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  1. Rat Behavior
    I am devastated, please be kind. I just brought home two babies after I lost my beloved rat remy, I put them on the floor to introduce them and one of my rats killed one of the babies, he went for the jugular. I don’t know what to do with the remaining baby and I can’t even look at the rat that...
  2. Rat Health
    Ok, so I'm going to try and give as much information as possible and yes, it's a bit long, but I want people to know everything. On January 18th 2023, my pet rat Enderman (female, a little over 1 yrs old) went in for surgery to have a tumor removed near her back right leg, possibly on one of...
  3. General Rat Topics
    Hi! I currently own one rat, her sister recently passed away from cancer. I’m looking into getting more ratties in the future, and I want to ensure that I’m feeding them properly. How often should I feed veggies/ fruits? What main diet? Fortified or mix? I read a book by the owner of the rat fan...
  4. Rat Health
    My rat Sprig has a mammary tumor located on her chest. It doesn’t look or feel like an abscess. I took her out of her cage to take a look at it and there was a hole in it… I’m not sure what to do. I don’t want it to get infected. Does anyone know what this is or how to treat it/ protect it? We...
  5. General Rat Topics
    Hi! I recently lost my heart ratty Twig. And my other rat Sprig is alone and she has a mammary tumor. I’m wondering how I can give her more cage enrichment? I have a single critter nation cage. And I added a dig box with dirt in it! If anyone has any tips on how I can add more activities and...
  6. Rat Health
    Hi there everyone. One of my rats, Meatball (2 years old in May; a feeder rat rescue I had dumped on me by a friend) had some health issues last month; primarily, upper respiratory tract infection immediately followed by a cyst/abscess on her neck, which was then immediately followed by another...
  7. Rat Health
    So my little rat goose has a URI that just won't get better she is quite under weight but she has been putting some more on. she was very ill be recently started to get better but suddenly her stomach has filled up with air so much so it looks like she has swallowed a golf ball which may not...
  8. Rat Health
    My rat is a 2 year old female named Twig. She had this big golf ball sized abscess that formed on her left cheek and fell off. It left a big crater and scabbed up. Then another abscess formed behind her ear, fell off, and now there is another hole filled with chunky puss. It is like draining out...
  9. Rat Health
    Basically I have two brothers Gus and Stuart they’re about a year old (adopted them in April from someone else who told me they were about 6-7 months old). They’re usually very squirmy and run and play and climb all over me, just very energetic. But this morning Gus is acting pretty out of...
  10. Rat Health
    One of my younger boys (just under a year old) has suddenly got a lump on his throat under his chin. It's not massive but larger than a pea so I'm not sure how I missed it, his favourite place for scratches and pets is around his ears and neck so I believe it came up fairly quickly as I would...
  11. Rat Health
    Hi! Do you guys have any advice on helping an abscess open up/ pop on my rat? The vet prescribed pain medicine and antibiotics. Is there any way to help open it up and drain? Thanks! Have a great day! 🐀
  12. Rat Homes
    Hello! I have a spare box room my rats get free roam in, it’s a great space that they really have fun in except my girl “World Of Warcraft” who’s a devious escape artist. The box room doesn’t have a door just an open door way, we’ve tried a sheer 3ft tall card wall, we’ve made it taller...
  13. Rat Behavior
    i let them out a few times now and everything always went well but today they started climbing all over me and i was like how cool but then one bit my ear and wouldnt stop so i hushed it away and then it came back and bit my lip and its bleeding now and idk what to do and im crying my eyes out...
  14. General Rat Topics
    Hello! I have got a fancy rat who I believe is around 10-12 months old at this point. I have another male rat as well but I haven't had any problems after his neuter. Anyway, Remi got neutered around 6-7 months old back in June. I had them neutered because Remi had bAd buck grease, marked like...
  15. Rat Health
    Something is terribly wrong with my rat! He is a 2 year old male and this morning i found him pancaked in a corner breathing very heavily. He would periodically shuffle around the cage but it seemed like his hind legs were not moving. I checked his feet and they had lost color. He is refusing to...
  16. Rat Health
    hi this post is again about my rat robert. i took a video of the noises he makes but i cant put it in here. my instagram is @ss444ra, please if anyone feels like they could help dm me here or there ill send the video and maybe you have a solution. thank you so much
  17. General Rat Topics
    Ive had three rats for a little over a year but sadly one of them died unexpectedly about a month ago (i think from a heart attack or something along those lines) but im looking into getting a couple more boys to add to the group and i can’t find any reliable places to get some young male rats...
  18. General Rat Topics
    Heyy so I know this is still a while away but I've been stressing about it and wanted some advice: So my two boys live with me at my university residence. However I plan on going home for christmas for 2-3 nights depending on how much holiday my bf can get. Its around a 5 hour drive depending...
  19. Rat Health
    I have two hairless girls who have a respiratory infection and they just aren't getting better and it sounds so painful for them I have tried so many different antibiotics for them and spent over £230 the vets said if these antibiotics don't work we have to put them down as there is no more to...
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