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  1. 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...
  2. Rat Health
    I have a particular kind of mint in my garden called "mojito mint." Can rats eat this kind of mint?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Rat Health
    I have been trying to research and determine what this could be that has appeared over the course a few months. It does not seem to hurt him or affect him in any way. Any information would be very helpful! Thank you!
  14. Marketplace
    Specializing in Dumbo Rats, Dumbo Rex, and Dumbo Double Rex pet rats. We breed for personality, cheerfulness and health. Located in the Treasure Valley, Nampa, Idaho, we have been breeding rats since 2013. We have current litters available with standard, rex, and double rex babies. prices per...
  15. Rat Health
    Today I found a lump behind the right front leg of my 15 month old female rat. Its flat and circular, around the size of a dime. She is acting normal but she is my first rat so I don't know what normal is. Since she is my first rat i am freaking out! HELP!
  16. Petal Snacks

    I think these are variations of African Daisies. Are they safe for ratties to eat? My two girls seemingly like the purple ones most of the few different types of flowers I've gifted them.
  17. Rat Health
    I have two female rats (almost two y/o at this point) and I drink tea very regularly. So every time they're out and I have tea, they'll help themselves to my mug and I've never really stopped them. The thing is I only drink non-decaf black tea (no creamer or anything), so I want to double check...
  18. Rat Health
    For the past four, almost five weeks, I've been taking care of nine orphan rats. Seven of them have been weaning perfectly. Its almost week five and seven of them are eating solid foods gaining great weight and I can finish weaning them. But two of them have been refusing to eat solid foods. And...
  19. Rat Health
    My two boys were prescribed Revolution by their vet for mites. The first dose was administered at the vet's office, and unfortunately the next dose 10 days later would need to be administered while i was out of town. I explained to my petsitter how it worked and left the instructions for her...
  20. Rat Health
    Hi there, My boy Luca is about 12 weeks old and has an increasingly severe rattle and wheezing in his breathing. I brought him to the vet yesterday and was prescribed antibiotics however he's getting continually worse. He sleeps in a vertical hunched position and his breathing his fast and...
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