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  1. General Rat Topics
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  2. Rat Health
    My sweet 2 year, 4 month old boy Duncan has a tumor the vet described as “the size of a blueberry” in his front-right armpit, and due to its depth and firmness she‘s pretty sure it is cancer. She did say it could be removed, but of course there’s always the concern regarding surgery and recovery...
  3. Rat Health
    Hi all, just spotted this peculiar little bump on my boy Laszlo's scrotum during free-roam this morning. It's about 3mm across, circular, black, smooth and shiny. Laszlo is about 20 months old and intact. Anybody seen anything like this before? It doesn't appear to be causing him any discomfort...
  4. Rat Health
    So i just came back from the vet for Pilgores back. The vet said that he has a tumor. She could have tested to see if it was cancerous or not. But even if i wanted to i couldn't do surgery cuz i am still in-between jobs. She said the salt water would help. But other then that there is nothing...
  5. Rat Health
    My rat Sprig has a mammary tumor located on her chest. It doesn’t look or feel like an abscess. I took her out of her cage to take a look at it and there was a hole in it… I’m not sure what to do. I don’t want it to get infected. Does anyone know what this is or how to treat it/ protect it? We...
  6. Rat Health
    Hi! My female 2 year old rat has a mammary tumor growing on her chest. Any tips to slow the growth? Thank you!
  7. Rat Health
    Noticed a palpable mass on her left side, descending down to her stomach. Sort of sticks out. Doesn’t feel squishy like mammary tumor. She was spayed 9 months ago and always felt like she had scar tissue in abd after. She is approximately 18-19months old, nearing 2 years. Still eating and...
  8. Rat Health
    Hello agian, My girl has just recovered from a respatory infection and now she has i assume a tumor right next to her back leg ... shes kinda limping maybe the size of half a golf ball. Shes a small rat almost 2 yrs. I just wanna know what to anticipate when i take her to the vet... What will...
  9. Rat Health
    My pet Ghost is around 6 months old. He was bitten in the leg by a much larger rat when he was around 2 months old. Over time that bite mark turned into what looked like an abscess. A couple of months later, Ghost developed a respiratory infection when a new rat was introduced to his cage...
  10. Rat Health
    I found a lump in my unaltered, male rat‘s throat who’s almost 1 year old. He did show some discomfort when examined it. It’s not giant but it’s about the size of a marble. He has gained a significant amount of weight in the past few weeks. He is staying on the lower level of their critter...
  11. Rat Health
    Advice needed please As some of you might have read in my previous posts 😅 one of my little girls has several tumours. They're getting bigger, she can still move about happily, she runs and climbs and jumps. The skin isn't bleeding or anything, but it is quite thin now. I just wondered when...
  12. Rat Health
    Hey my rat got this thing on her face overnight 3 days ago. Scab just formed last night. Any ideas? I’m hoping it’s an abscess… l
  13. Rat Health
    Im not sure where else to go with this, I recently returned from a trip out of town and I had my roommates look over my two rats for me while I was gone, everything was completely fine when I left, when I returned home after two weeks one of my rats had a giant abscess on his side, it is...
  14. Rat Health
    I just found a tumor on my female rat. I don’t know if I can afford a removal (I’m just a teenager so I don’t have money). Her behavior is normal, but I was wondering, should I just not remove it and let it be or look into a removal?
  15. Rat Health
    I weighted my oldest girl and It seems like she lost weight. So I have two questions: 1- she has two mammary tumors, could her weight loss be caused by them? 2- my two other girls are always hiding their food where my oldest girl can’t reach (hind leg degeneration), could she be starving...
  16. Rat Health
    Wanted to spread awareness and some information to others who may be struggling with similar medical issues in their rat. Just took my rat, (Moose) into the vet last week, as a large lump had developed on the cranial aspect of his right forelimb near the shoulder. The vet had originally told me...
  17. Rat Health
    Hello all. I am back again with another issue! In all seriousness, I have talked on here about my girl Chonk before and I have another decision to make. She is turning 2 in June, and last October (2021) she had a surgery to get two tumors removed. It was a rough recovery, and she got an...
  18. Rat Health
    Hello! A couple days ago I dropped my 1 y/o rat, Froggie off at the vet to have a benign mammary mass removed. It was my first experience with surgery on a small animal so I was a bit nervous. The tumor was about the size of a walnut and it was starting to hinder her walking so I decided not to...
  19. Rat Health
    Hello! A couple days ago I dropped my 1 y/o rat, Froggie off at the vet to have a benign mammary mass removed. It was my first experience with surgery on a small animal so I was a bit nervous. The tumor was about the size of a walnut and it was starting to hinder her walking so I decided not...
  20. Rat Health
    To add context : my oldest girl has two mammary tumors and I noticed they didn’t really grow in one week. So I wanted to ask, how fast do rat’s tumors usually grow ?Especially mammary tumors? And can my rat’s tumors grow suddenly overnight? Thanks in advance for your answers! (sorry for my...
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