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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  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
    I adopted three ten month old sisters almost two weeks ago, from a wildlife center that I volunteer at. I know they were well taken care of, and when I took them in I was told they were healthy. However, its been a week and a half and one rat, Queso, has been sneezing a lot. I know that's normal...
  14. Rat Health
    Hello everyone! My baby girl Scabbers hasn't been acting herself lately. She's usually up into the top part of her house begging for treats all day, but for the past few days, she has rarely come out of her hammock in the bottom part. Even when we call her name, she won't come out. Not only...
  15. Rat Health
    I am incredibly concerned currently. I have been monitoring my rat fish for a few days, his behavior has changed a bit and I checked him out and eventually noticed his teeth seeming to be over grown. He’s not the biggest chewer but hasn’t struggled until recently. His behavior changed only a few...
  16. Rat Health
    I’ve had 2 female rats now for 3 weeks. Cake is a dumbo rat and is around 2 or 3 months old now. Fiona is a dwarf dumbo Rex rat who is about 7 weeks old. About 3 days, I noticed Fiona sneezing quite a bit. There’s also the red mucus coming only from her nose in small amounts. She cleans most of...
  17. Rat Health
    Hi everyone I need some advice. I had rats when I was very little, but I pretty much did everything wrong. I got rats again because I love them a lot. Obviously I'm not making the same mistakes twice so I got a big cage, bedding that won't be hard on their lungs, etc. and its been smooth sailing...
  18. Blog
    So Last weekend My poor Alice got sick. I separated her from her sister so she could get better. I kept her warm and hand fed/watered her. Then I got the terrible news on Sunday afternoon that she had passed.:(:(:( Balling my eyes out at work for at least an hour. The next day we took Pandora to...
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