Sneezing/coughing? please help

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    My baby rat is sneezing and kind of coughing. I remember from the day I got him, he’s sneezed a lot. Last night I heard him making a deep squeak kind of sound that sounds like coughing. He is still doing it this morning. I have a video of it but I’m not sure how to upload it here. Is it something serious? Is it possible he might just have allergies?
     
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    How old is he ? Is he eating, drinking, peeing, and pooping normal ? Is he acting lethargic ? You can post the Video to YouTube and link it here.
     
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    here is the video. it turned out really blurry when i uploaded it but you get the gist. He is about 2 months old and he isn’t acting any differently, he is still running around and eating and drinking and pooping normally.
     
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    Oh he's a precious little thing ! Do you have any vets around that you can go to.? He sounds like he's got a URI to me. Also is he alone ?
     
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    I think there is a vet nearby who can treat small animals, I just need to call and make sure. He isn’t alone, I have another boy who’s almost 3 months old. Is this something super emergent? How soon should I make an appointment?
     
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    I'd take him in as soon as possible. It's a good sign that he's acting normal and not lethargic but he sounded congested and that's not a good thing to happen for any creature.! Rats are experts on hiding illness so he could be fine one minute and in very bad shape the next.
     
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    That is very congested, so as soon as you can get him a vet appointment.
     
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    Thank you for the responses. I’ll try and get him some help. I’m very nervous about this
     
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    Understandable. But if he gets the proper treatment then he should be just fine. Like I said it's a good thing he isn't lethargic so I wouldn't lose hope just yet.!
     
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