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Amber Smith | 5 years ago
I Have 3 18 Month Old Male Rats. 1 Standard, 1 Albino And 1 Dumbo…

I have 3 18 month old male rats. 1 standard, 1 albino and 1 dumbo. Anyway they don’t really like to be touched and pick up but sometimes they don’t mind. However, when I rub their backs they always roll over on their backs and grab my hand. Is this something to be concerned about or are they just playing. They are in really good health and they are such sweethearts although they can be quite timid at times.

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jenny sharon sharon | 5 years ago
My Rats Aren’t Getting On During Introduction!! Whenever I Put My Year Old Rat In…

my rats aren’t getting on during introduction!! whenever i put my year old rat in with one of my two 15 week old rats there is a big fight with lots of squeaking and fur flying about i thought this was normal until i found out that the baby was bleeding and had a scab from fighting. i use vanilla on their noses but my older rat poofs himself out to look big and then tries to chase the baby. they run away from him or jump on me. i really don’t know what to do!! they are all male rats and not neutered. my older rat had a brother but he died leaving him all alone. thank you very much for your help.

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4 years ago

if memory serves, you may be better off neutering them.  i seem to remember something about aggression between intact males?  keep them separate for now and ask your vet.

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4 years ago

…why not? it’s a fairly simple medical procedure, and will help them live much happier lives.

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4 years ago

well…in that case, as far as i know, the safest option is to keep them separate. you should discuss this with your vet and your mother in attendance so they can tell her what’s necessary to ensure safe cohabitation for your rats.

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John Self | 5 years ago
I Stay In A Building Where One Day I Was Cleaning Up And He Got…

I stay in a building where one day i was cleaning up and he got into some rat stuff i need to take him somewhere ive taken him to 4docs already but they say they dont see anything im mad as hell please help because i believe i have wroms in my stomic from him

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4 years ago

how would you have picked up worms from your puppy? 

if he got into rat poison, he may die.  call the pet poison hotline NOW.

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Puru Verma | 5 years ago
Guys Please Help Me I Want That My Rat Eat Food.Even He Do Not Able…

Guys Please help me i want that my rat eat food.Even he do not able to open his month…suggest some method please.i am in india and now the time is 9.25pm so i have to pass the night ..please guys help me….Due to his problem he is roaming here and there…and there is a water substance coming out of his month ..he losses his weight as compare to past weight….i am just telling the condition of my pet . please only suggest some method to how i can give my rat food forcefully or normally…and what can i do to past the night with my rat..

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PK Dennis
4 years ago

I don’t believe in force feeding any animal. If this rat is not eating on his own there is a reason.  You may only make things worse by trying to force something down his throat.  Offer him a bit of water using a squirt bottle (drizzle a little water in his cheek, do not squirt it down his throat) to keep him hydrated and then just wait it out.  Rats are most active at night so let him roam if he likes and take him to see a vet in the morning to confirm what is wrong, and what can… Read more »

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Zachary Carter | 5 years ago
Hello, My Name Is Zachary And I Am Looking For Help On An Adult Cat…

Hello, my name is Zachary and I am looking for help on an adult cat rectal prolase, anything you can help me with would be greatly appreciated.A few months ago my cat got very sick. He couldn’t drink water or eat. He urinated on himself where he laid. I believe he had perhaps got into a neighbor houses rat poison or maybe antifreeze. After a few days of him being near death, it seemed as though he had came back to himself. He still wouldn’t eat hard food but he drank liquids so I gave him kitten formula because that’s what was available at my local stores. He gained his weight back but there was one persistent problem. He used the litter box constantly. Mostly urinating and he would go back to back several times. And now the rectal prolapse. I understand the treatment for the prolapse but how do I solve the cause of the problem? Is there a certain price the treatment will cost that I should expect? And is there any financial assistance that I can look in to? I know you are in a different state “Im in KY” but maybe something national? Thank you for reading all of this, I really need to know what to expect before I move forward with the issue. Also I found out about you through your youtube channel, keep up the excellent work, Krista.

