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  1. Rat Health
    Hello! So I noticed about a week and a half ago my rat elvira was wheezing and coughing so I made a vet appointment, unfortunately the soonest one that had a vet that worked with rats was December. I still took the appointment but I tried some home remedies to ease her wheezing till then such as...
  2. Rat Health
    I've noticed that one of my males has this very round look to his face, and his cheeks usually look a bit puffy. However, his fur is completely clean of porphyrin and he is not sneezing or having any dyspnea. He just has puffy cheeks. Should I be concerned? I know puffy cheeks can be a sign of...
  3. General Rat Topics
    Hi all! I’m a new rat owner who’s noticing her older rats are getting a bit fluffier as the weather cools down. I’m not sure if it’s just them getting their adult coats or if they get thicker coats in the winter? It’s not a big deal as long as it doesn’t indicate that they’re unhealthy! The rats...
  4. Rat Health
    my rat remy ( hes older like 1,5 year old) always pees on me when i play with him. its so uncomfortable and gross :( is it normal for him to do that? he does it a lot, i mean pees a lot and like every 30 seconds i hold him
  5. Rat Health
    I noticed my rats were itching their fur a lot more than usual and that they would squeak or jump whenever I touch them, so I examined them to see what was wrong. There were a few clusters of very small, brown worm like bugs attached to their fur. I hadnt noticed what was wrong until then but...
  6. Rat Health
    i’ve had my two male rats for about 5 months now and had no problems with them until recently (except a few respiratory things because they’re from pets at home, ididn’t know much about getting a good breeder) i noticed that in the past week or so my smaller rat bruno has been taking food out of...
  7. Rat Health
    Hi, my rat's tongue has swollen quite a lot overnight and also turned blue/purple. She has been very sick recently and has barely eaten or drank anything. She has a tumor/bump on her stomach. She hardly ever moves and when she does, she usually falls over. I'm wondering if maybe she bit her...
  8. 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...
  9. Rat Health
    My girl who is just over a year old has been sneezing a lot lately and her breathing is high pitched (like a whistling noise when she breathes) but otherwise, she is acting normal and there are no excessive amounts of porphyrin around her noise or anywhere. Another one of my rats who is almost...
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