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  1. S

    11 month old rat off balance, lost weight, is it a PT?

    Hello, I’m wondering if anyone has any advice. I am taking my boy to an exotic vet tomorrow at 11 for a diagnosis. Over the past week my boy has lost weight, can’t eat his normal pellets and I’ve not seen him drink from his bottle, he’s always had an issue with his back left leg since about 6...
  2. georgina

    Help please! my rats depressed

    Hi, I am so sorry for the long post but I really really need some advice, my old man blue died 2 Sundays ago I did know this was going to happen as he was well past his age so it was expected, but my baby boy buddy 2yrsold died on sunday a straight week after blue died, I was soo confused and...
  3. Caitlin

    william ❤️

    william, from the moment i saw you in the pet shop and you looked back at me with your beautiful red eyes, i knew you were special. whilst james came freely out of the tank and into his box ready to go home, you had to make a statement. i’ll never forget the look on the pet shop workers face as...
  4. Venus_rat

    Rats suddenly scared of me?

    The other day my sugar glider died and I've noticed that my two girls have been trying their very best to stay away from me. Usually, they're all over me. But now every time I move even just a little, they run as fast as they can under their cage. Did I do something wrong? Do they blame me? Or...
  5. R

    How long to wait to introduce after loss?

    I had two rats. Last night one of them passed away in their sleep. I knew she was nearing the end of her life as she had been terminally ill for a long time and was becoming lethargic and losing weight rapidly. I was unsure of when she would go but she passed away sometime last night. Me and...
  6. B

    Female rat depressed after Mate died

    My female rat is very depressed (or well, showing very obvious signs she is depressed) after her mate died (complications from a tumor we found out about AFTER he passed :( ) I would do anything to cheer her up and hopefully make her feel better. I've put her with my other two females she gets...
  7. F

    Rat dropping dead

    I am a first time rat keeper and don't have much experience unfortunately. About two weeks ago a friend of mine gave me a 8 months old rat that she adopted from the RSPCA as a surprise present. It seemed fine and active but was sneezing a lot, but I read that this is normal for a rat entering a...
  8. O

    URGENT: Depressed after brother's death

    Hi guys, please help. Yesterday morning one of my two boys passed. I found the other (Oliver) lying next to him, shaking. After I moved the brother, I held Oliver for about two hours, and the whole time he had trouble walking or moving his tail and just constantly shook. I eventually put him...
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