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Is it normal to be able to feel a rat's spine and ribs when you pick it up and run your hands along it? I'm feeding her a handful (basically as much as she wants) Oxbow Regal adult rat food with 15% protein, and she's 1.5-2 years old. Any opinions? I'm not super concerned....I'm just a worrier in general and want to make sure. Thank you!!

Edit: I suppose it would be unhealthy to pick it up and NOT feel ribs and spine to some extent....that would probably mean the rat was obese.
 

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Was this always the case?

At her age, I'd supplement with some healthy fats like nuts, avocado, etc. Maybe even some Ensure.
 

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Was your rat always like this?

Feed the extra supplement separately if the others are a healthy weight.
 
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