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so, i got my guys from a pet store (i know, but i couldn't find anything else.) they went to the vet with me and they both have a cold. so i'm giving them this pink stuff through a syringe. one of my boys, Remi, looks like his nose has a little bit of dried blood. but it could just be some of the dried medicine that missed his mouth. your thoughts?
 

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Rats don't get colds, they are likely suffering from either a myco flare up or a secondary infection. How old are your rats and do you know what the vet prescribed you? The red staining is most likely porphyrin, do you see any around his eyes?

Porphyrin is a red secretion in a rat's tears. A little bit is fine to see now and then around the eyes (sleep crusties etc) but if there is a lot and it's around the nose too it can also be a sign of stress and illness.

Unfortunately a lot of pet store rats come home sick =/
 
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