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  1. Rat Health
    Hey guys, I liberated two male rats from Pets at home. A couple of days later, one seemed to have a respiratory infection, took him to the vets and popped on antibiotics for two weeks and all was well. A month later and the other one sounds a little raspy but only when eating . I have a...
  2. Rat Health
    Hey guys, I really need help. So I've got three male rats and they all either have a URI or maybe a Myco flare up. When I first started noticing the symptoms, I asked the breeder I got my boys from for help and she told me to give them all Amoxicillin (250mg capsules,) so that's what I've been...
  3. 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...
  4. General Rat Topics
    Hi, my friend recently gifted me a fur fluffy type material for my ratties cage to use as bedding through the winter. I am wondering if this would be bad for their respiratory system or if they chew on it will they choke? I haven't put it in their cage, I am just double checking that I am...
  5. 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...
  6. 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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