycycline and Enrofloxacin Dosage...?

    I'm going to put my 3 boys on a cycle of both doxycycline and enrofloxacin, because they keep having what it appears to me as micro flare-ups. 2...

    Started by Nico‎, 03-22-2017 10:42 PM
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  2. My rat nibbled on a raw sweet potato...

    He didn't eat that much. (Ever try to get something away from a rat when he really wants to keep it? Lol! ) I read that it's on the never eat list. ...

    Started by Jcamp‎, Yesterday 03:49 PM
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  3. Orphan Rat Pup Won't Poop? Need Help/Advice.

    I am new to this forum, and relatively inexperienced when it comes to rats... I got my ball python a tiny rat pup on Saturday (we usually give her...

    Started by supaflyskye‎, Yesterday 01:53 PM
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  4. Porphyrin around eyes and nose?

    One of my rats has porphyrin around her nose and one of her eyes.. I just got them a few days ago- could it be from that or do they have a...

    Started by diachuk‎, 03-28-2017 10:55 PM
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  5. Sneezing blood?

    My rat Niko has always had a sniffle. He's been on antibiotics for months due to what I believed to be a long term respiratory infection, but he...

    Started by Squeakfluff‎, 03-27-2017 02:05 AM
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  6. Mites and URI

    HeyJust curious to know how much is too much scratching and also sneezing? I think I'm just being an overly worried rat daddy. My guys scratch...

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 03-28-2017 09:12 PM
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    03-28-2017, 11:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Male rat neutering aftercare?

    My boy Mouse was neutered today after having gone very violent towards me and occasionally trying to attack his cage mate. I've never had to have one...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 03-28-2017 06:42 PM
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  8. Feed purina Bella small dog with turkey food as a treat?

    I have the Purina Bella pampered meals for small dogs with turkey in a little can, it has 8% protein and 3.5% fat. Could I feed it to them as a...

    Started by diachuk‎, 03-28-2017 03:15 PM
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    03-28-2017, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Help stepped on my rat

    My rats were free roaming and one of the ran under my foot and i accidentally stepped on her pretty hard. She's peeing blood now and I'm panicking....

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 03-26-2017 05:27 PM
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    03-28-2017, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  10. Best food to buy & dentastix for ratties?

    I finally got 2 female rats yesterday!! I know I was saying I was going to get them for a while but they kept saying no until I bought them...

    Started by diachuk‎, 03-27-2017 05:59 PM
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    03-28-2017, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  11. How bad are mites? Do they bother people?

    My friend wants me to babysit his two males who have had mites and likely do currently. How contagious are they to other rats? Are they like fleas...

    Started by CricketsMom‎, 03-27-2017 05:59 PM
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    03-28-2017, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  12. Graphic: Need Help: Scab VS Dead Tissue/ Necrotic Tissue

    My female rat (Cricket) is old (almost 3?) but still acts like herself, eats, drinks and bathrooms pretty normally. However, she has a very large...

    Started by CricketsMom‎, 03-26-2017 11:37 PM
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    03-27-2017, 05:56 PM Go to last post
  13. Question Possible abcess on 1 of my boy's neck, vet not available until tomorrow.

    Hello All, Looking for assistance. Was playing w/ one of my 3 brothers today and noticed that he has a lump, I think an abcess, on his neck. He...

    Started by SeinfeldMom‎, 03-23-2017 01:27 PM
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    03-27-2017, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  14. Is there a chance that my older boy could be stressed?

    I know buddy has been stressed in the past due to his cage mates brother (who I sadly gave to a friend as I couldn't deal with him) but now his...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 03-26-2017 11:35 AM
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    03-27-2017, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Taking rat to a vet as soon as a lump appears

    Hello, I noticed my rat Marley had a bit of extra skin hanging loosely around her chin one day. As I began to inspect it over the course of a...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 03-24-2017 04:44 PM
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    03-27-2017, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Broken tooth! Help!

    I just barely noticed that Lucifer's top left incisor is broken off to a tiny little nub, and the bottom ones look like there's a small gap between...

    Started by gingerspice‎, 03-27-2017 12:34 AM
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  17. What is my Rat allergic to?

    Hi my rats have the symptoms of respiratory disease and I think they might just have allergies to something. How can I tell if they are allergic to...

    Started by Danes'n'Rats‎, 03-24-2017 03:50 PM
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    03-26-2017, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  18. New babies and an anxious new rat mom

    i recently bought two little boys that I am absolutely in love with! I tried to adopt from my local shelter but they don't house rodents. My only...

    Started by akbanks07‎, 03-26-2017 02:08 PM
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    03-26-2017, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Rats Testes

    Hi all! Both my rats are lovely and healthy but I have noticed recently their testes sometimes seem to have vanish. Is this normal? We did take...

    Started by Lalalelo94‎, 03-26-2017 02:52 PM
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    03-26-2017, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Rat is very skinny and doesn't seem to eat much?

    Hello! I have one rat and lately it seems like hes very skinny and doesnt eat much no matter what I give him. I usually feed him vegetables or...

    Started by Mirax‎, 03-22-2017 11:42 PM
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    03-26-2017, 02:52 PM Go to last post

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