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  1. Rat Health
    Hi all. Ever since I got my original pair of rats we’ve had some health issues, though it’s always been along the lines of respiratory issues, so I have some idea of what to expect with those health issues However, recently one of my rats, Harris, has appeared to catch some nasty mites that...
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    So, I own three rats and honestly I've recently been having trouble with my oldest boys health, right now I don't plan on changing food or anything, but I mash up their food, due to their weak teeth, I'd there anything else I can do about it? And also, one of my rat babies started loosing hair...
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    Hi everyone, We have some ringworm going around in our house lately, or at least I'm pretty sure that's what it is. First our guinea pig came up with a spot of it behind her ears, then one of our rabbits got a rash around her eyes and mouth, and now one of the rats, Point Break, has a patch of...
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    i was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what to do for my new boys. This morning I picked up 2 BIG boys from a rescuer, and she was handling them a little rough trying to get them out of the carrier, so I know they’ve been stressed — especially since my 2 year old daughter was crying...
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    Hi all, My rat has this red patch on the base of her tail. I have used Ivermectin on her, I have also used antifungal sprays. It seems to get better but then return to being a red patch, like a rash. It does not seem to hurt her, and she is behaving normally. She also has a scab on her back...
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    Hi everyone! I am regularly seeing my usual vet of a couple years, but we're both stumped at this point. I am getting connected to a specialist this week, but wanted to see if anyone here has encountered this before. I will update with any findings. Crusty Hind Feet (photo taken today) Swollen...
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    My rat Poppy has a really huge cyst on his side (graphic photo). I know it’s a cyst and i took him to the vet already and have been monitoring it for several months now. I couldn’t remove it when it was still small because he was a new rescue and wouldn’t let my hands anywhere near him. I...
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