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Can rats get ear infections from water. I know when i was the puppies, to avoid ears and dry them alot to avoid infection...same for rats?

I gave cocoa her first bath, then before the others got done, it dawned upon me to wait and research and such...so if their ears get wet, will it cause one? its hard to avoid their face gettin wet...
 

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It can happen, just be careful not to flood her ears. My rats swim every day (including diving down to the bottom) and we have never had any infections with them, but it is a good thing to watch for.

Watch for head shaking, tenderness in the ear, inflammation, discharge, smell...
 

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Okay, i dont suspect one, i just didnt want to cause one. That is good to know. thanks
 
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