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Sandra Beasley


New to AllExperts as of December 03,2006. I'm looking forward to helping you with your Pet Rat questions. I've had experience in all areas of care so I can answer questions on wild rats, the history of pet rats, training and behavior, rats in the media (care books, fiction, movies, on the internet), Holistic care as well as health issues, breeding, sexing babies, types of rats, colors of rats, general care, food and treats, cages, bedding, toys and entertainment, etc. I cannot possibly know everything about pet rats but I have some very reliable resources to help me answer your questions. I cannot answer questions on genetics. I still go by phenotype to identify my rats. My website: Sandra Beasley and the Spaz Rats

Debbie Ducommun

I can answer any questions about pet rats, but you will probably be able find answers to simple questions more quickly on my website at If you have a life-threatening emergency you can try calling me at 530-899-0605. I am not usually on the computer on the weekend.

Irene Murphy

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I can answer a variety of questions regarding adoption and care of pet rats throughout their lifetimes, including questions about their health and well being, temperment, diet, bedding, cages, toys, etc. I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability in a timely manner and I have an abundant amount of resources to help me to help you with your pet rats. I love rattie pictures, so include pics with your question if you can. You may ask me medical questions, but please be advised that I am not a vet. I may use my resources to answer some medical questions, however, I will need to refer you to your local vet with medical questions that I feel I am not qualified to address.

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2017-02-20 Rat bloody nose:

Hi Shawnna, first I want to say that the red  you're seeing around your boys' noses isn't blood.  It's a secreted substance called porphyrin.       Some rats show porphyrin around their nose and eyes throughout

2017-01-22 rat, babying foot?:

Hi Isabel,   Yes, mild injuries like sprains are common in rats. As long as the swelling is not too bad you don't have to do anything and it should heal on its own within a few weeks. You'll find an article

2017-01-17 Over-sedation:

Hi Mike,  I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. I can only answer your questions if I know the type of sedation or anesthetic the vet used for him. Rats should only be anesthetized with gas anesthetic, never

2016-12-29 Accident:

Her problems might just be caused by injury and swelling and might start to get better by tomorrow. If not, as I said, I recommend a chiropractor.    The best soft food to give her for a few days is yogurt

2016-12-29 Accident:

Hi Vanessa,  I'm sorry your rat had an accident. Yes, you should certainly give her food and water. She might need soft food, and she might need your help to eat. If she can't eat out of a dish, she might

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