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Ok, so other day I found Seeker dead which was most likely a brain haemorrage, so Beetlejuice was alone. I bought 2 new baby females 4 her and Ive had them out just now running about. I have found a lump on Beetlejuice's neck, just behind her right ear and down a little. Its like a round ball the size of a 20pence piece. Theres little red marks like shes been itching it. Shes just over a year old and never had any problems. What could it be?
 

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It seems quite loose under the skin and softish. Ive been reading up about lumps on rats online just now and according to what Ive read, if its hard and doesnt move much its an abcess and if its soft and 'loose' most likely a tumor. Im going to watch it over the next few days and see if it gets bigger/smaller. Thanks for replying.
 

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This sound alot like an abscess. They are generally a scratch that got infected. They grow under the skin and are filled with puss. Pretty nasty, I know. Its best you bring her to the vet. If it is an abscess, then the vet will drain it for you then teach you how to drain it. They will eventually go away but it is quite painful for the rat. Hopefully its nothing serious. Tell us how she does.
 

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I think ratwings was right. But my brothers old rat had a brain tumor and I soon found out cancer in rats wasn't rare. All though it doesn't sound like it could be a tumor it might still be serious and it might need antiobiotics depended on how bad it is. Take him to a vet just to make sure. I don't want to hear about another rat death. I've already heard to many!
 

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please post pictures, and maybe the picture can give us an idea on if it is a tumor. that could be a brain tumor and regular tumors are rarley found there. usually tumors are found under the arm or thigh, near there. i think the pictures would really give us an idea and so keep that information in mind. i have never had any ratties that have had a tumor in my whole family and my mom grew up with 49 ratties when she was twelve years old and i have had four, and none of them we have ever knowen have ever had tumors of any kind. not that they are rare, in fact, tumors are the most common diesese in ratties. good luck and keep us posted if possible. *notice the 'if possible'*

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to add, my name is catherine too. *spelled the same way as yours*
 

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rattusnorvegicus said:
please post pictures, and maybe the picture can give us an idea on if it is a tumor. that could be a brain tumor and regular tumors are rarley found there. usually tumors are found under the arm or thigh, near there. i think the pictures would really give us an idea and so keep that information in mind. i have never had any ratties that have had a tumor in my whole family and my mom grew up with 49 ratties when she was twelve years old and i have had four, and none of them we have ever knowen have ever had tumors of any kind. not that they are rare, in fact, tumors are the most common diesese in ratties. good luck and keep us posted if possible. *notice the 'if possible'*

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to add, my name is catherine too. *spelled the same way as yours*

This topic is almost 2 years old!

Can you please STOP bringing up old threads, unless they are relavent.

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