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  1. General Rat Topics
    Hello. I've made a few posts about my two ratties (Dex, who has a respiratory disease, and Venus, who has a PT). I'd like to make an update about them first and then continue on with my question. [UPDATE]: So, I've taken my rats to the vet again. She says that Dex will probably be fine, and the...
  2. Rat Behavior
    I recently adopted a young feeder rat only to find out she's pregnant, she gave birth yesterday and they were all eaten or still born. Today I went to go say hi to her and pet her and my 2 other girls as usual and she bit me multiple times, I'm not sure what's happening or what's wrong... what...
  3. Over the Rainbow Bridge
    Hello everyone. I lurked in this dear community for a long time and would love some advice/reassurance. My beloved Button died 2 days ago. I found her cold and stiff in the cage. Her tongue was swollen. This struck as a shock because she was completely fine and energetic last night when we saw...
  4. Rat Behavior
    one of our girls sooty passed yesterday morning, it was very sudden and she only showed signs of passing on her last day:( we have 5 girls left, 3 older and 2 slightly younger. since then 2 of our older girls have been attacking the other one. she has a mammory tumour and they all seemed to care...
  5. Rat Health
    So, this actually started the other day. ****** my one boy had a cracked tooth (upper left) and his breathing seemed off/fast again. The breathing started a while/few months ago and I gave them some antibiotics prescribed by a vet and it seemed to stop. The vet didn't seem too concerned, told us...
  6. General Rat Topics
    Long story short i had 3 rats. The oldest one (3) passed, seemingly naturally, and only a week later one of my two young rats (6 months or less) passed from what seems like an extremely fast acting respiratory infection (red eyes, heaving, low energy). Im left with 2 options w/ my last rat (6...
  7. Blog
    It's been two weeks since Thatcher passed away. He was my first rat and a total sweetheart. I brought him home with Byron, and I'm sure he misses him as much as I do. I'm sure Thatcher knew how much he was loved. I got two new boys Quincy and Winston a week ago. They took to me very quickly and...
  8. Blog
    It seems I don't have any luck with rats, Just when I'm starting to think life has thrown me a bone after losing my girl Nova I find that my new rat is sick. Wheezing and making bad sounds. Her nose just started getting wet, and its really frustrating to see her this way and I know I can't do...
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