one of my rats has a lump on her chest, i just noticed it today. she's not very friendly so i normally just open the cage door and let her roam around and leave her be(i tried to socialize her for a couple months straight, still slowly trying but not as persistant anymore). i laid down next to her cage a few minutes ago to talk to her a little bit(haha trying everything to get her used to me) and i noticed some scratches near her head/under her kneck and a lump on her chest...my guess is that its an abcess from an infection from the scratches? I hope. going to try to call the vets tomorrow and take off work to get her right to the vet, but at the latest saturday. anybody else thinking its just an abcess too? ;/ any reason why she would have such scratches? She gets the same diet as my other rats do (even my hairless never had scratching problems, except for her eye). i dont get it? i give em decent food...a mix from the store mixed with lab blocks, and a little bit of senior dog food here and there, some noodles, boiled chicken and eggs every now and then, and toast with olive oil to help with the coats. my other rats have nice coats. her nails arent too long either.