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  1. Rat Health
    I adopted two rats from the shelter 6 months ago, unfortunately one of them had underlying chronic respiratory issues that he did not show symptoms for right away, ultimately he ended up passing leaving his cage mate by himself and he is a rat that prefers other rats over people. I was able to...
  2. Rat Health
    I got my 2 rats almost 4 weeks Ago now.the day of I noticed signs of respiratory infection , so the next day they went to the vet and started baytril, after a week nothing improved , so doxy and metacam were added on to that. Today one of my girls barely sneezes and has little to no congestion ...
  3. Rat Health
    This is NOT a question, just an informative thread/update that, hopefully, might be able to help someone in the future! (But if you have advice/thoughts, feel free to chime in!) My rat Frannie is having a bit of an unusual medical situation with joint swelling. I haven’t been able to find much...
  4. Rat Health
    Recently (3 months ago) I lost a rat to pneumonia and after that experience I did everything in my power to protect my other girls. I bought a double critter nation (for 4 rats), set up an air purifier, got new dustless bedding( cat pellet paper), began to litter train, sewed fleece liners for...
  5. Blog
    The girls have been on Baytril and Doxycycline for respiratory infections for a full week now. Luna has also been on a topical antibiotic for her bumblefoot. I'm frankly surprised at what a great improvement I've seen. My ratties used to sneeze a few times per day, and I would see porphyrin...
  6. Blog
    A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some scabs on Luna’s back. At first I believed them to be from one of her cage-mates, but after parting some of the fur on her back and rump, I noticed lice. Because our girls have been isolated from other animals for months, I was surprised to find Luna had...
  7. Blog
    I think this place to 'blog' will probably be more like a journal to me. I already have a few blogs to maintain so I'm kind of busy with those. I think this will just be a place for me to vent and ramble on about whatever I chose. :D I'll probably mostly stick to rat stuff though, so it'll...
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