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Contrary to popular belief, Patches doesn't mind being lifted gently by her tail and her ears never lie down when she is content. I had a male hairless albino rat named furry but my landlord made me get rid of him so I waited until he did his yearly inspection and got Patches. She had an eye infection and you can't get antibiotics without a prescription. Since then found that polysporin make pink eye antibiotic drops. Get some.
 

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Hey welcome, super cute nakey :D

They may not mind it, but I would recommend never doing that!

Tails have also been known to break off or lose skin with improper handling. Skin that has come off the tail cannot be reattached, nor will the tail grow back. Amputation of the tail tip is often required. You should always pick up a rat around its middle, and then support their feet with your other hand or your body. This makes them feel very secure and reduces the chance of someone dropping them if they squirm. Rats that are regularly lifted by their tails tend to harbor a distrust of humans and may not make the best pets.
 
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