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  1. Rat Health
    My rat is acting extra sleepy. She won’t stay awake and is moving slow. She is eating slowly and falls asleep while eating. Wont keep her eyes open just keeps falling back asleep. She will be eating or wondering around and stop and sleep. Any advice on what to do/what may be wrong is much...
  2. Rat Health
    Hello, I have a 2 year old male rat with a cancerous lump. He had lost his brother a year ago, so it’s just him. I was planning to get more rats to introduce them but something happened and I had to wait. This lump had appeared before and I was told it could come back (cancerous) or could just...
  3. Rat Behavior
    my three month old rat is really energetic. she loves playing with various things and loves people. whenever i would open her cage, she would run to the door to say hi and play. recently she's been sitting in one corner in a hunched position. she just stares at me when i open her cage. when i...
  4. Rat Health
    Hey my rat got this thing on her face overnight 3 days ago. Scab just formed last night. Any ideas? I’m hoping it’s an abscess… l
  5. Rat Health
    Hi everybody, I wanna ask for help because I don’t know what’s wrong with my rat. I recently took her to the vet to get her checked up because I thought she had a breathing infection, the vet examined her and said that everything was fine and the problems she was having might have been because...
  6. Rat Health
    hiya, my rat is nearly 3 and has HLD, he’s been on a slow decline but i’ve noticed he seems so hungry but can’t seem to hold food i cant seem to bite or chew it. i was wondering if this is arthritis maybe in his arms and jaw (we sleeps with his hand in a fist) and what i can do about this. he’s...
  7. Rat Health
    Turns out luna doesn't have tumor but she does have a cyst near her bladder. The doctor has given antibiotics and painkillers for her. But she is not eating or drinking water and she is just sitting under her blanket. How do I make her eat and drink. Pls suggest 😭🙏🏻
  8. Rat Health
    So, as the title suggests, I am a new rat owner, I've only had my 2 boys for about 4-5 months (they're about 4-5 months old) they're black and white, and I've kinda messed up. I'm trying to do my reaserch but I cant tell what is happening to them. I feed the oxford kibble, I recently started...
  9. Rat Health
    Hi! I've had my pet rat, Princess Iliya for about a year or two now and recently she's been putting on some weight. I took her out today to play and noticed that she seemed to have less energy too and it's starting to worry me. She's not obese by any means, just a little rounder than is probably...
  10. Rat Health
    hi all! my red-eyed boy enzo's abscess burst last night. I noticed the abscess a while ago but thought it was a tumor (thank god it's not) and couldn't get into the vet. there's pus, blood, and it smells awful. I wouldn't have a problem flushing it out, but he's very skittish. he lets me pet...
  11. Rat Health
    Hey guys I am very concerned and could use some help. i was cleaning my rats cage (I have 3 boys) and I noticed drops of blood all over some of the wood. There was a lot of drops, and I’m really concerned because I checked my rats and couldn’t seem to find any wounds. I saw a little bit of what...
  12. New Member Introductions
    So my rat, Rizzo is about a year and a half old. Her sister passed away about 2 months ago very suddenly. She has been pretty lethargic since but still has a very healthy appetite. She is starting to let me pet her again. (She never really liked coming out of the cage) She makes squeaky noises...
  13. Rat Health
    Hi everyone! I am regularly seeing my usual vet of a couple years, but we're both stumped at this point. I am getting connected to a specialist this week, but wanted to see if anyone here has encountered this before. I will update with any findings. Crusty Hind Feet (photo taken today) Swollen...
  14. Rat Health
    We bought two babes who were supposed to be feeders. They were not kept in the best conditions before we purchased them, as I know most aren’t. But they were the sweetest boys, so we had to bring them home. Fast forward a month later, and we find ourselves in the same predicament we had when I...
  15. Rat Health
    I recently adopted 2 rats from the humane society. Both boys, about 11 months old. They had a vet appointment prior to adopting them and had a clean bill of health. My past rats had gotten respiratory infections so I make sure to clean out the boys’ cage every 2-3 days and they are on fleece...
  16. Rat Behavior
    Within the past couple of weeks my rat Rodrick has been pooping almost immediately practically every single time I take him out of his cage for playtime, which is not very typical of him. He's always been a very good boy, but always a little strange. The only other time I encountered this...
  17. Rat Health
    Hello My rat Hazel has a big bald patch on her face, with lots of little scabs which have a bit of blood in them. I have noticed a small bald patch and scab on my rat Willows face also. Me and my Dad think that it either fighting, barbering or both, as the alpha Clover is a bit fiesty and rough...
  18. Rat Health
    So, I took my rat to the vet yesterday to get her teeth trimmed, cause she has malocclusion. But the vet accidentally cut one of their teeth too short and chipped it (it bled for a bit but stopped almost instantly, and it doesn't look like it started bleeding again since). He didn't gave me any...
  19. General Rat Topics
    Hi, so i am a newbie pet rat owner. My daughter, bless her heart had to abruptly move and couldn't take "Chip" (female rat) with her. So i consider this pet my grandchild. Anyways my daughter was devastated. She didn't know what to do, so i offered if she couldn't find anyone that i would take...
  20. Rat Health
    My rat has inner ear infection for 8 days now. She is on antibiotics + steroids treatment. She is eating drinking water all fine and is active as well. But her tilt keeps increasing and then decreasing through the day. Please help is this normal part of cure or is it a bad sign? She is 8...
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