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So Zelda Is carrying her tail strangely. When she walks or runs, her tail now juts out to the right. I can't find anything wrong with It when I feel It, and it doesn't bother her when I touch It. It looks very funny, but why does she now all of a sudden do this?
 

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is she off balance any and may be compensating? How long has it been going on?
 

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Her behavior is normal as far as I can tell. Just the way she keeps her tail now.
 

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I tend to follow the rule of never panic... Rats do really strange things sometimes... then in a day or two they return to normal... If you don't see an apparent health issue give it a little time.

Cloud spent a day walking on three legs, I didn't see anything wrong and she was back to normal the next day. I suppose something hurt her, maybe from a fall... who knows? I'd guess that Zelda might have some discomfort she's compensating for...

Naturally if things get more abnormal or this doesn't resolve itself a vet visit might be in order, if you have a good rat vet... It might also be worth a post under the rat health section.

Hope Zelda feels better soon.
 
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