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Broken or injured leg?

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Hi, I'm new here, btw... but I'll get straight to the point, perhaps trolling the forums a bit at a later time... :wink:

So, I woke up today, and, when I saw my rat, Bob, he seemed to have some trouble using his left back leg. He had trouble scratching himself or using it to move himself around. So I sort of put a splint on it, so it he wouldn't move around too much and make it worst. But, he's now lying on his back with his feet in the air, I don't think he likes it :?

Any tips, or information is appreciated!

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Forensic said:
I'm surprised he hasn't gnawed the splint off, personally.

He may have simply sprained it or twisted it and so doesn't want to use it. But I wouldn't suggest taking him to see a vet just in case. :)
Erm, he started chewing on it.
As for "not wanting to use it", he wants to, but has a hard time scratching his side (lifting the foot), but he seems ok to scratch the side of his head, though.
Fixed a typo in this first post stating he was *not* lying on his back, well he was. He looks ok for the moment. healthy, just uncomfortable I'd say.
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