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  1. Meiron [it/he]

    Does my rat have cancer?

    My rat Jolyne is turning 2 years old this year and she's been very sick. She's currently on medication for mycoplasma (it's chronic and she had a flare up). Recently I've noticed that she's shown disinterest with food, lack of energy, very mellow when picking up (she usually tries to climb all...
  2. Ela

    Help request: How long for Metacam to relieve pain?

    Hi all. We think one of our girls may have sustained an injury that went unnoticed (when it happened), likely during playtime. She squeals/screams loudly at random... usually when jumping or pushing down, then frantically grooms her tail. She's been fully inspected by our vet, even got x-rays to...
  3. E

    I need help determining my baby rats gender

    So this pet place sells rats, and had told me a rat was a girl when it was a boy before, so we sadly had to exchange him for her. But we’re thinking it’s a he again, can anyone help? Are they a boy or girl?
  4. Wren_theRat

    Might have rescued a pregnant rat?

    Hey everyone, first time rat owner here and I think I might have rescued a pregnant rat. I have of course done my research on pregnant rats just in case, but I'm still not quite sure what to do. We got her and her friends a few weeks ago (Maybe 2½ ?) and these past few days she's been gaining a...
  5. R

    Sick boy, cannot afford vet

    Hello everyone, one of my boys Basil is pretty sick with a respiratory infection and unfortunately I cannot afford to take him to the vet. I got three rats in January and have already had to pay for two of them to be treated for respiratory infections already. I clean their cage all the time and...
  6. terminallyCapriciousTC

    HELP ASAP!!

    I have an old man rat, Houdini, he's a good old man and is loved by me, close friends and my Twitch community. Over the last few days he's had a sudden turn in behaviour. Going from being a lazy, old man, who is showing the 3 5 month old babies how to win me over with grooms, to now? His front...
  7. SookieObiRonny&Bear

    Advice please!! Rat with longer that usual teeth..

    Hello! I just was petting my pet rat Sookie (female, about 1.5 years old) in her Sputnik and I noticed that her bottom teeth are a little longer than my other rat's. I've heard of cases where rat's teeth get too long, and I don't want things to escalate. The rats have a hanging wooden chew toy...
  8. I

    I have a sick rat:(

    One of my rats had a surgery on a tumor,and for some reason they gave us the wrong price.So we were not able to afford her metacam right away,but we called everywhere we could for 3 days after looking for some.She took some of her staples out but isn't bleeding or anything,its slightly open on...
  9. Ratmom01

    New rat mom in need of advice

    I just got my 3 girls last saturday! Of course being a new pet owner i have worries, like am i doing it all right? No amount of research is going to calm that so i thought asking people who have owned rats for awhile would be the best. I have a starter cage, its deep and wide with a second...
  10. Covenfangs

    Tumour by genitals

    My female rat of 2 years old has a tumour beside her genitals which was first noticed September and was growing slowly but since December it has grown rapidly. She has been to the vets a few times and we tried treatment to see whether it would slow down the growth rate or potentially reduce it...
  11. M

    Wild rat

    So we had a rat show up a few months ago ( we've never had rats around before) been living in our dry well. Said rat went missing for a week or so. But has reappeared in our chicken coop. Our hens don't care. Well to my surprise this morning there was 2 heads staring at me. Momma ( we thought...
  12. J

    Possible Degloving? Help ASAP

    Hi there! This is my baby Goose. He likes to sit with me while I'm working at my desk but he jumped down right when I shifted and I think I rolled over his tail with my chair. That sounds really awful but he didn't even squeak, I only noticed cause he jumped back so quickly. Its probably more...
  13. SookieObiRonny&Bear

    play area troubles...advice needed!

    I have four rats, and I know that it's good for them to have at least an hour of time out of their cage every day. In the past, I would simply let them run around my room. However this proved to be problematic, as they would chew through my bedding, curtains, and the clothes and bags in my...
  14. SookieObiRonny&Bear

    Bonding With New Rats

    In August I adopted two five month old nuetered male rats, named Obi and Ronny to be the companions of my year old females, Sookie and Bear. I've been very busy and haven't had as much time as I'd like to bond with the new rats, and I'm not entirely sure how best to do that. If anyone has advice...
  15. Pandora

    New rat attacking cagemate

    So a couple of weeks ago I went 5 hours (one way, 10 hr total) to pick up two rats, $25 each. I thought because she was reputable as a breeder for 7 years that I would get some decently ok genetic wise rats. I don't know if it's genetics or he's got super raging hormones already... He's about 7...
  16. I

    baby rat lost an eye (help)

    last night i had 2 baby rats pushed onto me and one of them is missing an eye. everyone is refusing to take it to the vet and i'm not sure what to do. i reckon it's in a lot of pain and i feel so terrible. any advice would be great. i'm also not sure what sex either of them are (i was told they...
  17. D

    Beginner owner in need of help

    I posted this on Reddit but thought I should share on here as well. I got my first rats (2 males) after a long time of researching and saving up! According to the breeder, they were about 1.5 months old when I got them. Sunday will be 2 weeks since I’ve had them and they’ve settled in for the...
  18. H

    two 11 year old rats with URIS not getting better with antibiotics

    Hello, I recently got three 8 week old rats. When I brought them home, two were constantly sneezing. I brought them to the vet and got prescribed Doxy. After a week they were still sneezing and sounding more congested so I brought them to the vet. I got prescribed Doxy and Batryil for two weeks...
  19. Ela

    HELP with nerve damage?

    Hi all, I'm seeking help with our sweet 2 year old girl. The other morning we woke up and her body was rather limp, and she was squinting her eyes (lots of porphyryn)... nodding off falling asleep constantly. She seemed to me to be in pain, because she is always SO FULL OF LIFE. We thought...
  20. SookieObiRonny&Bear

    fat rat...any advice?

    Hello! Does anyone have any advice they could give me about a lazy inactive rat? Bear's almost a year old, so still young, and usually females are more active than she is. Her cagemate, Sookie, is about the same age, but much smaller and much more active. Sookie has been using the (non-wire) rat...
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