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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

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.

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

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2017-03-29 Sick old rat, advice needed asap:

Hi Nicole,  You don't have any antibiotics on hand?  All rat owners should have amoxicillin on hand and either doxycycline or Baytril. They are available mail order. See more info below.    Ideally you

2017-03-28 Seti:

Hi Linda, I'm sorry I haven't been in touch for so long.  I've been so busy.  Your trick worked and I was able to see your email address from the photo you attached...good idea!!  However, I tried to send

2017-03-17 Two Rats but ones scared?!:

Hi Jordyn,  Sounds like Sandy has a shy personality and also has not been very well socialized. See the article called Trust Training on my website at for help with this.     It is normal

2017-03-15 Gangrene from abscess?:

Hi Wendy,  To treat an infected abscess you want to use amoxicillin, not doxycycline. See more info below. Did your vet do the spay incision on the side rather than in the middle of the belly?  Deb   

2017-03-14 Rat intro not going well:

I'm so sorry for the delay in responding.  It sounds as though you have taken all the right steps for introducing your two girls. However, It appears that your girl Peach has become accustomed to being

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