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  1. Rat Health
    I have a problem and I’m not sure if im just getting nervous for no reason but I’m getting baby rats. I wanted to get a pair of young girls for my current rats because one of my rats is older than the other and I adopted them already as adults, I’m unsure of their ages but I know one of them is...
  2. 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...
  3. Rat Behavior
    I have two boys, Lorenzo and Ludwig. I posted previously about Ludwig not wanting to move from the front of the cage and a few people told me to let them sort it out, including the breeder (a friend of mine). I let them be for another 2 weeks, but they started having scuffles more frequently...
  4. Rat Health
    Hey my little guy chester has apparently been growing an extra toenail that I just noticed today cause I was giving him a bath. He's been having issues with his balance lately and is over 2 years old, could this be whats causing that if he's going light on the foot or something? I'm just...
  5. Rat Behavior
    I apologize for not finding the right sub-forum for my Post. This is about illness and possible death of pets. Long story cut kind of short. Before committing to getting pet rats for the first time, I checked off the necessity list: •Exotics vet in the country (explicitly stated over ten...
  6. Rat Health
    Hi, I have just gotten 4 rats, told all were girls. One is very obviously male, one very obviously female. The other two, I cannot differentiate. They are 4-5 weeks old. Here are pictures of all of them, please help me! I need to separate them!!
  7. Rat Health
    Tonight my girl was climbing up her cage when I noticed a deep would located on the bottom area of her stomach. I check her everyday so it is new. Any idea what it is? What caused it? And how I should go about treating it, at home or at exotic vet. Thank youuu
  8. Rat Health
    My 1.8 year old rat Wally, a hairless, sweetest boy who gives everyone kisses, is very ill. He saw the vet on Monday and she diagnosed him with potential heart failure, put him on diuretics and antibiotics, and I am not sure I am seeing the improvement we should by now ( 4 days later ). When I...
  9. Rat Behavior
    I currently have 2 male pet rats that live in the same cage together. It’s a 5 foot tall cage with about 2 foot square base. I got them together almost 8-10 months ago now and they have always shared a cage, a food bowl, etc. originally my Himbo shy boy Cronk was my submissive type and Crank was...
  10. Rat Homes
    Im looking for somewhere to buy a better and deeper base for my girls. I have a single critter nation and have currently been using a cement mixing tub and just sawing down a bit on the sides to make it fit but these keep getting chewed up and then bedding spills onto my floor in the middle of...
  11. Rat Behavior
    I have 3 girls, one is over a year old, and 2 are younger that I got about 6 months ago. The oldest girl is very well behaved and so is the other younger one, but the other baby is very odd. She acts like shes fighting nothing, she doesnt sleep with the other rats often, and she doesnt play with...
  12. Rat Behavior
    I know this is a large topic, and there are many resources out there, but nothing seems to be helping.. So, to keep from getting discouraged, I’m reaching out. I just got two 1 month old female Fancy’s from a breeder; Freya is the shy, timid one—Scout is the explorer and the first to interact...
  13. Rat Health
    So recently I was checking my rat Leo because he was been acting really strange lately and it feels like is weak he can't even hold his food in his hand while he eat. But like after some time he could use his arms perfectly he even wash himself at the sonic boom speed and then after 3 minutes he...
  14. General Rat Topics
    I got two feeder baby rescues two weeks ago and am having a really hard time telling what gender they are. I cannot find nipples but feel one might be a boy and one a girl. Please help!!
  15. Rat Health
    Hi there, I ordered this on my breeder's recommendation but then they realized that they didn't have the proper dosage in powder form, only in liquid form. Has anyone used this before?
  16. General Rat Topics
    I've had my two boys (Eddy and Antonio) for about a month now. A friend of mines got them from a PetSmart, but didn't realize the amount of care they needed (i.e. a large cage, multiple things to climb on, free roam time, etc), so gave them to me. I'm not sure they're exact age, but I think...
  17. Rat Health
    ..( more /biggerpics at very bottom ) .I'm trying to figure out if my girl has an abscess or tumor. I went away for 2weeks and left someone in charge of Mt rats. I came back about a week ago. They never cleaned the cage AND PUT WOOD CHIPS ON TOP INSTEAD OF CLEANING( they have hamsters). There's...
  18. Rat Health
    My girl Nana is limping right now. She's a little over a year old. She isn't using her back right foot, I noticed it yesterday evening, she was doing fine before It was a little swollen yesterday but when I looked at it today the swelling had gone down a lot I thought it might be a sprain and...
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