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I got up this morning and looked over into my girls cage and noticed Mika had a bloody nose I cleaned the cage really good with 50% water 50% vintages and I put both the girls aside and after I got done I looked at Mikas nose and the blood was gone. Should I be concerned??
 

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It is likely not blood, but a mucus secretion called Porphyrin. Rats frequently wake with this on their nose, or around their eyes.
 

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Yes, it sounds like you noticed some Porphyrin as DustyRat said. She probably cleaned herself up by grooming, while you were cleaning their cage.
 

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Also alot of porphyrin could mean a sick rat but if it is gone than there should be nothing to worry about. Rats can also get it on their eyes as well.
 
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