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Porphyrin problems?

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I've noticed that one of my boys has a fairly large amount of porphyrin around one of his eyes. Normally a little bit of it around the eyes or nose doesn't concern me too much, since that's normal as far as I'm aware and it goes away quickly. But this seems to be lasting longer. Should I be worried?
 

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How old is your rat? Has he been sick? Does his eye look okay? Bright, open, not cloudy etc? Any smell to the eye (infection)?
 
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How old is your rat? Has he been sick? Does his eye look okay? Bright, open, not cloudy etc? Any smell to the eye (infection)?
He's a year old. It seemed to be clearing up, but now my other rat has a porphyrin buildup around his eye as well, and now I'm starting to get concerned. Apart from the porphyrin, I haven't noticed anything wrong with the eyes. The only other thing I can thing I can think of that might be causing it is stress, but I have no idea what could be stressing them out.
 
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