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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: 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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  2. 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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    11-15-2010, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    01-14-2010, 01:14 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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. Fur mites??

    My boy Casper has a bunch of scabs under his chin, behind his ear and on his upper back.. he also keeps scratching. From what I've read it sounds...

    Started by Sblass‎, 01-19-2017 06:58 PM
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  2. Question Caring For A Rat With Huge Tumor

    Hi My rat, Rosie, has had a tumor since late June/early July. It was growing slowly and steadily for awhile, but suddenly it got huge quickly. ...

    Started by Trio of Trouble‎, 01-10-2017 01:14 PM
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  3. Taking a step forward or a step back?

    Poor Ginger has been battling a nasty respiratory for way too long now. We've been working closely with our vet who has been trying everything to...

    Started by Grotesque‎, Yesterday 11:14 AM
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  4. Confusing eye problems?

    My seven week old feeder rat, Darwin, has occasionally seemed to have eye problems. Nothing ever major, no infections, but every once in a while one...

    Started by KatieS‎, 01-19-2017 03:15 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  5. Chf

    Is congestive hear failure in rats common, especially when they are older?? I'm worried my girl is showing signs of CHF (it's not a uri) but I'll be...

    Started by Sblass‎, 01-17-2017 10:25 AM
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    01-19-2017, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  6. My Rat Is Dying, Looking For Support

    My rat is in his final hours. I have had him since 4 days old. I work for The Humane Society and he came in as an orphaned baby and I have raised...

    Started by Domino‎, 01-19-2017 04:31 AM
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  7. Poorly ratty..?

    I may be worrying over nothing.. however I notice my largest rat, Bacardi has been a bit sluggish..Now he is the oldest rat, about 18/19 months old,...

    Started by Ingy‎, 12-30-2016 06:41 PM
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    01-19-2017, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Large face gash, Vet or home care?! (picture)

    My boys got into a scuffle, as is normal, but one came out wounded. He didn't seem phased when we found him, but the gash has since appeared worse...

    Started by Kelseymh‎, 01-18-2017 12:33 AM
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    01-18-2017, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  9. Chronic URI?

    Hey guys! My buddy Bruce had a URI when I first got him and has completed treatment and been doing well since thenHe's been breathing fine,...

    Started by RatNamedBruce‎, 01-17-2017 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-18-2017, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  10. Treating Potential Mites

    My big boy Finnley (who is currently asleep on my lap) has been very itchy lately, and has some small scabs around his shoulders, neck, chin and...

    Started by thepumpkinrat‎, 01-18-2017 02:38 AM
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  11. Open wound from wrestling brothers!

    So my rats wrestle quite a lot. Every day, at least a few times a day, and usually to the point of knocking things over in their cage and squeaking...

    Started by Kelseymh‎, 01-17-2017 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-18-2017, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  12. Lethargic

    Hey guys. So I just got Bruce back from staying at someone else's house for a few days while we were out of town. Since he's been back he isn't very...

    Started by RatNamedBruce‎, 12-28-2016 03:00 PM
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    01-17-2017, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  13. New home sniffles

    How long do 'new home sniffles' tend to last? Does anyone know the average time?

    Started by Basiltheplant‎, 01-17-2017 12:13 AM
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    01-17-2017, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Chronic URI in elderly rat

    I have posted before about my rat Reggie, who has a recurring URI. Basically, baytril doesn't work with him and he has been on doxy and Sulfatrim for...

    Started by Miss_Rattie‎, 01-16-2017 06:08 PM
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    01-17-2017, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Oxbow immune support?

    I've heard really good things about these supplements, but I don't know if they're a good idea due to being hay based. What do you think?

    Started by KatieS‎, 01-17-2017 01:57 AM
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  16. Rats and Vaping.

    Hey guys! So I smoke e-ciggies and was wondering if they were dangerous to smoke in the presence of Rats? Aerry.

    Started by Aerry‎, 12-21-2016 05:37 PM
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    01-17-2017, 01:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Olive Oil and Rat Health?

    I was wondering if anyone here gives olive oil to their rats, or knows anything about the possible benefits? I've seen some conversation around the...

    Started by thepumpkinrat‎, 01-09-2017 04:24 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-17-2017, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  18. Bedding

    What's the best bedding to use?

    Started by Supergirl_s‎, 01-09-2017 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-17-2017, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  19. Question I have a question about bedding

    I own 7 rats currently i'm using kaytee aspen bedding for my rats which works pretty good in my opinion but I go threw it like mad I like to keep...

    Started by Mewlittle‎, 01-16-2017 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-16-2017, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Swollen nipples- definitely not pregnant

    One of my female rats' nipples have suddenly become very swollen, red and prominent. I know this is usually one of the tell tale about to give birth...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 01-13-2017 02:03 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 74
    01-15-2017, 11:39 PM Go to last post

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