Rescued Rat, gaping vagina, discharge(?) What’s going on?

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  1. Oct 17, 2019 #1

    Hope

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    Could this be a prolapsed uterus? I was going to say she looks like she recently gave birth. But I could be wrong. By recent, I mean like within the last few weeks. Unless Lilspaz, jorats, or SQ has a better idea, I'd say take her to the vet. She may need an emergency spay. Especially if she seems to be in obvious pain. She is cute though. Does she have a cagemate? Also, what is her bedding?
     
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    I’ve never had a rat with a prolapsed uterus. As far as I know it’s been awhile since she’s given birth and he was trying to breed her again because she “made him lots of money with 22 babies” I took her to the vet when I got her (it’s been 22 days) and he said she was skinny but healthy. She had tons of cage mates with her old owner, here she has 4 cage mates but she’s currently alone because I removed her when I started noticing she wasn’t doing so hot. Her bedding is Aspen Shavings
     
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    I would take her back to the vet to get that checked out.
     
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    good vet with the knowledge and experience to treat rats asap
    she may need meds, etc
     

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