I’m worried about my pet rat Fiona

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Fiona and arora

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My new pet rat has one of her ears almost falling off is that normal or healthy for rats to have only one ear?
 

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I’m a new rat owner Do you know the cause of her ear falling off? Is there blood? Is she in pain? Where did you get her?
 

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Can you please post some pictures of this.? It's not healthy if it's falling off however if it doesn't cause internal damage the eardrum should be fine and won't effect her hearing as it's internal... I'm quite concerned about how this happened in the first place and if it's truly falling off then I can't imagine the pain...
 

Fiona and arora

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Pics please!! And her history. Could she have fought with another rat?
She is a juvenile dumbo rat that was bred in a communal space with other rats. Her ear looked like that when we got her but I think it got a little worse since she shares a cage with another rat
 

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How long have you had her?
How old is she?
Does she live with another rat at your home? How old are the rat(s) she now lives with?
If so, did you do gradual intros before they were put in the same cage?
Is she scratching her head/shoulders/ear?
 

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The pic shows a superficial tear through the membrane of her outer ear. Is there scabbing along the edges or is it healing?
 

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