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  1. Rat Health
    Hello, I have a 2 year old male rat with a cancerous lump. He had lost his brother a year ago, so it’s just him. I was planning to get more rats to introduce them but something happened and I had to wait. This lump had appeared before and I was told it could come back (cancerous) or could just...
  2. Rat Health
    Hey Everyone!!! I’m going to be using this as a little ranting post. But for those that have seen, I got Mercy a few weeks ago and she was from a pet store that was pretty crappy in all honesty. Tiny little cages, zero handling, and overall, a depressing place to be. Last night Mercy started...
  3. Rat Health
    My current rat is 2 years old and has chronic Mycoplasma (I believe that’s what it’s called), an upper respiratory infection. He is in good health and is on medicine on and off per the vets orders. He is quite shy and it is next to impossible to get him out of his cage for free roam. He was not...
  4. Rat Health
    My 8 month old male has been peeing blood for two weeks. He’s been on metacam and baytril and it hasn’t helped. I have a vet app tomorrow but wondered if anyone has dealt with anything similar. (this isn’t their main cage)
  5. Rat Health
    Hi everyone, Someone in my household just tested positive for covid, I’m negative but I’m worried that if I do end up getting it I will spread it to my rats. I’ve heard that it can be transmitted from humans to rodents and vise versa, but I couldn’t find anything concrete. Their cage is in my...
  6. Rat Health
    Hi guys, I would really need some help. We have a one year old rat (one of three) and only him started sneezing blood. We took him to the vet they did ultrasound and x-ray, checked his lungs and they don't know what is wrong. They also tested the red fluid he is sneezing out and apparently it...
  7. Rat Health
    My 1.8 year old rat Wally, a hairless, sweetest boy who gives everyone kisses, is very ill. He saw the vet on Monday and she diagnosed him with potential heart failure, put him on diuretics and antibiotics, and I am not sure I am seeing the improvement we should by now ( 4 days later ). When I...
  8. Rat Health
    I got my rats in March 2021 and the man I bought them off told me they were 4 months old however one of my rats, Barnabas, has taken a turn for the worst over the past few weeks (weakness and overproduction of porphyrin around his eyes) and I’ve had him in the vets and they put him on...
  9. Rat Health
    Hi everyone! I have a sneezy and snuffly rat with a URI. Vet was thinking mycoplasma flare up and has RX Doxycycline Twice a day and I have a nebulizer with some ventolin and inhaled steroids for symptom control that I can give 3x a day. My rats work of breathing has increased after 3 days of...
  10. 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...
  11. Rat Behavior
    I noticed about an hour ago when I woke up and greeted my rats that one of them was behaving strangely when I gave her a treat. It's almost like she loses coordination and control as soon as she starts eating. She seems to not be able to hold the treat or herself up to eat it. She seems a little...
  12. 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...
  13. Rat Health
    Two rats were/are sick, they’ve been on medication for maybe 4-5 days now. Symptoms were: overproduction of porphyrin, lethargy, and sneezing. They didn’t wheeze/breath funny. They’re more active now, and seeming to get better. Thing is we didn’t quarantine them like we probably should. The...
  14. Rat Health
    So I got two girl rats about a week and a half ago from Petsmart. Big mistake there already from what i’ve now read, but i vowed to give them the best life possible. they are the first rats that i’ve owned, but i’ve done a lot of research on how to care for them. they have a huge cage, lined...
  15. Rat Health
    i adopted a rat and 4 of her babies from a rescue in february. mara (the mum) was a bit sneezy at first and i thought maybe it she was just adjusting to the new environment. a few weeks later she is still making sneezing sounds (and spitting sounds?) so i take her to the vet. she was given...
  16. Rat Health
    I bought two baby rats about 2-3 weeks ago. Soon after i brought them home, one died of mega colon. We haven’t been able to get a companion for the remaining rat yet. Yesterday afternoon she started having watery feces. She had some cucumber two days ago and was reluctant to eat it but she ate...
  17. Rat Health
    Just looking for some general advice and opinions. So I have three rats, two brothers and a third younger. The larger of the brothers and the youngest are happy and healthy however my darker rat has been poorly for a while. for some context he is about 9/10 months old and he has been to the...
  18. Rat Health
    My poor little 13-week old rattie Rosemary recently got diagnosed with some nasty vestibular disease, the first sign of which was a bulging and glazed eye, which has now seemed to die over time. Her other vestibular disease symptoms seem to be improving with treatment, but I am concerned if it...
  19. Rat Health
    i feel really bad because they keep getting sick and usually i clean their cage out regularly but these past few weeks have been really hard for me and i just dont have the energy to clean it out. im 15 and my mother wont get me meds or therapy or anything and she also wont help me clean the...
  20. 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...
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