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One of Artemis's eyes is bloody looking. At first I just thought it was watery, but tonight it had red substance around it and a little came off on my hand. I couldn't get a picture. His eye is wide open, though. Help! I'm REALLY worried. :( 8O
 

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is it a kind of watery blood? it's probably porphyrin and it's nothing to worry about. it's a substance found in their snot, tears, etc. excess amounts can be worrisome, so keep an eye on it, but he may just have like, sleep in his eyes, etc.
 

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Don't worry my rats had that its just that they eyes watered and it dried out the skin around the eye, it will be gone in a few days.
 

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Oh, ok. WHAT a relief!! There isn't that much today. Thanks so much! :D
 

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Umm... I just noticed today that my rat has dark red blood crusted around her eyes. I'm pretty sure it's blood because it is dark. And she is very lethargic... what do i do?? :(
 

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Mainstreet, when porphyrin dries it can look very dark.. especially if there's a lot of it. It most likely is not blood, but if you still think it is call your vet ASAP.
 
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