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  1. Rat Health
    Help please!!! I think my rat had a stroke, she keeps wobbling and can't walk properly. I think she doesn't have proper mobility in her right side. She was in the hammock when I found her doing weird turns, I was immediately extremely worried as my last rat had to be put down because of a...
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    I broke down into tears today as I brought my third rat home. The pictures/description were so misleading. And I ended up buying a rat I didn't want. I drove 45 minutes and walked into this ladies house who kept baby ducks, a ferret, a number of reptiles and these huge birds. Place smelt awful...
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    Hey, so this is my first post so I’m not really sure what I’m doing here. I have a rat who is about 2 years old now and up until earlier this week he was super energetic and he seemed to go downhill really fast. I had to move him to a smaller single story cage because he was falling off the...
  4. General Rat Topics
    I was just wondering if my rats look healthy to you guys. Not that there is anything wrong with them, I would just like to know because I feel like some of you are more experienced than I am on rat related topics. The boys are brothers who are a little over 3 months old. I feed them Science...
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    Since I’ve had them my rats have always sneezed consistently. On average they will sneeze around once every 2 minutes. They’re soft little sneezes and they don’t seem to show any symptoms of pain and it’s been like this for months now. I’ve changed their bedding many times and have finally just...
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    Hello everyone! I created an account specifically for this issue, I've never used any forums but thought you guys could help a bit. One of my rats, Benicio, makes weird noises only in the morning and evening. It's a weird sound that comes from his nose like he's breathing through foam or suds...
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    Hi! My hairless rat suddenly got this hard lump under his eye a few days ago. I separated him from my other rats because he likes to start fights & it gets him hurt too easily. My initial thought is that this is an abscess but it hasn't popped yet. I haven’t seen pics online of an abscess in the...
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    New rat mum -advice appreciated! <3 Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could offer any advice. I got 3 baby girls around two weeks ago (currently approx 8 weeks) and one of them has began sneezing non stop for the last day or two. I have been pretty hard into guinea pigs for the last 4-5 years...
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    Just looking for some general advice and opinions. So I have three rats, two brothers and a third younger. The larger of the brothers and the youngest are happy and healthy however my darker rat has been poorly for a while. for some context he is about 9/10 months old and he has been to the...
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    I left my rats for one second I turn back around... and my charging lead is chewed in half!!! I don't care about the lead... There doesn't seem to be any signs of pain in the rats but I was wondering if they will be ok as I am really worried...
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    Hello! I could really use some advice on this, because it’s honestly stumping me. My rat (male, approximately a year old) has been having problems with his legs. In October, his front left paw was swollen and he wouldn’t put weight on it. We scheduled a vet appt. It started looking a bit better...
  12. General Rat Topics
    Hi, my friend recently gifted me a fur fluffy type material for my ratties cage to use as bedding through the winter. I am wondering if this would be bad for their respiratory system or if they chew on it will they choke? I haven't put it in their cage, I am just double checking that I am...
  13. Rat Health
    Hi , I have two male rats both coming to two years old. My white male rat started getting aggressive towards my partner and a vet suggested we get him snipped. This happened about four to five months ago. The wound healed fine and my rat is acting friendly and normal. I have just noticed his...
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    So my rat is free roam and he accidentally ate some polysporin, i would say about a teaspoon of the ointment, idk if i need to take him to the emergency vet. PLEASE HELP!! If there is any natural remedies until i can make a normal appointment to help him, please share
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    hi! one of my rats who’s about a little over a year has had two seizures, they happened about 1 month apart. i learned that the food i have been feeding them has choleciferol/vitamin d-3which is essentially rat poison and could be causing the seizures(the food is Kaytee Forti Diet pro health). I...
  16. Rat Health
    I adopted three ten month old sisters almost two weeks ago, from a wildlife center that I volunteer at. I know they were well taken care of, and when I took them in I was told they were healthy. However, its been a week and a half and one rat, Queso, has been sneezing a lot. I know that's normal...
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    Hello! :) First-time rat owner here, although I've had lots of experience with mice and gerbils. My two female rats, Maggie (furless albino rex) and June (albino rex) are almost 10 weeks old, and I am now looking into details about veterinary check-ins for their physical exams. At what age is it...
  18. Rat Behavior
    Hi! One of my rats has been making very frequent, high-pitched squeaks, but only when she is resting inside of her hammock (I can't see what she's doing when she squeaks like this, because she lies down in between the two linings of the hammock rather than on top of it). The only time she ever...
  19. General Rat Topics
    I am considering getting rats one day and I don't know what kind of bedding/substrate to get. I've heard that rats are prone to respiratory issues if certain kinds of bedding/substrate is used, any suggestions?
  20. Rat Behavior
    I have two rats, both are sisters about 1 year and 1 month old. One of my rats has become blind in one eye, while the other eye has very poor vision. The vet has told me in a few months time she will be totally blind. I have taken precautions to help her get to food and water, my only problem...
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