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My rat has an eye more closed that the other

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Today I realised that one of my rat's eyes was slightly more closed that the other, I've had her for a short period of time so I'm kinda new at this, I don't know if I should worry or not. It has been like this for the whole afternoon.
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This is it the morning after, idk if one eye is slightly bulging out or if the other is a bit closed for some reason. Has this happened to anyone else? What should I do.
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Your welcome. Also I did not say it earlier but welcome to the rat forum. Don’t be shy to ask anything else I have found that this is a very welcoming forum.
Thank you. Absolutely, you can’t imagine how happy I was when i found out this page existed.
I recently heard of a condition called microphthalmia which is when a rat is born with one eye smaller than the other. It occurs in the womb during development and won't even out later. Maybe that is what your rat has? Apparently cats and dogs can also have this condition.

Also, your rat is soo cute! I love her markings! 😍
Thank you!! It’s a possibility. I think it’s getting a bit better now.
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