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I have a fairly young rat and lately I when I see him in his cage or bring him out for play he just sits in the same position and it appears as if he is heaving for breath and he just does this sometimes he will make small gag like motions he has no other signs or resp infection and idk what to do
 

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Update.. he passed away last night
I’m so sorry for your loss. If you can, I would take your passed rat to the vet for a necropsy, just so you can understand what went wrong and how you can avoid that same problem in your other rats.
 

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He died from a respiratory infection that's probably responsible for 90% of pet rats deaths. KEEP THEIR CAGE CLEAN. Living in a dirty cage causes respiratory infections. Usually.
 

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He died from a respiratory infection that's probably responsible for 90% of pet rats deaths. KEEP THEIR CAGE CLEAN. Living in a dirty cage causes respiratory infections. Usually.
That’s what I suspected but he had no sneezing or anything at all
 
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