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  1. Rat Health
    Hi, I want to preface this post by saying I will take him to the vet again, but wanted some advice as I'm just dumb-founded. My boy Archimedes started wheezing, much like the typical noise they make when they have a URI, like in this video: (not my video btw) When I took him to the vet he...
  2. Rat Health
    Do I syringe it into their mouths? How much? Thank you! [Yes, I know this is a last resort option.]
  3. Rat Health
    They have 100 2mg Baytril tabs for $60, which is a way better price than my vet offers. Here's the link: Rat MD's, Baytril (2 mg/Tablet), Bacon Flavor, 5 gm Tablet, 100/Bottle Has anyone bought from them/knows if they're legit? Just finished treating one rattie for a respiratory infection and...
  4. Rat Health
    Hello everyone. For about two years I have been a mother of three rats. Billy, schlat and toby. (Schlat and billy being around 2 years while Toby is around one year) schlat has always had respritory issues but always was treated. sadly he recently passed unexpectedly in his sleep. my two...
  5. Rat Behavior
    My little Eugeneo Beano freaks me out everytime he hiccups because he also squeaks when he does. I know rat hiccups are supposed to be silent because they are pretty quiet creatures, but Eugene is a pretty squeaky guy. That's just his personality, along with being overly dramatic, and an overly...
  6. 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...
  7. General Rat Topics
    my older rat has always had a respiratory issue ever since I first got her (she’s from a pet shop, never again) and it has never gone away even with the 3 amounts of antibiotics she’s had over a year, I don’t know if this would be related in any way to one of my babies that has had an issue for...
  8. Rat Health
    I just lost one (Heidi) of my two girls (her surviving sister is Seeker) about a month ago to what my mom and I think, and the vet confirmed likely, was a respiratory infection. Heidi was thinner and had labored breathing, wheezing on Friday and by Saturday night we rushed her to an emergency...
  9. Rat Health
    I got my 2 rats almost 4 weeks Ago now.the day of I noticed signs of respiratory infection , so the next day they went to the vet and started baytril, after a week nothing improved , so doxy and metacam were added on to that. Today one of my girls barely sneezes and has little to no congestion ...
  10. Rat Health
    Hi, i have 2 rats who are both almost 1. One of them, Peanut, was making noises a few months ago. We took him to the vet and they said its just noises to show his feelings, but i don't think that vet is very experienced with rats. but the noises got a little worse and we started hearing noises...
  11. Rat Health
    Recently (3 months ago) I lost a rat to pneumonia and after that experience I did everything in my power to protect my other girls. I bought a double critter nation (for 4 rats), set up an air purifier, got new dustless bedding( cat pellet paper), began to litter train, sewed fleece liners for...
  12. Rat Health
    My 2 y.o female rat developed classic signs of mycoplasma about 1 week ago. I began baytril when no improvement was seen after 2 days. She progressively has gotten worse and we took her to an exotic vet yesterday. I was under the impression that the vet would choose to euthanize her but to my...
  13. Rat Health
    One of my boys was recently on baytril, doxy and a bronchodilator (Theophylline) but his symptoms improved. They've come back, but I realized his medications were in my car for several days and it's been extremely hot here. Are these medications ineffective now? Are they dangerous from heat...
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