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My rat is on about her 21st day of pregnancy and there are a few things that are kind of worrying me about her. First of all for the past like 4 days her vagina has been obviously open and the whole area around her vulva/butt is swollen Also, over the last couple days she has become very lethargic, not that I blame her SHE'S HUGE, but she will only kind of crawl/drag herself small distances i.e. to the water. Now for the last day or so she has taken on a Staring Coat and doesn't seem to want to eat as much. Am i just being paranoid? does all this means she is just getting really close to having them ... or should I be worried. She is drinking, she is not bleeding anywhere (yet), and she still seems to have good color everywhere she just seems sooo tired or something.
 

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Ok I took this pic of her on Friday and it was the next day (Yesterday) she stopped standing up like this for treats... I know she is moving a bit still though because every once in a while when I check her she has pulled her big belly up onto her igloo and is laying there :) I did give her some dog food thinking it might perk her up a little and it did for a minute but she is right back to sleeping and moping around .... Should I be worried?
 

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This isn't normal behavior or symptoms. She needs a vet check ASAP as it sounds like complications with the litter, possibly a miscarriage. She needs medical help, she may pass away if there's complications, and it's really looking that way, but she'll have a better chance of coming out of this alive if you take her. If your vet is closed tonight I highly recommend you rush her to a eVet.
 

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Hope she's okay! : (
 

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So sorry! :-( poor girl.
 
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