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  1. General Rat Topics
    So I've heard you're not really supposed to vacuum rat waste (namely bedding and poop) or clean it up in any way that kicks up dust. I'm wondering, are the risks associated with vacuuming rat/rodent waste are mitigated if you use a wet and/or a HEPA vacuum? I'm not an aerodynamicist and I'm...
  2. Rat Health
    my rat robert (around 1year old) has been sick since iv taken him from the pet shop. he has an uri and iv taken him to 2 vets already, he got 5 different kinds of medicine, various antibiotics and it doesnt seem to get better. after a 5 day bisolvon treatment he only seems to got worse. im...
  3. Rat Health
    Two of my rats are sick when they breathe it makes a wheezing sound no mucus in the nose and nothing around the eyes they are not acting lethargic I have taken them to the vets 3 times and every time I get given a new medication to give to them but it just doesn't help four of my rats did have...
  4. Rat Behavior
    I own two girls named pixel and brisket for about six months now and just this morning I woke up to hearing them both have a scuffle which I thought was their usual lil beef but this time brisket who’s the alpha drew blood on pixel’s ear which is shocking to me because they never had an argument...
  5. Rat Health
    Hi! So full disclosure, this is my first time owning rats so please bear with me. My partner and I recently got two 6-7 week old rats (now 8-9 weeks old). Their names are Pebbles and Cookies. Right off the bat we noticed that Pebbles is very clingy and doesn't seem to move around very much...
  6. Rat Health
    Hello, I have a 2 year old male rat with a cancerous lump. He had lost his brother a year ago, so it’s just him. I was planning to get more rats to introduce them but something happened and I had to wait. This lump had appeared before and I was told it could come back (cancerous) or could just...
  7. General Rat Topics
    I got two first rats(female sisters) and I love them- I got them as a mental support and i have had them/they are around 9 months old and I talk to them everyday, tho to my mental health struggles I have it hard to play and have the energy to take them out, i also got other animals like cats so...
  8. Rat Health
    me and my mom both take care of our rats, and we down to one last one, (were planning on taking a break from rodents, but she has our constant attention). she’s a 3 year old berkshire brown and her name is Nutmeg, not the healthiest. she always been quite wheezy so we put her on a medication...
  9. Rat Health
    Hey I have 2 male rats currently and my 1 year old has broke his top incisor twice now the same one both times and my younger one broke his top incisor for the first time I have no idea how it happened and I was wondering what I can do to keep it from happening again and what could possibly make...
  10. 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
  11. Rat Health
    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...
  12. Rat Behavior
    Hello! I have a 2 year old Rex rat, he is healthy and active. His brother died not too long ago and I plan to bring in some new company for him. I searched and I think it would be best to bring in 2 rats rather than one, or what do you think? I was gonna get maybe a rat around the same age but I...
  13. Rat Health
    I NEED HELP ASAP!! so i took in a neglected female rat, and the owner lied to me about her health. She has a few red spots on her and keeps Scratching. I was at the vet a week ago and they injected her antiparasytes but nothing has changed ever since. i wanted to put her in the cage with my...
  14. Rat Behavior
    I have no idea what to do with my rat Roddy.He bullies his cagemate and doesnt let him eat and bites me randomly. Today he bit me particularly hard for absolutely no reason! I wasnt holding food or anything like that he just came ober and bit me as hard as he could. I honestly don't know why he...
  15. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I come with an urgent sort of post today. One of my rats has been endlessly harassing my other boys, and now he is hurting them. He is showing every sign of hormonal aggression, and while I wait for a vet appointment, I don't know what to do. He's fluffing up, chasing the others...
  16. Rat Behavior
    I got my first two female rats earlier this year, and their behavior is concerning me. They are constantly running around the cage and squeaking as they run. I don't know if they are biting each other or if they're simply playing. They also will box with each other. I don't know what to do and...
  17. Over the Rainbow Bridge
    My rat Quill passed today after being neutered(there were many territory issues as they got older, I had to have him and his brother in separate cages if unsupervised due to attacking one another over food and toys), it was very unexpected and the vet is still trying to figure out why and tried...
  18. 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!!
  19. General Rat Topics
    Hello, I recently noticed a drop of what appears to be blood outside of my rats' cage, however there was no trace of blood inside the cage or on any of my rats. I cleaned the cage, and now there's blood again which appeared about a day after cleaning (I had to go away from home for a night and...
  20. Rat Health
    Hi guys, i have just bought a new rat to keep my other girl company as her friend unfortunately passed away i’m just wanting to make sure she’s a girl as i just bought her yesterday and am not to good at telling gender apart when there young. the pet store sold her to me as a girl
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