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New rat sneezing, please help!

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chels02

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My rat cheese has been on antibiotics for 18 days now. i posted on here if it would be safe to introduce him to the new ratty since he's still sneezing & i was told it'd be okay since he's been on medication. I introduced & housed together & now i'm noticing my new baby to be sneezing ? i don't know if he could've gotten the sneeze from cheese or if it's something else. please help. thank you
 

Kye

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Stress can cause sneezing. And the obvious dust among other things. Rats can't catch a UTI from another, Is the area dusty.? Could pollen be coming through a window.? Is he showing signs of stress with his new cage mate.?
 

lilspaz68

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there is something called new home sneezes as well, its a week or so of dry sharp sneezes as a new rat acclimates to their new home. If the sneezing becomes congested or there is other symptoms like excessive porphryin around eyes/nose all day etc, then the newbie is also sick.
 

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