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For the past few days one of my boys has gone a bit red around the eyes. So, anyway I woke up this morning and when I checked on him, it looked like blood was coming out around his eyes. I'm really concerned and I've never experienced this sort of stuff. PLEASE help!
 

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It's porphyrin (spelling is not my forte.) Essentially this is a red substance that's in all their fluids (like saliva, etc). If it's excessive the rat may be sick, but if it's not and the rat's not showing any other symptoms they may have just not cleaned themselves up yet.

My fawn hoodie gets a little porphy right when he wakes up, but he'll usually get it washed off before dinner time. :lol:
 
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