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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Rat Health
    I have a particular kind of mint in my garden called "mojito mint." Can rats eat this kind of mint?
  11. Rat Health
    Hi! I have two female rats. And I have noticed they both have what I think is porphoryin (sorry if that’s spelled wrong) on their fur. I notice it especially on my rat who has white and black fur. One of them also has had a bit of porphoryin on her whiskers and occasionally very little on her...
  12. 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...
  13. Rat Health
    I’ve just moved back to my parents house and I’ve forgotten my rat food at my flat, can my rats eat dog food for the day just until tomorrow? I’m going back to the flat tomorrow so I’ll collect it then. URGENT REPLYS NEEDED.
  14. Rat Health
    My precious boy Odin ate some gum that I had left out on my shelf is he going to die or get sick ?
  15. Rat Behavior
    I have a box of electric wires that one of my boys like to get into but those are wires that I need such as chargers, amp wires and head phones. This question is less about if rats will chew wires and more about should they. Is it dangerous? Can it be harmful? If its not I might make a specials...
  16. Rat Homes
    I am a new rat owner that is using paper bedding. That is going to get a bit costly and a little impractical, so I was trying to come up with more cost effective ideas. Fleece sounds good because its soft on the rats feet and its washable but my rats like to dig and play which the paper bedding...
  17. Rat Behavior
    Hello, first of all please pardon my english, i have lost practice. I'm interesed in owning rats. Tho I've found myself stuck (in my research to start buying what they need) since I can´t find good info of plants (normally when i search there's mostly info of plants that they hate) to have that...
  18. Rat Health
    Hello everyone! One of my old girls (just over 3 years) has this mark on her neck? (Looks kinda like a blister/burn in person??) I noticed a couple of days ago it looked hard and black as if she had something on her neck/chin that looked stuck? I didn’t attempt to remove it incase it was her...
  19. Rat Health
    Just looking for some general advice and opinions. So I have three rats, two brothers and a third younger. The larger of the brothers and the youngest are happy and healthy however my darker rat has been poorly for a while. for some context he is about 9/10 months old and he has been to the...
  20. Rat Health
    I have 3 rescued female rats so I don't know much about there background. One is about 6 months old but has been showing very odd behaviour. She's always been very clumsy and slow and she does have a slightly twisted spine however recently she's been doing something that is concerning to me. She...
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