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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.

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2016-09-26 The Loss of 2 Rats:

Hi Amanda,  I'm so sorry you lost both of your girls. I would highly recommend you find a vet who knows more about rats. First of all, if you were able to see or feel a lump on Gumdrop, a vet familiar

2016-09-25 Symptoms remain after treating rat with Baytril/Doxy:

Hi Anne,  A rat this age who has had chronic symptoms should be on doxy or Baytril the rest of her life to keep the myco under control. Usually one or the other works fine, and both are not needed at the

2016-09-21 Male rats:

Hi Jonny,  Lethargy in a rat is commonly the symptom of a secondary bacterial infection, with mycoplasma being the primary infection of rats. Amoxicillin is the best treatment for secondary infections

2016-09-16 rat has diarrhea (continuation):

The danger comes when they eat a lot of the Snak Shak at one time. Eating one over 1 1/2 years I guess is okay. Just keep in mind that rats can't really digest it, it has to pass through their digestive

2016-09-16 rat has diarrhea (continuation):

If the edible log is a Snak Shak, remove it from their cage as it isn't safe for rats to eat a large amount of it. The company refuses to change their label to say so, but I know of a rat who died from

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