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Hey guys I’ve picked up some more new rats and the ‘Rex’ we were given has eyes that are almost closed, is it just a genetic mutation or is there something wrong?
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I believe rats who've recently opened their eyes don't open them all the way but by 8 weeks their eyes should be fully open. It could be dried porphyrin, try wiping it with a wet cotton swab to see if it'll go away.
 

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At 8 weeks his eyes should be wide open and bright-eyed. You can take a soft wet cloth and clean the eyes, and see if it there is any gunk or goop. If it comes back, that would be a problem.
 
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