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  1. General Rat Topics
    Hope I'm posting in the right place, came here looking for advice as I know absolutely no one with rats. I have had them just under two months, they are extremely nervous around us and hide whenever we enter the room. I sit next to their cage everyday and talk, I'll put my hand in so them can...
  2. Adoption Center
    UPDATE: A home was found for them Hello! :D My friend who is in Indonesia has to rehome her pair of rats due to personal things, and they are on a time limit of until around early October[She will have to leave October 9th, but they should go home as early as possible and before October 6/7th]...
  3. Rat Health
    im considering getting two rats but I need to know something. my parents are divorced and I go in-between houses every 2 nights. my mom would clean/feed and water them while im gone at my dads house but I dont know if they would feel super lonely or something. they would both have each other to...
  4. Rat Health
    What age do all of your consider to be too old to try surgery? I have two females with tumors right now. Quinn has one by her back leg that is the size of a ping pong ball and is a little over 2 so I don’t think I am willing to put her through that. Chonk has 2 tumors (one by her armpit and one...
  5. Rat Health
    Hey all, I cleaned my two boys out Friday and they were extra stinky so gave them a light bath. I noticed then they had things in their fur and did some research and picked some out and saw that it was lice. I’ve treated them with beaphar anti-parasite spot on and yesterday the lice were no...
  6. Rat Health
    I just posted about my rat Quinn having a tumor, but so does my rat Chonk. Chonk is a female that I estimate to be about 1 1/2, but I got her from the SPCA so the age is estimated. She recently developed a lump on her belly so I took her to the vet. The vet said it was a tumor, but it was very...
  7. Rat Health
    My 2 year old female rat Quinn was taken to the vet a few months ago cause of a lump, they tested it, and said it was a cyst. I took her back today and they now say she has two lumps both of which are tumors. I have two options, 1) operate on it (she said it doesn’t have to be this month but...
  8. Rat Health
    So my male rat just seems to gotten of better form an head tilt it was gone for about a week and he was all active and happy like two days ago, but yesterday I noticed he was a bit less energetic and now to day he is wobbling, shanking, and making squeaking noise. Now I can't take him to the vet...
  9. Caring for Accidental Litters
    okay so i adopted this pair of sisters recently and one of then turned out to be pregnant. i took all of the necessary precautions with separating them and stuff, but since i only now have one rat in the cage with the other sister, i think she is beginning to get depressed. i have tried letting...
  10. Rat Health
    So my rat, Barnabas, has sneezed around two times in the last week or under, and hes also had increased porphyrin which has had me worried sick because i love my rats with all my heart but im a 16 year old student with autism and no money and i cant take him to vets right now as it costs a lot...
  11. Rat Health
    hello! my older rat Kili is have really lumpy poop? I'm usually use to smooth looking poop i've never seen anything lumpy before but I've also noticed he spends most of his time at the bottom of the cage so I'm worried he isn't feeling too well thanks!
  12. General Rat Topics
    my rats make my room smell. i clean them out every week and sometimes change their litter, and i wipe their wee when i see it. how do i stop my boys from smelling? (i don’t think it’s the actual rats, it doesn’t smell too bad after being cleaned out).
  13. General Rat Topics
    Hi, I am looking to own a rat for my family. But my family also have a four leg family member, a dog. So, I really don't know how a dog will adjust with a rat. What do you think a dog and rat can adjust in an house? By the way, I have an Australian type Bernedoodle at my home.
  14. Rat Health
    Hey everyone, My male rat (about 1 and 1/4 year old) seems to have an issue. His mouth is dirty and looks to be bloody, as are his paws, which I assume he used to groom his face. When I looked at the inside of his mouth, it looked black and dirty, almost as if it was decaying, and his chin was...
  15. Adoption Center
    Hey there. i have a troublesome boy, Apple is his name. used to be such a sweetheart, though randomly he started to not get along with my other boys. i tried to re-introduce him to the other boys, but that's not working. the cage he's in needs to be used for when my pregnant girl rat has her...
  16. General Rat Topics
    Hello! I might be getting rats soon. I will be getting a pair of females in two months. I will get a single Critter Nation and feed them the oxbow food. I have a few questions I have had guinea pigs before, and their water bottle kept dripping so I am thinking about getting this water bottle...
  17. Rat Health
    Not to long ago my rat started sneezing, which I chalked it up to a URI. And he got a lump under his throat (which seemed to be a swollen lymph node from the sneezing). I took him to the vet and got steroids only to realize he was not responding to them. It started getting worse though, he...
  18. Rat Behavior
    Hi, first time rat owner with 2 males that i have had for 5 months now. The bigger male is a biter that has bit since the day i bought them (they were bought as babies from a pet shop). I noticed from the day i got him he has never been interested in human interaction compared to his cage mate...
  19. Rat Health
    So y'all my rat has a respiratory infection and I can't take him to the vet cause one I'm a child and two he was originally snake food but I loved him too much so he a pet now and I have the supplies for him just can't take him to vet and I want to know if fish mox is okay to use to treat him...
  20. Rat Health
    Our rat big Bertha gave berth about 3 weeks ago to 11 babies and they are all healthy. Recently however, one rat got singled out by about 5 or 6 other babies and they ate her ear and left a pretty big injury on the head by the ear. I have wrapped it up and attempted to sterilize but I have no...
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