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Help and assistance with caring for your rat and her babies if she has accidentally become pregnant or you suspect she may be. Please do not discuss intentional breeding here.
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  1. One of my rat, Judy, doesn’t seem to like being touched/petted or held when she’s in heat. Every time I try to do so, she squeaks and runs away. However It only happens when she’s in heat. I was curious, does anybody’s rat have a similar behaviour or it’s just her? (Sorry for my broken English)
  2. Rat Behavior
    Hi I have 2 male rats just under a year. The older one who's also the most dominant has always been grumpy and bites me sometimes with no warning quite a nasty bite. The other one is totally opposite to him and can pat him and never aggressive although he won't let me pick him up. But only when...
  3. My rat (Jasper) is just about 3 years old and has an upper respiratory infection, he is also underweight but that is due to age and we are giving him extra love. He has been scratching her ear al lot and I just noticed a large about of blood (it is blood I checked) and a bald spot around the...
  4. Hi friends, my little guy has a bump on his face, and it's bizarre because it seems like it came out of nowhere. I swear a few days ago his face seemed normal, and then this bump developed seemingly over night. It almost looks like he's hoarding something in his mouth, but it's been like this...
  5. My girl Oni will probably lose at least one of her eyes today. One of them is huge and dry and needs to be surgically removed. I know rats don't see well, but I can't help but worry about her not finding her water or food bowl. Will she still be able to climb? Is there a higher risk of her...
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