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I had to have Harper spayed after a prolapse, and she's put on a ridiculous amount of weight. All her sisters are allowed to free feed, and Marley is far too thin. having cancer, Dash needs ever bit of nutrition. Would it be a good idea to seperate Harper until she loses the weight? How can I help her do that as far as her food goes since she's about as active as a rock? Maybe I'm making too much of this and should just accept that she's a mini beach ball? But I'm really worried for her health.
 

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Is it actual weight? Two weeks post spay my girl ballooned up and then after two months went back to normal. Vet said sometimes weight redistributes itself as numbericallt she was the same weight.
 

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Try limiting there food but feeding twice or 3 times a day, scatter it aorund so they have to work for it and take harper out for the first 15 mins of each feed. You could also feed less and give the skinny rats a top up meal in a carrier.
 
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