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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. Penis out of shaft? HELP! (Graphic pics)

    My rat is elderly and his hind legs have been paralyzed for a while, so he can't really clean his nether regions too well anymore. I usually go in...

    Started by ratorical‎, Yesterday 11:59 PM
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  2. Lump under whiskers

    Hi Everyone, One of my rats (2 years old ~this week) has developed a lump under his whiskers on one side. It essentially looks like he has a puffy...

    Started by Emma13‎, Yesterday 07:44 AM
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  3. Buck Grease Issues

    Hello everyone. I have two (not neutered) males, age 1.5 and they have TERRIBLE buck grease. I have one full furry baby and a naked one and the naked...

    Started by ghensch‎, 06-23-2017 04:19 PM
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    06-23-2017, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  4. Scarring of the lungs?

    Can someone who's had a rat with lung scarring before help me out? Buddy had pneumonia earlier this year (I think it was around February march...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 06-22-2017 06:25 PM
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    06-23-2017, 08:44 AM Go to last post
  5. My little guy died last night :(

    So one of my four boys just died last night from nowhere. He was one of my younger rats, maybe a year. I had all four of my rats out last night for...

    Started by morsel‎, 06-19-2017 12:50 PM
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    06-22-2017, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  6. Eye injury!?!? Help!?

    Hi guys.I noticed about two days ago that my little fawn odd-eye had an odd lesion/scan sort of thing under her right eye. It hasn't healed. Is this...

    Started by Labrador‎, 06-21-2017 10:22 PM
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    06-22-2017, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  7. EMERGENCY- My pet rat attacked my sister's pet mouse!

    I know this isn't directly about a rat, but I can't find any info online, and I know many of you have mice as well as rats. Anyways, the mouse,...

    Started by Obsidianxnight‎, 06-22-2017 12:49 PM
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  8. Pneumonia Help & Alarming Behaviour

    My one and a half year old boy lost enough weight to tip me to make an appointment for him. The vet told us what we pretty much thought, pneumonia....

    Started by ahrat‎, 06-22-2017 09:05 AM
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    06-22-2017, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  9. Urine puddle

    I noticed that my 3 months old boy does little urine puddles whenever we put him on our bed. It's way bigger than marking usually is. I thought it...

    Started by Sophippocampe‎, 06-22-2017 12:15 AM
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    06-22-2017, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  10. tips for getting rid of worms?

    my boys were just put on a medicine for pinworms called panacur. i know it's going to be a pain getting rid of them, but hey, at least the cause for...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 06-08-2017 02:33 PM
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    06-21-2017, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  11. Rat Isolating Himself

    I'm not sure whether or not I should post this in behaviour instead, but it is health related. My boy Squirms is about 16 months old as of now,...

    Started by Prince‎, 06-21-2017 01:33 AM
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    06-21-2017, 04:37 AM Go to last post
  12. rats and hot weather

    hello there fellow rat lovers! i have a few questions to throw out there to see if anyone has some answers for me. i have recently moved into a new...

    Started by giraffevacuum‎, 06-20-2017 12:41 PM
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    06-20-2017, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  13. HELP! Can you use human cold medicine on rats?

    My dad is okay with taking my rats to the vet BUT only when they are REALLY sick and showing obvious symptoms such as loss of apatite. One of my rats...

    Started by YumYumz‎, 06-18-2017 06:39 AM
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  14. Accidentally Left Baytril Unrefrigerated!

    Hi! One of my guys has recurring sniffles, and I've been treating him with some baytril in suspension, which I got an excess of from my vet....

    Started by masonbee‎, 06-17-2017 12:39 PM
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    06-19-2017, 01:10 AM Go to last post
  15. Heavy breathing in elderly rat with chronic URI

    I have a rat who is about 3 1/2 and who has been in antibiotics for a chronic URI since last August. He has been given various antibiotic combos as...

    Started by Miss_Rattie‎, 06-18-2017 02:58 PM
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  16. alpha hemolytic streptococcus - help??

    If anyone saw my recent post about losing my rats, well I lost 6 and waiting for the 7th and final girl to die. My 2 boys I believe are sick too. ...

    Started by Sowa‎, 06-13-2017 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2017, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  17. Accidental orphan

    Not a litter, but still a baby. Ok so a week ago a couple of my friends bought a baby rat, who was still nursing, to feed to their snake (pet store...

    Started by Lordoftherats‎, 06-13-2017 09:40 AM
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    06-17-2017, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  18. URI not responding to baytril HELP!

    My little guy has a mild uri, sneezey, making little bird noises when he breathes every now and then etc He's absolutely fine in himself, eating &...

    Started by glh‎, 06-16-2017 04:07 AM
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    06-17-2017, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  19. Overweight rat still trust training.

    My boy mouse is still super scared of everything especially my hands unless I have a treat to give him, unfortunately this has led him to become...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 06-16-2017 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2017, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  20. Sneezing Rat ????

    Hi everyone, so my rat Ghost has been sneezing ever since I got him, but I always listened to his chest and it was always clear, then about a month...

    Started by EkathleenW‎, 06-17-2017 03:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-17-2017, 03:55 AM Go to last post

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