Parsley (russian Blue dumbo) and peanut (siamese dumbo)
Hi, i have 2 rats who are both almost 1. One of them, Peanut, was making noises a few months ago. We took him to the vet and they said its just noises to show his feelings, but i don't think that vet is very experienced with rats. but the noises got a little worse and we started hearing noises from his brother, Parsley, (not as noticeable but still there). We went to a new vet and they have a respiratory infection. (I feel stupid for believing for so long it was normal sounds, I'm not a rat expert.) We're going to start giving them medication, and I think it could help Parsley, but i heard something about tissue being damaged if you don't catch it early, so I'm worried about Peanut. It's supposed to get worse over time. He isn't lethargic and he eats and drinks regularly, but I have a feeling that someday we might need to put him down. I'm not sure if anyone knows, but how long does it take for RI's to get so bad that we will have to put him down? He's only a year old and I'm really worried.