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  1. Rat Behavior
    hi so i got rats like 4 weeks ago (they're around 4 months old, were found in a field and caught by an animal shelter where i got them from. they're pet rats and the shelter thinks that they came from a breeder who just didnt want them anymore and abandoned them in the field. its not for sure...
  2. General Rat Topics
    This is definitely a complicated situation and I am a very new rat owner so please offer me any tips. I received my pet rat, Lucia, from a friend whose snake "rejected" the rat. Lucia would have been left outside and likely would have died on her own, so I told my friend I would keep her as a...
  3. Rat Health
    I just got 3 boys and they don't seem right.. I suspect they didn't have a proper diet. They feel "bone-y" when I hold them even though they don't look skinny at first glance. I'm guessing that's due to them being rex so their fluffy coat hides it a bit. When I brought them home -and even in the...
  4. Rat Health
    i had my rat for a month and from the momment i got him his been sick. he sneezes, honks, rattles a lot. i took him to the vet who gave him antibiotics, two other medications. i gave it to him till the doctor said i have to but it didnt go away and he still honks and sneezes. im so scared for...
  5. General Rat Topics
    Someone gave me a bag of doggy kibble for my 3 weenie dogs, but I raw feed my dogs and give them vegitables and such, basically they dont, and now refuse to eat kibble. I remember hearing somewhere that rats can have kibble but I havent had any luck finding much information. I was thinking of...
  6. Adoption Center
    My hairless rat Cronk needs a new home. Crank has been really sick and won’t eat. I was told that there isn’t anything I can do cause Rats have bad lungs and are more susceptible to illnesses. They have been together for over a year and a half now and I know that when Crank dies that Cronk will...
  7. Rat Health
    from the day i bought my rat (robert) he was rattling,sneezing, honking so i took him to the vet who said he caught a cold and gave him antibiotics, bisolvon and meloxidyl which i gave him for a week then took him again to the vet who said its all okay now and i can stop giving him everything...
  8. Rat Behavior
    Hello, I have had my wonderful Tillie for almost two years now. She has always been the sweetest girl, never bit, always tolerated being picked up fine although she is skittish and will run away often. Maybe two weeks ago, I was tickling her like normal, but she bit me-- hard. It drew blood, but...
  9. Rat Health
    My sweet boy Milo has hit the amazing milestone of three years of age this month and has been getting along quite well. He's been eating/drinking regularly as well as staying relatively active for his age, of course with many naps and cuddles in between. It is worth mentioning that he has hind...
  10. Rat Health
    Hello, this is my first post and im very desperate, im from EU and dont know what else i can do. My female (yubi) rat (1.7-8 years) has uri, i tried baytril (for 14 days) and that didnt work, i tried/am trying doxy but im not too sure about that either, yubi weights around 300g~ my vet said i...
  11. Rat Health
    Forgive me for my urgency but it's not unusual for me to jump the gun with my anxiety. As I went to put my rats into their cage for bed, I realized Smidge was acting slightly lethargic. I didn't question it at first as he had just woken up from a nap, but when I came to give them their...
  12. General Rat Topics
    Hi, just wondering if my rat is fat or pregnant lol, I have her in with my boy right now but they are just getting to know each other, they don't cuddle much but her belly has been getting a bit fatter, and her sister hasn't been. If she is she would be like week 1
  13. Rat Health
    Im not sure where else to go with this, I recently returned from a trip out of town and I had my roommates look over my two rats for me while I was gone, everything was completely fine when I left, when I returned home after two weeks one of my rats had a giant abscess on his side, it is...
  14. Caring for Accidental Litters
    Is this rat pregnant? From everything I’ve seen and read I’m pretty sure she’s pregnant and about to give birth any time now but I just wanted some confirmation from more experienced rat owners. Thank you for any help!
  15. Caring for Accidental Litters
    My baby rats arent eating I had 12 babies 5 days ago and 3 randomly died and only 2 have milk bellies the rest look very hungry and are very loud the mother rat is trying to feed them I think but I'm not sure. I have also tried to hand feed them but all of them refused to eat it. Please help
  16. Rat Health
    Hello friends, My poor (almost 2yo) rat Dot has a foot problem. Back in fall of 2021, he had a limp, slight swelling, and no other symptoms. The vet said it looked like a sprain, gave him some pain reliever, and I separated him from his brothers in a 1 level cage and he got better in a few...
  17. Caring for Accidental Litters
    I got this little hairless girl (Rosie) around a week ago where she was being kept with 3 boys and I'm like 80% sure she is pregnant. This morning she started to act differently and is basically just sleeping when she is usually quite active. she gained quite alot of weight overnight. Last night...
  18. Rat Health
    So I have this 10/11 week old hairless girl. She was housed with 3 boys before we got her, which was around a week ago. She has started to look very plump and when you look at her from above she looks pear shaped which google told me was a sign thar she was pregnant. But I'm really not sure.
  19. Rat Health
    Hello, Recently I noticed my rat Sink-Rat had a weird looking nail, and at first I thought he broke it and it was just hanging loose, but upon further inspection I’ve found it’s just growing twisted? Which, I’m really confused about since I only just noticed this and I was hanging out with him a...
  20. General Rat Topics
    my rats somehow got into my stash of CHOCOLATE covered cookies and I am really scared they’re gonna die. Can someone please tell me they’ll be okay 😭 they’re nuts I didn’t think they would sneak over to my bed (because they usually stay near their cage when it’s open) but they literally snuck to...
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