Should I separate my sick rat from my others while he is on medication?

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Kim1005

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I brought one of my boys to the vet yesterday after I noticed he sounded like he had congestion in his lungs when breathing. The vet gave me medication to treat him for mycoplasma. I read online that mycoplasma is extremely contagious, but the vet never mentioned anything about quarantining the sick boy. Should I separate them or not?
 

lilspaz68

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Myco is in almost all pet rats already. It attacks the rats immune system and causes a myco flareup sometimes. On its own it is not contagious. And it's better not to separate rats that have been living together unless the rat is soo sick the healthy ones are bothering and preventing the sick one from resting and getting well. If any rats live together they would've been exposed already to any contagious illnesses woukd
 
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