Recently posted in this forum about my rat probably having a cyst or tumour, I've just got home from work and noticed what looks to be a head on the lump (the lump isn't overly large but large enough to notice) so i'm thinking it is some sort of cyst, my problem now is what if it bursts before I get her to a vet? I'm going to try and get an appointment tomorrow when the vets are open but there is no guarantee that they'll be able to see me tomorrow. The vet I'm currently with doesn't seem to know how to deal with rats (long story) but there is one a few miles away that deals with exotic pets. Unfortunately I was googling this last night and ended up reading about a similar case were the owner couldn't get his/her rat to the vet and by the time they did it was too late, they washed the wound out and started the rat on antibiotics but the rat died a couple of days later. My rat Storm seems ok in herself and is eating and drinking really, really well, she's not behaving any differently and is still being an excellent mum to her babies.