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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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    03-17-2017, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  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. 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, Yesterday 05:59 PM
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  2. 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, Yesterday 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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, Yesterday 02:05 AM
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    Yesterday, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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, Yesterday 12:34 AM
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  10. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    03-26-2017, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    03-26-2017, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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    03-26-2017, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. more euthanization confliction

    i hate to bring this up, but it's been on my mind for weeks, in the past few days it's been making me almost sleepless, and i need to put my thoughts...

    Started by zuldrak‎, 03-24-2017 05:50 PM
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    03-26-2017, 05:09 AM Go to last post
  16. Rat with poor immune system help!

    I like to think I rescued one of my rats from a farm in the uk that bred rats and kept them in over crowded cages barely handled..I wasn't aware of...

    Started by glh‎, 03-26-2017 04:14 AM
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    03-26-2017, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  17. 9 weeks old, newly owned, sneezing rat?

    I've had my rats not even a week yet and one of them is sneezing. It's not consistently happening however after she's been leaping around the case...

    Started by Daisycakes‎, 03-15-2017 07:05 PM
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    03-24-2017, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  18. rats eating spinach

    hello, just wondering if rats can and will eat spinach, and if it can be fed on a regular basis. also the rat i have is female and i know that some...

    Started by RatFanatic245‎, 11-17-2012 02:55 PM
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    03-23-2017, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Rat with strained hip solo or no?

    I came home today to one of my (appx 1 year old) rats Libby, not putting any weight on a back leg. Vet says dislocated/strained hip, probably fell...

    Started by Kaila‎, 03-22-2017 05:55 PM
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    03-22-2017, 10:29 PM Go to last post
  20. Is spaying risky or dangerous?

    I've explained the situation in previous posts, but long story short for those who haven't read my others, I was sold 4 boys and 1 turned out to be...

    Started by binkyandbashful‎, 03-18-2017 04:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 125
    03-20-2017, 12:16 PM Go to last post

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