illness

  1. Nathan

    Signs of dehydration?

    What are the signs of dehydration in a rat?
  2. Tpoisson

    Do Rats often recover from Strokes?

    My 2.5 / 3 year old male seems to have suffered a stroke the day before yesterday. I wasn't aware of it at the time, but looking back Im sure of the exact moment it occurred. Thursday afternoon we were cleaning the 3 multi-level cages for our 7 Rats. Suddenly, Ratscal freaks out and starts...
  3. CaptainCavanaugh

    Upper Respiratory Illness?

    Howdy! So, about two weeks ago I got two young rats as a Christmas gift. When I got them, the store gave me a powder (i forget what its called) that I had to put in to their water for a week. This was to help flush out their systems, because all the rats were sick. One of the rats has gotten...
  4. R

    Could (ill) rabbits make my rats sick?

    Last night while I was at work by mom came home with two baby bunnies. I didn't think much of it until this morning they told me one of them is peeing red. They think it's probably just pigment from something it ate and said they've only seen it happen once, but I'm starting to worry about if...
  5. Rat-a-tata

    Unusual behaviour

    Hi everyone, a couple of hours ago after cleaning their cage (with rat safe cleaner) I noticed that one of my rats - Milly - wouldn’t move from the corner of her cage, she had her front paws against it and was almost leaning against it. I got her out and she just sits on me which is unusual for...
  6. Rat-a-tata

    Poorly rat baby :(

    Hi Everyone, I’m new to this so please bear with me! I got home from work today and noticed that one of my rats (Twitch almost 2 years old) wasn’t coming out of her favourite wooden cabin for food. I got her out the cage and noticed immediately that she wasn’t gripping on to me with her paws as...
  7. C

    Eye Infection. Warning: Graphic

    My rat, Rim, was apart of one of two liters I accidentally had almost two years ago. She was born March 26, 2016. I currently have 14 and I've done years of research and reading to know everything I can about them to ensure they receive the proper care and diet. But I honestly have no idea what...
  8. R

    Advice for very ill rat

    Hi everyone. I have a very ill rat and would like some advice. It's a long story so here it goes: Maggie is a 10 month old female rat who had URI when we first got her. She was doing well up until about a month or so ago when the URI came back. She was gasping for air and lethargic so we took...
  9. S

    Wobbly, Mouth-Breathing Baby-- Please Help

    Hello, about 2 weeks ago I took in two fairly young male rats (Errol and Norbert) from a friend who adopted them at a local pet store. I'd say they're about 2 or 3 months old, but I'm not entirely certain. They've always been quite sneezy, but I figured it was just the new home sneezes...
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