respiratory illness

  1. I

    Respiratory infection? Or not? (Odd noises)

    So—here’s the backstory. I have four rats, Bean, Peanut, Pancake, and Pistachio. The latter of the three are all younger (about three months old) Recently I’ve noticed that Pancake and Pistachio have been making this cooing sound; almost like a pigeon. Not all the time, but sometimes, and I know...
  2. M

    Help needed for curious respiratory symptoms!

    Recently (3 months ago) I lost a rat to pneumonia and after that experience I did everything in my power to protect my other girls. I bought a double critter nation (for 4 rats), set up an air purifier, got new dustless bedding( cat pellet paper), began to litter train, sewed fleece liners for...
  3. M

    Pneumonia help needed! - Post Closed

    My 2 y.o female rat developed classic signs of mycoplasma about 1 week ago. I began baytril when no improvement was seen after 2 days. She progressively has gotten worse and we took her to an exotic vet yesterday. I was under the impression that the vet would choose to euthanize her but to my...
  4. R

    Rat Sick After Spay

    So my troubles started about a month after one of my ratties Illyria being spayed. She is a young rat dalmation rat (just above one year now) and living in Ohio I was limited to one overpriced local vet specializing in "exotic animals" for the spay or another local vet who had never done a rat...
  5. Y

    Respiratory Infection, Double Dosage & Other Symptoms

    As the title says one of my rats has caught a respiratory infection... He is a male, 1 year and 8 months old...I know that he’s getting older and weaker but I still want to try. His first symptoms were lethargy, and I noticed his breathing was rough. This is my first time dealing with this...
  6. Caitlin

    sneezing but no illness?

    Hi everyone:) i’m sure you’re sick of hearing from me by now but i just don’t want to take any chances. as i’ve said many times, my poor baby william was put to sleep last week due to a severe breathing disease which caused him to struggle breathing :( i’m now left with his brother james whilst...
  7. Q

    Does this stuff work for rats?

    Hi I've recently come across Aristopet Avicycline C Oral Antibiotic for birds and I'm wondering if anyone knows if this works for rats? My 3 year old rat is on .2ml doxy 2x a day for upper respiratory disease. She's still full of life and loves to run around and adventure but I haven't noticed...
  8. R

    Diagnosing and treating a respiratory infection

    I had a rat a few months ago who had a respiratory infection, I knew because she was sneezing excessively. My vet questioned me a bit and then listened to her lungs with a stethoscope (she said her lungs sounded okay but that we would treat her just to be on the safe side) and prescribed her...
  9. EuroVega

    URI not going away?

    My very handsome boy, Gordy has been having some BAD respiratory issues lately, hes pulsating and makes little, unusual noises, when I started noticing these problems months ago I contacted the breeder I got my boys from, she was very kind and simply gave me some baby cereal with meds mixed in...
  10. R

    Making a clicking noise and breathing heavy. URI?

    Okay guys things seem to have taken a turn for the worst :( My rat Subie is not being as active as normal and she's making a clicking noise almost constantly. She seems to be breathing heavy and she keeps sitting in the same spot breathing hard for long periods of time. I started noticing this...
  11. Mialee

    Mycoplasma in Rats

    Are there any rat owners who have experience with rats with mycoplasma flare-ups and can explain what it actually is? In February I adopted a 1 year old female rat from the adoption section of a pet store. She was a lone rat and had been neglected by her previous owner - little was said about...
  12. Marie Shannon

    Help administering Baytril?

    Hello again! As a quick update earlier today I took my two little ones to the vet due to some frequent sneezes. Although they didn’t exactly have any other signs I’m glad I took them because they both had URIs. I’ve been given liquid Baytril to administer to each of them 1 drop every 12 hours...
  13. Marie Shannon

    Potential respiratory infection?

    Hello everyone! I have two baby rats, both boys, that I recently purchase from a reptile store where they were meant to be feeder rats. I’ve given them a day or two to adjust but I’ve noticed that one of them seems to be sneezing quite a bit. I’ve heard occasional sneezes from the other but the...
  14. Mr.Biggiesworth

    Respiratory illness & Correlation with Exercise-->Fluid Build Up-->Quick Passing AND Pink Skin

    Hi Everyone, I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge about, personal experience with, or any direction to point me in, regarding respiratory illness in rats--*specifically exercise & fluid build-up leading to quick deterioration in health* as well as *reddenning skin around the eyes/snout*...
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