Could be a bacterial infection.
So RatForum, I've been around the block a few times. Stuck my nose into things here for a couple of years now. But this is a problem I'd never thought I'd have to come to you with.
Carmen has developed a.. Gas problem. His rear end REEKS. If you've ever been in a pig barn, that's what it smells like. Sour, awful, I can't even breathe. Worse than sulfur. Think sulfuric acid. It literally burns the inside of my nose if his butt is near my face. He eats the same as his brother, but (heh) does he have this problem? No.
I can't figure out what it is. They're on Oxbow, on fleece, they have a huge ass (heh) cage and get out time for eight hours a day! They get treats, oatmeal, veggies, a tiny slice of anything rat-safe I'm eating. What am I doing wrong? If it burns my mucous membranes, God knows what it's doing to his insides.
He's three months old.How old is Carmen?
That's the most relieving (heh) thing I've ever heard, I hope it goes away on its own!Okay so he is young. It might not be much help, but at around 3 months old, my Ginger developed gas so bad it could melt your face. I didn't take her to the vet for that but it went away with time.
You can PM me if you need some specific advice on what we did to help her with the smell.