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  1. Rat Health
    Hi everyone, i have one rat named Chaci and his heart has been randomly pumping loudly and i can feel it, he squeaks a little and i am really worried and stressed about him. I don't know what to do please if you know anything help me because i just want him to be ok.
  2. General Rat Topics
    Hello all, Both of my boys are three years old and I’ve never bathed them before as I’ve never felt the need to because they never smelt terrible or got really dirty. But now they are three they are having trouble cleaning themselves as they both have hind leg degeneration and they smell quite...
  3. Rat Health
    Luna has been making these grunting sounds for few days now, and am not sure if it's respiratory issues or just general sounds pls help me. I have been giving her 10-15mins steam for 3 days now but I don't notice any significant change. Pls see the video link attached as I can't post it here...
  4. Rat Health
    Hello! One of my girls, Basil was sitting with me when I noticed her bottom incisors (I think I spelled that right) looked like they were splitting. I’m not sure if I’m just being paranoid, but if anyone has experience with this, here’s a picture of her teeth.
  5. Rat Health
    hey! 1/3 of my young girls have Porphyria, and I noticed a little bit of it coming on last week. its mostly around her one inner eye corner, so I'm hoping to stop it before it gets any worse. I used to have like 2 bird websites which would sell the meds and ship them without an RX because I...
  6. Rat Health
    Hellooo!! So my Fancy rat Milo has been pooping on me whenever I hold him? like its normal for them to do it yes but m other rat Zero dosent do it at all and idk...Maybe I'm overreacting but its kinda weird? its like a lot too??
  7. Rat Health
    Hi please help me. My young rat has scabs on her back. Recently as per vet I had given a syrup treatment to her for mites as ivermectin spot-on is not available in India. But today I saw the spots have started again. Can you please advice me 😭
  8. Rat Health
    hey I'm new here, so I'm not really sure how this site works; I'm hoping someone can give me some insight. so I recently picked up 3 newly weaned female (feeder) dumbos from the only exotic pet shop near me, because I wanted them to come home to a better environment, plus no one around me had...
  9. Rat Health
    Hi my 1yr old rat Luna has gotten a number of scabs on her face and neck. She does itch on them. Initially I thought it was her cagemate but now the scabs are increasing and bleeding too. Please tell me if it's mites? She also scratched herself to full bleed please help me
  10. Rat Health
    Hi my 1yr old rat Luna has gotten 3 small wounds(?) On her nose and neck. I don't know if it's her new cage buddy doing it or is it skin issue please help me. Attached pics below same wound present on neck as well. Sorry she was not staying still enough to take a clear one. It's hard and red it...
  11. Rat Health
    Hi, so i have two boys (one hairless and one fancy) and the fancy one is older than the hairless one. Matty (fancy) has been sneezing for about a year and a half and Kurt (hairless) followed shortly after that. I’ve taken them to the vet, both of them were put on Baytril, nothing worked. They...
  12. Rat Health
    my rat Roddy seems to be slightly sick Hes sneezing every once in a while, and red mucus is showing up on his nose, his eyes look slightly red but i cannot confirm. Hes been a lot calmer today and when i held him he just kind if sat in my lap and let me pet him. I can only take him to the vet if...
  13. Rat Health
    My ratty has recently got a couple scabs under her chin and behind her ears. After researching I figured it was fleas so I cleaned the whole cage and all their toys, put it new [frozen] bedding, and checked her sister if she also had any scratches (she had only one tiny one). I don't know why my...
  14. Rat Health
    So John, my oldest gal, has a lymphatic malformation (basically her lymph nodes firing off excessively, so it's a big pocket of fluid under her arm) and I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with this before and knows anything to help keep it down while we're waiting for the vet appointment on...
  15. Rat Health
    https://youtube.com/shorts/RkOJGFyuX80?feature=share Here is a link as to how my little one is doing right now. Anytime I move her or let her breathe steam she gets a rattle. Otherwise when resting you can hear her sniffle and wheeze and use abdominal muscles to breathe but no rattle. I am...
  16. Rat Health
    Hey everyone, first post here. Yesterday I was cleaning up and found this piece of poop on the floor in front of my four rats’ cage (pretty sure it’s from my younger boys (aged 11 months) because I found two similar pieces of poop around their cage). What could this mean? I can’t find any info...
  17. Rat Health
    Hello my rat had a black spot on her back skin towards the rump. She never itched it nor did it hurt but I consulted a vet and he said it's a fungal infection. So I cleaned her habitat and isolated her and started on antifungal spray and cream as per vet. But I see no improvement and after a...
  18. Rat Health
    Hi, I want to preface this post by saying I will take him to the vet again, but wanted some advice as I'm just dumb-founded. My boy Archimedes started wheezing, much like the typical noise they make when they have a URI, like in this video: (not my video btw) When I took him to the vet he...
  19. Rat Health
    i have a few pumice things in her cage but she mostly just likes to eat them.. apparently. she does scuttle over them too but idk. they're much longer than they were when i first got her and her sister. idk if you're supposed to trim their nails? i just wouldn't want her to snag on something or...
  20. Rat Health
    I've noticed my rat's (two 10? month females) pee has smelled a lot stronger. Maybe it's a weird thing to notice but i think it's odd. I clean their cage regularly, both spot and deep cleaning. But lately I've had to wash their cage much more often and i find it smells really bad much quicker...
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