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Re: My New Rat Chirping!

That 'breeder' is an idiot. All his rats chirp and sneeze and this is normal and they're just 'talking'? I don't think so. What it really means is he's breeding a bunch of sickly rats, but seeing as he's breeding them for snake food what does he care.

Any noisy breathing or odd sounds (bird sounds, monkey sounds) need to be viewed with extreme caution. A rat suffering a respiratory infection or myco flare-up will make these sounds when stressed. I'd say that's the case with your girl and it explains why you don't hear them when she's sleeping.

Considering her background I'd definitely recommend a decent course of baytril for her. Have you got enough till the vet visit? Make sure they give you at least 14 days worth.

Good luck.
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