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  1. B

    My Rat wont Eat

    A couple weeks ago I took my 2 year old rat to the vets just to check on her breathing. The vet said she was perfectly find nothing to worry. So I went home and just went day by day. I noticed she wasn't really eating and drinking little and acting a little weird. I decided to weigh her and she...
  2. Jebbsie

    Rat won't eat, please help.

    I have had rats for over 10 years now and have never experienced anything like this at all. One of my girls, Nhym, is just over a year old and recovered from a uri infection around 2 months ago. Even after recovering she has no interest in eating. She is so skinny it's heartbreaking, but...
  3. kimba337

    My Rat Won't Eat

    Hey, hoping someone could help me with my pet rats.. I have two rats, Remy and Ace, who have recently been desexed. the day after they had their surgery Remy looked as though he had dramatically lost a lot of weight. I could see that he looked very skinny and he felt very skinny. I took them to...
  4. Olympia✨

    How to get rat to lose weight in about 3 and a half weeks?

    I need help, My rat Obi is going in for a small tumour removal on the 25th or June but he’s about 150g overweight. There’s already a high risk of death in rats from anaesthetic and obese rats have even higher ones. He gets engaging playtime everyday but won’t use his wheel. I feed him fresh...
  5. E

    Ratty not ok

    Hi, My 18 month old rat has changed in his behaviour. He's a lot more lethargic and just lies on the settee when he used run around everywhere. He still rats but not as much and has lost weight and becoming skinny. His breathing is also quickened. I can't hear any issues for it to be...
  6. Charlize

    Elderly rat has lost 20% of her body weight in the past month

    My old lady rat (2.75 years) has lost 20% of her body weight since the beginning of July. Vet was concerned about her weight loss, so I started to monitor whether she's actually eating her lab blocks. It seems like she has a nibble here and there, and if it's softened with water, she is not...
  7. K

    Teddy doesn't look so good...

    I have two rats named Winston and Teddy. They're about 1 1/2-year-old boys and Teddy is slightly bigger than Winston. However, I noticed today that Teddy is about the same size as Winston if not smaller. He takes twice as long to eat and he doesn't finish his food, he seems obsessed with his...
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