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  1. Medicine ingestion. HELP

    Rat Health
    So my rat is free roam and he accidentally ate some polysporin, i would say about a teaspoon of the ointment, idk if i need to take him to the emergency vet. PLEASE HELP!! If there is any natural remedies until i can make a normal appointment to help him, please share
  2. Can rats have allergies towards cats?

    Rat Health
    Someone I know is having troubles with their rat(their rat is on meds). The problem is deep sneezing. I was wondering if it could have anything to do with their pet cats.
  3. Can rats eat cooked oatmeal?

    Rat Health
    In the past and recently I have given my pet rats cooked oatmeal with berries in it.bAnd I just realized that oatmeal is kind of thick and reminds me of peanut butter at times which I know is a choking hazard. I was wondering if I should stop giving them cooked oatmeal. Can they eat dry oatmeal?
  4. Exotic VET Recommendations

    Rat Behavior
    I live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and I am in search of a vet for my new rat family. I want a vet who follows humane rat euthanasia (for when the time comes) and is well versed in their care. I am just trying to be prepared. I'm also hoping it is a vet with reasonable fees. Thank you!
  5. Do you guys think this is safe glue?

    General Rat Topics
    This is kind of a DIY edible glue. I've been wanting to build things for my rats and rabbits, but I don't want to use store brand glues. I saw this and I just wanted extra opinions on whether or not this would be okay. In my opinion this is perfectly fine, but I just want to make sure everyone...
  6. What's up guys its me biggie cheese

    General Rat Topics
    im a mouse not a rat but you can forgive me I'm Boombastic, really fantastic Touch me on my back She says I'm Mr. Ro... Mantic Really fantastic, touch me on my back She says I'm Mr. boom-boom-boom-Boombastic Tell me fantastic, touch me in my back She says I'm Mr. Ro...Mantic Tell me fantastic...
  7. Orphaned baby rat

    Caring for Accidental Litters
    Hi all! My brother and I found an orphaned baby rat (or mouse..we canโ€™t really tell the difference)... and weโ€™ve been taking care of it. We feed Kitten Replacement Milk every 3/4 hours, Keep him warm in a box, and make sure to stimulate him after feeding. I was wondering you guys could tell me...
  8. Tip of rat's tail is white

    Rat Health
    I've noticed that my almost 2 year old boy's tail is looking really white at the tip. I touched it and he doesn't seem to be in pain at all. When he walks he raises his tail off the ground and the tip curls up slightly. Not sure if that's related. Is this something to worry about?
  9. How often can rats travel?

    General Rat Topics
    I live in a student house and visit home about every week or two, and stay for 2-3 days. I take an hour long bus one way and live in Canada where temperatures vary. I was so ready to be a rat mom but now I'm worried that the stress of moving back and forth could disturb my future ratties. I...
  10. *EMERGENCY* Rat with Respiratory Infection

    Rat Health
    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...
  11. What is a good salad?

    Rat Health
    Hello again, which fruits and vegetables can i use for a healthy salad? I usually take cucumber, carrot, Apple and some lettuce. What can i put in that give all the vitamin and nutrition they need?
  12. Rats wont stop sneezing

    Rat Health
    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.
  13. My rats go up and down! (Or atleast this time)

    Rat Homes
    I put my rats on the second floor yesterday cause i needed to fix something in the first one. Overnight they went to the third floor, and when i checked on them now one of my rats were on the first floor! I watched AS my other rat found the way down and were in the first floor too๐Ÿ˜„ now i just...
  14. How can I help my rats use their wheel again? Is there something deeper to this?

    General Rat Topics
    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...
  15. Need help getting my rats to use their wheel/might he a bigger problem with them????

    General Rat Topics
    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...
  16. I think my partners snoring scared the rats.

    Rat Behavior
    Heyo! First time rat mum here. We currently have our ratties in our room as it was the only way my parents would let us have em. So sleep be damned we got them. Just now I got woken up by my partner snoring quite loudly and at the same time I could hear a consistent little squeak sound. It was...
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    General Rat Topics
    ,-'^'~-.,,.-~ ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐’ฉ๐’พ๐’ท๐’ท๐“๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฎโ™ก๐’ธ๐’พ๐‘’๐“‰๐“Ž ~-.,,.-~'^'-, Discord community We are a community dedicated to pet mice and rats alike! We encourage good husbandry, care, community involvement and a safe/friendly server for pet owners! We have basic care guides for both rats and mice and we encourage...
  18. Cute rat candy

    Blog
    So I was at food city today and I saw this candy: Its a jelly belly candy :) On the side it has care instructions---> in the third pic in red letters it says "SEE CARD INSIDE FOR FUN FACTS ABOUT RATS" i thought it was super cute and i thought that you guys might want to see! -Hannah
  19. Update!

    Blog
    I am proud to announce that Honey has gone from a scared rat wanting to bite me every chance she gets into a brave adventurer. Because she was getting depressed I got her a friend named spirit. Honey is a black and white fancy rat. She was a rescue from a neighbor across my street. Realizing...
  20. Anyone know how big most female fancy/ dumbo rats get?

    Blog
    Hello everyone! I'm needing some help.. I went to a pet store today and looked at fancy/dumbo rats and picked up a brochure on them also. It says their lifespan is only 2 years, I always thought it was 2 1/2, maybe 3 tops. It says (just typing what's on the brochure) Size: 7-10" (18-25cm) body...
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