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Hi.
I just got a new rat on Friday and I have just had a good look at him (as he was very scared I couldn't before.) I have just seen a lump on his tummy. He is a month and a half old. Could it be a tumor at this young age?
 

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I would have him seen by a vet to know for sure. Any type of lump is not going to be a good thing and needs to be taken care of.
 

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I kinda doubt it's a tumor at his young age, but anything is possible. It you just got him, I would be more inclined to think it's an abscess, maybe from a bite from a cage mate? Rats heal so quickly, that a small infection might have gotten sealed up in there. Definitely take him to the vet. He needs to go for a checkup anyway since you just got him.

Best of luck!
 

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Hi.
Thanks for answering. It turns out it is a hernia. The vet said it might close up as he grows or he might need it operated on. Let's hope not buy what a relief!
Thanks
 
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