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  1. Rat Health
    My rat has been having symptoms of a respiratory infection lately. She is still very active and seems to be her high energy self, just with the added stuffy nose sounds. I've been calling to all the vet clinics in the area though and was only able to get a appointment on Wednesday, which is...
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    My daughters rat has a cut/scratch of some sort on her tail and seems to be a little less active than usual. No other marks or issues other than not being as active.
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    I just posted about my rat Quinn having a tumor, but so does my rat Chonk. Chonk is a female that I estimate to be about 1 1/2, but I got her from the SPCA so the age is estimated. She recently developed a lump on her belly so I took her to the vet. The vet said it was a tumor, but it was very...
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    recently I changed my rats' bedding to aspen shavings as I think I may be allergic to my previous one. I researched the aspen shavings and videos recommended it, I even asked on here and I looked at reviews on sites and everything seemed fine with it. I switched over the bedding and as soon as I...
  5. Rat Health
    hello! my older rat Kili is have really lumpy poop? I'm usually use to smooth looking poop i've never seen anything lumpy before but I've also noticed he spends most of his time at the bottom of the cage so I'm worried he isn't feeling too well thanks!
  6. Rat Health
    7 h ago sometimes my rats smell, and i was wondering if it would be okay if i got a diffuser for them? i’m not sure what scent, but apparently lavender/thyme is good. are these okay for my boys? as far as we know, they have no health issues. we’ve had them since about april and they’ve been...
  7. General Rat Topics
    Hi So I got home today and as usual I took out my rats for a cuddle when I realised there were some bald patches on the sides of Willow’s face, one slightly less than the other. The patch which is the biggest literally has no hair, all you can see is skin. Willow lives with her sister Hazel who...
  8. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Rat Health
    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...
  13. Rat Health
    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...
  14. Rat Health
    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...
  15. Rat Health
    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...
  17. Rat Health
    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...
  18. Rat Health
    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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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