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I am fairly new to ratkeeping and after reading about Myco, I am worried my rats may have it.

They sometimes sneeze a few times in a row and they have the red mucus on their noses when they wake up in the morning (but not at any other time of day)
I wouldn't say they sneezed a lot but its maybe about 5 times max in a day.

Other than that they are their usual energetic selves, have a good appetite, well natured and are the same weight as usual.
They have always had the red noses so I assumed all rats do and it hasn't got any worse or the sneezing since I got them as rescue rats 6 months ago.

They dont sound like they have any breathing probs and they are kept in a large well ventilated cage with cardboard squares (bed excel) as their cage liner.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Apart from the odd sneeze and red nose, they seem to be the picture of health
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Phew-we (sighs with relief),

That would make sense because when I got the rats they had woodshavings in their cage. Unsure of their background but the cage came with the rats and the rescue centre only had them for a day before I got them.

Thanks for your message - I am relieved.

Glad to hear that a little redness is maybe just a bit of sensitivity.
I'll keep an eye on my little ones tho just in case

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