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  1. Rat Health
    My sweet 2 year, 4 month old boy Duncan has a tumor the vet described as “the size of a blueberry” in his front-right armpit, and due to its depth and firmness she‘s pretty sure it is cancer. She did say it could be removed, but of course there’s always the concern regarding surgery and recovery...
  2. Rat Health
    Hey I'm new here and I really appreciate this website and community! I mainly lurk if I'm not sure about information but I made an account because im really confused about my rats nails. When she was diagnosed with pituitary gland tumor, our vet said we don't need to cut her nails. But recently...
  3. Rat Behavior
    It's been about 5 weeks since my rat Baby's bff, Bean, passed away. Our new girl Freyja was quick to join us and the introduction process went fine--Baby accepted her without issue. Freyja is younger and much more active (and chaotic!) so I'm not sure if that could be a factor here. Baby still...
  4. Rat Behavior
    My 2 girls (unknown ages, as the rescue shelter didn't have that info, but one is older than the other for sure) used to be pretty active. Bean, my old gal, loves to climb and hang out on top of the cage. She's always been an explorer, loving her "floor time." Baby often liked to sleep in the...
  5. 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...
  6. General Rat Topics
    My boys are about 2 years and 9 months old, one of them is starting to have problems with his back legs and he’s very wobbly and drags them a little (he is visiting the vets tomorrow). The cage I have is quite tall and the poor guy is struggling to get around and im worried he will fall, I’ve...
  7. Rat Behavior
    I had three rats, two dislike each other and fight, and one gets along with both brothers. Sadly, my boy who got along with both brothers passed away and the two who hate each other are now stuck with each other. Sometimes they are fine, but sometimes one will get in the other’s face and start a...
  8. Rat Health
    I've read on various forums that B12 and Turkey Tail can both be good for rats as they age, helping with hind leg weakness and tumor prevention/slowing respectively. I can't seem to find how to determine dosage of each for a rat though. Any ideas on this?
  9. Rat Health
    Hey guys, I’m super new here but just needed some advise. One of my older girls, Squeak (she’s about 2 and a half now) has been deteriorating fairly quickly. She’s lost a lot of fur, can feel her bones prominently, isn’t really eating or drinking. She isn’t cleaning herself properly & just seems...
  10. Rat Health
    Mori, my roughly 2 year old rat, just got out of surgery a few hours ago and bit at her stitches. Its bleeding quite a bit, I'm wondering if I can put cornstarch on the area that's bleeding or if it will cause infection? Also is it normal for rats to be lethargic after surgery? She's eaten some...
  11. Rat Behavior
    I just recently signed up to this website because this is a question that I can’t ask google and it give me a direct answer, lol. I have 5 ratties, with an Alpha female named Snips. One of our other rats is a 4 year old female name Eleven whom my siblings owned until my Mother passed her on to...
  12. Rat Health
    I am wondering what would happen if my rats caught Corona virus. They are both old girls, just about 2 1/4 and I want to know if I should do anything. What would Corona virus do to pet rats if not caught early? How would I know if they have it? Can rats even get Corona virus? Should I take...
  13. Rat Health
    So my baby is almost three years old now, and we booked an appointment for tomorrow at the vet for a possible malocclusion. She’s on a soft / wet foods diet right now. I personally don’t like this vet but it’s one out of two options and the other vet gave previous (otherwise mostly fine) pets...
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