Male rat hiccups every time I cuddle him

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  1. May 12, 2019 #1

    Jena

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    I dont know much about rats. But my male rat hiccups almost every time I pet him. He seems fine other than that aside from minor sneezes occasionally.
     
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    Some people believe that hiccups might be related to respiratory issues. I'd keep a close eye on him an listen to his lungs.
     
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    Keep a close eye on him and if it continues or gets worse, or other symptoms develop then please take him to see a good vet with the knowledge and experience to treat rats

    The sneezing could be environmental - scent or dusty bedding etc if it is happening very much

    In my experience, when I have had rats that hiccup, the hiccupping stops when they are treated with antibiotics for a myco flareup
     

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