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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. rat sleeping on side/back and can only be woken when shook

    days. First time I freeked out bc I thought she died so I tried talking to her and then I made some loud noises but I couldnt wake her. So I shook...

    Started by annebp2001‎, Yesterday 02:52 PM
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  2. Sneezing

    A few times a day my new rat has a repetetive sneeze and he will sneeze ten or more times in a row. He's been here 4 days and at the store he was un...

    Started by Krisp‎, 05-27-2017 12:42 PM
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  3. When can I cut off my rat's gauze?

    I feel like my rat's gauze is getting in the way of her healing quicker? It's day 5 of her recovery and she's scabbing from what I can see, it's...

    Started by Ratlettes‎, 05-14-2017 06:57 PM
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  4. red urine, kidney stones?

    One of my girls has been peeing red for about 2.5 months. In early March she had a successful tumor removal surgery and it started basically the day...

    Started by katansi‎, Today 04:47 AM
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  5. Giving medication

    We have two types of antibiotics to give our rat Oreo, and we thought she'd eat it in yogurt because she seemed to like eating yogurt on our fingers...

    Started by Euphony618‎, 05-25-2017 11:51 AM
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  6. Rat Pain Expression?

    I was given a baby rat yesterday courtesy of my husband's coworker. Long story short, he's a ball python guy and a good bit of his subadults weren't...

    Started by Prince‎, 05-25-2017 11:28 PM
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  7. Is it normal for an old rat to feel skinny?

    I've posted this in the health section because my almost 2 year old male rat buddy had pneumonia at the beginning of this year and lost 40g in weight...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 05-22-2017 02:50 PM
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    05-27-2017, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  8. Rats with high liver enzymes?

    Hi there, Does anyone else have a rat with high or extremely high counts of liver enzymes? I have 3 out of 5 that do!? They're on 2 different...

    Started by rottengirl‎, 05-26-2017 11:21 AM
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    05-26-2017, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Rats tails

    Has anyone had any experience of their rats tails 'spazzing out' briefly? One of ours did this and ran away squeaking but it only lasted 5-10...

    Started by madcow_87‎, 05-25-2017 04:36 PM
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    05-26-2017, 05:55 AM Go to last post
  10. Respiratory infection and dehydration

    I posted about my sick new rat female Oreo in the Say Hello forum. I took her to the vet today and was given doxy/Baytril and a nebulizer solution....

    Started by Euphony618‎, 05-24-2017 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-24-2017, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Megacolon...?

    I just read about the risk of megacolon in high-white rats. I just got my first rats a week ago and one of them is definitely high-white as she is an...

    Started by Labrador‎, 05-22-2017 06:16 PM
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    05-24-2017, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Peanut's Update

    We took Peanut and Licorice to the vet today, and they behaved very nicely! Peanut is not gasping anymore nor is she cold, but she still makes...

    Started by WillaRat‎, 05-23-2017 05:05 PM
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    05-24-2017, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Possible Seizure?

    Hello, I would really appreciate some advice. My beloved girl (just over 2 years) is suddenly not doing well. Just this morning she was fine, and I...

    Started by BlueDumbo‎, 05-23-2017 03:14 AM
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    05-24-2017, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Exclamation Help!

    Alright, Peanut is sitting in my lap and is sounding like a duck. She is also making a clicking noise and opening her mouth open wide (This is...

    Started by WillaRat‎, 05-22-2017 10:06 AM
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    05-23-2017, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  15. Help With Sexing/Gendering

    Hello all, I have a 29-day old little baby here that I'm having trouble sexing. It looks as though he may be a he, but his little bits aren't quite...

    Started by odolby‎, 05-20-2017 02:28 AM
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    05-21-2017, 05:49 PM Go to last post
  16. New home sneezes

    My rat that I've had for a week has been quite sneezy and squeaky, so I took her to the vets who had no idea about rats (I phoned ahead and asked if...

    Started by Samanamkmj‎, 05-19-2017 01:15 PM
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    05-21-2017, 03:25 AM Go to last post
  17. Pneumonia check in

    My little hairless rat Eva that I posted so much about has pneumonia. :(. I think she came to us with a URI but because we didn't know her and she...

    Started by teniosa‎, 05-20-2017 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-20-2017, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  18. very small lump on rat's throat?

    i noticed several days ago that my 9 week old boy dorian has a small lump directly on his throat. it is shaped exactly like a grain of rice, perhaps...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 05-20-2017 01:02 AM
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    05-20-2017, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  19. 3 month old rats possible URI

    I posted a few weeks ago I think about my rats I got around April fourth. They have been sneezing and they still sneeze to this day but they just...

    Started by macydingus‎, 05-20-2017 06:08 PM
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    05-20-2017, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Best antibiotic for UTI

    My male rat Spartacus has a UTI I believe. What is the best antibiotic for UTI's?

    Started by mommy2paul‎, 05-19-2017 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    05-19-2017, 10:45 PM Go to last post

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