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  1. Rat Health
    I have a white rat named Red. As I’ve been handling her lately, I noticed she has a pinky patch on her neck between her shoulder blades, and some on her head as well. It’s almost this powdery stuff. When I did some research, I found out that rats produce this substance from their eyes, but it...
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    One of my boys have been having sneezing fits and they all turned out to have minor respiratory infections . I was given 2 antibiotics to give them for a week and the vet said they worked well and none of my boys had any issue with breathing . However , Billy is having sneezing fits where he...
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    Hi, I'm making a post about my rat, Ted, since I'm worried he could be ill. As far as I can tell, I've done everything right so far with my rats- I got two, they have a large cage, lots of hides, good bedding, ventilation, and healthy food. However, I've noticed that Ted has been sneezing...
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    Over the last few days I've noticed my rat Moishe seems bored of her Oxbow (yes I give her greens and fruit every other day.) But I feel like she seems underweight. The last few rats I have had have been on the chunkier side and males. She's about 9 and a half months old and is a very active...
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    We believe our rat has lyme disease, and just want to know: Has anyone else had this situation before?? Any tips, advice, etc.?? He is a domestic rat (a very sweet one, who we adore 🥰) but he was found as a stray, abandoned by the side of the road back at the end of June. When found, he had 5...
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    I got my small rat from petco a few months back and since I got him he has made a weird “grunting” or I guess his breathing always is just loud and nasal sounding, and gets worse when he’s stressed. I took him to the vet within the first week and they said he was a perfectly healthy rat. He...
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    Hi everyone, so I got two new baby rats almost a month ago but a couple days before I picked them up I noticed my current rat, Baba, who I’ve had for over a year, was sneezing a bit so I took her to the vet and she was prescribed smz-tmp (antibiotics) for two weeks. I’m aware they have to be...
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