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  1. Rat Health
    One of my female rats, Prophecy, has just been prescribed 0.2mls 2.5% Baytril (Enrofloxacin) and 0.3mls Doxycare (Doxycycline) both twice a day. Both measured on a 1ml syringe. Just to stress, not 0.02mls or 0.03mls, 0.2mls and 0.3mls. She is around one year old, weighing in the range of...
  2. Rat Health
    Cloud is extremely sick but he still wants to come out of the cage. Can I let him? Should he just be resting or would exercise help him? He is on two medications and its been extremely rough. A lot of tears. He may not live and can barely breath or eat. He's trying so hard to just continue as...
  3. Rat Health
    I'm trying to find out of hypertonic solutions are safe for rats. All the ways it can be made is adding baking soda as one of the ingredients other than non idiozed salt. But I'm remember baking soda isn't safe for rats. I don't know if in that form is different or if I'm just wrong all...
  4. Rat Health
    I have ten rats that I'm struggling to get properly treated by the exotics vet and a non-exotics vet (that has treated rats over the last five odd years). I've had little help with either, and little progression in treatment. Other vets have told me they won't see my rats because they're not an...
  5. Rat Health
    Hi everyone! My three girl rats are now a little over a year old and for the first time, I went with them to the vet last summer, so summer 2021 when they were around half a year old and all three of them got antibiotics for their upper respiratory infections of some sort. One girl, Manta, had...
  6. Rat Homes
    My rats are about 8 months old, and have all gotten URIs. My guess is this is from the bedding I've been using, as the sneezing has gone down whenever I switch to fleece laid flat (with an absorbant layer underneath, of course). In order, I've tried the following: America's Choice Eco Flake...
  7. Rat Health
    Hi lovelies So my rat pups just finished their baytril. The vet gave us 0.6ml each for a week (diluted with water) They got better a little bit but they’ve been off it for a day and they’re already super sneezy again. Theres no porphyrin but they seem a little less active, however it is the...
  8. Rat Health
    I know you're supposed to keep dosing even when the rats seem all better. I need an estimate or loose idea of how long I should dose them with it? Also, let me know what you think of my method: I mixed together 1.7ml of watered down PB (& honey for picky Worm) + 0.3ml of Baytril which = 10...
  9. General Rat Topics
    Hi Everyone, So as i’ve mentioned my rat pups are in baytril for their URI. ( I have since replaced the bedding and gotten an air purifier, they’re starting to sound better after a day!!!) Basically, we are having some issues with giving them the medicine. I have tried to force feed, but they...
  10. Rat Health
    Hi everyone): I’m a new rat owner, i’ve never owned a pet before so naturally i’m a nervous anxious wreck They both had the new home sniffles but they started leaking porphyrin this morning so i took them to the vets and they got them baytril. I also felt in my gut they weren’t well. They’re...
  11. Rat Health
    If I take it apart and sanitize it can I reuse it? I have lots of syringes either way, but just wondering if I've been wasting them all this time.
  12. Rat Behavior
    Why is he doing this? I've been home all day and nothing crazy has happened afaik? He tucks his head away on me when he's upset after medicine or nervous but I've never seen him do it this way. He has a URI that's being treated [other rats too] so maybe it's helping him breath? I feel like I...
  13. Rat Health
    Me and my partner recently adopted an older girl (1.5 years) as she had been alone for a few weeks and needed company. She is still in quarantine as we heard a whistling noise when she would be overly excited/stressed. We took her to the vet and he said that he thinks that this noise is from...
  14. Rat Health
    I wanted to make a post on this topic, as I have seen numerous threads from users asking for help, when their rats get a respiratory infection. Often times people are begging for help because they either do not have a vet nearby that will treat a rat, or they cannot afford an exam visit plus...
  15. Rat Health
    This is going to be a long post but please read it... So my rat, Cloud, is showing signs of possible respiratory infection (Again) and at first it was just classic symptoms (i.e. Lethargic, Porphyrin around his eyes/nose, etc.) but then when I came to put them away from there small ten or so...
  16. Rat Health
    Do I syringe it into their mouths? How much? Thank you! [Yes, I know this is a last resort option.]
  17. Rat Health
    Hi all, A few weeks ago, Chickpea started sneezing and so I took her to the vet. We were prescribed Baytril for 10 days, which honestly didn't seem to do much (she wasn't getting better or worse). I ordered some Baytril and doxycyline and dosed the medications using Rat Guide, since I've read...
  18. Rat Health
    Hello. I need advice. My rats have respiratory problems, I took them to the vet recently. It's not that bad, just some sneezing and porphyrin from nose. I had one more rat who passed away due to respiratory problems but she had more serious symptoms - sneezing, wheezing, problems with breathing...
  19. Rat Health
    Problems: rat-aggressive, blackening top incisor, squeaking fits, sneezing fits, and now has a scratched [?] eye. I got 4 boys from a breeder [a very good and nice one!] less than a week ago. Everyone is perfectly behaved except this tiny white one. We have a vet visit scheduled for the end of...
  20. Rants & Raves
    I just had an absolute nightmare of a vet trip and it was unfortunately one of my baby’s(6weeks old) first time having to go, I had taken one of my other girls to a different vet before (who was great, but she was booked), but this girl’s breathing was off and I wanted someone to see her right...
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