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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hello! I'm new to the forum as I wanted to ask a rat-related question but obviously I couldn't get an answer from general people, so I thought here would be the best place! Here is my situation: Theon, my rat, has a vet appointment on Friday and I was wondering what way would be best to get...
  2. Rat Health
    I'm a teacher. I became enamored with a colleague's pet rat several years ago. Her name was Milly and although she was very old for a rat, I volunteered to take her to have it removed when she got a large mammary tumor. I'll never forget what my current vet said, "I can do it, I've never done...
  3. 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...
  4. Rat Behavior
    I have 2 male rats from a pet-shop 3 weeks ago, i recently had to bring one to a vet for respiratory problems, it got weighted, examined and i got his prescription for 14 days of medecine but it wasn't really ready to fully leave the cage for play time when i took him to the vet, after the...
  5. 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...
  6. Rat Behavior
    I apologize for not finding the right sub-forum for my Post. This is about illness and possible death of pets. Long story cut kind of short. Before committing to getting pet rats for the first time, I checked off the necessity list: •Exotics vet in the country (explicitly stated over ten...
  7. Rat Health
    I think my little Bean has injured either he paw or leg. I noticed when I gave them this fruit kebab and she wasn’t using this paw at all. It kind of looks like she’s keeping her elbow in close to her body too which make me wonder if it’s actually her leg. She’s moving around the cage fine on 3...
  8. Rat Health
    How much would you say vet bills for rats are. I was never given an estimate. I live in Ontario. Like far north of Toronto. The boys are due for a vet appointment tmrw at 1PM. I just want them weighed, i also want the vet to take a look at Harolds back and all the hair that is missing from his...
  9. Rat Health
    My girl Nana is limping right now. She's a little over a year old. She isn't using her back right foot, I noticed it yesterday evening, she was doing fine before It was a little swollen yesterday but when I looked at it today the swelling had gone down a lot I thought it might be a sprain and...
  10. Rat Health
    Can an experienced vet just 'know' that a rat has a pituitary tumor instead of an ear infection without additional diagnostics?
  11. Rat Health
    I just posted about my rat Quinn having a tumor, but so does my rat Chonk. Chonk is a female that I estimate to be about 1 1/2, but I got her from the SPCA so the age is estimated. She recently developed a lump on her belly so I took her to the vet. The vet said it was a tumor, but it was very...
  12. Rat Health
    My 2 year old female rat Quinn was taken to the vet a few months ago cause of a lump, they tested it, and said it was a cyst. I took her back today and they now say she has two lumps both of which are tumors. I have two options, 1) operate on it (she said it doesn’t have to be this month but...
  13. Rat Health
    Hello everyone. For about two years I have been a mother of three rats. Billy, schlat and toby. (Schlat and billy being around 2 years while Toby is around one year) schlat has always had respritory issues but always was treated. sadly he recently passed unexpectedly in his sleep. my two...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Rat Health
    Has anyone used the kwikvet app yet? I just learned about it and was wondering if it’s worth it. It’s an app where you can video chat with a vet and apparently you can get e prescriptions too. The initial call is $29 which is pretty cheap. (This is definitely not a paid advertisement lol)
  17. Rat Health
    I've been curious about trying other clinics, and wanted to know if anyone in Colorado had recommendations. So far, I've taken my current ones to Southpark Animal clinic, and unfortunately the one I took my girls to years ago is escaping me. Does anyone know of a good clinic that is great with...
  18. Rat Health
    So my rat is free roam and he accidentally ate some polysporin, i would say about a teaspoon of the ointment, idk if i need to take him to the emergency vet. PLEASE HELP!! If there is any natural remedies until i can make a normal appointment to help him, please share
  19. Rat Behavior
    I live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and I am in search of a vet for my new rat family. I want a vet who follows humane rat euthanasia (for when the time comes) and is well versed in their care. I am just trying to be prepared. I'm also hoping it is a vet with reasonable fees. Thank you!
  20. Rat Health
    Hello! :) First-time rat owner here, although I've had lots of experience with mice and gerbils. My two female rats, Maggie (furless albino rex) and June (albino rex) are almost 10 weeks old, and I am now looking into details about veterinary check-ins for their physical exams. At what age is it...
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