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  1. Orphan rats not weaning

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    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...
  2. Help! Revolution Overdose

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    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...
  3. HELP, respiratory infection health declining fast

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    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...
  4. *EMERGENCY* Rat with Respiratory Infection

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    Hi all! My two and a half year old rat, Jadzia, just recently fell ill with what I think is likely a respiratory infection. Although she has had it for a little while, and I started her on some supplements, which seemed to help for a while, all of a sudden she got worse. I woke up two days ago...
  5. Rats wont stop sneezing

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    Hi, my baby rats has been sneezing for more than a week and i wondered if i have to take them to the vet? They dont seem to have any other symptoms Than sneezing so is it necessery to go to the vet? I really dont want to Go but if i have to i will.
  6. Eye Problems

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    Hello just joined this site. I have been taking care of my two rats Squeaks and Echo for a little over a year now. Recently my rat Echo has developed something in her eye that resembles cataracts. But I have no idea what exactly it is can any one tell me from this pic? Her other eye is fine looking.
  7. 1 week old baby not eating

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    Hello! I just created this account and this is my first post. I have raised kittens before, but I came across a baby rat (it looks to be one week old according to pictures on the internet) and the mom was killed nearby. I don't know if she had anymore, as I didn't see any, I just saw the one...
  8. Please help! Can I keep my dying rat with cagemate safely?

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    Hey there. I’m new to this website but I need some advice. Can I safely keep a dying rat (he is bleeding out but as it is midnight I can’t take him to the vet) with his brother overnight in the cage? I think it would help comfort my rats, as Hu Li (my dying rat) seems to be stressed and can’t...
  9. Rat acting weird at night.

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    My baby rat Stuart has been acting pretty weird. She is about 2 months old now and I have had her home for two weeks now. I want to get her introduced to my other rat, but something is weird with her. Wednesday April 8 Stuart was a little puffed up but everything else seemed fine. Thursday...
  10. Please Help!!! I'm worried about my baby boy's health 😔

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    About 3/4 months ago my boyfriend and I went with our friend/neighbor to a local breeder, and we each got a pair male rats.. There was several Obvious differences between our boys and hers.. for example I had an easier time socializing and bonding with our boys. They had quite a difference in...
  11. Rat is becoming blind, starting to bite. Please help!

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    I have two rats, both are sisters about 1 year and 1 month old. One of my rats has become blind in one eye, while the other eye has very poor vision. The vet has told me in a few months time she will be totally blind. I have taken precautions to help her get to food and water, my only problem...
  12. How can I help my rats use their wheel again? Is there something deeper to this?

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    So, my rats have always had a wheel, even when they were with their breeders. They have recently stopped using their wheel. I thought it was probably because it was too small dispite being appropriate for their age and size when babies, so I aptly bought new one as soon as they outgrew it to...
  13. Need help getting my rats to use their wheel/might he a bigger problem with them????

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    So, my rats have always had a wheel, even when they were with their breeders. They have recently stopped using their wheel. I thought it was probably because it was too small dispite being appropriate for their age and size when babies, so I aptly bought new one as soon as they outgrew it to...
  14. Corona virus?

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    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...
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