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Puru Verma | 5 years ago
Hi…..I Have One White Rat..i Have Use To Have Two But One Has Death But…

Hi…..I have one white rat..i have use to have two but one has death but i use to remember that before his death he start running very fast here and there and his heat beats are also running very fast that normal.. as i search in net i know that he must be have congestive heart failure…but the main thing i want to say that when he is start running very quickly he does not recognize his height from the cage it means that i use to put the cage in the chair ..so if i do not pick up her he can jump…but after some time he die…but i have now my one rat left .. i see some indication of same as my old… please help me to know what the hell was wrong with my old rat… i how can i prevent it to happen in my rat…

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Zevi Alvarado | 5 years ago
My Pet Rat Hasn’t Really Sneezed As Bad Only Like Once Or Twice For The…

My pet rat Hasn’t really sneezed as bad only like once or twice for the past week he’s been here, but just now he was sneezing a lot over and over, he’s better now, but should I be worried?

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Lindsey Knouse
4 years ago

Hi, I’m not really sure what your question is so you may try re-phrasing it. He was sneezing a lot, then stopped? Was there new bedding or something in his environment? Any discharge from his eyes or nose? Trouble breathing? 

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Meghan Louise | 5 years ago
My Rat Won’t Stop Sneezing, At Night Time I Can Hear Grunting And Squealing And…

My rat won’t stop sneezing, at night time I can hear grunting and squealing and sneezing, she eats and drinks well and isn’t losing any weight but her eyes and nose are watering, I’m very worried, what should I do?

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Hamster Beagles
4 years ago

sounds like allergies

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Emma Burns | 5 years ago
My Mom Is Totally Against It, And I Can See Why, But I’ve Been Desperately…

My mom is totally against it, and I can see why, but I’ve been desperately looking for some way around it or at least an honest answer that I’m just too hopeful. Maybe something that might let her consider?
We have wooden floors throughout our home and no carpet except for our three bedrooms.
All our furniture is leather or wooden as well, and essentially there is no fabric except for in the bedrooms.
I’ve heard that leather and wood are the best bet in situations like this, because the dander doesn’t get caught up in it like it might in carpet.
I was considering keeping the cat in my room for most of the day, buying a cat tree, and a bunch of toys to keep it entertained while I’m away. I have a very large window that stretches as long as one of my walls and let’s them see our large front yard and neighbors. I don’t live in a city, so there’s some country around us for a good view.
Then, when I got home from school, letting her out for a bit to roam the house under my supervision for the rest of the night. This would lessen the dander depositing perhaps, and then take her outside for a brushing every other day or so to help.
Maybe get some HEPA filters to replace our usual ones.
I’ve even considered buying a harness to walk her outside if that would be necessary. To let her get some extra exercise around my my private neighborhood.
We could sweep and clean the living room space whenever he was about to come over, and make sure the air filters in our home were clean. Then just keep my moms room off limits and the door closed so not much, if any, cat dander gets inside.
We had both considered a hypo allergenic cat, but further research gave a lot of studies showing it was a myth, and my mom didn’t want to take that chance.
Some friends even considered an outdoor cat but that thought scares me, due to my neighbor having rat poison and the cars that tend to drive fast on the roads. Our last cat met the car fate, and it was really sad.
I know this might be far fetched, but maybe there could be some way? Please tell me if I’m being over imaginative or if this might actually work. I saw her in that cage and it kind of killed me a little… If it’s not a lot, it’s still a home away from a shelter where she could easily be euthanized. I want to help, and I want a cat, but this one thing is preventing that.
What can I do, if anything?

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4 years ago

i would wait until you’re no longer living under your mother’s roof if she’s dead set against it.

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4 years ago

helps you get your cat fix AND you don’t have to worry about paying for their vet bills? i’d say it’s a big ol’ win.

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Meagan Hollerith | 5 years ago
Yesterday, My Rat Terrier (male, 7 Years Old, About 17 Lbs) Jumped Off Of The…

Yesterday, my rat terrier (male, 7 years old, about 17 lbs) jumped off of the couch onto an open laptop. He shrieked in pain for about 30 seconds and then stopped and laid down the rest of the night. He still has an appetite, still went outside for the bathroom, and still was able to climb the stairs, but seems very lethargic and also whimpers when I try to pick him up from his chest. I wanted to watch his behavior for a few days before going to the vet. Is this a mistake? Should i go to the vet immediately?

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